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Visit this page to find out the latest news about Providence Community Library, information about our Friends groups, community partners as well as views and comments on current events and stories that impact the library. Please check back often - we'll continue to send you a short, succinct summary in the form of a newsletter.

Join Us: Conversations About Race

May 17, 2019 - 12:34pm -- publicity

Conversations About Race
Saturday, June 8 10:00AM -11:30AM
Rochambeau Library

Join others in the local community for the first in a series of meaningful conversations about race, white privilege and power, and the defensiveness and divisions that have become part of the fabric of American society. The goal is to increase understanding, at a personal level, of the impacts that race has on each of our lives, for both white people and people of color.

PCL at PrideFest

May 17, 2019 - 11:07am -- publicity

Visit the PCL booth at RI PrideFest in Providence on Saturday, June 15. We'll offer fun activities, an LGBTQ+ book raffle and storytimes on the hour! Come and say hi!

Make-A-Kinder Providence Make-A-Thon at PVDFest

May 16, 2019 - 3:32pm -- publicity

Make-A-Kinder Providence Make-A-Thon @PVDFest
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9
City Hall

PVD Young Makers will host its first ever Make-A-Thon in partnership with PVDFest and the PVD Mini Maker Faire (formerly Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire) at City Hall.  With a sub-theme of Make-a-Kinder Providence, teams of youth will design, build and develop ideas to improve the quality of life in the city.

Public Officials, Journalists to Speak at Rochambeau Friends' Annual Meeting

May 16, 2019 - 11:36am -- publicity

Friends of Rochambeau Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 30 7:00PM
Rochambeau Library

This year's annual meeting features a roundtable speaking event entitled 20/20 Vision for the 2020 Elections: Fake News, Real Democracy.The conversation will focus on what false information is, how it spreads and shapes public opinion, as well as practical advice for stemming its dissemination.Attendees of the event will come away with a clearer answer to the question, “what is fake news and why does it matter?”

Let's Make COMICS at PCL!

April 22, 2019 - 11:29am -- publicity

Let's Make Comics!
Mondays, May 6,13,20,27 4:00PM
Rochambeau Library
Tuesdays May 7, 14,21,28 4:00PM
Washington Park Library
Wednesdays May 1,8,15,22 4:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library
Thursdays May 2,9,16,23 3:00PM
Wanskuck Library

(Please note that the workshop dates for Washington Park and Rochambeau published in the PCL newsletter on April 22 were not correct. The dates, times and locations listed above are accurate.)

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