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Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

Providence Children Can Help Change Lives in Africa This Summer – Just By Reading Books!

[ 0 ] June 24, 2015 |

Kids Who Take Part in PCL’s Summer Reading Program  Will  Exchange Letters, Emails and Gifts With Children at the Kitengesa Community Library in Uganda This year’s Summer Reading Program has the theme “Every Hero Has a Story” and young readers at Providence Community Library (PCL) will get a chance to be real live heroes by […]

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Letters About Literature Awards presented at William Hall Library on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Letters About Literature Awards presented at William Hall Library on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

[ 0 ] June 19, 2015 |

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities honored the 2015 Letters About Literature award recipients at William Hall Library in Cranston on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. Close to 50,000 young readers from across the country participated in the national contest sponsored by the Center for the Book […]

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Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

Family Fun on the Plaza! 2015 Kidoinfo Play in the Park and Storytime + Art in the Park: The Great Green Room!

[ 0 ] June 18, 2015 |

Kidoinfo + Greater Kennedy Plaza present: Summer Family Fun on the Plaza in Burnside Park Tuesdays and Thursdays (July and August). FREE. All Ages. Now in its 6th year, Kidoinfo has partnered with Jen Smith of the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to create FREE weekly summer events, both fun and enriching, that attracts hundreds of […]

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2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

2015 Pop-Up PLAY Day!

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

Saturday, June 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Roger Williams Park Providence’s third annual Pop-Up Play Day takes place at Roger Williams Park (between the carousel and boathouse) on Saturday, June 20, presented by the Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Museum, the City of Providence, East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA and other partners. […]

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This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

We are big fans of the Devan and Brandon, creators of PVD Polaroid Project, and love their passion for and knowledge of analog film. My family spent a lot of time last summer hanging out at their pop-up gallery space on Westminster Street as well as roaming the city taking photos using the free polaroid camera […]

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Family fun at the Providence International Arts Festival

Family fun at the Providence International Arts Festival

[ 0 ] May 29, 2015 |

6 Reasons to Bring Your Kids to the Providence International Arts Festival With 15 stages of entertainment, 6 outdoor bars, 18 participating venues, and the party going well into the wee hours of Saturday, June 13, there is no shortage of reasons for parents (without their kids) to celebrate at the Providence International Arts Festival. […]

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7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Our friends at Farm Fresh Rhode Island are excited to announce the opening of many farmers markets across the state this weekend! Shopping at the farmers market is the easiest way to eat local goods and support local farmers. I know that my family and I are looking forward to strolling over to Lippitt park […]

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When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015 |

Summer PlayCorps Oppurtinities PlayCorpsThe Partnership for Providence Parks is teaming up with the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum for a second exciting summer of play in Providence parks. The Partnership is seeking energetic summer PlayCorps Leaders and Interns to facilitate and support creative and […]

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Who Can Find the Most Species? Bring the Brood for Birding Fun!

Who Can Find the Most Species? Bring the Brood for Birding Fun!

[ 0 ] April 20, 2015 |

May 2015 Programs and Events for Children and Families Birding isn’t only for adults! Bring the kids and head out on the trails with an Audubon guide for a birding excursion. Search for spring migrants, learn about one of the fastest-growing pastimes in the country, and hike the trails for some healthy outdoor exercise. Unless […]

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Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Title!

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Title!

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo  Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 6th year with the 2014 Newbery Award winning book, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. A May 9th kickoff event with DiCamillo at the […]

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