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Library Amnesty Week

The Providence Community Library will hold its 2016 Amnesty Week from Monday, April 11, through Saturday, April 16. Return your overdue items . . . bring a can of food for donation . . . no fines and no questions asked! Raffle — When you

Music Through June At Providence Public Library

The Providence Public Library has created a multifaceted exhibition and program series — Don’t Stop the Music! — to celebrate and honor Rhode Island’s long musical history. We have mined our rich historical collections of music and have collaborated with local musicians and organizations, scholars

Mayoral Candidates At Rochambeau

(10.9) The PCL will host a forum with mayoral candidates Thursday at the Rochambeau Library.  Don’t miss this opportunity to question mayoral candidates Jorge Elorza (D), Daniel Harrop (R), and Buddy Cianci (I) before Election Day! Doors will open at 5:30pm, 30 minutes before the

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PCL Acquires 6,000 Titles From Acme Collection

When Acme Video closed its doors for business, hundreds of cult cinema lovers let out a cry of despair. Ralph Goudreau’s beloved Brook Street video store had supplied Providence with an eclectic mix of VHS tapes and DVDs since 1993 but succumbed finally to a

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‘February Fine Freeze’ Starts At Prov Community Library

From February 18th through 22nd: If you have books or other library items that are overdue, bring a canned food donation to your library anytime during February Fine Freeze week. In return, we’ll waive your overdue fines! We suggest a minimum donation of one canned item for every $20 of

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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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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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Walker Mettling Presents 100 Very Short Stories — Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 8th, Providence Community Library and Walker Mettling present “100 Very Short Stories” at the Knight Memorial Library. Ten writers will be reading 100 very, very SHORT stories which will also be illustrated live by Jean Cozzens! The readers are: Kevin Delaney, Joanna

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Free Screening ’80 Blocks from Tiffany’s’ — Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library and Traffic Entertainment Group will be presenting a free screening of the 1979 documentary 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s before it is officially re-released on November 23rd. After 30 years of languishing in a film archive, with only a brief release as an

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Kenneth Gloss — Free Talk/Book Appraisals Tonight At Rochambeau

Kenneth Gloss is proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. You may have seen him during his appearances as an appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. He will show examples of books, magazines and ephemera

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Ward 11 City Council Candidates Debate Monday

The Providence League of Women Voters, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library and Providence Community Library will be presenting a debate between the Providence Ward 11 City Council seat candidates tonight, Monday, October 25th at 6:45pm. It will take place at Knight Memorial Library, 275

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Rediscovered: Glass Negatives From Special Collections Printed At AS220 Darkroom

The Paul Krot Community Darkroom at AS220 and the Providence Public Library are proud to present a public exhibition of photographic prints made from rare glass negatives found in the library’s Special Collections Department. The exhibition, funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council

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Mike Miller Swingtet with Mike Turk at Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and the Friends of Rochambeau present a free concert with the Mike Miller Swingtet, featuring Mike Turk on harmonica, this Thursday, August 26th at 7pm. Mike Miller and his Mike Miller Swingtet are well-known to aficionados of the Rochambeau music programs not

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Tish Adams & The Mike Miller Swingtet, April 29th, Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and The Friends of Rochambeau invite you to an evening of jazz and blues with Tish Adams and The Mike Miller Swingtet. This is a free event and it will take place at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street in Providence, on Thursday,

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Storytelling With Valerie Tutson At Knight Memorial Library — April 21st

Please join Providence Community Library and Valerie Tutson for an afternoon of storytelling at the Knight Memorial Library. Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African

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RILA Legislative Day!

Rhode Island Library Association is sponsoring a Legislative Day February 9 on the second floor of the State Capitol building from 1:30 – 4 pm. Come and personally meet with your Representatives and Senators to make a case for Rhode Island libraries. As the economy