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Money Smart Workshops
April 11 - May 4
Multiple PCL Locations
We're getting off to an early start this year with our Money Smart Workshops! PCL has once again has teamed with a wide range of local experts to provide a series of engaging, user–friendly workshops April 11-May 4 that provide information about budgeting and saving, repairing credit, buying your first home, paying for college, navigating Medicare and much more. The classes are drop-in – just come ready to learn!
Maker Workshops with FabNewport
Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20
Multiple times, dates and locations
Are overdue library books and other items weighing on your mind? Good news - PCL will be holding two Amnesty days during National Library Week! Return your overdue materials to PCL, donate a non-perishable, non-expired item of food and we'll waive your fine. No questions asked! All donated food will be delivered to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
April is National Poetry Month! For thirty days in Spring, thousands of U.S. schools, publishers, booksellers, poets and libraries participate in events that celebrate poety in all its diverse forms.
Why does this art form have such enduring appeal across all languages and cultures? There is no single answer to that question but research suggests that our brains respond to poetry in a similar way that we react to music. The rythmns inherent in poetry appeal also to humans' love of patterns.
Here are some poetry events at PCL that you won't want to miss!
If you live in a household in Providence County, you'll have received a letter recently from the U.S. Census Bureau. The letter asks residents to respond to the 2018 Census Test questionnaire ̶ just 10 questions that will take about 10 minutes to complete online, by mail or over the phone.
From March 15 to May 15, Ocean State Libraries cardholders can access Angie Thomas' multi-award winning novel, The Hate U Give, in both eBook and audiobook formats with no holds and wait time. If you are planning to participate in the statewide reading event, Reading Across Rhode Island, that's good news, because The Hate U Give is this year's designated title!
PART 1: Monday, April 16th 2:00 - 5:00 pm
PART 2:Wednesday, April 18th 2:00 - 5:00 pm &
PART 3: Saturday, April 21st 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Join us on June 23 for a chance to #RappelforPCL, descend the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help PCL raise $100,000 for new materials, technology and programs. Register as an individual or as a team and raise a minumum of $1,000 to go Over the Edge; just think of it as 40 donations of $25 or combinations of other small amounts. Our first registered Edger utilized our fundraising toolkit to raise her minimum in 12 hours from 25 donations! You'll be there before you know it!