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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.

SAVE THE DATE: Neighborhood Comics Fest!

October 8, 2020 - 4:25pm -- publicity

2020 Neighborhood Comics Fest
Saturday, November 7 1:00 – 5:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Library (outdoors)

Can you believe that the 2020 Neighborhood Comics Fest (NCF) is almost here? On Saturday afternoon, November 7, we welcome families to join us at the Mount Pleasant branch of Providence Community Library to enjoy a safe, socially distanced, outdoor event! Inspired by the newest Hunger Games book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, NCF will have a survival-based theme.  

Raising Awareness about Domestic Violence

October 7, 2020 - 10:25pm -- publicity

Domestic Violence Workshop
Thursday, October 15 4:00PM
PCL Online 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Incidents of domestic violence and abuse have increased during the pandemic; one in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. have experienced severe violence at the hands of a partner, and it can affect the whole family. On October 15, Smith Hill Library sponsors this workshop, presented by Sojourner House.

Virtual Festival Presentation With Anika Denise

October 7, 2020 - 8:50pm -- publicity

Virtual Festival Presentation with Anika Denise
November 5 1:00PM-1:40PM
PCL Online

The RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors is going virtual but staying local this year. The Festival will partner with local nonprofits and PCL is proud to host an event on Thursday, November 5 at 1:00PM featuring local author, Anika Denise. Anika's new book, A Girl Named Rosita, launches on November 3rd and the author will answer questions about her work. The event will be introduced by Library Director, Cheryl Space.

Happy Halloween - 2020 Style

October 7, 2020 - 5:45pm -- publicity

Halloween is always a special time of year at PCL. This year, safety and social distancing considerations have shaped our programs but they are no less fun and creative than in previous years. And yes, we ARE offering some safe, in-person events - and even a few for adults.

Here's the line-up so far but please check back for additional programs: 

Meet Audubon Society Animal Ambassadors!

August 13, 2020 - 11:45am -- publicity

Generous funding from the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is supporting a new collaboration between the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and Providence Community Library. Audubon educators and animal ambassadors will visit nine Providence libraries August 18-27 to encourage nature discovery and exploration. In-person programs will be held outdoors at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, South Providence Wanskuck and Washington Park on library grounds, while others at Fox Point, Rochambeau and Smith Hill will be viewable online only.  


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