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Free Children's Film Festival Events at PCL

February 11, 2018 - 5:03pm -- jfuentes

Providence Children's Film Festival at PCL
February 20,21 & 23
Multiple Locations

The 9th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival(PCFF)takes place February 16-25, 2018 with screenings, filmmaking workshops and free activities, plus post-film conversations that help deepen the film-watching experience.  A highlight of our winter programming, PCL once again partners with PCFF to bring free workshops and screenings to several locations. These events are always super popular, so be sure to register ahead of time!

Small Business Owner? Here's What to Do if You Need Credit

February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm -- jfuentes

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Small Business Assistance Program Information Session
Wednesday, February 21 9:00am-10:30am
South Providence Library

The Small Business Assistance Program is designed to help entrepreneurs and small businesses that may encounter difficulty obtaining credit from traditional lending organizations. At this session, potential lending partners will provide an overview of their specific programs, guidelines and services.

New ESOL Courses Starting - Sign Up!

January 15, 2018 - 8:01pm -- jfuentes


January - May 2018
Multiple Locations

Our winter ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program starts in this week, so sign up now for an opportunity to improve your grammar. conversation and writing skills. Classes are available at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, .Rochambeau, Smith Hill and South Providence with a variety of days and times to choose from. See here for the full list.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day!

January 15, 2018 - 5:52pm -- jfuentes

National Puzzle Day is January 29 and Wanskuck Library is celebrating with a lineup of puzzles created by local puzzle designer and artist Sarah Jane Lapp. Sarah Jane will present a special puzzle program during the Girlz RULE! and Boyz to Gentlemen groups and there will be puzzle activities going on all day. Join us for intergenerational fun, so bring your children, bring your grandparents, bring your friends! 

Miss Jones, Former Smith Hill Librarian, to be Honored in Hall of Fame

January 12, 2018 - 1:43pm -- jfuentes
Miss Jones at South Providence Library, 1977

Mary C. Jones, a beloved member and community activist of the Smith Hill community, will be honored at Providence City Hall on January 31 as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Awards 2018. The public awards will take place in the Council Chambers of City Hall from 5:30PM - 7:00PM and will be hosted by Mayor Elorza.Everyone is welcome to attend. 

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