Celebrating Juneteenth!

Wednesday June 19, is a federal holiday, and most Community Libraries of Providence will be closed. 

BUT DUE TO EXTREME HOT WEATHER, OLNEYVILLE & SOUTH PROVIDENCE LIBRARIES WILL BE OPEN 11:30AM-5:30PM TO SERVE AS COOLING CENTERS. 

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ABC at Knight: “The Fight That Saved the Libraries- A True Rhode Island Story”

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Knight Memorial Library – Adult Area

“The Fight That Saved the Libraries- A True Rhode Island Story” Linda Kushner

Explore the impact Art and Books have had on our communities’ most influential individuals, join us for Conversations at Knight! May’s special guest is Linda Kushner.

Author Linda Kushner speaks about her part in the controversial split between PPL and what would become Providence Community Library, now renamed Community Libraries of Providence.

With a small group of reformers, Linda launched a five year battle garnering  the support of thousands of Rhode Islanders. It ended in 2009 with the creation of a new community library system which preserved all of Providence’s nine neighborhood libraries.

Linda is a retired attorney who represented the East Side as a state legislator for 12 years, from 1982 to 1994. Always a problem solver and social organizer, in 2004 Linda turned her attention to the neighborhood libraries which were in danger of being extinguished.

Copies of the book will be on sale at the event. Linda is generously donating all proceeds to CLPVD!

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Date:
May 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Knight Memorial Library – Adult Area
275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907 United States
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401-467-2625