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Providence Community Library provides library services to Providence residents throughout the city through the operation and support of all nine neighborhood libraries. PCL manages Providence's community library system for the benefit of the entire community. Providence Community Library is composed of nine neighborhood libraries. Three of these are larger libraries serving an entire region of the city; these are Rochambeau Library on the East Side, Mount Pleasant Library on the West Side, and Knight Memorial Library on the South Side. The six other libraries are smaller ones that serve their immediate neighborhoods; these are the libraries in Fox Point, Smith Hill, Washington Park, South Providence, Olneyville and Wanskuck. The individual libraries are linked into a comprehensive library system which is also a member of Ocean State Libraries network.

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 forum starts. Seating is limited, so get there early. If […]

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Meet Mayoral Candidates At Rochambeau

(5.22) Meet the candidates for Mayor of Providence this Thursday at the Rochambeau Library. The mayoral candidates are participating in a series of three forums sponsored by Providence Community Libraries (PCL) Friends groups and moderated by the League of Women Voters. Ask questions and tell them what you think they need to know about schools,

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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 drastically altered home entertainment market at the end of 2013.

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Meet Mayoral Candidates At Knight Library

(4.16) The mayoral candidates are participating in a series of three forums sponsored by PCL Friends groups and moderated by the League of Women Voters. The first event takes place this Wednesday at Knight Memorial Library. Hear what the candidates for mayor of Providence have to say about neighborhood issues. Ask questions and tell them

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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 fines owed. Your donation of food will benefit the Rhode

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PCL Presents Series This Week — Onomatopoetry

The Providence Community Library presents “Onomatopoetry” a series of interactive performance, art and music events being held throughout the week. Learn how to create poems, raps, stories, art, and music at these free, two-hour workshops, with dynamic African American artists who will share their history, and their creative performance secrets. The workshops — presented by

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Gimme Shelter At Knight Library

(7.28) Another outdoor screening is on tap Saturday at the Knight Memorial Library, this time it’s the 1970 documentary concert film “Gimme Shelter.” Directed by David and Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens”) and Charlotte Zwerin the movie follows the Rolling Stones on their ill-fated 1969 US tour, from Madison Square Garden to Muscle Shoals Studios, and

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Eisenstein’s “Strike”

(5.1) Just in time for May Day, the Providence Community Library is presenting a free screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 classic “Strike” projected with 16mm film. This was Eisenstein’s first full-length feature; he would go on to make “The Battleship Potemkin” later that year. “Strike” depicts a strike in 1903 by the workers of a

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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 America. This ensemble of musicians is led by Bolivian master

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Friday Summer Nights On The Lawn — The ‘Mericans

The Providence Community Library’s outdoor Summer Concert Series continues with the ‘Mericans! The ‘Mericans are an experimental Americana roots folk-rock band from Rhode Island led by former Purple Ivy Shadows singer and guitarist Chris Daltry who has been called a “visionary founding father of the rootsy rockers” by the Providence Phoenix. (The ‘Mericans will also

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PCL Summer Concert Series With Olneyville Sound System

On Friday, July 29th local legends Olneyville Sound System will be playing a free show outdoors on the lawn of Knight Memorial Library on Elmwood Avenue as part of the 2011 Providence Community Library inaugural Summer Concert Series. “Ugly bass and skull splitting drums broken up by songs of corner prostitutes, foreign language radio, and

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Movie Saturday — History Of Riot Grrrl

Although it is often credited with kick-starting the “third wave” of feminism, Riot Grrrl barely made a blip in the mainstream media. Yet Riot Grrrl paved the way for the more conventional “girl power” phenomenon. Several books and films have now been released on this 90’s musical and political subculture, but in the scramble for

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Literary Speed Dating — May 23rd & June 13th

Providence Community Library goes bold and sassy: “Literary” Speed Dating! Imagine 15 dates in one hour! Providence Community Library is excited to announce two opportunities for literary singles: May 23 for adults in their 40’s and 50’s; and June 13 for adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Both events are from 6:30–8:30pm at Rochambeau Library

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