April is Financial Literacy Month! PCL is offering a wide range of activities and workshops designed to help consumers of all ages get to grips with personal money management. Many workshops take place during Money Smart Week (March 30 - April 6), a national awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
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Writer Anika Aldamuy Denise will be a special guest at PCL's annual Dia Day celebration at Knight Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27, 3:00-5:00pm. The author will read and discuss her book Planting Stories:The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré. The picture book is a biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.
PCL added the popular on-demand film streaming service, Kanopy, to its digital services on March 1. PCL library card holders can sign up on this page and watch up to eight videos a month; access to each selected video is retained for up to 72 hours. Films can be viewed on any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Thursday, March 28, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Thursday, March 28, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
South Providence Library
Once again, PCL is taking part in the national Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros celebrations by launching "Pequenos Autores Bilingues,"a bilingual story-writing contest for youth.
The competition is aimed at kids aged 7-12, with prizes in two age categories:7 to 9 and 10 to 12. The winners will be announced at our annual Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros celebration at Knight Memorial Library on April 27 3:00PM - 5:00PM.
Long Story Short: Micro-Courses with Brown
Thursdays, monthly 6:00PM – 7:30PM
South Providence Library
This new series of presentations brings Brown University faculty members to South Providence to share an interesting text, a short talk and discussion, all inspired by the courses they teach at the university.
Come learn something new and talk about how these interesting ideas connect to everyday life! Pizza is provided, as well as a homework tutor for students in grades K through 6.
Author Talk: Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera
Monday, March 18, 6:00PM - 7:30PM.
Do you or a loved one have difficulty sleeping, snore or fall asleep at inappropriate times? Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you will glean important information and answers at a book talk at Olneyville Library by Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera
Escape Room Design Committee
For teen volunteers aged 12+ who want to help the library plan a space-themed escape room!
Using Makerspace equipment, such as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser printer, sewing machines, and more, we'll design the room and the puzzles, then run the event in May or June as a fundraiser for teen programs and the library's new teen space. Come join us!
Thursday March 21, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Washington Park Library
Friday March 30, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library
Are you interested in applying for a RISCA grant this Spring? Come along to one of our drop-in grantwriting sessions! Mollie Flanagan, RISCA's Individual Artists Program Director, will help you get your application ready in time for the April 2 deadline. Computers will be available for your use. You can ask questions, write material and get immediate feedback on the draft!
Free Tax Preparation Sessions
April 12 2:00PM - 5:30PM
If you earned $55,000 or less in 2018, you qualify for a free tax preparation session at Olneyville Library. Trained and supervised volunteers from the Providence VITA/EITC Coalition will assist you in preparing and filing your taxes.