Join us at the Washington Park Library on Thursday January 10 at 6:30pm!
Have you ever wondered what to do with your old books that are collecting dust on your bookshelf? Well, ponder no longer! Come join us for a workshop to learn how to recycle your old books into a beautiful folded book vase. Get creative and make something to keep or to gift. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is! This program is free and open to any adults interested. All materials provided.
Hosted by Amy Rosa, Library Manager at Washington Park Library. Amy has been creating book art and running similar types of library programs for the past 10 years. She loves being able to link two passions of hers-books and crafts- together. For more information on her programs, contact her at 401-781-3136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for our new kids and teens writing group at the Washington Park Library on Tuesday January 8 at 3:30pm! This informal writing group will focus on different creative writing exercises each month. This month we will have special guest author Katie Bayerl in to host! When Katie Bayerl isn’t penning stories, she coaches teens and nonprofits to tell theirs. She currently leads the VCFA Young Writers Network and teaches classes for teens at GrubStreet. A Psalm for Lost Girls is her first novel.
This month, Katie will be showing us how to do “story sparks”–i.e., the personal interests and experiences that can feed our fiction and what happens when we link up two or more “sparks” into one story idea. Join us!
Open to ages 9 and up. Registration recommended. Please call 401-781-3136 or email Amy Rosa email@example.com to sign up.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess but can’t find anyone to teach you? Or do you absolutely love chess and want to play against a worthy opponent? Well come to the Washington Park Library on a Thursday night! Every Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 8pm, our local chess instructor Sam will teach you how to play chess and/ or engage you in a thrilling game with other avid chess players. Recommended for ages 8 and up. All experience levels welcome, and chess boards and pieces are provided.
For more information about this program or any other programs, please contact Amy Rosa, Library Manager, at (401) 781-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come visit the Washington Park Library on Thursday November 29 between 6:30 and 7:30pm to meet the new Library Manager, Amy Rosa and enjoy some light refreshments! Every Librarian has a story; find out about Amy’s and enjoy an evening treat or two. Amy began working in libraries 20 years ago, received her degree at Indiana University 10 years ago and was previously working at the Mansfield Public Library. She is very enthusiastic to bring her unique programming ideas and talents to Washington Park. Amy is a native of Taunton, MA but has resided in Providence with her family for the past 8 years. Ask Amy about her library’s new and exciting after school clubs and classes, including the new Kids and Teens Creative Writing group, Coding with Dash Robots, Chess Club, Book Art Crafting programs and more.
This event is open to all ages and sponsored by The Friends of the Washington Park Library.
Washington Park Library is one of the nine neighborhood locations of Providence Community Library (PCL) and is located at 1316 Broad Street. For more information, please call Amy at (401) 781-3136 or email email@example.com.
The Zoning Board of Review will hear an appeal tomorrow brought forward by a neighbor against the decision of the City Plan Commission (CPC) to grant Preliminary Plan Approval for a proposed development at 1292 Westminster.
The CPC’s decision made at its February meeting included the granting of waivers from submission of all required plans for state approvals as well as a reduction in required parking. There are conditions for these approvals such as allowing a lien on the property at 334 Carpenter for parking assurances for 1292 Westminster and several others (see February CPC minutes for details).
While the Zoning Board of Review is not scheduled to hear public testimony on May 9, it makes an impact to have a crowd of stakeholders present at the meeting. Neighbors are encouraged to attend and, if possible, make your opinion known silently by holding signs that reflect your concerns & opposition.
For background on this issue including related articles, documents, and design plans, click here.
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Details of Zoning Board of Review/Appeals Meeting
What: Appeal of City Plan Commission decision granting Preliminary Plan Approval for 1292 Westminster Street
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 5:30pm
Where: 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room (Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building)
Rendering of proposed five story development at 1292 Westminster, northwest view (ZDS Architects)
Building off the success of last year’s Community Energy Fair, the Office of Sustainability is once again partnering with the Rhode Island Sierra Club, People’s Power & Light, and others to host this year’s SustainPVD Fair.
Events will include the Compost Workshop, Rain Barrel Workshop, information on how to reduce waste and make your home more energy efficient, and how to go solar. There will also be a special workshop hosted by the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee to learn about Energy Democracy and the City’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. This community event will be family friendly and include free food and music.
We are looking for vendors to complete the event with interactive exhibits. Attendees will be guided through the event with volunteers and a worksheet to help them take in all the information and encourage them to engage with vendors. Apply via this form by April 30th. Space is limited and preference will be given to those who demonstrate creative and active displays, as well as those who can provide information in Spanish. The goal of the event is for participants to walk away with resources and information to help them take action in their home, at work, and throughout their community to help make Providence greener and healthier.
Please email any questions to SustainPVD@ProvidenceRI.gov.
Following a recent federal district court decision, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting DACA renewal applications again.
Anyone who currently holds or has previously held DACA status (even if that status is now expired), is eligible to apply for renewal. USCIS is still not accepting initial requests for DACA status from people who have never had it.
Those who are eligible to renew their DACA status should do so immediately. Because USCIS is accepting renewal applications under a court order, it is unclear how long this window of opportunity will remain open.
Beginning today, Dorcas International Institute of RI is now holding daily walk-in DACA clinics
to respond to the community need. We will assess an individual’s eligibility to renew his/her DACA status, and, if eligible, complete the paperwork. Applicants should bring their work permit and passport to walk-in hours. No appointment is necessary.Walk-In Hours:
– Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9-4:30 pm
– Wed & Sat 9:00-12:00
– hours available by appointment: please call 401-784-8621
All fees ($495 USCIS filing fee and $100 DIIRI service fee) will be covered by funds previously donated in September 2017. DACA renewal applicants pay nothing.
The National Library Services (NLS) offers a free braille and talking books library service program for veterans and residents of the United States. By law, veterans receive preference for these library services. Veterans and residents with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical challenge that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page are eligible for special reading materials and library services. The Rhode Island Talking Books Library (TBL) provides these services to local veterans and residents with its accessible library resources. If you believe you may be eligible (Eligibility Requirements) for this program, please fill out a TBL Application Form to take advantage of the services TBL provides.
State of Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services
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
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 Hotline: 1-866-306-0270
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.