Providence Community Library will host three special screenings during the week of February 15-20. Watch the movie on the day of the program any time between 10:00AM and 7:00PM and tune into a zoom meeting for a discussion and Q & A at 3:00PM with one of the film's creators!
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We've offered some wonderful and diverse virtual programs over the last few months. The good news is, we recorded many of them!
You can watch (or re-watch ) the following presentations at any time over on the PCL YouTube Channel.
Planning for Retirement Series with Michael Graff:
While winter is upon us and in-person library programs are on hold, you can always rely on our resourceful library staff to find a way to keep kids - and, in some cases, adults - occupied with creative, artsy and educational activities! Here are just a few of the takeaway options on offer this month around at Mount Pleasant, Rochambeau, South Providence and Washington Park. The list is not exhaustive, so be sure to ask what's available at your neighborhood location.
Providence Community Library sends a huge thank you to the hundreds of library supporters who donated to our end of year campaign and took the opportunity to dedicate a special bookplate to themselves, a friend or family member! Philanthropy Director Michael Bordonaro is issuing the personalized bookplates to all the generous donors who gave. The first two bookplates were placed in books at Rochambeau and Washington Park: don't they look great?
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Providence Community Library is celebrating #BHM 2021 with author talks, programs and displays during February.
It’s almost the end of the year – one that’s brought so many stresses and strains for all of us. The pandemic has placed many additional demands on our staff and resources, so you are able, please remember Providence Community Library in your end of year giving. Your generous donation will help our nine library locations provide the materials, services and programs that transform lives and strengthen the communities they serve.
It's January, so it's time for FUNDA FEST! The Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) will once again astonish, educate and entertain us with a nine-day festival of storytelling featuring more than 25 artists and 12 virtual shows, January 23-31, 2021.
FUNDA FEST includes three fabulous, free events for Providence Community Library:
Tuesday January 19th - Rochel Coleman
Tuesday February 2 - Len Cabral
Tuesday February 9th - April Armstrong
PCL READS kicks off 2021 with three exciting virtual events hosted by a book-loving band of librarians across our neighborhood libraries!
RI author Vanessa Lillie joins us at Olneyville Library in January to discuss For the Best, "a thrilling read that rises beyond genre to include explorations of social justice, racism, trauma, and addiction" (The Providence Journal).
Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Popular Music
Wednesdays, January 13, 20 and 27, 7:00PM
Online via Zoom
Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a movie at home via Kanopy and then discuss it online with others!