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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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Karaoke, Bigfoot In The Library Tomorrow

[youtube]iBU-MxydbWQ[/youtube] Today was long and my brain is currently jiggling like a bowlful of jelly and/or Santa’s belly, so forgive me if I’m not my usual witty self and I just copy and paste the press release I wrote about what’s happening at the nine neighborhood libraries tomorrow (tomorrow being Wednesday.)  David already mentioned it,

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Good News On The Library Front (For Now)

After three years of not having a library, the people in Washington Park will have reason to rejoice on Monday when their renovated library branch re-opens.  (Of course, under the library administration’s plan it’s scheduled to close again in after June months, but, um, let’s be optimistic?) There’s a celebration scheduled for 6 pm next

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Hope For Endangered Library Branches?

I don’t normally use this site as a political platform–unless it’s to promote the politics of dancing and/or feeling good–but there’s been some crazy library developments lately.  And by crazy I mean stupid. Two weeks ago, the library board voted to close four branches in the city–Fox Point, Olneyville, Smith Hill and Wanskuck–and to abandon

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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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Although it’s so disgustingly humid that I want to die right now (and, this just in, now it’s pouring, too!), I’m heading over to the former Benny’s on Broad Street today at five for the press conference/rally that the Library Reform Group is organizing about the Washington Park library. <soapbox>Not to repeat myself too much,

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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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