Welcome to Providence Public Library’s (PPL) Workshop. Our mission is to be a community space for creativity, collaboration, exploration, and innovation.

The Workshop is a multi-purpose educational space, specifically designed to support collaborative community-based and hands-on experiential learning for youth and adults of all ages. It serves as a hub for both formal and informal learning opportunities, the use of maker tools and technology, and sound recording, mixing, and audio production in our state of the art sound studio.

The Workshop also has a classroom and partner offices open to the community and other nonprofit organizations to hold meetings, interface with the public, and work collaboratively.

The Workshop hosts a range of events, workshops, and classes and new opportunities are being added all the time. Be sure to check here and the Events Calendar for the latest information on what is going on in the Workshop.


Brenda Adames
Maker Education Manager

Open Studio Hours & Trainings

During Open Studio hours, the public is welcome to drop in to utilize the MakerSpace and learn how to use the tools and equipment through hands-on, experiential learning. The Workshop Coordinator is available during open studio hours to assist in learning and to answer questions.

All Ages Open Studios:

Tuesdays - 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursdays - 2:30 - 4:30 pm

There will be trainings each Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on a different piece of equipment, as follows: 

  • Sewing (1st Monday)
  • Vinyl cutter/ Heat Press (2nd Monday)
  • Laser Cutting/ Inkscape (3rd Monday)
  • 3D Printing/ TinkerCAD (4th Monday)

All workshops will be limited to 10 participants. Once a person completes a session successfully, they will receive a badge to be noted on their library card.

Workshop Spaces

The Workshop is composed of five different sections/areas: the Large Workshop Space, the MakerSpace, the Workshop Classroom, the Partner Offices, and the Sound Studio.