Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Providence Community Library is celebrating #BHM 2021 with author talks, programs and displays during February.
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It’s almost the end of the year – one that’s brought so many stresses and strains for all of us. The pandemic has placed many additional demands on our staff and resources, so you are able, please remember Providence Community Library in your end of year giving. Your generous donation will help our nine library locations provide the materials, services and programs that transform lives and strengthen the communities they serve.
It's January, so it's time for FUNDA FEST! The Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) will once again astonish, educate and entertain us with a nine-day festival of storytelling featuring more than 25 artists and 12 virtual shows, January 23-31, 2021.
FUNDA FEST includes three fabulous, free events for Providence Community Library:
Tuesday January 19th - Rochel Coleman
Tuesday February 2 - Len Cabral
Tuesday February 9th - April Armstrong
PCL READS kicks off 2021 with three exciting virtual events hosted by a book-loving band of librarians across our neighborhood libraries!
RI author Vanessa Lillie joins us at Olneyville Library in January to discuss For the Best, "a thrilling read that rises beyond genre to include explorations of social justice, racism, trauma, and addiction" (The Providence Journal).
Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Popular Music
Wednesdays, January 13, 20 and 27, 7:00PM
Online via Zoom
Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a movie at home via Kanopy and then discuss it online with others!
Tools For Healthy Living
Thursdays, January 14- April 1 1:00PM -2:00PM
Intro session: Thursday, January 7 11:00AM(see below)
January is a time when many of us look to reset, to review lifestyles and mindsets, check our diets and generally find ways to improve our wellbeing.
We all need to plan for retirement - regardless of our age. Get 2021 off to a great start with Michael Graff's tips and strategies to prepare for, and make to most of, retirement. Save these dates and make plans to join us for three informative virtual workshops.
Maximize Your Retirement Income!
Wednesday, January 13,6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thank you for playing your part in keeping everyone safe at Providence Community Library by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, washing/sanitizing hands and complying with other directions in our library spaces, such as following directional arrows.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Providence Community Library has adapted and added services in an effort to continue to support the community. We are interested in your experiences so we can learn how we are doing and ways we can improve. Please help us by answering a few questions.