2017 Artists For The Bay Show & Sale, Call for Artists

Artists For The Bay Show & Sale is a showcase of paintings, photography and jewelry by local artists to benefit Save The Bay. To participate, artists agree to contribute 50% of the proceeds from all sales to Save The Bay. If selected, the Save The Bay jury will choose one to four pieces for display in the show. Save The Bay will contact all artists no later than November 8.

Click here for submission forms and more information.


Knight Memorial Library to Reopen on October 23

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Community Library (PCL) is pleased to announce that Knight Memorial Library will reopen to customers on October 23. The building, which is located at 275 Elmwood Avenue, closed temporarily in late July for essential repairs and upgrades. Services and programs will resume during normal scheduled hours, Monday to Friday. Knight Memorial will be closed Saturdays until the end of the year and South Providence Library will continue to offer Saturday hours until the end of 2017.


“We regretted having to close the library over the summer to deal with urgent repairs and behind-the-scenes upgrades. Happily, we have now obtained the go-ahead to reopen safely for business” said Library Director, Jeff Cannell. “PCL is grateful to our community partners, The Center for South East Asians and the West End Recreation Center, for providing temporary accommodation for Knight Memorial’s after school and language learning programs for several weeks while the library building was closed. We also thank our customers for their patience during this difficult time.”


Work will continue intermittently on the historic 1922 building but PCL will do everything it can to minimize inconvenience to customers. For more information about PCL’s locations, hours, services and programs, visit www.provcomlib.org .

State Bicycle Master Plan Survey

The State is collecting data for its Bicycle Master Plan, and has set up an online survey for residents to offer input. You can find the survey here.

YMCA Culinary Academy – October 2017

Last chance for teens 14-19 to sign up for our Culinary Academy work readiness program!

The program meets Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm at Providence Youth Services (640 Broad Street). We still have openings and we would love to fill those positions before next week!


  • Program is FREE to participants
  • Ages 14-19
  • Please fill out and return the application to Providence Youth Services (640 Broad St)
  • ONLY 12 SPOTS available per session
  • Food tasting, snacks and dinner included at every session!
  • Learn resume and interview skills from industry professionals


WHEN:                        Begins October 16, 2017

TIME:                           Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 PM

LOCATION:                 PROVIDENCE YOUTH SERVICES 640 Broad St. Providence, RI 02908 (401) 456-0604


Teens can stop by our branch to fill out or drop off the application. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

Culinary Academy Application

SNAP Outreach in the Community – October 2017

URI SNAP Outreach workers are in the community seven days a week to provide application assistance to Rhode Islanders. Find our weekly calendar of sites on our website www.eatbettertoday.com or reach us on the SNAP Outreach Hotline1-866-306-0270

If you would like request SNAP Outreach workers to visit your site to help clients apply for SNAP, or to schedule a SNAP training for your staff click here.

SNAP Income Guidelines Changes – October 2017

Each year on October 1, the federal government adjusts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) income guidelines used to determine eligibility. Below are the 2017-2018 gross and net income guidelines for SNAP.

gross income 2018

net income 2018

As a result of these changes, we’ve updated our outreach materials. Please be sure to take down any outdated materials in your location, and replace with the updated materials. You’ll find links to the documents below. If you would like to request any of our print materials, please fill out the form here, and for the complete list of available materials, click here.

SNAP Eligibility Guidelines
Recent SNAP Policy and Procedural Changes September 2017
Do you know someone that could use a little help buying food? – SNAP eligibility pamphlet
What happens next? SNAP application process booklet
SNAP Facts by Population – SNAP policy booklet
How to access case information through the DHS Automated Information line*Please note that the changes to the Automated Information line reflected in this flyer will go into effect in early October.
How to Replace an EBT Card
SNAP Outreach Display Card

New at South Providence Library: The Learning Lounge

Providence Community Library is partnering with Providence Public Library to bring the Workforce Development Learning Lounge to South Providence Library at 441 Prairie Avenue. The Learning Lounge offers technology enabled learning on a weekly basis to adults looking to acquire or improve skills from online job search to basic computer use to reading, writing, and math. Drop-ins are encouraged and no appointments required.

Wednesdays from October 4
10:00AM -12:00PM

Play & Learn at the library to help your child get Ready for Kindergarten!

To register for this FREE program call or visit your library!

Wanskuck Library
Mondays starting September 18 10:30-12:00
233 Veazie Street

South Providence Library
Mondays starting September 18
441 Prairie Avenue

Mt. Pleasant Library
Wednesdays starting September 13 10:30 – 12:00
315 Academy Avenue

Rochambeau Library
Thursdays starting October 5
10:30 – 12:00
708 Hope Street

Ready for K! is for children entering
kindergarten in 2018 or 2019 and their parent or caregiver.
Free books, school supplies, and a string backpack for each child!

Diviértete en la biblioteca y ayuda a tu hijo a estar

¡Listo para el Kindergarten!

¡Para registrarte a este programa  gratis llama o

visita tu biblioteca hoy!

Wanskuck Library
Los lunes empezando el 18 de septiembre a las 10:30
233 Veazie Street

South Providence Library
Los lunes empezando el 18 de septiembre a las 10:00
441 Prairie Avenue

Mt. Pleasant Library
Los miércoles empezando el 13 de septiembre a las 10:30
315 Academy Avenue

Rochambeau Library
Los jueves empezando el 5 de octubre a las 10:30
708 Hope Street

¡Ready for K! es para niños que entrarán al kindergarten en el año 2018 o 2019 y sus padres o cuidadores.
Libros, útiles escolares y una mochila de cuerdo
para cada niño. ¡Gratis!

Peace Flag Workshops at Providence Community Library

Too scared to turn on the news? Yes, life can feel that way these days but here’s an antidote. In September, PCL will host a series of workshops that is dedicated to the ideals of non-violence.

The Peace Flag Project is inspired by the tradition of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Tibetans believe that prayers for peace, compassion and kindness are carried on the wind around the world. Founded by Ginny Fox, the Peace Flag Project began in Rhode Island as a personal therapy to cope with illness but gradually grew into a nonprofit initiative in which diverse organizations and individuals now make thousands of peace flags on an annual basis. Each flag is a personal, creative experience and a quiet reflection on what its maker believes would make the world a better place.

The flags will remain on display at each library in celebration of the Month of Peace and the International Day of Peace (September 21st ).Learn more about the Peace Flag Project here.

Mount Pleasant: September 11 at 4:00PM
Washington Park: September 13 at 3:00PM
CSEA**: September 14 at 3:30PM
Rochambeau: September 18 at 3:30PM
Wanskuck: September 20 at 3:30PM
Fox Point: September 21 at 3:30PM
Smith Hill: September 25 at 4:00PM
Olneyville: September 27 at 3:30PM

** Center for South East Asians, 270 Elmwood Avenue, across the road from Knight Memorial Library