Providence Public Library

150 Empire St
Providence RI  02903

Phone: (401) 455-8000

Providence Public Library

PPL is a library re-imagined. Our library is a place where tradition and innovation intersect -- an open and collaborative center of teaching and learning where people can connect, experience, create and achieve.

Company Overview:
Location: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-455-8000

Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 12:30 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday & Friday 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 - 2:30
Sunday (mid-Oct. - mid-May) 1 - 5 pm

Providence Public Library (PPL) is an independent, nonprofit corporation providing public library services to all Rhode Islanders. As an independent public library, we provide access to information and opportunities for learning to the community at-large and other libraries by offering materials, staff support and spaces for meeting.


PPL engages learners, inspires thinkers and connects diverse communities.

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Founded: In 1875 as a non-profit organization to provide public library service. Website: http://www.provlib.org
Parking: Street

Categories: Concert Venue, Library, Non-Profit Organization, Performance Venue, Theatre

Hours

Mon: 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu: 12:30 pm - 5:30 am
Fri: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

HairBrained: Mother-child Hair Care & Braiding

HairBrained: Mother-child Hair Care & Braiding
12:00 pm - 05/12/2018

At Providence Public Library

Aminah Fonseca and Shahidah Ali of Mixx Hair Bar present a drop-in mother-child hair care and braiding session in honor of Mother’s Day weekend. Join us to relax,...

Electronic Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling Event
03:00 pm - 05/09/2018

At Providence Public Library

PPL is holding an Electronic Recycling Event with IndieCycle, LLC. Bring your computers, monitors, laptops, servers, hard drives, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards,...

HairBrained: The Mangbetu Coiffure and Haute Couture

HairBrained: The Mangbetu Coiffure and Haute Couture
12:00 am - 05/09/2018

At Providence Public Library

Fashion historian Victoria Pass, assistant professor of Art History at Maryland Institute College of Art, traces the way that a photograph of a Mangbetu woman named...

HairBrained: Victorian Hairwork Workshop

HairBrained: Victorian Hairwork Workshop
01:30 pm - 05/05/2018

At Providence Public Library

Join Master Jeweler Karen Bachman for this Victorian Hairwork Workshop The 19th century Victorian Era was a time rife with sentimental culture. Due to disease,...

Reach Out and Read RI's Annual Celebration

Reach Out and Read RI's Annual Celebration
06:30 pm - 05/03/2018

At Providence Public Library

Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in support of RORRI's mission to encourage children and families to read aloud together. The festivities, including a renowned...

HairBrained: Laura Anderson Barbata - “The Eye of the Beholder"

HairBrained: Laura Anderson Barbata - “The Eye of the Beholder"
06:00 pm - 05/02/2018

At Providence Public Library

Julia Pastrana (1834–1860), an indigenous woman born in Sinaloa, Mexico, was a gifted singer, musician, and dancer who could converse in English, Spanish, and...

Author Talk: Pulitzer Awardee David Kertzer

Author Talk: Pulitzer Awardee David Kertzer
06:00 pm - 04/30/2018

At Providence Public Library

Pulitzer awardee David Kertzer reading/signing his new book "The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe." In 1846, Pope...

Savor the Story Wine Gala

Savor the Story Wine Gala
06:00 pm - 04/27/2018

At Providence Public Library

Join us for an evening of fine wines, incredible cuisine and a unique silent auction....featuring Maison Louis Latour alongside Russell Morin Fine Catering. All...

HairBrained: Hair as Holder of Memory/Artistic Medium (resched)

HairBrained: Hair as Holder of Memory/Artistic Medium (resched)
06:15 pm - 04/25/2018

At Providence Public Library

Rescheduled from March 21 Join us for a conversation between two artists about how the practice of hairwork speaks across centuries and cultures. Master jeweler/historian...

HairBrained: Book Talk with Art Historian Author Suzanne Scanlan

HairBrained: Book Talk with Art Historian Author Suzanne Scanlan
06:00 pm - 04/16/2018

At Providence Public Library

Suzanne Scanlan, RISD lecturer in the History of Art + Visual Culture, on her new book Divine and Demonic Imagery: Religious Women and Art in 15th Century Rome....

Family Learning Sunday: "Dig It!" - Gardening with SCLT

Family Learning Sunday: "Dig It!" - Gardening with SCLT
02:00 pm - 04/15/2018

At Providence Public Library

Spring is here and our friends from the Southside Community Land Trust will be at PPL leading a fun FREE gardening activity for the entire family! Dave Kuma, SCLT's...

HairBrained: Hair and Identity — Creative Writing Workshop

HairBrained: Hair and Identity — Creative Writing Workshop
10:30 am - 04/14/2018

At Providence Public Library

Join multidisciplinary artist, writer and teacher Mary-Kim Arnold for this workshop. Our hair can say a lot about how we see and present ourselves. In this generative...

Gardening Program Series: Soil Testing & Gardening Talk with URI

Gardening Program Series: Soil Testing & Gardening Talk with URI
12:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At Providence Public Library

Curious about the condition of the soil in your garden? Get the 411 from the URI Master Gardeners! Roger Jadosz, Head of URI Master Gardener’s Soil Testing Service...

Soil: Composition and Testing

Soil: Composition and Testing
12:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At Providence Public Library

What is healthy soil and how does it's components and texture contribute to successful gardening? We'll DIG into the importance of knowing soil pH as it pertains...

UPP Arts Archive at PPL Launch!

UPP Arts Archive at PPL Launch!
06:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Providence Public Library

Join us to celebrate the public presentation of the UPP Arts Archive to the Rhode Island Collection at PPL Formerly known as Urban Pond Procession, UPP Arts uses...

Family Learning Sunday: Fiddle 'N Fun

Family Learning Sunday: Fiddle 'N Fun
02:00 pm - 04/08/2018

At Providence Public Library

A unique, hands-on music experience filled with singing, movement and instruments where participants will create and use simple one-stringed instruments to create...

HairBrained: An Evening with Leah Vernon, Style Blogger

HairBrained: An Evening with Leah Vernon, Style Blogger
06:00 pm - 04/02/2018

At Providence Public Library

An evening with Leah Vernon, style blogger, content creator, model, public speaker, hijab-wearing Muslim feminist, and body-positive activist from Detroit who was...

HairBrained: The Evolution of Hair in Black History, 1400 - 2018

HairBrained: The Evolution of Hair in Black History, 1400 - 2018
06:00 pm - 03/28/2018

At Providence Public Library

3rd Floor Meeting Room Join us and learn about our history by learning about our hair through this interactive conversation with Aminah Fonseca and Shahidah Ali,...

Getting a Plan Together - Starting your Business Plan

Getting a Plan Together - Starting your Business Plan
09:30 am - 03/24/2018

At Providence Public Library

You need to put all the aspects of your plan for your business onto a written document. This becomes your blue print to future success. This workshop is FREE but...

Nevertheless She Persisted: Women Fighting All Forms of Discrimination

Nevertheless She Persisted: Women Fighting All Forms of Discrimination
11:30 am - 03/19/2018

At Providence Public Library

In partnership with Senator Jack Reed, we are pleased to celebration International Women's History Month with a panel program that highlights local women fighting...

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