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Summer Reading Kicks Off June 27 at PPL!

Plan to spend some time with us this summer! We'll have lots of activities going on for kids and families.

Find Summer Reading Book Lists - All Ages  |  Join Us for Fun Activities

 

Support for the Summer Reading Program comes from the RI Office of Information and Library Services and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Teen Squad: Mind, Body & Selfie

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Fashion Designer/Educator, Everett Hoag will help teens build their personal "brand."

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Exhibition - The PPS Legacy: How the College Hill Study Saved Providence

Through July, we welcome you to learn about the College Hill Study of Historic Area Renewal.

This exhibition was originally installed at Providence Preservation Society in celebration of their 60th anniversary and their Festival of Historic Houses and is made possible with funding from The Archive, Document, Display and Disseminate Fund at Rhode Island Foundation.

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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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Our Rhode: Commemorating the Fox Point Cape Verdean Community

Through July, PPL is proud to host this exhibit presented by the Fox Point Cape Verdean Heritage Project.

This exhibit highlights the St. Antonio Association and Local 1329 of the I.L.A. (International Longshoremen’s Association), two of the major institutions of the Fox Point Cape Verdean community.

Image from: SPIA Media Productions, Inc.

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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 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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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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It's Here! Passport to Learning 2016

This Summer...

Play...Explore...Discover...Learn!

 

For children & families - use your Passport to keep track of activities & experiences in Providence & beyond!

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