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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.

Miss Jones, Former Smith Hill Librarian, to be Honored in Hall of Fame

January 12, 2018 - 1:43pm -- jfuentes
Miss Jones at South Providence Library, 1977

Mary C. Jones, a beloved member and community activist of the Smith Hill community, will be honored at Providence City Hall on January 31 as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Awards 2018. The public awards will take place in the Council Chambers of City Hall from 5:30PM - 7:00PM and will be hosted by Mayor Elorza.Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Get Ready For FUNDA FEST!

December 18, 2017 - 11:45am -- jfuentes

January 19 & 20
Multiple PCL Locations

PCL is excited to host three performances during the 20th Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling from January 13-20, 2018. FUNDA FEST is Rhode Island Black Storytellers' big week long celebration of storytelling  - funda means means to teach and to learn in Zulu and KiSwahili - and features spoken word concerts and workshops for people of all ages. It's a highlight of the winter calendar in the Ocean State.

Compete to Bee the Best Speller in PVD!

December 1, 2017 - 1:46pm -- jfuentes

2nd Annual PCL Spelling Bee
Friday, Jan 26, 2018, 8:00PM -10:00PM
AS220, Empire Street, Providence

Get ready for another chance to compete for the coveted title of Best Speller in Providence! The PCL Spelling Bee returns to AS220  where you can enjoy drinks, great company and cheer on your favorite speller. Admission is just $5 in advance, $10 at door  and $10 to compete. Sign up to spell from 7:30PM (we recommend that you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment).

Holiday Programs at Your Local Neighborhood Library

November 30, 2017 - 4:18pm -- jfuentes

This is a busy time of the year and it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening, Here's a digest of all the seasonal parties, open houses, story times, movie screenings and craft programs happening at PCL locations in December!

Fox Point

Crafternoons at Fox Point
Friday December 8, 15 and Wednesday, December 20 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Stop by for a seasonal craft project. Express your creativity and have fun with friends! All school-age children and teens are welcome.

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