Family Learning Sundays at PPL – 2015 - 2016 Schedule

Popular FREE Programs are back! First Program is November 1


Providence Public Library is proud to present its 2015-16 series of FREE Family Learning Sundays, continuing through May 2016.  Join us...every 1st Sunday of the month* beginning Sunday, November 1, as we offer “learning families” varied opportunities to seek new knowledge — together — at the Library. The interactive learning programs focus on various topics, including science, music, nature, art and dance. They are all designed with the family in mind and are aimed at children ages 5-10 with their parents/caregivers, but siblings are generally welcome.

Programs will take place at 2:00 PM at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence (Rooms TBA). For information, call 455-8025 or 455-8098.  All workshops are free.  Please call 455-8098 or email to register.

* Note variation in date



November 1 – Dave Marchetti — Animal Experiences

Popular Library presenter Dave Marchetti, is back! Come learn about and experience live animals. Animals will be available for petting!

December 6 – Kristina Brown — Sculpture and Construction Workshop

Card, paper, staples and glue! Come build a small scale dwelling of your dream house, a majestic palace or a hideout for your favorite superhero with Providence-based artist/sculptor and educator Kristina Brown.

January 10 — Workshop with Big Nazo Puppets

THE BIG NAZO LAB “Creature Creation Workshop” is an interactive, hands-on demonstration where participants are exposed to a variety of mask and puppet-creation fabrication and movement techniques that encourage improvisation as well as collaboration with others. Everyone will create a “Plasti-Foam” 3-D creature mask!

February 7 – Music Workshop — Details will be announced later

March 6 — Movement & Dance Program with Kelly Fenton

Families get moving! Stretch, play, pretend and dance to fun & funky music. Everyone is encouraged to put on their boogie shoes, create shapes with their bodies, and express themselves through this action-packed program. For all levels of experience. Kelly Fenton is a Nia movement instructor and informal educator. 

April 3 — Cupcake Decorating — Come and use your imagination to decorate cupcakes using all kinds of delicious ingredients. Cupcakes can be taken home or eaten on the spot!

May 1 — Mad Science – Decomposers Workshop — Get ready for gardening and Spring with Mad Science’s Decomposers workshop. Learn about the importance of decomposition. Make your own composter, complete with a worm!