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The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire returns to AS220 FooFest on August 8th!

The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire returns to AS220 FooFest on August 8th!

[ 0 ] July 16, 2015 |

The 7th annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire will be happening during Foo Fest on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1pm to 8pm! The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is an awesome event for kids of ALL ages celebrating New Englanders’ do-it-yourself ingenuity and innovation. Great place to explore and connect with a cool community […]

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Ukuleles for Peace

Ukuleles for Peace

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

The Ukuleles for Peace group, a coexistence project between Israeli Jews and Arabs, will be performing one show in Rhode Island on July 12th as they tour New England and then fly out to Hawaii! This musical group was founded eleven years ago by Paul Moore while living in Israel. I heard about this project […]

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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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Amplify the voices of women everywhere. Listen to your mother!

Amplify the voices of women everywhere. Listen to your mother!

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

I have been a big fan of StoryCorps since it began 10 years ago with their mission to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. Reminding us of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the […]

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

Ooops! Mother’s Day is this Sunday and you may well have forgotten or not got around to making a card or grabbing a gift for that special Mom in your life. Check out these easy ideas for all ages (including adults) to save your bacon just in time for Sunday morning! Paper Flower Pot (Food, Love and […]

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Cultivating Collections

Cultivating Collections

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Most visitors know Providence Children’s Museums as a collection of experiences in which children and families learn through play and active exploration. One of the defining features of our exhibits is that they are rich in discoveries and stimulating for the senses. We incorporate unusual and […]

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2015 |

Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class.  Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]

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Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

By Kelly Fenton “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf,” and where did this fear originate? I have a hunch that several classical stories incited terror into us at a young age. I’m talking about “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Peter and the Wolf.” These stories portray a horrible wolf plotting […]

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“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers

“Girls Who Code” Club at PCL Will Target Gender Gap in Computer Technology Careers

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

State’s Only Public Club Will Offer Instruction in Coding, App Building, Game Design and More Providence Community Library (PCL) will launch a Girls Who Code Club at its Rochambeau location on January 22.  Led by Gryte Satas, a female instructor from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, the Club will offer girls an opportunity to […]

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Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

Honoring Martin Luther King: Community Events for the Family

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

MLK Concert Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm Location: Fleet Library located in the Mandle Building, 15 Westminster Street, Providence. Join the celebration, feel the spirit, and embrace the joy! Join RISD as they kickoff their 2014 MLK Celebration Series on Saturday, January 18 at 630pm to 8pm. The event includes music from the […]

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