January 2016

Providence Public Library Announces Acquisition of James N. Arnold Collection

Large historic and genealogical collection has been at the Knight Memorial Library since 1927

The Providence Public Library (PPL) and the Knight Memorial Library of the Providence Community Libraries (PCL) have announced the PPL’s acquisition of the archive and research materials of Rhode Island historian and genealogist James N. Arnold.  The James N. Arnold Collection was formally acquired by PPL in November 2015 and will be processed by archivists this spring; it should be available to researchers by July.


Providence Public Library Announces PORTALS: The History of the Future Exhibition & Program Series Kicking Off February 1

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

The PORTALS Exhibition will be Open to Library Visitors Beginning March 3


SAVOR the Story Wine Gala Set for Friday, March 18 at Providence Public Library


Event will feature acclaimed Italian winemaker and Ciacci-Piccolomini D'Aragona wines