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‘Mad Science’ At PPL Saturday

Spend a fun afternoon learning science things. Head over to the Providence Public Library this Saturday for Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Join us as we welcome Mad Science to PPL! This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments and includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in

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‘Take’ A Seat And Support The Prov Public Library

I can’t wait to get inside this building. Seen here is the Providence Public Library’s 1953 auditorium, completely renovated with an Art Deco look and fully ADA compliant. New features in the 255-seat space include a lift to the stage and state-of-the-art sound and lighting. (The sound system got a test drive this summer with

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PPL Creative Fellowship — Apply Now

The Providence Public Library is now accepting proposals for their 2021 Creative Fellowship. They are looking for an artist to create new, original work in the field of two-dimensional artwork or illustration related to the topic of Tomboys, as part of the Library’s 2021 exhibition and program series. Creative Fellows perform in-depth research in our

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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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Rediscovered Returns

AS220‘s public access photography program will once again present the fruits of its collaboration with the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections department with a series of gallery exhibitions scheduled for 2011. Join us for our latest exhibition openings on Gallery Night, Thursday, May 19th and June 16 from 5pm to 9pm for a glimpse of

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Providence Community Library Roundtable Tonight

Pubilc library use is up as much as sixty-five percent over the past year, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Tonight at the Rochambeau LIbrary, members of the Providence Community Library will be having a roundtable discussion about the future of Providence library branches. Tonight 7 pm 708 Hope St.

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Washington Park Library–Still Not Open

If you’re reading this and it’s before 10 AM and you’re not at work or otherwise occupied–a longshot, I know–you should head down to the Washington Park Library (1316 Broad Street), where some community members are staging a rally to get the branch opened again.  I posted about the ridiculous situation at Washington Park last

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New Fiscal Year, Same Old Shenanigans At The Library

Today’s July 1st, which marks the beginning of a new fiscal year at the library.  What that means exactly is sort of up for debate; last year library administrators said they wanted a written contract with the city about what services they’d be providing, but then they spent the whole year refusing to agree to

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