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We have programs for youth and adults to celebrate Black History Month. Kids who like to learn while they play will love Mount Pleasant’s program Black History Month: Learning Scavenger Hunt. The program will run on February 17 and February 24 from 12:00pm and 5:00pm.
Young movie fans should check out Let’s Get the Rythmn: the Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack on February 19 (2:00pm-4:00pm) at Wanskuck. Shown in association with the Providence Children’s Film Festival, the movie documents the history of children’s rhythmical clapping games, sometimes called “jazz on the streets.”
The Providence Children’s Film Festival takes place this month, showcasing 16 feature films, 75 shorts as well as an exciting line up of talks, presentations and workshops. PCL has teamed with PCFF to present three free events at our library locations: Animate the Library!
Thanks to a generous grant award of $2,000 from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), PCL will be able to add some special touches to this year’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día) celebration. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Dia as a national event, and to celebrate, award winning Ecuadorian artist Ildefonso “Poncho” Franco will lead a two-part mask making workshop for children at Mount Pleasant and Olneyville and a three-part animation workshop at Knight Memorial and Washington Park.
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we have put together a special page of information to help you navigate the process of filing your federal and state taxes. No paper forms will be found in libraries but our website provides links to IRS, Rhode Island and neighboring state resources, as well as sources and locations of free tax help, tax return preparation and advocacy.
Olneyville’s fascinating fashion program for all ages has got off to a great start. Due to some scheduling issues, the program has now moved from Thursdays to Wednesdays at 5:30pm. According to Olneyville librarian Sarah Gluck, the local community has rallied around the new sewing class to provide participants with fabric, wool, knitting needles and even sewing machines! If you would like to learn how to design and create clothing under the guidance of a talented RISD fashion student, Tommy Maing, why not join this drop-in class?
Attention all music lovers: get 2016 off to a great start at Rochambeau with a great, free concert featuring international jazz recording artist, Greg Abate. A gifted and critically acclaimed saxophonist, flutist and composer, Greg has recorded more than 16 CDs. Greg is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and an active jazz clinician who conducts workshops and master classes throughout the United States and Europe.
PCL would like to say a huge thank you to Law Librarians of New England (LLNE), a non-profit organization for professional law librarians throughout New England. After learning about local innovators and businesses at the organization’s Fall Meeting (titled Successfully Supporting & Igniting Innovation) the LLNE Service Committee chose to raise funds for PCL’s Girls Who Code Club, which meets at our Rochambeau location.