Winter/Spring classes begin January 23, 2017 at several locations and include tuition in grammar, conversation and writing. Register at the front desks or call the library. Please note that Olneyville's classes will be held at Hartford Park, 50 Laurel Hill Avenue and Washington Park's at the Community Center, 42 Jillson Street. For more information, call 467-2700 x1608 (hablamos español).
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Rochambeau Library is starting a film series, East Side Cinema, in partnership with Community Church of Providence. There will be two movies each month, one at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St., and the other at Community Church of Providence at 372 Wayland Ave. The first film, Woody Allen's Purple Rose of Cairo (PG, 1985), will be shown at Rochambeau at 7:00P.M. on January 30. There will be a discussion following the film. Attendees are invited to bring sweet or savory snacks to share. All are welcome!
With nine libraries operating such a busy daily schedule of programs and services, it is difficult to do justice to the work of our library staff in a single slideshow - but we'll try!
Mobile device users: you may need to swipe to the right to advance the images. Enjoy!
Special thanks to Dhana Whiteing and and the many PCL staff who provided images for this slideshow.
PCL participated in #GivingTuesday (the day after Cyber Monday), the international day of giving that encourages everyone to give back to their favorite charitable causes and nonprofit organizations.
A miniature golf course inside a library? What’s strange about that?
On Saturday, November 19, PCL held its first ever Mini Golf Classic on two floors of the Rochambeau Library. During the day, 100 children and their families golfed through the stacks and down the stairs, sometimes taking breaks to read and check out books!
That evening, another 70 adults enjoyed snacks and libations while taking turns on this fairly challenging golf course. A couple of them even brought their own putters!
If you or someone you know missed out on graduating high school and is seeking to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), three PCL locations offer free, weekly GED coaching sessions to prepare them for their tests.
Whether help is needed to take the first step, to pass one test or all four GED subjects, our qualified instructor will assist students to acquire a high school certificate!
Monday through Friday: 4:00PM- 5:30PM
South Providence Library, 441 Prairie Ave (401-467-2619)
PCL’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is one of our most popular programs! Winter/Spring classes begin January 23, 2017 at several locations and include tuition in grammar, conversation and writing. Sign up soon, as places go quickly! Register at the front desks of the libraries. For more information, call 467-2700 x1608 (hablamos español).
We want to make sure that we understand the needs of our patrons. Our Latino Program Coordinator, Carolina Briones, invites members of Latino community to attend a meeting at South Providence Library, on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00P.M. We’ll listen to your needs, concerns and your suggestions for future programming and services – please join us!