2011 Summer Reading Program: One World, Many Stories

2011 Providence Schools Summer Reading Lists

Complete Summer Reading Program Schedule (PDF)

What's Happening at PPL:

PPL’s Summer Reading Kick-off will be Thursday, June 23.

Summer Reading Performances…

Saturday, June 25 — 2:00 PM *

Art Journals are Awesome with Moira Richardson (9 & older)

Tuesday, July 19 — 10:30 AM

Andiamo Tutti! Celebrating Italy in Story & Song with Christopher Kavi Carbone (Children)

Tuesday July 26 — 2:00 PM *

Animation: The Art and Science of Visual Perception with Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (9 & older)

Tuesday, August 2 — 10:30 AM

Magic Laughter and a tour of the world! with The Great Baldini (Children)

Thursday, August 4 — 6:30 PM

Yoga, Dance and Storytelling with Shanti Muthu (All)

Tuesday August 9 — 2:00 PM *

I AM HERE with Michelle Bach-Coulibaly (9 & older)

Thursday, August 11 — 6:30 PM

Around the World Folktales with Diane Edgecomb (Children/All)

* Please pre-register; space limited. Call the Children's Room at 455-8025 or register for programs online.


Thursdays are “Family Travel Nights” at PPL – One World, Many Stories

Families are invited to the Library explore a different country every week...we'll have stories, snacks, games and crafts from featured countries, one each Thursdays, June 23 through August 11, 6:30-7:30 PM in the Children’s Room.

June 23 – Summer Reading Kick-off – Mexico

June 30 – Africa

July 7 – Australia

July 14 – Italy

July 21 – Russia

July 28 – Japan

August 4 – India – Special Performance by Shanti Muhti – yoga, dance and storytelling

August 11 – End of Summer Celebration Stories Around the World with Diance Edgecombe


Friday Family Movie Series - Travel the World in Film at PPL!

Come along as we visit different lands along with some of our favorite movie friends, Fridays at 2:00 pm – June 24 through August 5 in the Barnard Room (3rd floor).

June 24 – “The Little Mermaid” – (G) Disney 1989.  A mermaid makes a bargain with an evil sea sorceress to give up her identity as a mermaid to become human and gain the love of a prince on land.

July 1 – “Lion King” – (G) Disney, 1994.  Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt-ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.

July 8 – “The Rescuers Down Under” – (G) Disney, 1990.  The RAS agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

July 15 – “Pinocchio” – (G) Disney, 1940.  A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to be a real boy.

July 22 – “Anatasia” – (G) 20th Century Fox, 1997.  The only surviving child of the Russian royal family teams up with two con men while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

July 29 – “Ponyo” – (G) 1998.  An animated adventure centered around a 5 year old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to be human.

August 5 – “The Jungle Book” – (G) Disney, 1967.  Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a hard time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.