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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.

Hispanic Heritage Month at PCL

September 12, 2018 - 1:57pm -- jfuentes

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. Join us as we celebrate the art, cultures and heritage of our vibrant and diverse Latino Community!

Here's a digest of some the events happening at PCL locations but be sure to check at your local library and the PCL website for updates:

At Knight Memorial Library:

 

New Dates and Locations for Michael Fine's Talk, "Health Care Revolt"

September 12, 2018 - 11:02am -- jfuentes

Monday, October 22, 7:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library
December 4, 6:30PM
Fox Point Library  
December 12, 6:30PM
Olneyville Library 
December 13, 6:00PM 
Wanskuck Library 
January 24, 6:30    
Washington Park Library 

Meet author and Physician Dr. Michael Fine as he discusses his new book, Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time.

Progress at Knight Memorial

September 11, 2018 - 4:49pm -- jfuentes

Passers-by can't help but notice the scaffolding that has gone up on Elmwood Avenue - Knight Memorial is a Work in Progress! The building work should not interrupt the Library's regular opening hours and will continue for several more weeks. 

Progress at Knight Memorial

September 11, 2018 - 4:48pm -- jfuentes

Passers-by can't help but notice the scaffolding that has gone up on Elmwood Avenue - Knight Memorial is a Work in Progress! The building work should not interrupt the Library's regular opening hours and will continue for several more weeks. 

Sharing Maker Space Creativity at WaterFire's First-Ever Tech Night!

September 11, 2018 - 4:39pm -- jfuentes

On Saturday, September 8, PCL Library Director Cheryl Space, Digital Services Manager Stephanie Shea and IT Manager David Sok headed to downtown Providence to take part in WaterFire's Tech Night! The staff joined FabNewport to showcase the PVD Young Makers Initiative, a creative partnership with the City of Providence & Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) & Young Voices that has brought maker spaces into all ten PVD public library spaces.

Free Jazz Concert with Greg Abate

August 19, 2018 - 1:56pm -- jfuentes

Thursday, September 20 7:00PM-8:45PM
Rochambeau Library

A gifted and critically acclaimed saxophonist, flutist,composer and recording artist, Greg was inducted into the RI Hall of Fame in 2016.  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. Greg's quartet features Ben Cook on piano, Todd Baker on bass and Gary Johnson on drums.

Starting Soon: New ESOL and Spanish GED Classes

August 19, 2018 - 1:37pm -- jfuentes

Starting September 2018
Multiple Days, Times and Locations

September marks the beginning of a new year of study for our language programs.  
Sign up now for an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program to improve your grammar, conversation and writing skills. Classes are available at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill and South Providence, with a variety of days and times to choose from. See here for the full list.

It's Time for the Smith Hill Block Party!

August 18, 2018 - 10:15pm -- jfuentes

Wednesday, August 22 4:00PM-7:00PM 
Near Smith Hill Library

Get ready for Smith Hill's most popular summer event! 
 
Candace Street will be closed to through traffic to make room for all the free food, music, raffles, prizes, games and resources from local businesses and community organizations! 

The Block Party is hosted by the Smith Hill Partners' Initiative. Check out the Facebook event page for the latest updates! 

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