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Watch for the Unicorn Stampede at PPL -- Coming March 9!

Providence Public Library is proud to participate in Unicorns in Residence, Providence.

The public is invited to imagine, dream and play during this citywide interactive art experience. As Providence residents join the search for the Missing Unicorn they will be inspired along a path of self-discovery with the unicorn as their muse.

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Providence Public Library welcomes back RIPExpo March 28 & 29!

RIPExpo returns to PPL! Devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books.

Artists and writers from all over North America will join local creators to share work and generate discussion. RIPExpo is committed to giving voice to those underrepresented in mainstream media.

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AskRI.org has the answers to your questions

www.askri.org

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

The Learning Lounge at PPL: where adults can come to achieve their learning goals.

Open Mondays &Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm and Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. This is a FREE program of ALL Access in the Libraries (www.allaccessri.org) which is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, call 401-455-8041 or like us on Facebook at ALL Access in the Libraries.

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Happy Anniversary Providence Public Library!

Providing free, public library service to residents & all Rhode Island for 140 years.

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Tour Providence Public Library

Take a guided architectural tour of our historic library every first and third Tuesday of the month.

We invite you to visit and learn about this architectural gem at the heart of our community, along with our unique and special collections, including the Rhode Island Collection.

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Starting a Small Business? Check out the Library's Free Workshop Series!

Small Business Workshops at PPL are free, offered in conjunction with RI SCORE.

Call our Business Librarian at 455-8005 to ask about the next workshop at the Library. Visit our Business & Workforce Center for more resources and services.

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Have You Visited Our Chace Children's Discovery Library Yet!

A world of imagination and storymaking awaits.

Offering Rhode Island children and families countless opportunities for exploration and joyful learning experiences.   CHECK IT OUT!

 

Made possible by a generous donation of the Chace Family and the Providence Public Library Foundation.

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Take a free computer class at the Library.

Computer classes are offered in three categories...

Web Technologies for Small Businesses, Lifestyle Web Technologies, and Personal Productivity Computer Classes for all levels. Call us at 455-8026 to register for a free computer/technology class or sign up online for one on one tech help.

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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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Researching your family history? Try Ancestry.com at the Library!

Start your search at the Library...

...check with our Reference librarians to learn about our genealogical databases (including Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest) and other resources.

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Book a Tech Session

 

Need help using your new Laptop or iPad? Want assistance attaching a resume to an email? 

 

Book a 30- or 60-minute appointment for one-on-one technology help at PPL @ 150 Empire St., 5th Floor!

 

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FREE Small Business Workshops

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Our current FREE Workshop Series begins March 28. Offered by PPL and RI SCORE.

 

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