The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College has selected South Providence Library for an “Access for All Abilities” mini-grant in the amount of $2,200. The award will be used to install an automatic swing door operator at the Croyland Road side front entrance. The new door will make it easier for every patron to fully access the library. We are excited about this improvement to our services and are grateful to the Sherlock Center for the award.
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Wednesdays from October 4
Providence Community Library is partnering with Providence Public Library to bring the Workforce Development Learning Lounge to South Providence Library at 441 Prairie Avenue. The Learning Lounge offers technology enabled learning on a weekly basis to adults looking to acquire or improve skills from online job search to basic computer use to reading, writing, and math. Drop-ins are encouraged and no appointments required.
Yes, it's back! Once again, we'll be turning Rochambeau Library into a mini golf course, just for one day. On Saturday, November 4, you'll be able to play family golf from 1:00PM-6:00PM for just $5 a person, payable on the door. From 7:00PM-10:00PM, there will be a grown-up golf party, with wine, beer, food and additional entertainment from DJ Andy Morris. Tickets for the golf party are $30, or $27 if purchased in advance via this page. Proceeds go towards our youth education programming.
PCL was delighted to welcome Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and poet Tina Cane to an event marking the launch of the Poetry in Motion in Rhode Island. The event took place, appropriately, on a RIPTA bus, parked outside Rochambeau Library! Through Poetry in Motion, public transport users will be able to read and contemplate poems and extracts of poems on the digital display boards inside about half of RIPTA’s fixed-route bus fleet.
By now, you will have seen media coverage anticipating the total solar eclipse event on Monday, August 21. A partial eclipse will be viewable in Rhode Island.
Have you been taking part in the fun contest created by our PCL Friends Groups? There's still time to pick up a special Discover booklet at any PCL location, look for the owl "hidden" on the shelves and tell the front desk where you saw it. Staff will stamp your booklet and give you a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize!
Knight Memorial Library is temporarily closed to perform some mechanical/electrical upgrades. We plan to reopen as soon as possible. Patrons can return materials or report Summer Reading to library staff, who will be available in front of the Knight Memorial building at the following times (if no rain):
August 16, table at Sankofa Market 2:00PM-6:00PM
August 17, 1:30PM-5:30PM table in front of Knight Memorial
August 18, 1:30PM-4:30PM Red Library Bus next to Knight Memorial
A Matter of Balance For Seniors
Wednesdays September 20 to November 15, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Mount Pleasant: September 11 at 4:00PM
Washington Park: September 13 at 3:00PM
CSEA**: September 14 at 3:30PM
Rochambeau: September 18 at 3:30PM
Wanskuck: September 20 at 3:30PM
Fox Point: September 21 at 3:30PM
Smith Hill: September 25 at 4:00PM
Olneyville: September 27 at 3:30PM
** Center for South East Asians, 270 Elmwood Avenue, across the road from Knight Memorial Library