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Prov Public Library ‘Special Collections’

This really is special: “How to do Good Tattooing” by Miss Cindy Ray, is just one of the gems to be found in the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections. (She numbered the tattoos on her body to keep track of their progress for her first book.) Head curator Jordan Goffin was kind enough to pull […]

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Community Libraries Now Open

The Providence Community Library (PCL) will be reopening its nine neighborhood locations this Wednesday, operating on the summer schedule until September 4, with slightly reduced hours and mid-day closings which allow for extra cleaning of surfaces and safe quarantining of returned items. Patrons may make brief visits, browse and borrow materials and pick up reserved

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Hey John Oliver — Pay Your Fines!

Imagine waking up one morning to discover that you had appeared on one of your favorite comedy shows. Meet Alan Gunther, library manager of the Smith Hill Library and star of the most recent installment of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. [Watch the 17-minute segment now or the hamster thing won’t make any

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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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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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PCL ‘Great Checkout’ Fundraiser — Living Book Raffle

The Providence Community Library is Rhode Island’s largest (and youngest) public library system. Founded in 2009, this community-run system serves some of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods with a whole range of services: English, literacy and computer classes for adults; nationally recognized comic book classes for teenagers; early learning classes for toddlers, and a lot more. Running

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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 will be charged. Book drops will be open. For libraries

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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 noted short-short prose pioneer Karen Donovan, as the session begins.

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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 retired Superior Court Judge Mark Pfeiffer, the Providence Public Library

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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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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 transfer the nine neighborhood library branches over to the City

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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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