December 2019
Season's Greetings!
Providence Community Library wishes everyone - staff, patrons, volunteers as well as friends and supporters in the wider community - a peaceful, safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful 2020.

We look forward to seeing you again soon in your neighborhood library! 

Thank You for Your Generosity
We at Providence Community Library thank you for all the generosity that you have shown us so far in this season of giving. During the week of Giving Tuesday we were thrilled to receive $4,700 from library supporters, and donations continue to arrive in response to our year-end giving campaign. Every dollar makes a difference and helps us to provide more materials, services and programs for the people of Providence.

If you haven't yet given to PCL but would like to do so, there is still time to make a donation here.

Please give generously, and thank you again!

FUNDA Fest Workshops: Dates in January
If it's January, it's time for FUNDA Fest, the annual, statewide festival of storytelling from the Rhode Island Black Storytellers. Once again, PCL will be hosting several FUNDA Fest events, at the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, January 21, 10AM at Knight Memorial Library
Tuesday, January 28, 6PM at Fox Point Library
Thursday, January 30, 4PM Washington Park Library

Inspirational Women: Voices, Stories and Portraits of Nine Rhode Island Women
"Inspirational Women" Multimedia Exhibit
Thursday,January 2 - Friday January 31 during library hours
Rochambeau Library

Inspirational Women is a traveling multimedia exhibit from the Rhode Island YWCA documenting the voices, stories and portraits of Karen Allen Baxter, Becci Davis, Gail Davis, Ashley Faulkner (pictured at right), Courtney Hoggard-Savage, Melissa Husband, Kendall Moore, Beatrice Pulliam and Victoria Tolbert. It features portraits and video by photojournalist Kris Craig.

New Year 2020 ESL Programs - Sign Up Now!
A new season of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (click on link for full list of locations, dates and times) will start in January at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill and Washington Park. The classes will run until May and will cover grammar, conversation and writing. Call Carolina Briones 401-467-2700 x1608 or email for more information.

New Class: Sewing with Siv
Thursdays beginning January 9, 10:30AM-12:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library

Would you like to learn basic sewing skills, or improve the ones you have, in a friendly, library environment? Starting in January, Mount Pleasant's Miss Siv will host a a new class every Thursday morning, where you can do just that! All materials will be provided.

Explore PCL's Digital Resources Anytime with Your Library Card!
Not too keen on the family's TV selections? Don't forget that your PCL library card gives you 24 hour access to high quality digital content every day of the year, including the Holidays! You can download eBooks to your device from the Ocean State Libraries eZone, stream movies and other quality videos from Kanopy (including unlimited videos from Kanopy Kids AND lectures from the Great Courses collection) and movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows from Hoopla. Bookmark this page to provide convenient access to all of these options. Enjoy!

Other Great Programs - In Brief
Manga Club
Monday, December 23, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Fox Point Library 

Saturday Streaming Movie - "Roma" (2018)
Saturday, January 4, 3:00PM -5:45PM
Knight Memorial Library 

Conversations About Race
Saturday, January 11, 9:30AM-11:30AM
Rochambeau Library