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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.

Get Ready to Build a Better World!

June 14, 2017 - 11:09am -- jfuentes

If it's June, it must be time to sign up for this year's Summer Reading Program, which has the theme "Build a Better World." Join us this summer for great books, special activities and free performances by entertainers. Children can earn prizes for reading just 20 minutes every day! Who thought that beating the "summer slide" could be such fun?

Visit PCL at the EAT, PLAY, LEARN Summer Kickoff!

June 14, 2017 - 9:57am -- jfuentes

Wednesday, June 28th 11:00AM -1:00PM
Dexter Training Ground, 73 Dexter Street, Providence

Mayor Jorge Elorza invites parents and students to the EAT, PLAY, LEARN, the official summer kickoff event about access to high quality, affordable, safe, educational, creative, summer programs in Providence. PCL's Mobile Library will be there! You can play our lifesize board games, use our mobile computer lab (with WIFI), read and relax with a great book, and even get a library card!

Indian Cooking, Picnic, Photography and More at Rochambeau!

June 14, 2017 - 9:29am -- jfuentes

Indian Cooking - an Ancient Art
Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Join Sanjiv Dhar for a program on the flavors and healing properties of Indian cuisine. Sanjiv will be cooking Carrot and Vegetable Thoran (Dices of carrots, green beans, cauliflower and sweet potatoes in a mustard, ginger, garlic and dry coconut tempering) and Khichdi (a mix of lentils and basmati rice with ghee and whole spices.)

Spanish GED Graduation Plus Summer/Fall Classes

June 13, 2017 - 6:32pm -- jfuentes

The sixth annual graduation for PCL's Spanish-language GED students took place Saturday, June 17 at Knight Memorial Library.  More than 100 students participated in the 2016 -2017 program, with 31 students passing 1-4 tests required to get the GED certificate.At the time of writing,we anticipated that 10-12 students would have passed all four subjects required by the GED test by the day of the ceremony. Congratulations to all students, as well as to dedicated teacher Hipolito Reyes and computer instructor Emilia Perez!

Jazz Concert - by the Original Mango Trio!

June 13, 2017 - 9:46am -- jfuentes

Wednesday, June 28, 6:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library

If you love jazz and know the local jazz scene, you won't want to miss this concert! Come listen to some cool jazz performed by the Roots Cultural Center's original Mango Trio of Mibbit Threats, Zeffro Gianetti, and Richard Hundley. Renowned storyteller and friend of PCL, Len Cabral, who founded the legendary Roots Cafe in Providence, will be on hand to give some history and perspective about the Cafe.

"Shout Out" to Smith Hill Library From the Armenian Community

June 12, 2017 - 12:06pm -- jfuentes

On May 29, former PCL Board member Almas Kalafian spoke at the Memorial Day Remembrance for Survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Heritage Park on Douglas Avenue. In her address, Almas recognized the Smith Hill Library for “providing Armenians with Educational, Cultural, and Social Excellence” for nearly a century:

"Shout Out" for Smith Hill Library From the Armenian Community

June 12, 2017 - 12:06pm -- jfuentes

On May 29, former PCL Board member Almas Kalafian spoke at the Memorial Day Remembrance for Survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Heritage Park on Douglas Avenue. In her address, Almas recognized the Smith Hill Library for “providing Armenians with Educational, Cultural, and Social Excellence” for nearly a century:

You Can Make a Difference for Libraries in Rhode Island!

May 14, 2017 - 8:23pm -- jfuentes

Around the first week in June, the Rhode Island General Assembly will make final decisions on the state budget for the next fiscal year. The proposed budget level funds the state's allocation to public libraries across the state and libraries are currently receiving less than the minimum 25 percent of their city or town's allocation for library support called for by state law. We want to raise the state funding to that minimum 25 percent level, and we need your support in persuading the Assembly to do so.

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