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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.

Drop-in Grantwriting Sessions with RISCA

August 18, 2018 - 9:58pm -- jfuentes

September 18, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Fox Point Library

September 27, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Wanskuck Library

September 29, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Knight Memorial Library

Are you interested in applying for a RISCA grant this Fall? Come along to one of our drop-in grantwriting sessions and RISCA staff will help you get your application ready in time for the October 1 deadline. Computers will be available for your use. You can ask questions, write material and get immediate feedback on the draft!

Learn to Code: A Beginner's Series

August 16, 2018 - 1:15pm -- sshea

Tuesdays,beginning September 25, 6:00 -7:30pm
Rochambeau Library, for adults

Have you been wondering if you should learn to code? Maybe you should give it a try!

In this new series, presented by PCL’s Digital Services Manager, Stephanie Shea, we will discuss coding and do hands-on practice exploring three basic languages used on the web: HTML5, CSS & javascript. Participants will be given pathways to continue developing their coding skills beyond this series if interested.

Use Your Library Card to Check Out a Fishing Rod!

July 26, 2018 - 10:24am -- jfuentes

Libraries aren't just about books, these days! South Providence Library has six freshwater and six saltwater fishing rods that you can borrow, just like a library book! The loan period is three weeks. You just need hooks, bait, and a fishing license, which can be purchased on a smartphone.The aim of the collection is to help Providence residents enjoy the natural resources of the Ocean State and is supported by a Department of Environmental Management outreach initiative. 

South Providence Library is at 441 Prairie Avenue, call 401-467-2619 for information.

Use Your Library Card to Check Out a Fishing Rod!

July 26, 2018 - 10:24am -- jfuentes

Libraries aren't just about books, these days! South Providence Library has six freshwater and six saltwater fishing rods that you can borrow, just like a library book! The loan period is three weeks. You just need hooks, bait, and a fishing license, which can be purchased on a smartphone.The aim of the collection is to help Providence residents enjoy the natural resources of the Ocean State and is supported by a Department of Environmental Management outreach initiative. 

Call South Providence Library for more information: 401-467-2619

Just One Week Left to Respond to 2018 Census Test!

July 25, 2018 - 1:56pm -- jfuentes

If you are a resident of Providence County, you have just one week left - until July 31 - to complete your household's 2018 Census Test questionnaire. You can reply online (and you can come into any PCL library to do so), by telephone or traditional paper questionnaire. Telephone questionnaire assistance is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic and Russian.

The Mobile Library's Off to a Great Start!

July 15, 2018 - 2:07pm -- jfuentes

PCL is in the third year of "Summer Reading in the Schoolyard." The Mobile Library project is funded by the United Way and takes summer reading and other learning activities out on the road to ten public elementary schools around Providence. It looks like 2018 will be the most successful year for the Big Red Bus; last week, Mobile Library staff provided services to 523 students around Providence during its five-day schedule - a record-breaking number! 

Legal Literacy Initiative Comes to Olneyville (Updated)

July 12, 2018 - 3:05pm -- jfuentes

PCL and Libraries Without Borders will partner to provide direct services to Olneyville residents as they use the local laundromat, amble in the flea market and return home to the Manton Heights housing development. The Legal Literacy Initiative strives to bring library services and legal resources to everyday places frequented by residents and provides help with issues such as immigration and housing law.

The pilot program will run on a regular schedule from July 28 to September 8 on the following days, times and locations:

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