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Non-Micro-Writeup of Micro-Memoir

Once again, we were gathered in the beautiful lower floor of one of the oldest libraries in the United States, sipping wine among the stacks while sacrilegiously eating pizza slices and delicious crunchy little chocolate chip cookies off the Egyptian cabinet that once held Napoleon’s “Description of Egypt.”

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‘Micro-Memoir’ Returns To Athenaeum

(2.21) Co-presented by Not About the Buildings and the Providence Athenaeum, this unique workshop is free and open to the public. Join us to write and read aloud extremely short (200-word) personal memoirs based on an object/muse to be presented by our workshop facilitator, the

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Providence Community Library Benefit Saturday

Nine Dollars . . . Nine Libraries. Head down to AS220 Saturday night for performances by Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, the Throttles, Maria Monk, the Denver Boot, Barn Burning, and more tba. All proceeds to benefit the nine neighborhood libraries operated by Providence

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Finally A Resolution — City To Purchase Libraries

The administration of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras announced today that it has reached an agreement with the two independent organizations that operate the libraries that serve city residents. This agreement will preserve city branches and all  neighborhood libraries. It’s complicated. Under the agreement mediated by

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The Third Man At Knight Library

(11.17) Cue the zither. Providence Community Library will be offering a screening of The Third Man, the 1949 British film noir based on the novella by Graham Greene. Starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, this is one of Roger Ebert’s ‘Great Movies’. “The Third Man”

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Rally Thursday For Transfer Of Neighborhood Library Buildings

A message from the Providence Community Library Friends Groups to the Providence Public Library, “Turn the people’s buildings over to the city now!” The Providence Community Library (PCL) Friends Groups will rally to call the public’s attention to the Providence Public Library’s blatant refusal to

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“I Would Prefer Not To”

Who hasn’t thought that. Not About the Buildings and the Providence Athenaeum present The Scrivener-In, a marathon reading of Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street and Poe’s The Raven, with discussion. Hear Poe read where Poe once walked. Poe’s poem The Raven,

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Micro-Memoir Workshop At Athenaeum

From the fabulous Christina Bevilaqua, Join us to write and read aloud extremely short (200-word) personal memoirs based on a question to be posed by our workshop facilitator, the noted short-short prose pioneer Karen Donovan, as the session begins. Participants will experience both the rigors

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Children’s Reading Event

Providence Public Library 1st Floor – The Children’s Room 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903 Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In celebration of the generous donation from Fidelity Investments, WaterFire welcomes Steve Kidd, Education Director & Resident Actor of the Sandra

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From the People Who Made You Hate the Library…

…And that’s not an easy thing to do. The petulant patricians who drove the Providence Public Library into the ground had harsh words for David Cicilline this week.  (I like to think the PPL honchos have had similar words for me in private over the

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This Time It’s About The Buildings, Actually

Back in July 2009, the Providence Public Library (PPL) agreed to hand over nine neighborhood libraries to the Providence Community Library (PCL), and the transition thusfar has been very successful.  There’s just one problem: the PPL still owns seven of the nine library buildings. The