Seasons Greetings From PCL!
On behalf of everyone at PCL, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Once again, it's been a busy year! We've offered many exciting programs and achieved the best results yet from our summer reading program and mobile library project, "Summer Reading in the Schoolyard". 

Thank you for your patience earlier this summer when we closed Knight Memorial for some weeks to complete essential work on the building. We have exciting plans for Knight Memorial in 2018 - read below for some great news!

As I write, PCL is entering a new phase of its strategic planning process. We've talked to hundreds of library users, community partners, teachers, city leaders and business owners to find out what different interest groups would like to see from the Library. We've had lots of detailed feedback and one thing is crystal clear - people love libraries and greatly value the role that they play in their communities. PCL will continue to listen to all our users as it implements the recommendations of the new plan in 2018. The best is yet to come for PCL!

Thanks to all our corporate and individual sponsors as well as to Mayor Elorza and the City Council members and State representatives who have supported us so positively throughout the year. 

Finally, THANK YOU. If you are able, please remember PCL in your end of year giving. Have a happy and prosperous 2018!   

Jeffrey Cannell
Library Director
Knight Memorial Library to Receive $544,000 Facelift Thanks to Grant

PCL has been awarded $544,800 by the Champlin Foundation to repair, renovate and preserve the exterior of Knight Memorial Library. The grant will fund cleaning and renovations to all exterior masonry as well as repairs to the roof, guttering, cornice and skylights.    The work will take place in Spring 2018.

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Guide to Holiday Programs at Your Local Neighborhood Library

This is a busy time of the year and it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening, Here's a digest of all the seasonal parties, open houses, story times, movie screenings and craft programs happening at PCL locations in December!

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Bilingual Author Event with Kianny Antigua
Saturday, December 9 1;00PM -2:30PM
South Providence Library 

This event provides activities and readings for children based on the book  GreƱa / Crazy Hair.  Kianny Antigua describes it as "a book for first readers, tiny in size, but big on topics such as self-love, personal acceptance and love of our roots."

Compete to Bee the BEST Speller in PVD!
2nd Annual PCL Spelling Bee
Friday, Jan 26, 2018, 8:00PM -10:00PM
AS220, Empire Street, Providence

Save the date!  New Year 2018 delivers another chance to compete for the coveted title of Best Speller in Providence! The PCL Spelling Bee returns to AS220  where you can enjoy drinks, great company and cheer on your favorite speller. Admission is just $5 in advance, $10 at door  and $10 to compete. Sign up to spell from 7:30PM (we recommend that you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment).

The Vegan Eating Explosion with Rob Yaffe

Monday, December 18   7:00PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

A recent report published by GlobalData revealed that the number of people following a vegan diet in this country has grown fivefold in the last three years, with about 6 percent of the population opting to exclude animal products from their food choices.

CPR Class at Mount Pleasant

Hands Only CPR Training
Saturday, December 16, 2:00PM-3:30PM
Mount Pleasant Library, 315 Academy Ave.

CPR training can save lives! At this weekend workshop, find out how to perform hands only CPR on an adult, child or infant, practice performing compressions, learn about an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how to help a choking victim.

Thank You, Generous Donors! If You Haven't Yet Given......

THANK YOU to all of our generous donors who made #Giving Tuesday  such a success for PCL. If you missed #Giving Tuesday , it's still not too late to help your library continue to provide the people of Providence with outstanding educational and cultural programs or buy books or DVDs for you to borrow. When planning your year-end or holiday gifts, keep PCL in mind! All you have to do is click the "donate" button on the page!