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Washington Park Turns 1 (Sorta) Thursday

After a few years in disrepair/bureaucratic limbo, the Washington Park Library re-opened in historic Firehouse No. 11 on May 6, 2009, less than two months before its ownership transitioned from the anxious-to-close Providence Public Library to the anxious-to-stay open Providence Community Library.  To celebrate one year of (renewed) existence, there’s a celebration tomorrow from 6-8pm […]

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Thursday Movie Night At The Library: The Call Of Cthulhu

Come out and join us Thursday, March 25th, at 7pm at the Rochambeau Library in Providence to celebrate the life of Rhode Island’s noted sci-fi and horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. We’ll be having a free, public showing of the 2005 black and white, silent version of “The Call of Cthulhu” directed by Andrew Leman of

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Providence Community Library Annual Meeting

UPDATE (BY DAVE): I went. Great vibes. A diverse board of residents from throughout Providence. Lots of work in front of us. There have been some large in-kind donations (computers from GTECH, a year’s worth of new books from the Projo) and some small donations have started coming in. But the PCL is trying to

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Good News On The Library Front (For Now)

After three years of not having a library, the people in Washington Park will have reason to rejoice on Monday when their renovated library branch re-opens.  (Of course, under the library administration’s plan it’s scheduled to close again in after June months, but, um, let’s be optimistic?) There’s a celebration scheduled for 6 pm next

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Free To-Dos To-night

I’m wicked frazzled right now, but before I head out for a (hopefully) computer-free weekend, I just wanted to let you all know about two free happenings this evening: 1. At the Athenaeum (251 Benefit St): Readings from the newly published anthology, Wild Dreams: the Best of Italian American, with editor-in-chief Carol Bonomo (Ahearn) Albright

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‘Sex, Lies, and Edgar Allen Poe’

Tonight’s event, marking the bicentennial of Poe’s birth and his doomed, romantic sojourns in Providence, is nearly sold out. Any remaining tickets must be purchased by calling Sandy Markley at 401.421.6970.  The event will feature dramatic readings from Poe — as well as Providence poet, Sarah Helen Whitman —  an exhibit of rare Poe printed

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Providence Daily Dose