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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.

A Warm Welcome to New PCL Staff!

October 16, 2018 - 5:17pm -- jfuentes

The PCL family is growing!

We have new library managers at our Olneyville, South Providence and Washington Park locations. Congratulations, also, to Gale Yallop, who became manager of Knight Memorial Library as part of her new role as PCL systems coordinator. Other recent appointments include new adult reference and youth services librarians at Mount Pleasant and Rochambeau, respectively. 

So, let's meet everyone!

Joseph Morra - Library Manager, Olneyville

Donate Warm Clothing for Neighbors in Need!

October 15, 2018 - 7:23pm -- jfuentes

As the days turn colder, you can make a positive difference for neighbors who may not have sufficient warm clothing for the winter by supporting the annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange. Please check your closets and bring your new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters and sweatshirts and deposit them in the donation boxes at PCL locations by November 19.  Your donations will be taken to an event on the State House lawn on Friday, November 23 and given to folks who really need them! Last year, generous PCL library users filled forty large donation boxes!

Creative Writing Opportunities for Kids and Teens

October 15, 2018 - 1:12pm -- jfuentes

Celebrating Our Communities/Celebramos Nuestras Comunidades
Wednesdays October 17 & 31, November 14 & 28, December 12 4:00PM - 5:00PM
South Providence Library

Presented in partnership with Project Crisol, this is our second annual bilingual storytelling workshop series for aspiring young writers aged 8-12. Participants will be coached in crafting and telling stories in compelling ways and in listening to each other’s stories in a respectful way.

Learn More About Ethnic Heritage and Immigrant Rights at these Thought-Provoking Workshops

October 15, 2018 - 11:41am -- jfuentes

Presented by a Brown University Professor Kevin Escudero and his students, these engaging workshops tackle some of the most challenging and topical issues that we face in today's America. What is it like to experience life from the perspective of a new or recent immigrant, whose presence is often challenged? What happens when a person's cultural heritage is ignored - or even denied? And what can we do to examine our feelings and attitudes to bring positive change in the city of Providence?  

Citizenship Classes at Knight Memorial

September 14, 2018 - 11:42am -- jfuentes

U.S Citizenship Class
Mondays, September 24 -December 17, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Knight Memorial Library

More than 30 students attended our citizenship classes in spring 2018, so here is another chance for eligible candidates to learn about the entire process that leads to U.S. citizenship.

The weekly sessions cover the following:

Dorcas International Institute Presents: Immigrants & Refugees in RI, Featuring Drummer Sidy Maiga

September 13, 2018 - 3:48pm -- jfuentes
Sidy Maiga

Dorcas International Institute Presents: Immigrants & Refugees in RI, Featuring Drummer Sidy Maiga
Thursday, September 27 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island has worked to empower immigrants and refugees in the community for almost 100 years. Join us for a special evening about the work of the Institute, the diverse immigrant and refugee population it supports and enjoy some amazing solo drumming by West African musician, Sidy Maiga. 

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