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New Voices at the Water Table / Nuevas Voces en la Capa Freática
Mondays, November 9 & 16 11:00AM 12:00PM (in English and Spanish) OR Fridays, November 6, 13, 20 3:30PM - 4:30PM (in Spanish)
With hoopla, you have access to over 950,000 items: movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV!
If you don't yet have a hoopla account, head over to https://www.hoopladigital.com/ and sign up with your Providence Community Library card. Click for more info on sign-up.
2020 Neighborhood Comics Fest
Saturday, November 7 1:00 – 5:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Library (outdoors)
Can you believe that the 2020 Neighborhood Comics Fest (NCF) is almost here? On Saturday afternoon, November 7, we welcome families to join us at the Mount Pleasant branch of Providence Community Library to enjoy a safe, socially distanced, outdoor event! Inspired by the newest Hunger Games book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, NCF will have a survival-based theme.
Domestic Violence Workshop
Thursday, October 15 4:00PM
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Incidents of domestic violence and abuse have increased during the pandemic; one in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. have experienced severe violence at the hands of a partner, and it can affect the whole family. On October 15, Smith Hill Library sponsors this workshop, presented by Sojourner House.
Virtual Festival Presentation with Anika Denise
November 5 1:00PM-1:40PM
The RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors is going virtual but staying local this year. The Festival will partner with local nonprofits and PCL is proud to host an event on Thursday, November 5 at 1:00PM featuring local author, Anika Denise. Anika's new book, A Girl Named Rosita, launches on November 3rd and the author will answer questions about her work. The event will be introduced by Library Director, Cheryl Space.
Halloween is always a special time of year at PCL. This year, safety and social distancing considerations have shaped our programs but they are no less fun and creative than in previous years. And yes, we ARE offering some safe, in-person events - and even a few for adults.
Here's the line-up so far but please check back for additional programs: