On Monday, April 17, Library Director Jeff Cannell and staff delivered 1,000 pounds of food, donated in lieu of library fines, to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The food was transported in style, in PCL's Mobile Library!
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"Letras de Little Rhody" Short Story Workshop
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30PM 7:30PM
Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue
PCL has partnered with local experts to offer user-friendly workshops that cover a wide range of important, everyday personal finance issues. They are full of information that you can really use!
The Story of a Novel: Hilary Salk Book Talk and Publication Party
Thursday, April 20 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street
Providence Preservation Society’s 2017 festival will focus on the opulent architecture of the Upper Elmwood Historic District and the magnificent Knight Memorial Library, which opened in 1900, features in the program.
It's time to buy your tickets for PCL's Spring fundraiser, The Future is Now, which takes place on Thursday, June 1 6:00PM-9:00PM at Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence. Once again, we'll enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinks and music and we will honor Senator Jack Reed, a longtime champion of public and school libraries and a great friend of PCL. Tickets are $100 each.
Monday, May 1 at 10:00 AM
Washington Park Library
Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 AM
Friday, May 5 at 10:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Library
Friday, May 5 at 1:30 PM
Back in the Fall, Providence College (PC) graduate student Lizzie Kravitz suggested that PC's annual Book Drive should benefit Smith Hill Library. Lizzie, together with Monique Walmsley, a student interested in library work, met Smith Hill Librarian Alan Gunther and Youth Services Specialist Jennifer Romans in order to decide what books would best meet the needs of Smith Hill. They came up with a list of 50 desired books focusing on black characters, in honor of February's Black History Month.