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PPL Alum

PPL welcomes individuals from all walks of life and each has a unique story to tell — stories that illustrate the positive impact our library makes in the lives of those we serve. Stories that YOU make possible!
Meet some of our PPL Alum.

Olga Perez
I came to PPL to study for American citizenship because my sister had come to take the classes and I found more than what I was looking for with the people I met! I achieved what I wanted and learned so much about citizenship. Thanks to everyone there, I passed my exam and today I ...
Hollis Hare
I think public spaces in general are so important. And the Library tends to cultivate a safe space, along with being a public space. So being an artist coming into that kind of space, I feel very secure being able to show my work, talk to the public . . . everyone just wants to ...
Xuan Huynh
I come from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where I lived nearly 30 years before moving to Cranston. I worked 15 years for 5-star hotels in Vietnam, including Sofitel and M Gallery hotels (Accor group), Renaissance Hotel (Marriott group). My typical activities were meetings with travel agents and tour operators to do hotel presentations, deal ...