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The Past is Imminent! Our 2016 Exhibition & Program Series Kicks Off February 1.

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

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Scott Kelley Paintings on Exhibit

The paintings will be on display on the Library's 3rd floor through February 12 during normal hours.

PPL is thrilled to present a series of gorgeous nautical paintings by Maine artist Scott Kelley, inspired by Kelley’s research in our extensive collection of whaling logbooks.

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"Freedom Journey 1965" -- at PPL through February

An Exhibition of photographs by Stephen Somerstein captured during the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama.

Roger Williams University and PPL have partnered to bring this extraordinary exhibition from the New-York Historical Society to Rhode Island. The national tour of these historic and riveting images launched at PPL November 12 and will be here through February.

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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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Mobile Printing @ the Library

NEW -- Mobile & Wireless Printing!

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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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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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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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PORTALS: The History of the Future

Februrary - July 2016

 

The Past is Immiment!

 

 

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

 

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PORTALS: Junk Drawer Robotics

SUNDAY, FEB. 21 | 2 - 4 PM

 

READY, SET, RACE!

Come & see what you can create!

 

 

In this workshop, construct a race car using rubber bands, wheels and straws!

 

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