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Walker Mettling’s PORTALS Fellowship Story Event Spectacular - June 6

Join us for a carnival of short stories and surprises by local artists and writers based on the PPL Special Collections!​

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See the PBS Genealogy Roadshow Providence episode early!

Join us for a Sneak Preview of the Providence episode shot at PPL last fall and meet host Mary Tedesco!

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PORTALS: The History of the Future Film Series - May 11 - June 8

Join us for five futuristic and sci-fi films through the 20th century.

From time travel, to space travel, to alternate worlds, follow along to see what filmmakers portrayed for the future and how things have changed over time.

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The Past is Imminent! Our 2016 Exhibition is Up through June 28.

PPL is time traveling in 2016. We invite all adverturers to join us!

LOOK FOR OUR PORTALS EXHIBITION OPENING MARCH 3!

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On Exhibit: RI Remembers Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

The centerpiece of the exhibit at PPL is an original copy of “The Proclamation Of The Irish Republic.”

Rhode Island’s Irish-American community has been working to remember and celebrate Ireland’s 1916 “Easter Rising.”  As part of this effort, PPL is proud to host the “1916 Exhibit” March 1 through May 31, 2016, in the Library's Special Collections Department.

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Diggin' Your Roots: 2016 Family History Workshop Series

PPL & RI Historical Society present a year-long calendar of genealogical learning events!

Offerings for both the novice and experienced are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. Come to one or all. Get all details and register. Space limited.

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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 Monday 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!

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

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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PORTALS: The History of the Future

February - July 2016

 

The Past is Imminent!

 

 

PPL is time traveling in 2016. We invite all adventurers to join us!

 

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PORTALS Film Series

Wednesdays, through June 8

6:00 PM  | PPL Auditorium

 

We invite you to take in our five-part PORTALS: History of the Future Film Series, offered in partnership with Providence Center for Media Culture & Cable Car Cinema.


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