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Join a PPL Rhode Coders Club and Explore a New Career Path!

Two new free 10-week programs beginning Oct. 4 & Oct 16.
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Fall Exhibition: New Type

Explore new and one-of-a-kind additions to our Updike Collection!

The Daniel Berkeley Updike Collection at PPL is one of the country’s richest sources of typographical artifacts; each year we add new materials to make it even stronger.

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Coming to PPL October 16, 18 & 22

We welcome Flickers VORTEX Fillm Festival for three free line-ups of shorts screenings in our Auditorium.

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NEW! Movies and Documentaries for Film Lovers

Introducing Kanopy, a streaming video service, now free for PPL patrons!

Featured online collection focuses on the history of Providence's Fox Point Cape Verdean community.

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PPL's Digital Library

Two women wave goodbye to a German destroyer leaving Newport Harbor

Explore over 14,500 historic digital photographs, postcards, and more at PPL's Digital Library, ProvLibDigital.org.

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Now at PPL!

Did you know Mayor Elorza's free monthly code nights now happen here?

Join in on the second Wednesday of each month in our Providence Journal Rhode Island Room.

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PPL Cradle to Crayons Program: for 1 to 3 year-olds & families

Tuesdays, 9:45 am and 10:45 am; Fridays at 10:30 am

Program combines time for play and socialization with a story time that includes movement, songs, finger plays and wonderful children’s literature. Come join in the fun!  Check out our VIDEO.

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AskRI.org has the answers to your questions

www.askri.org

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Visit our Learning Lounge on the 5th floor at PPL. No appointment needed!

Summer Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm. A FREE program of ALL Access in the Libraries (www.allaccessri.org), made possible in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services. For more info, 401-455-8041.

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Mobile Printing @ the Library

NEW -- Mobile & Wireless Printing!

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Book Talk

SUNDAY, OCT. 22  |  2 PM



Join the authors as they trace RI's outsized wartime role, from the scare of an enemy raid to the sinking of the final German U-boat off Pt. Judith!

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