Are You Ready to be Money Smart?
Money Smart worshops start this week! Regardless of your financial situation or your stage of life, we have a workshop that can help you.  See more below and look out for our special Money Smart eNews later this week!

Read about our new Computer Builders Program, which starts this week at Olneyville. Yes, Olneyville, you read that correctly. After extensive repair and refurbishment, Olneyville is looking like new again and we look forward to a formal re-opening in May.

Earth Day clean-ups, ballet workshops, literary competitions, author talks... there is so much happening at PCL. Enjoy our news!
Another Great Amnesty Week!  

On Monday, April 17, Library Director Jeff Cannell and staff delivered 1,000 pounds of food, donated in lieu of library fines, to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The food was transported in style, in PCL's Mobile Library!

Money Smart Workshops Start This Week!

PCL has partnered with local experts to offer user-friendly workshops that cover a wide range of important, everyday personal finance issues. They are full of information that you can really use!

Earth Day Events at S. Providence & Wanskuck!

South Providence Library
April 22 9:00AM-12.00PM
Contact: (401) 467-2619

PCL Computer Builders Program Makes Debut at Olneyville

The Computer Builders Program is an exciting, hands-on training project that teaches children and teens age 12 to 17 how to build computers! Participants work in pairs to create fully functional devices that will replace the aging devices in our computer labs.  

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The Future is Now and 50/50 Raffle: Buy Tickets!

It's time to buy your tickets for PCL's Spring fundraiser, The Future is Now,  which takes place on Thursday, June 1 6:00PM-9:00PM at Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence. Once again, we'll enjoy delicious hors d'oevres, drinks and music and we will honor also a special guest, Senator Jack Reed, a longtime champion of public and school libraries and a great friend of PCL. Tickets are $100 each.  You can  buy tickets online  for the fundraiser now. If you are unable to join us, we invite you to make a  donation .

PC Book Drive Benefits Smith Hill! 

Back in the Fall, Providence College (PC) graduate student Lizzie Kravitz suggested that PC's annual Book Drive should benefit Smith Hill Library. Lizzie, together with Monique Walmsley, a student interested in library work, met Smith Hill librarian Alan Gunther and Youth Services Specialist Jennifer Romans in order to decide what books would best meet the needs of Smith Hill. They came up with a list of 50 desired books focusing on black characters, in honor of February's Black History Month. 

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Festival Ballet Providence Presents Cinderella Workshops for Youth        
Monday, May 1 at 10:00 AM
Washington Park Library             
Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 AM
Rochambeau Library

Friday, May 5 at 10:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Library

Friday, May 5 at 1:30 PM
Wanskuck Library    

Festival of Historic Houses: Lectures & Tour
Providence Preservation Society's 2017 festival will focus on the opulent architecture of the Upper Elmwood Historic District and the magnificent Knight Memorial Library, which opened in 1900, features in the program.

Some Important Dates for Latino Writers, Young and Old

"Letras de Little Rhody" Short Story Workshop
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30PM 7:30PM
Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue 

Upcoming Author Events: Hilary Salk and Ramiro Cerna

The Story of a Novel: Hilary Salk Book Talk and Publication Party
Thursday, April 20 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street