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Join Us for an Exhibition Launch Party on March 1

Our 2017 Exhibition & Program Series will explore food and dining culture.
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New Series

We are pleased to offer this new program in conjunction with Roger William University School of Law.

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PPL's Digital Library

Two women wave goodbye to a German destroyer leaving Newport Harbor

Explore over 12,000 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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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 455-8000 to register for a free computer/technology class or sign up online for one on one tech help.

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

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

Open Mondays & Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm & Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 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 or like us on Facebook at ALL Access in the Libraries.

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Mobile Printing @ the Library

NEW -- Mobile & Wireless Printing!

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Library Closure

  • The Library will be closed Monday, February 20 for President's Day.

A La Rhody: Something Tasty for All!

ANNOUNCING...

 

 

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but we have the biggest appetite for all things culinary.

 

Check out what's on the menu in 2017 at alarhody.org 

RI Film Premiere

SUNDAY, FEB. 26  | 2:00 pm


 

 ...see how “The Gilded Age” was the most prolific and ultimately the most vital era in the American arts.

Auditorium, Level 3

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