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HairBrained At The PPL Downtown

Long hair, crew cuts, braids, afros, fades, mohawks, dreads, facial hair, fake hair, weaves, perms, dyes, relaxers — shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Learn all about the cultural history of hair at HairBrained, the new exhibition at the Providence Public Library downtown. From Rapunzel to Angela Davis: it’s all here. This is an extensive survey

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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 and performing groups to bring a unique educational and inspirational

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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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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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‘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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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 will also hold a most unique raffle of rare books

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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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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 Howard, Jenny Nichols, Louis Haling, Bobby Casey, Jenine Bressner, Jack

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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 educational VHS in 1985, this is a great chance to

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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 from his private collection, and following his talk, he will

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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 Elmwood Avenue in Providence. The public is encouraged to come

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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 for the Humanities, will bring iconic images of local life

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