Congratulations, Khamry Varfley, staff member at Rochambeau Library, who was awarded second place in the Rhode Island Black Business Association’s (RIBBA's) Young Adult Business Pitch Competition! Competitors presented their business pitches to a panel of judges, followed by a Q&A segment, at Sprout CoWorking on Saturday, April 30th.
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As the end of the year approaches, please remember Providence Community Library in your 2021 end of year giving. Your generous donation will help us provide the materials, services and programs that transform lives and strengthen the communities they serve. As a special Thank You, we will send you a commemorative bookplate, dedicated to you or the friend or family member of your choice.
The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition's (RIBike) "Light Up the Night" campaign wants to help Rhode Islanders stay on their bikes and stay visible as we head into the darker winter months. As the number of daylight hours shrink, riding at low visibility times becomes an inevitability. RIBikes's goal is to help provide the equipment needed to enable people to continue to ride safely throughout the entire year.
It's that spooky time of the year again and we've put together a colorful and creative choice of scary story times, crafts and seasonal Halloween parties, just for you, and all for free!
Use this guide to make sure that the big and small kids in your life don't miss out on any of the seasonal fun! Simply click on the title for more details.
This list is not exhaustive - ask in your library to find out what's happening!
Gained in Translation will be performing on the Rochambeau patio on Thursday, August 26 from 6-7:30pm with a rain date of September 2.
Providence Community Library is thrilled to announce that Knight Memorial Library has been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and one of only three from Rhode Island!
On Saturday, June 19, the graduation ceremony was held for 19 students who successfully completed the GED program in Spanish, which Providence Community Library offers free of charge to the Latino community. Teachers Deysy Delgado, Emilia Perez and Hipolio Reyes addressed the students with words of congratulations and good wishes for their future. The Mayor of Providence, Mr. Jorge Elorza, was also present, congratulating the graduates and motivating them to continue their studies until they achieve their goals.
It's June and the hot weather has arrived!
Fortunately, eight out of nine (all except Knight Memorial) Providence Community Library locations serve as Emergency Cooling Center locations in the city. You are welcome to visit and take a break from the heat during scheduled hours. Please note that visits to library buildings are currently limited to one hour. Providence also has several waterparks.
Here are some general rules for staying safe in the heat:
Providence Community Library is excited to be part of the new Providence Seed Library, a partnership between PCL, Providence Public Library and the City of Providence Office of Sustainability. The goal of the project is to provide beginning and experienced gardeners in our local communities with free access to quality seeds and to support BIPOC-led food justice and environmental justice efforts.
We strongly encourage you to wear a mask in this library.
Many people remain vulnerable to COVID-19. Please be supportive and respectful of staff and library users who wear a mask to protect their own health and that of others.
Children & teens must wear masks while attending youth programs, until further notice.