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FINAL DAYS for the Unicorn Stampede at PPL -- They're Leaving March 31!

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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APRIL - JUNE 2015...Join Us for a Multi-faceted Exhibition & Program Series!

A celebration of the history of music in Rhode Island at PPL.

EXHIBITION   LIVE MUSIC   LECTURES   CLASSES   WORKSHOPS

FAMILY & COMMUNITY EVENTS   FILM   INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MUSIC TIMELINE

 

With special thanks to Don't Stop The Music presenting sponsor

Rosalyn Sinclair.

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Escape to XANADU -- Friday, April 10...PPL's 2015 Gala

Our resident muse Terpsichore invite you to escape to XANADU for a mythical, musical escapade!

Proceeds from XANADU will support the PPL's NEW Youth Program initiatives.

Help Terpsichore come alive:@RealTerpsichore.

Get Tickets

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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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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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Exhibition & Program Series

APRIL - JUNE 2015


Join us this spring as we celebrate the history of music

in Rhode Island!

 

PROV/PUB.RIMUSIC
 

With thanks to our presenting sponsor

Rosalyn Sinclair

Escape to Xanadu!

Friday, April 10 - 7 PM

In Our Grand Hall


 

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We're bringing Terpsichore to life!

Join us for this mythical, musical escapade to support programs for Providence youth.

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