South Providence Library will take part in the Fourth Annual Providence Earth Day on Saturday, April 23, 9:00AM-12:00PM. Sign up at the desk if you want to help folks in South Providence beautify the area around the library by cleaning up trash and planting new flowers. Tools, supplies and snacks will be provided!
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Since it's Valentine's Day here's a sweet recipe. Soufflé is something of a misnomer here as this is not a traditional soufflé but it's an old family recipe, carrying its name for decades. And it always receives rave reviews. Enjoy!
- Bake or boil 5 good size sweet potatoes. Baking caramelizes the potatoes a bit which adds to the rich flavor of this dish. To bake, wrap potato in foil and place on a foiled baking sheet in case potatoes leak their syrupyness.
Mash potatoes with
- 1 stick butter
Due to the recent discovery of gravitational waves, we've listed a few articles along with a few easy to follow videos that helped un-stump some of us. We'd love to hear what you think about space-time! Enjoy!
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?