COVID-19 and Small Businesses

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of business. The Providence Public Library is committed to providing resources and reliable information about the assistance available to help you manage the economic impact to your business.

Hair

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This guide was compiled in association with the 2018 Programs & Exhibition theme, HairBrained.

Rhode Island Collections

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Resources and tips on researching Rhode Island history.

Whaling

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During its height in the mid-nineteenth century, whaling was one of the most important industries in America. Ports like Nantucket and New Bedford were hubs of activity, as ships embarked on voyages that would last for years or returned with casks filled with whale oil.