PCL is proud to partner with Rhode Island Black Heritage Society to present The Collective Memory of Rhode Island Black History: From Enslavement to Freedom and Beyond. Presented by historian Keith Stokes, the free talks include a rich selection of associated images, objects and historical documents curated by one of America’s oldest African Heritage organizations.
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Providence Community Library wishes everyone - staff, patrons, volunteers as well as friends and supporters in the wider community - a peaceful, safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful 2020.
We look forward to seeing you again soon in your neighborhood library!
Not too keen on the family's TV selections? Don't forget that your PCL library card gives you 24 hour access to high quality digital content every day of the year, including the Holidays!
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.