September 2019
PCL Annual Meeting: Looking Back, Moving Forward
PCL Annual Meeting
Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm -7:30pm
in the Board of Aldermen Chambers, Providence City Hall

Join us as city leaders, community partners and PCL’s board members, staff and patrons, celebrate the achievements of PCL’s first ten years - and look forward to the future! We will honor PCL Employee and Volunteer of the Year, as well as our 2018-2019 Library Champion, Providence Talks.

Refreshments will be served.

COMING SOON: Feria del Libro 2019
Feria del Libro y Las Artes de Providence
Saturday, November 9, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Providence College

Providence Community Library is collaborating with Providence College, Raising Readers, and other partners to present Feria del libro y las Artes de Providence 2019, a FREE one-day bilingual Latino festival of books and arts for the whole community!

2020 Census Recruitment Sessions at PCL
Job opportunity! The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to hire close to 500,000 office and field staff nationally for the 2020 Census. The majority of those hires will be Census takers, or enumerators. Enumerators interview residents of households that have not responded via the online or paper forms to supply their Census information. These temporary staff serve as the last line of defense for getting an accurate count, which is critical for federal funding and fair political representation.

Grant Award for Olneyville Preschool Hub
Congratulations to Library Manager Joseph Morra and staff at Olneyville Library, who have received $15,000 from the United Way of Rhode Island's Olneyville Community fund for a pilot project called the Olneyville Preschool Hub.

Summer Arrangements End at Knight Memorial
Since July 1, Knight Memorial has operated out of the ground floor community room, which was fitted with temporary air conditioning. From Monday, September 9, all regular library services will resume in the main library space upstairs.

Meet RI Writers at Mt. Pleasant
PVD Writers' Night
Monday, September 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mount Pleasant Library

PVD Writers’ Night will feature seasoned & aspiring Rhode Island writers as they celebrate stories and read their new works of fiction. Come celebrate Providence’s literary community through stories. These storytellers will whisk you away to well-imagined worlds. Don’t let this evening of fiction and literature come-and-go without you!

A Conversation About Race, Plus Potluck
Conversations About Race
Monday, September 9, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

Join in the third of a series of meaningful conversations about racial prejudice, inequality, and the divisions that have become part of the fabric of American society.

Bring your favorite food for potluck and casual conversation at 6:30. The program will begin at 7:00pm.

Get Things Done with a Bullet Journal
Bullet Journal
Thursday September 12, 6:30pm - 8pm 
Washington Park Library

Wondering what a bullet journal is? Bullet journal is a method of journaling and note-taking that uses bullet points as the core structure.

Google Digital Skills Workshops
PCL has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.

We will use the funding to hold 4 Google Digital Skills workshops at Smith Hill Library in September with refreshments & giveaways at each event!

Keep Track of Your PCL Events with Burbio
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on at PCL and in our community ! is a FREE website and app that puts PCL, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.

More Great Programs - In Brief
Mondays in September, 6:00PM -8:00PM 
Mount Pleasant Library

Mondays from September 9, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Washington Park Library

Thursday, September 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Knight Memorial Library