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Spotlighting collections and services at Providence Public Library.

Submitted by kwells on Wednesday November 13, 2013

Sometimes when you work in an archive you find undiscovered treasures when you least expect it.  There is ALWAYS a backlog of uncataloged materials in every archive and my team of trusty volunteers and I are in process of getting our backlog

Submitted by kwells on Friday November 08, 2013

Sometimes you meet a library patron and it's amazing what stories you hear.  For the past few weeks, I've been working with Rhode Islander Steve J. Caminis to highlight his memories and collected memorabilia related to the assassination

Submitted by bleveillee on Thursday October 31, 2013

The late fall and early winter are the times when most school-age children start looking forward to the holiday break; a time that I remember as being dedicated to adventuring outside, playing with friends, and spending lots of time on the

Submitted by kwells on Friday October 18, 2013

Starting this evening, the Providence Public Library will be helping to host the RI International Horror Film Festival.  Getting into the spirit of the film festival

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday October 16, 2013

Working in a special collections library I've often thought to myself, "If I just took a random book off the shelf, I'm sure it would be fascinating somehow." Here's a quick post to demonstrate that. On Tuesday, while preparing for one of our

Submitted by dgregory on Friday October 11, 2013

Recently, a 19 year old was discussing going back to school after trying a year in the “working world”, after graduating high school.  He already possessed a solid financial disciple, so returning to the classroom would not be an appetizer