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of FREE technology programs
and computer classes.
Lawyers in the Library
Need to speak to a lawyer?
Free monthly clinics will be held at PPL. After a topical presentation, attendees will have a chance to speak with a lawyer about a personal issue.
Clinics will be held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6 pm.
NEW CLUB at PPL!
Calling All Stitchers...
Do you knit or crochet?
Join our new adult Empire Stitchers Club for all things needlework on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 pm in our Trustees Room.
Beginning February 8
Library Space Photos
Auditorium (3rd Floor) - Seats 300
Conference Room (3rd Floor) - Seats up to 20
Meeting Room (3rd Floor) - Seats up to 65/TV screen
Trustee Room/Bridal Suite (3rd Floor) - Seats 8-10
Marble Staircase & Balcony (1st and 3rd Floor)
Grand Hall (1st Floor)
Ship Room (1st Floor)
Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)
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Family Learning Sunday - Gardening
Planting & Gardening with
Southside Community Land Trust
Get ready for spring as you learn about planting & gardens in this workshop!
Meet Your Maker: Rhode Show
Sunday, April 23 | 2 - 5 pm
Join us as Hope & Main takes its Meet Your Maker Market on the road to PPL!
Enjoy a lively, bustling marketplace filled to the brim with delicious food & drinks! Also, Turn for the Wurst, RI’s all-chef band will perform!