Get ready to rock with PCL and enjoy a summer filled with great books, fun learning activities and free performances by entertainers. Make daily reading time a central of your child's summer; sign up for the summer reading program at any PCL location and your child can earn prizes for reading just 20 minutes every day!
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Brown University and PCL will be collaborating on a range of community partnership projects over the next five years, thanks to a grant from the American Studies Association (ASA).
Class for a Cause
Saturday, June 23, 11AM
Providence Pilates Center
Providence Pilates Center and PCL are partnering to raise funds for the Library through Class for a Cause. The Center, located at 5 Lincoln Avenue, Providence, will offer a special Pilates Mat class on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00AM. The class will be by-donation and all proceeds will go directly to PCL.
The clock's ticking - our exciting Over the Edge fundraiser is next month! If you've been hesitating about taking the plunge, NOW is the time to sign up! Descend 12 stories down the Regency Plaza building and help PCL raise valuable funds for new materials, technology and programs. Don't pass up the chance to participate in this unforgettable, bucket list-style experience!
Many congratulations to all the participants in this year's Bilingual Story Writing Contest!
The winners were as follows:
Category: 6 - 9 Years
The Girl who was President / La nina que fue Presidente by Jalexci Estrada
The colorless butterfly / La mariposa que no tenia color by Shreya Choudhary
The restaurant of love / El restaurant del amor by Athalisis
Thursday, May 17 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Living Literature has created a 60 minute readers' theatre presentation of Angie Thomas' award winning novel, The Hate U Give, which is this year's selected book for Reading Across Rhode Island. The story is presented by four actors.
The Zennovation Fund at United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has awarded PCL a grant of $5,000 to purchase Virtual Reality (VR) equipment for use at its nine neighborhood locations. The grant will allow more than 20 students to interact simultaneously with VR technology, enable PCL to expand its VR project, Virtual Providence and plan new VR ventures with other Rhode Island based partner organizations.