Generous funding from the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is supporting a new collaboration between the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and Providence Community Library. Audubon educators and animal ambassadors will visit nine Providence libraries August 18-27 to encourage nature discovery and exploration. In-person programs will be held outdoors at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, South Providence Wanskuck and Washington Park on library grounds, while others at Fox Point, Rochambeau and Smith Hill will be viewable online only.
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PBS Kids Summer Learning Hours
Wednesdays, August 12 &19 10:00AM-11:30AM
PCL Online - complimentary, hands-on kits available (pick-up from locations)
To celebrate Pride month, PCL librarians from Washington Park and Olneyville created this bingo card full of fun, uplifting activities.
Complete and enjoy as many of the activities as possible from the card, then tune in to Facebook Live on Monday, June 29, at 7:00 PM to see if you get bingo and win a reading-based prize!
Aprenda cómo usar ZOOM - curso gratis en español
How to Use Zoom - A Short Course in Spanish
Escoja uno de estos dos horarios de clases:
Select one of these class options:
Miércoles, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, iniciando el 17 de Junio hasta el 1 de Julio
Wednesdays, June 17-July 1, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sábados, 9:30 – 11:00 am, iniciando el 20 de Junio hasta el 11 Julio
Saturdays, June 20 - July 11 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Join Providence Community Library’s PVD READS Book Club on Monday, July 13th at 6PM for a virtual, intergenerational book discussion of The Bridge Home, featuring the book’s author, Padma Venkatraman. The conversation will be moderated by Meagan Lenihan, Director of the Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors, and co-hosted by Rhode Island Center for the Book and Providence Community Library.
The PVD Young Makers initiative has brought maker space tools and creativity to Providence libraries, transforming the traditional experience of library spaces for many local teens. Now the innovative maker team and its program partners have come up with a combination of safe, socially distanced summer challenges for middle and high school students to complete at home. Inside-Out Summer is a four-week-long, online program that offers a series of design challenges utilizing three learning pathways: 2D Design, 3D Design and Entrepreneurship.
The annual citywide summer learning initiative for 11,000 Providence K - 5 school children kicks off on June 22.
Not surprisingly, things are going to look a little different this year due to COVID-19.
The last few months haven't been easy. We at Providence Community Library have had to dig deep and come up with new ways to keep you educated, entertained and informed while the buildings are closed.