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NEW! Movies and Documentaries for Film Lovers

Introducing Kanopy, a streaming video service, now free for PPL patrons!

Featured online collection focuses on the history of Providence's Fox Point Cape Verdean community.

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Kids...We have a STEAMy summer planned!

Join us in the new PPL STEAM Lab and bring your Passport to Summer Learning!

Check out our full summer schedule of activities. Learn all about the Passport to Summer Learning.

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Rhode Coders 2.0

Rhode Coders 2.0 teen computer coding program

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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


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

Summer Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & Thursdays, 1 - 4 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.

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Mobile Printing @ the Library

NEW -- Mobile & Wireless Printing!

July 2017

NEW Seed Library


Come "check out" the hundreds of seeds in our new library !


We just added a fresh crop of seeds, donated by High Mowing Organic Seeds.


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New - STEAM Lab!

Check Out Our New

STEAM Lab Open Studio!


Tuesdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm

in the TEEN ROOM

Create & explore in our new STEAM Lab -- where science, technology, engineering, art & math come together in innovative & exciting ways.

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