PPL Announces Summer Virtual and Online Learning Programs & Series for Teens and Adults

July 17, 2020

From a Summer DEI Learning Challenge to a complete line-up of free technology training series from Providence Public Library, NOW is the time to sign up to take part in Library learning programs. Details below and at www.provlib.org.

PPL’s DEI Summer Learning Challenge
A learning challenge about diversity, equity and inclusion for teens and adults…July 15 – Sept. 30.
Sign up to get started today. You can also download the Beanstack app from the app store on your device. Participate in reading and activity challenges that earn you prizes, expand your knowledge, and help you find great reads! Register an Individual or Family at: provlib.beanstack.org/. Call 455-8000 for more information.

Our Summer round of Data Analysis and Data Visualization classes will be available as live online sessions. These free classes will teach you the skills you need to get started working with data. Basic Excel knowledge is required (see Essential Excel classes, below, if you need an Excel refresher).

Data Analytics
July 27 – Sept 16
Mon & Wed 3 – 5 pm
Covering: data collection, advanced Excel, and introductory data analysis techniques such as linear regression.
For information and to register: https://provlib.libcal.com/event/6860016

Data Visualization
July 27 – Sept 16
Mon & Wed 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Covering: more advanced data analysis tools and data visualization through Excel and Tableau.
For information and to register: https://provlib.libcal.com/event/6860057

Essential Excel Classes for all Levels
If you’ve always wanted to learn MS Excel, or if you need to refresh your skills, you can sign up now for our free three-week Essential Excel class. The class meets Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 Noon as live online sessions.

Registration is required for each of these classes. No prior Excel knowledge needed! Sign up for July, August or September sessions now at: https://provlib.libcal.com/calendar?t=d&q=essential%20excel&cid=8194&cal=8194&inc=0

Essential Excel 1- Basics
Learn the tools and vocabulary of MS Excel. Topics Include: Entering Data, Formatting, Basic Formulas & Charts. Registration required.

Essential Excel 2 – Formulas & Functions
Take the next steps with Excel. An in-depth class on formulas & functions. Registration required.

Essential Excel 3 – Data Tools
Explore data tools in Excel. Topics include: Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Sorting, & Filtering. Registration required.

These classes are recommended for anyone interested in enrolling in PPL’s Data Pathway program. Registration for July-Sept is now available.


Rhode Coders is back for the summer with more online sessions! Would you like to make your own website or mobile app? Rhode Coders free 10-week classes are just the place to start! We offer two sessions: HTML/CSS (perfect for beginners; no prior coding experience required) and JavaScript. Classes will be held as live online sessions.

Rhode Coders
Online live sessions
Every Saturday, July 25-Oct 3
1 – 2:30 pm HTML/CSS
Register https://provlib.libcal.com/event/6860739
3 – 4:30 pm JavaScript
Register https://provlib.libcal.com/event/6860751