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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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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


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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!

November 2017

Book Talk

SUNDAY, NOV. 19  |  2 PM

Join author Joseph Williams as he relates this incredible story of human persistence, bravery and patriotism!

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Learn all about this latest resource for parents and children from PPL's Chace Children's Discovery Library! And, check them out!

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