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Strengthening Our Roots Fundraiser

Please Join Us!

Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinks and fine music as we honor our special guests

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6pm to 9pm
Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street, Providence


  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • 50/50 Raffle
    Support your library – AND – get a chance to win BIG! Raffle tickets available in each library.

Fundraiser Event Ticket price: $100

$65 of each ticket is tax deductible.




Your support will allow PCL to buy new books and other materials and fund important educational and cultural programming at our nine neighborhood locations.


Our Guests of Honor

Congressman David Cicilline

While serving as Mayor of Providence, David Cicilline was confronted with the possibility that the majority of the city’s neighborhood libraries might be closed. Understanding the importance of these libraries to the people of Providence, he arranged for Providence Public Library to transfer all nine of its branches to the city and assigned their management to the newly-formed Providence Community Library.

Linda J. Kushner

One of the four founders of Providence Community Library, Linda Kushner spearheaded a campaign to raise sufficient funds to establish PCL, enabling all nine neighborhood libraries to remain open and continue to serve their local communities. Linda was Chair of PCL’s Development Committee for five years and worked tirelessly to raise awareness and broaden support of the new organization.


Thanks to Our Sponsors