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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.

Celebrating Black History Month @ PCL!

February 11, 2016 - 2:13pm -- sshea

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.”

Grant Award Makes For a Very Special Día Celebration

February 11, 2016 - 12:02pm -- sshea

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.

York Teen Interns - Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood Library

February 11, 2016 - 12:01pm -- sshea
PCL received more than 60 applications from talented young people for a place on its new youth intern program, funded by a generous grant from the Otto H. York Foundation. Interviews were held in January and nine high school students were selected to serve, one at each of our library locations. We look forward to introducing the new interns via our blog and in the next newsletter!

It’s Tax Season!

February 11, 2016 - 11:59am -- sshea

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.

Fashion For All With Tommy – Program Change

February 11, 2016 - 11:52am -- sshea

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?

Jazz Concert with Greg Abate

December 21, 2015 - 1:46pm -- sshea

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.

Girls Who Code Club Receives Gift of Equipment From Law Librarians

December 21, 2015 - 10:27am -- sshea

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.


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