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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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Book Sale — Rochambeau Library

The Friends of Rochambeau Library Spring Book Sale starts today, April 23rd, and runs through the end of the week. More than 20,000 used books, audiovisuals, and more, sorted in over 50 categories. All hardcover and large paperback books: $1 dollar All children’s books and small paperbacks: 50 cents Specials and rarities: priced individually Monday

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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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Weird World of Eerie Publications tonight at Rochambeau Library

TONIGHT – January 13th, 7pm at the Rochambeau Library (708 Hope Street in Providence), Providence Community Library will be hosting Mike Howlett, author of “The Weird World of Eerie Publications” (Feral House, 2010). “Eerie Publications’ horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America’s newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values

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R2-D20: An Evening Of Sci-Fi Fandom, Fantasy Gaming Geekery & Wizard Rock!

On Thursday, December 2nd, Providence Community Library will be presenting: “R2-D20: A Night of Sci-Fi Fandom and Fantasy Gaming Geekery” with authors Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks) and Tony Pacitti (My Best Friend Is A Wookiee), local artist Michael Townsend (you know, the “mall-squatting artist”) and Woonsocket based “evil wizard rock” band Draco

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McSweeney’s author Adam Levin reads / signs The Instructions

Saturday, November 6th, Providence Community Library and Brown/RISD Hillel host Adam Levin for a reading, discussion and signing of his critically acclaimed first novel The Instructions (McSweeney’s 2010). Starting at 7pm, this event is free and open to the public (although it is after-hours and normal library services will not be offered). The book 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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This Time It’s About The Buildings, Actually

Back in July 2009, the Providence Public Library (PPL) agreed to hand over nine neighborhood libraries to the Providence Community Library (PCL), and the transition thusfar has been very successful.  There’s just one problem: the PPL still owns seven of the nine library buildings. The PPL won’t do any structural repairs on the buildings, and

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Environmental Films At Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library and Trees 2020 are excited to present two free environmentally-themed films tonight at the Knight Memorial Library, starting at 6pm. The Man Who Planted Trees (30 minutes animated) This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by

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Providence City Council – Ward 14 Debate tonight, Wanskuck Library

The Providence League of Women Voters and Providence Community Library will be presenting a debate between the Democratic candidates for the Ward 14 City Council seat, tonight at the Wanskuck Library. As Council President Peter Mancini is retiring, after serving the Wanskuck community for a number of years (and consistently supporting Wanskuck Library and PCL),

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Mike Miller Swingtet with Mike Turk at Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and the Friends of Rochambeau present a free concert with the Mike Miller Swingtet, featuring Mike Turk on harmonica, this Thursday, August 26th at 7pm. Mike Miller and his Mike Miller Swingtet are well-known to aficionados of the Rochambeau music programs not only for their own extraordinary musicianship, but for seeking out

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Dr. Michael Fine and “The Zero Calorie Diet” at Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and The Friends of Rochambeau present a discussion with Dr. Michael Fine, author of “The Zero Calorie Diet” on June 10th, 7pm, at Rochambeau Library. “The Zero Calorie Diet” is a book about fasting, about eating, not eating, eating less, and about the commercialization of food and everything else in our bloated

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A Guided Tour Of The Empire Strikes Back With Ryder Windham

Providence Community Library welcomes Ryder Windham, author of over sixty Star Wars books, to Rochambeau Library on Saturday, May 15th. Ryder will present rare photos and illustrations related to Empire, and discuss vintage Star Wars toys, comic books, and comic strips. Ryder will also be signing books and we will be giving away signed souvenirs.

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Washington Park Turns 1 (Sorta) Thursday

After a few years in disrepair/bureaucratic limbo, the Washington Park Library re-opened in historic Firehouse No. 11 on May 6, 2009, less than two months before its ownership transitioned from the anxious-to-close Providence Public Library to the anxious-to-stay open Providence Community Library.  To celebrate one year of (renewed) existence, there’s a celebration tomorrow from 6-8pm

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Book Talk And Signing With Ann Hood — Friday

Providence Community Library will be presenting a free book discussion and signing with local best-selling author Ann Hood, on Friday, May 7th at the Mount Pleasant Library. Ann will be reading from her latest work, The Red Thread, with a discussion and signing to follow. For more info call 272.0106 or contact ddvorchak@provcomlib.org. 3pm, Friday,

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Tish Adams & The Mike Miller Swingtet, April 29th, Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and The Friends of Rochambeau invite you to an evening of jazz and blues with Tish Adams and The Mike Miller Swingtet. This is a free event and it will take place at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street in Providence, on Thursday, April 29th at 7pm. The Mike Miller Swingtet consists of

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