Providence Public Library Presents Two Festive Seasonal Programs December 9 & 16

Providence Public Library invites you celebrate the season on two Sundays this December at the Library.  Both programs are free and open to the public and will take place in the Library’s Ground Floor Teen Room (150 Empire Street, Providence.)  Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.  For complete information, visit:

Living Literature presents: The Greatest Gift

Sunday, December 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Join us for Living Literature’s new Holiday Show: The Greatest Gift by Phillip Van Dorn Stern -- the short story that inspired the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.

The Readers’ Theater performance shares a charming story that began as a self-published, limited edition Christmas card which eventually found its way to film director Frank Capra and became everyone’s holiday must-see.  The presentation tells the story behind the story, of which Frank Capra said, “The story I had been looking for all my life!” 

Living Literature, a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators, teaches literature through a unique and imaginative experience of getting participants on their feet and allowing observers to see the story unfold.


The Very Merry Dickens Carolers

Sunday, December 16 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Enjoy the a cappella harmony of the Very Merry Dickens Carolers as they bring the very best music of the season to Providence Public Library.

Now in their 8th season, the Merry Dickens Carolers is comprised of professional singers who love the music of the season and enjoy sharing that music in four-part harmony with luscious, rich sounds.  The Carolers have performed at Santa’s Parade at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, entertained the crowds at The Today Show and Central Park in New York City, Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, R.I., New Bedford, Mass. AHA Festival and Candlelight Strolls throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.