Sankofa EATS is back!

It’s Time For Sankofa EATS!

Sankofa Eats is a series of community meals hosted by West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. Sankofa Eats aims to showcase local assets including local chefs, businesses, and produce while providing an opportunity for people in our community to gather and share not just a meal together, but an experience. Our next Sankofa Eats will take place on Thursday June 6 from 6-8PM in the Sankofa Community Room. 

Buy Tickets here!

Meet the Chef

This Sankofa Eats will feature one of our Sankofa Kitchen Members, Chef Jessica Zeon founder of Distinguish Catering. Distinguish Catering is a local catering business that prioritizes on giving each event a unique essence. With a Liberian background, foreign natural ingredients are incorporated to enhance your palates.

Volunteer With Us!

Sankofa Eats can’t happen without the support of our dedicated volunteers.
Interested? Send us an email!

Como Hacer Crecer Su Negocio @Washington Park Library

Serie Educacional: Como Hacer Crecer Su Negocio

10 Pasos para ayudar a crecer tu negocio (Business Education Serie 2019)

jueves 30 de mayo a las 5:30 pm 

Acompananos a este interesante taller donde conoceras los paso a tener en cuenta para crecer tu negocio. Para registrase llama al 401-781-3136 o 401-467-2700 ext 1608 (atencion en Espanol).

Empower Yourself! Solar Information Workshop

Join us for a fun workshop and solar home qualifying activity at the Washington Park Library!
Contact the library at 401-781-3136 or email to register!

You will learn about:

solar electricity science and technology basics
installation process
best conditions for going solar– do YOU have sunny roof?
federal and state incentive programs
Presented by NEC Solar. Newport Electric Construction & Service has been meeting customers’ needs with outstanding quality since 2008. At NEC Solar we are a family office that values transparency, innovation and conducting business with the utmost integrity. We’re champions of the solar industry because we care about our community, our environment and, most of all, we care about you.

PVD Adult Makers Night at the Washington Park Library

Makerspace isn’t just for kids, any age can make with us! Adults can join us after our PVD young makers program for their very own makerspace evening. Join us every other Thursday night from 6 to 8pm at the Washington Park Library and have access to our sewing machines, 3D printer, coding robots, and vinyl cutter & heat press to make designs on fabrics. If you wish to design a logo on a T-shirt, clothing, fabric, etc. please bring the T-shirt/fabric with you.

For more information, contact Amy Rosa at 401-781-3136 or email

Providence Talks Playgroup at the Washington Park Library

Join us for a free playgroup focused on language development and school readiness every Wednesday morning at 11am at the Washington Park Library. Providence Talks Groups are designed for parents and their children ages 1 to 3.5 years old. The group of eight weeks includes fun activities, story time, playtime, music, activities and free books.

For more information, and to sign up for this playgroup call Patricia Castillo at 401-660-5589.

Animation Creation Studio

Bring your characters and their stories to life through animation! Join us at the Washington Park Library on Tuesday February 19 at 2pm for this short workshop presented by the Providence Children’s Film Festival. This workshop gives kids an opportunity to create and learn about animation using storyboards to plan it and easy stop motion techniques to film it! Presented in partnership with Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA).

Ages 8 plus or Under 8 accompanied by an adult.

The Washington Park Library drop-in workshop is admission-free. Register by contacting Amy Rosa at 781-3136 or email sends e-mail

21st Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling

Join us on Thursday January 31st at 4:30pm at the Washington Park Library as the Rhode Island Black Storytellers share their stories with us and promote awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, educational, and cultural experiences. Learn all about the richness of Black history and African culture worldwide. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!


For more information, please contact Amy Rosa at 781-3136 or email

Stop Motion Animation Workshops at the Washington Park Library

Over the course of 5 weeks starting on Tuesday January 15 at 3:30pm, learn a variety of stop motion animation techniques used to create illusion with RIMOSA! The RIMOSA Animation Station is a one stop shop for creating animations.  Using an iPad, and an app named “stop motion,” users can take a series of still images that are strung together to create animated movies.  The iPad is attached to an arm that allows you to shoot downward and use the exhibit’s table as a backdrop, or to shoot horizontally for a more three dimensional look — all while seeing your creation come to life on a large overhead monitor.

Participants will experiment with object animation, cut paper animation, claymation, & pixilation. They will create characters and storyboards while working to create their own Stop Motion Animation Films.

For school-age kids and teens. Class space limited – please sign up by contacting Amy Rosa, Library Manager, at (401) 781-3136 or email

Health Care Revolt w/ Dr. Michael Fine at the Washington Park Library

Come visit the Washington Park Library on Thursday January 24 at 6:30pm to listen to Dr. Michael Fine speak about his recent book, “Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time,  a critical read about what we need to do for the future of our health care system in America.

Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in health care that will allow the nation to protect health while strengthening democracy.

Michael Fine, MD, is a writer, community organizer, and family physician. He is the chief health strategist for the City of Central Falls, RI, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc., and recipient of the Barbara Starfield Award, the John Cunningham Award, and the Austin T. Levy Award. He was director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, 2011–2015.

Folded Book Art Workshop at the Washington Park Library

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