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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.

Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See

March 22, 2019 - 2:51pm -- jfuentes

Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See
Tuesday, March 26 6:00PM
South Providence Library

What the Eyes Don't See, this year's Reading Across Rhode Island selected title, is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders, proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead. She then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. 

More Hours for PCL!

March 19, 2019 - 5:32pm -- jfuentes

If you've visited your local library recently, or follow PCL on social media, you'll have noticed that we've been asking library users a few questions. Do you want to see your PCL location open more hours? Would you like it to see it offer more morning, evening, or weekend hours? Or all of these options?

Many of you have aleady answered our appeal and particular thanks go to everyone who attended our community meeting to discuss the case for More Hours For PCL on March 12 at Smith Hill Library. 

Sign Up for a Free Trial Rappel at Rock Spot Climbing!

March 19, 2019 - 4:14pm -- jfuentes

Do you have what it takes to go Over The Edge and rappel down the 12 floors of Regency Plaza Apartments? On Saturday, March 30, you can find out - for free! Rock Spot Climbing in Lincoln is hosting a two-hour Trial Rappel 10:00AM - 12:00PM at which you can try out the experience of descending a 40-feet-high, indoor rockwall under the supervision of Rock Spot's skilled staff. 

Friends' Sales and Super Saturday Concert

March 19, 2019 - 1:52pm -- jfuentes

Mt Pleasant Friends Bargain Basement Book Sale
Saturday, March 30, 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mount Pleasant Library

Large selection of items in all genres. Children's picture books -- Buy one, get one FREE. Plus basement thrift store featuring new and gently used spring apparel, including semi formal dresses and light weight jackets; jewelry, games, outside toys, gift items, house plants and more!

Providence Talks Play Groups at PCL

March 19, 2019 - 11:44am -- jfuentes

Providence Talks is an innovative learning model that helps parents and educators use more words and expose children to more language during the critical brain development period of birth to three and a half. Children need to hear about 21,000 words a day for optimal development but research shows that many young children, particularly in low-income households, are exposed to far less language. By age four, these children will have heard many million fewer words than their peers in more affluent households, putting them at a developmental and educational disadvantage.

Business Education Series from RIHCC (in Spanish)

March 18, 2019 - 5:16pm -- jfuentes

The RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RIHCC) is partnering with PCL to offer a Business Education series that will cover the fundamentals of starting up and running a business. 

The series launched in March and continues with the following presentations:

Social Media para Negocios (Social Media in Business)
Monday, April 22, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Olneyville Library

Get to Grips with your Finances at Moneysmart Workshops

March 15, 2019 - 1:52pm -- jfuentes

April is Financial Literacy Month! PCL is offering a wide range of activities and workshops designed to help consumers of all ages get to grips with personal money management. Many workshops take place during Money Smart Week (March 30 - April 6), a national awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help consumers better manage their personal finances. 

Meet Author Anika at our Dia Day Celebration

March 15, 2019 - 10:30am -- jfuentes

Writer Anika Aldamuy Denise will be a special guest at PCL's annual Dia Day celebration at Knight Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27, 3:00-5:00pm. The author will read and discuss her book Planting Stories:The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré. The picture book is a biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.

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