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If it's January, it's time for FUNDA Fest, the annual, statewide festival of storytelling from the Rhode Island Black Storytellers. Once again, PCL will be hosting several FUNDA Fest events, at the following dates and times:
A new season of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (click on link for full list of locations, dates and times) will start in January at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill and Washington Park. The classes will run until May and will cover grammar, conversation and writing. Call Carolina Briones 401-467-2700 x1608 or email
Cathren Housley, an award-winning artist and illustrator and a graduate of RISD's Children's Book Illustration Program, has been been teaching workshops at PCL since 2013. Her current workshop series, Maker's Box Recycled, encourages youth to utilize various recycled items to create fun works of art.
Sewing Drop-In/Taller de costura
Saturdays/sábados, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Knight Memorial Library
Interested in learning how to sew?
Need help using your sewing machine or
want to use one of ours?
The Library can help.
Interesado en aprender a coser?
¿Necesita ayuda para usar su máquina de coser o quiere usar una de las nuestras?
La biblioteca puede ayudar.
On Saturday, November 9, an estimated 400-500 people gathered at the Center at Moore Hall, Providence College, to celebrate Latino culture, arts and literature.
Ferias del Libro (Book Fairs) are popular events in the Spanish-speaking world. About half of the residents of Providence are of Latino origin and many speak Spanish as a first language. Feria del Libro deserves to become an important and anticipated annual event in our city's calendar. We are working to make it so!
Each month as a PCL cardholder you receive 8 FREE credits to use to choose from over 30,000 videos on Kanopy, a streaming service that lets you watch some of the world’s greatest films and documentaries. AND you also have unlimited access to EVERYTHING in Kanopy's Great Courses collection, a fascinating lecture series created by esteemed college professors for the general public.
The annual Neighborhood Comics Fest held on November 2 was a smashing success! A joint collaboration between Mount Pleasant and Olneyville libraries, this free, family-friendly event was created as a free alternative to the RI ComiCon taking place downtown. Almost 100 children, teens and adults attended.