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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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Get Into ‘The Churn’ At The PPL

Well, this is what this installation looked like today, but the new exhibit at the main library downtown will be changing daily, and the public is invited to participate. Up now through December 17th is Rewilding: Alive in the Churn a collaborative, interactive installation curated by artist Kotone Deguchi and co-produced by PVD Young Makers …

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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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PPL Online Auction — Public Inspection

(8.30) Who doesn’t love old card catalogs? Now you can bring the Dewey Decimal System, and a piece of Providence Public Library history, right into your own home. In preparation for building renovations scheduled to begin next month, the PPL will be holding an auction of more than 300 lots of items, including furnishings, tables, …

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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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Library Board Meeting at Noon Today

The board of the library will be meeting at noon today to discuss the fact that they have less than two weeks to decide how they’re going to keep themselves afloat.  By contract, they only have until the 31st to approve a plan for a “sustainable system.” Since the economy is collapsing around us, it …

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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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