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AskRI.org, the online portal of the Statewide Reference Resource Center at PPL, gives all Rhode Islanders 24/7 access to a wealth of FREE information & learning resources.
Book a Tech Session
Need help using your new Laptop or iPad? Want assistance attaching a resume to an email?
Book a 30- or 60-minute appointment for one-on-one technology help at PPL @ 150 Empire St., 5th Floor!
Feeding the Future: Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 4 | 5:30 PM
PPL is pleased to partner with RI Food Policy Council to present an evening of illuminating conversation around topics in food, climate and health.
Free & Open to all.
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)
What's Going On
Wednesday 12:30PM - 5:30PM, May 4
Portals: What If? Speculative Short Stories with Dr. Joan Glazer, Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College
Wednesday 1:00PM - 2:15PM, May 4
Wednesday 3:00PM - 7:00PM, May 4
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PORTALS: The History of the Future
February - July 2016
The Past is Imminent!
PPL is time traveling in 2016. We invite all adventurers to join us!