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.
Harvesting Hope is an annual fundraiser featuring food grown by Southside Community Land Trust-supported farmers to highlight the organization’s work to build a sustainable, local food system. Attendees will hear about our recent projects, including our work to connect land owners with aspiring farmers seeking affordable property where they can grow food. Harvesting Hope will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 25, at the Squantum Association, at 947 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Riverside, RI.
This year, we’ve invited chefs from several of Rhode Island’s most exciting restaurants – including Gracie’s, Red Fin Crudo, Walrus & Carpenter and Bayberry – to develop small plates featuring fresh produce grown by farmers around the state who participate in our land access, farmer training and apprenticeship programs. The event will also offer wines and a signature cocktail by Bottles Fine Wine and beer brewed for the event by Union Station Brewery. Last year’s event co-chair, Gracie’s Chef Matthew Varga, will continue to participate in the event. Besides the high quality of the produce grown locally, what Varga most appreciates about SCLT is its work to grow a local, sustainable food system – and healthy food itself – that is available to anyone in the state who wants it. “They do so much for Providence and Rhode Island to promote high-quality food, and to help farmers, refugees and community gardeners. It’s incredible to see how they have grown and the amount of impact they have on the community.”
Tickets run $100 for the 6-8:30 p.m. main event and $150 for 5 p.m. entry to the pre-event cocktail party. Both include two drinks and can be purchased at http://www.501auctions.com/harvestinghope. SCLT manages a network of 52 community gardens and urban farms, 21 of which it owns in Providence’s most economically challenged neighborhoods (Olneyville, the Southside and West End), where fresh, healthy food is least available. In addition to providing access to land SCLT offers education and agricultural resources so people in Rhode Island can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways, and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all. SCLT is located at 109 Somerset Street in Providence, RI, 02907. For more information, please call 401-273-9419, or visit www.southsideclt.org
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Roger Williams Park Conservancy is presenting free, family-friendly films on Friday evenings at sunset on the Roger Williams Park Boathouse Lawn, across from the Carousel Village. Presented in partnership with the Providence Children’s Film Festival, all events start with a selection of short films and will last approximately two hours. Film screenings follow Food Truck Fridays at the Carousel Village, allowing audiences to enjoy a night out at Roger Williams Park for dinner and a movie.
Movies in the Park 2018 schedule:
Friday, July 20: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Charlie, a poor but hopeful boy, seeks one of five coveted golden tickets for a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory – a mind-bending world of pure imagination.
Friday, August 3: Landfill Harmonic (2015)
A film about the transformative power of music, Landfill Harmonic shares the true story of an unlikely orchestra: a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from Paraguay who play instruments made from repurposed junk.
Friday, August 17: The Muppets (2011)
When three Muppet fans learn that a greedy oil mogul wants to drill under the Muppet Theater, they set out to regroup the Muppets and put on one last show to save the theater.
For more information about Movies in the Park and other summer events presented by the Roger Williams Park Conservancy, visitwww.RWPConservancy.org or contact Info@RWPConservancy.org. For Movies in the Park news and schedule updates, follow the Roger Williams Park Conservancy on Facebook or Twitter.
For the past 4 years, the Sankofa World Market has been celebrating the food, culture, and community that makes up the West End of Providence! This year, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation will be celebrating the beginning of our 5th Market season with entertainment, food, and more!
Head to Knight Memorial Library on EVERY Wednesday from 2 to 6pm for:
Produce grown locally by our Sankofa Market Vendors
Fun family-friendly activities
Live performers from our community
Local artisan crafts and food
Want to be involved behind the scenes? We are looking for people to volunteer with set-up, assist us during the event, and break-down.
REGISTER and ENROLL your child at South Side Boys & Girls Club 1 Louisa Street, Providence, RI 02905
6 WEEK SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Free from 9am – 5pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 – Friday, August 17, 2018
Don’t want your children to fall behind in school and be ready for to start the school year? Enroll them into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Summer Learning Program and let’s prevent their summer learning loss together!
What is Summer Learning Loss?
Summer learning loss is the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer holidays. The loss in learning varies across grade level, subject matter, and family income. For some students, they can generally lose about 2 months of reading achievement.
Summer Participants will have the following opportunities:
Academic supports in reading, writing, math and science
The scholarship will be granted to students without reference to excellence in scholarship and prefers students unable to obtain other aid. Please click below for more information, as well as the application form.
We hope you take this opportunity to share news of the Bradford scholarship to any seniors graduating from public high schools in Providence, or young people currently enrolled in technical or undergraduate degree-granting programs!
La beca Bradford de $750, para estudiantes de escuelas públicas de Providence, está abierta y aceptando solicitudes hasta el 15 de junio del 2018. La beca se otorgará a estudiantes sin referencia a excelencia academica, y prefiere estudiantes que no puedan obtener otra ayuda. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener más información, así como el formulario de solicitud.
Esperamos que aproveche esta oportunidad para compartir la noticia de la beca Bradford con cualquier estudiante de último año que este graduandose de una escuela secundaria pública de Providence, o con jóvenes que actualmente están inscriptos en programas de licenciatura técnica o de universidad.