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AS220 Archives Launch Event At PPL

Celebrate the opening of the AS220 Archives in the Grand Hall of the Providence Public Library this Wednesday. The festivities will include music, performance, an art installation, and a view of some of the treasures included in the Archives. (Enter on Washington Street side.) Following a several-month archival project, our Special Collections Department has officially

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Legal Literacy Program In Olneyville

[Additional Note: The schedule has been expanded. See below.] The Providence Community Library (PCL) and Libraries Without Borders will partner to provide direct weekly services to Olneyville residents as they use the local laundromat, explore the flea market, and return home to the Manton Heights housing development. The Legal Literacy Initiative strives to bring library

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Alternative ComicCon — Olneyville Library

(11.10) The Providence Community Library (PCL) Alternative ComicCon was such a hit last year that they are bringing it back, this year to the Olneyville Library. Alternative ComicCon is a small scale comics convention for local residents, especially kids and teens, who are excited about comics, manga, and illustration, and want to experience this passion

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Knight Memorial Library Reopens

Providence Community Library (PCL) has announced that the Knight Memorial Library on Elmwood Avenue will reopen to customers on Monday, October 23. The building closed temporarily in late July for essential repairs and upgrades. Services and programs will resume during normal scheduled hours, Monday to Friday. “We regretted having to close the library over the

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‘A Christmas Story’ The Play At Rochambeau

(12.10) “A Christmas Story” will be performed by Living Literature this Saturday at the Rochambeau Library. (Providence Community Library) This two-person play is a 40-minute version of Jean Shepherd’s “Duel in the Snow,” upon which the 1983 classic movie, “A Christmas Story” was based. The performance tells the story of a child who lives in

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Library Fundraiser At Cluck!

(6.13) The Friends of Olneyville Library have joined forces with Cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply to raise funds and buy replacement items for Olneyville Library, which suffered damage in recent flooding. Olneyville Library was flooded on April 25 when heavy rains caused a rise in the water table underneath the building. “We are working

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History Of The Future At The PPL

A new exhibit “Portals: The History of the Future” is on display now at the Providence Public Library downtown. The dream of time travel has fascinated humans for centuries. Facing the future, it engenders both hope and fear about our imagined outcomes; facing the past, it provokes curiosity (and sometimes scorn) toward people who lived

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‘Dear Diorama’ Returns to Rochambeau

(2.24) Last winter two dozen readers created entries for “Dear Diorama,” an exhibit of 3-D book reports that was organized by Providence Community Library and Not About The Buildings. Local artists, crafters, and hobbyist bookworms showed off scenes from some of their favorite books, from Watership Down and Alice In Wonderland to The Flame Throwers

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PCL And Smith Hill Library Celebrate Thursday

The Providence Community Library is celebrating its first 5 years, as well as the recent renovations to the Smith Hill Library, with a neighborhood party. The event will feature a special reveal of renovations to the 1932 library building. Refreshments include Food for the Soul, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Providence Fire Department, and the Chad Brown

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