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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.

Hundreds Attend our Biggest Ever Feria del Libro Event!

November 17, 2019 - 12:22pm -- publicity

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!

The Great Courses - Unlimited Access on Kanopy!

November 15, 2019 - 6:03pm -- sshea

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.

SAVE THE DATE: A Drag Queen Story Time @ The Graduate Hotel

November 15, 2019 - 1:37pm -- publicity

Drag Queen Story Time with Miss LaDiva Jonz
Saturday, December 14 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Graduate Providence, 11 Dorrance Street

PCL is happy to team with the Graduate Providence Hotel (formerly the Biltmore) to provide a stunning, sparkling storytime experience, featuring Miss LaDiva Jonz, in the heart of downtown Providence.  More details to come!

NaNoWriMo Events at PCL

November 5, 2019 - 1:55pm -- publicity

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Do you have what it takes to write your own novel? November is definitely the month to find out! Join like-minded writers at these local workshops, all of which will help you get from "Page One" to "The End." 

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Meet-Up
Saturdays, November 9,16 and 23 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library

You're Invited to Fox Point’s Annual Party and Mural Presentation!

October 18, 2019 - 1:29pm -- publicity

Fox Point Annual Party 
Tuesday, October 29 5:00PM - 7:30PM 
Fox Point Library

Fox Point Library's new Community Mural project is ready for a first viewing! The mural, which is painted on the wall surrounding the courtyard of the Fox Point Library, is a joint project of Providence Community Library's Fox Point location and PVD Young Makers. Library users and local community members have contributed to the mural, which was designed by Fall River artist, Marina Katayeva. 


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