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PCL Helping With Vaccination Registration

The Providence Community Library (PCL) is stepping up big time. Imagine navigating the vaccination registration system without a computer, or computer competency. If this describes someone you know, here is how and when they can call a library and get started: Residents who are eligible for shots but need extra assistance to navigate the online […]

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Free Covid Testing — Smith Hill Library

The Providence Community Library (PCL) will be hosting the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation (SHCDC) and the Rhode Island National Guard to bring free, twice-weekly, Covid testing to the parking lot area of the Smith Hill Library on Candace Street. People who take the 15-minute rapid test at the Smith Hill Library can view their

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Free ESL Classes Start At PCL

The Providence Community Library system will be starting its English as a Second Language (ESL) classes shortly. Classes will cover grammar, conversation, and writing, and will run through June. The first two branches to kick off beginner sessions are:  Knight Memorial on Elmwood Avenue this Wednesday, January 22; and the South Providence branch on Prairie

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PCL Adds Free Film Streaming Service

Patrons of the Providence Community Library (PCL) will now have access to more than 30,000 films through the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. And it’s free. The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free through all nine locations of Providence Community Library (PCL). Library card holders can access films instantly by

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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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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 Library Benefit Saturday

Nine Dollars . . . Nine Libraries. Head down to AS220 Saturday night for performances by Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, the Throttles, Maria Monk, the Denver Boot, Barn Burning, and more tba. All proceeds to benefit the nine neighborhood libraries operated by Providence Community Library. With host Rory Raven. $9, doors 7pm, show

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Providence Daily Dose