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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.

Join Jennifer in Smith Hill Google Classroom

May 5, 2020 - 7:32pm -- publicity

Children's Specialist Jennifer Romans invites you to join the Smith Hill Google Classroom.

"I hope families and educators will use the Smith Hill Google Classroom as a resource," says Jennifer. "I post at least one activity daily, Monday to Friday and I have a large list of online resources that I update regularly.  I post activities and book lists for children and teens. I also post a daily picture of a seed that I am growing for students to draw and monitor for changes," she explains.  

Teens Support Teens in This Online Group

May 4, 2020 - 4:38pm -- publicity

Virtual Girls Group Talk
Wednesdays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited Wednesdays from 3-4:00 pm, virtually, to discuss/talk about what's going on TODAY, socialize, learn fun activities, crafts, DIYs and more! This group is supported by interns from the MET School and it's a judgement-free environment. All teens who identify as female are welcome, regardless of gender expression or sexual orientation.
More info here.

Chronicles of Yarnia Returns Online

May 4, 2020 - 4:12pm -- publicity

Chronicles of Yarnia: Virtual Edition
Mondays at 6:30PM

Are you looking for ways to pass your time while at home?  Then why not join the Chronicles of Yarnia group.  Meet virtually with like-minded, crafty people and chat while you crochet, knit, needlepoint or create any other needle art of your choice. 

NOTE: you need a gmail account to participate in this Google Meet environment (free to set up.)

Submit a "Book" That's Good Enough to Eat & Win a Prize!

May 4, 2020 - 1:49pm -- publicity

Virtual Edible Book Festival 
Submit your entries: May 4 - May 17

Enter our Edible Book Festival with a tasty representation of a book or character. 

What is an edible book?

It's an edible creation that can look like a book, be a pun on the book title, refer to a character, or have something to do with books!

How does the Virtual Edible Book Festival work?

Poetry Month Activities for Adults & Kids

April 8, 2020 - 12:20pm -- publicity

April is a special time of the year at PCL, as many staff are poetry lovers and even poets themselves!  

To engage our adult patrons, librarians will offer a social media-based program throughout the month of April, #ProvidenceCommunityPoetry. Staff will provide occasional writing prompts as well as suggestions of favorite poets and their work. Check out our Facebook page for these posts!

Because You Care

April 7, 2020 - 9:50pm -- publicity

You donated because you care, and we thank you.

One hundred and five library supporters gave a total of $6,410 to Providence Community Library on 401 Gives Day, April 1. We were thrilled at your generosity, which we deeply appreciate in these challenging times. Your willingness to give is what makes our mission possible, and we will, as always, make every dollar count.

Thank you again!

Have You Responded to the 2020 Census?

April 7, 2020 - 9:20pm -- publicity

If you have, thank you. If you haven't, there's still time to do so, and it is vitally important that you do. Information from the Census provides Rhode Island with $3.8 billion in funds every year from the federal government. These funds support healthcare, schools, roads, housing, libraries, the environment, and many services and programs in communities across the state.

A Message About Coronavirus

March 3, 2020 - 12:54pm -- publicity
All locations of Providence Community Library remain open and you are welcome to borrow materials, use our services and attend our programs. We are carefully monitoring the situation in Rhode Island concerning the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), and should official advice change regarding recommendations for public buildings, including libraries, we will make an appropriate and prompt announcement. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to take the following steps to help minimize the transmission of infectious diseases:


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