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Poe Films At Athenaeum

(10.14) From the Providence Athenaeum, David Dvorchak of AS220, hosts this afternoon of horror with us, featuring a full length film and short films inspired by our favorite author of mystery and horror Edgar Allen Poe. What better place to get in touch with your

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Providence Community Libraries Closed

The Providence Community Library (PCL) system will close Monday, September 10th through Saturday, September 15th due to a cut in funding from the city of Providence. Regular library operations will resume Monday, September 17th. During this time, materials will not be due and no fines

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City Budget Cuts Threaten PCL Services

Since 2009, when PCL took over the operation of the nine neighborhood libraries for the City of Providence, the City has provided PCL annual funding of $3,550,000. This provides approximately 75% of PCL’s annual budget. State library funding provides another 15% of PCL’s funds, and

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Book Sale — Rochambeau Library

The Friends of Rochambeau Library Spring Book Sale starts today, April 23rd, and runs through the end of the week. More than 20,000 used books, audiovisuals, and more, sorted in over 50 categories. All hardcover and large paperback books: $1 dollar All children’s books and

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Reanimation Library — Visual Resource

A branch of the Reanimation Library, started in Brooklyn by Andrew Beccone, has popped up on Carpenter Street. Branch libraries are “temporary site-specific manifestations of the Reanimation Library . . . to engage people who might otherwise be unable to visit the main library in

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The Great Checkout

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails, and fine conversation while helping the Providence Community Library (PCL) raise funds to support the expansion of PCL’s educational and cultural programming for youths and adults, in English and Spanish, at all nine libraries. At ‘The Great Checkout’, PCL

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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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Free Concert — Voces De Los Andes At Knight Library

Providence Community Library is excited to be hosting a night with Voces de Los Andres for our final, free outdoor concert of the year this Friday, September 2nd. Voces de los Andes celebrates the rich musical tradition of Bolivia and the Andean region of South

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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