Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Libraries of Providence will be Closed 

Thursday, November 24 - Saturday, November 26

All locations will close at 5:30p.m. today

We have been thrilled to see so many people returning to our libraries in person over the last year. We enjoy being busy! We are grateful to serve you, our patrons, supporters and neighbors.

We wish you a Happy, Healthy & Safe

Thanksgiving Holiday!

Seasonal Crafts & Maker Workshops

Make your own one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, candles, gifts and wrapping paper at our workshops!

Create Your Own Wrapping Paper!

Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 15, 6:00 PM - 7:30PM

Wanskuck Library

Carve your own linoleum stamp to create an original pattern to be used as wrapping paper. Materials provided. For this workshop, it is best you can attend at least 2/3 sessions so you have time to carve a stamp and print!

Register at khaines@clpvd.org

Maker Workshop for Adults: Design a Laser-Cut Ornament with Inkscape

Tuesday, December 6, 6:00PM to 7:30PM

South Providence Library

Learn how to use the software Inkscape to design a customized ornament that can be cut out of wood on a laser cutter. You can pick up finished item later in the week. Space is limited, register with Garrett at glocke@clpvd.org 

Candle Making Workshop

Monday, December 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rochambeau Library

Make a candle for yourself or as a gift! Pre-registration is required: skennedy@clpvd.org

Jewelry Making

Monday, December 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rochambeau Library

Make jewelry for yourself or for a gift! Drop-in.

Parties & Celebrations

More events being added! Ask in your library or check the calendar for new additions.

Friends of Smith Hill Annual Holiday Bazaar

Wednesday, December 7, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Smith Hill Library

Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 15, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Washington Park Library

Reduce, Reuse, Re-WRAP: Wrapping Party and Paper Swap

Wednesday, December 14, 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Rochambeau Library

Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 21, 3:00PM - 7:00PM

Mount Pleasant Library

Community Potluck & Cultural Celebration

Thursday, December 8, 6pm

Wanskuck Library

Bring your favorite dish and story to share (not required). This is a family friendly event with activities for kids and their caregivers. Special guests will share culturally rich food stories. Raffles and prizes will be awarded! Sponsored by the Friends of Wanskuck Library.

Register free on Eventbrite


Seasonal Storytimes with a Free Plant!


Winter music performances for you

Jug Band Night

Tuesday, November 29, 6:00PM -7:45PM

Fox Point Library

Enjoy a night of jug band music with Fox Point's own, Jack Moore. 

On Being Enslaved- A performance by Marian Anderson String Quartet

Saturday, December 10, 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Rochambeau Library

Brown University's Center for Slavery and Justice presents Marian Anderson String Quartet: On Being Enslaved, a concert featuring works by Giddens, McNair, Adler, Wallace, Dvorjak, and Johnson.

Sales & Marketplaces

Bargains galore! Shop everything from stocking stuffers to rare 1st editions at our Friends' sales and support local businesses at our last Maker Marketplace of the year.

Flea Market & Booksale

Wednesday, December 7, 3:00PM -5:30PM

Knight Memorial Library

Shop local at the library! First Wednesday of every month on the front lawn.

Friends of Rochambeau "Special Books" Sale

Dealer preview: December 7, 10AM-2PM

Sale to public: December 7, 2PM -7PM; Dec 8 10AM-7PM; Dec 9, 1PM-5PM

Rochambeau Library

Antiquarian and higher-priced books: art, architecture, graphic design, 1st editions, vintage children's, signed books, graphic novels, ghost themed collection. Priced $4 - $7.

Friends Basement Thrift Store Winter Sale

Saturday, December 10, 9:30PM-2PM

Mount Pleasant Library 

Winter clothes, new jewelry, games, puzzles, toys, decorations

We've Got Merch!

Following the success of our popular I read banned books shirts - which are still available - we now offer CLPVD logo shirts and sweatshirts, tote bags, and even a shirt for your doggy companion! Check out our expanded online store and show off your library pride. All items ordered by December 2 will ship on December 9 and should arrive by December 22.

If You Miss Us...Our Digital Resources Never Close

Use your library card to check out eBooks from Ocean State Libraries. Head over to Hoopla to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV! Visit Kanopy for a huge selection of films, which includes free unlimited streaming from Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses lecture collections - no play credit required.

Catch up with our latest videos on the CLPVD YouTube Channel.

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