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REHAB MASON Mike DeQuattro works on the deteriorated limestone strip at the top of the fascia of the Providence Public Library’s Empire Street wing in May. The library has been awarded $750,000 by the Champlin Foundation for the ongoing construction work. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation approves $18M in grants for R.I. nonprofits

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation on Friday announced $18 million in grants that will be awarded to dozens of mission-driven organizations across Rhode Island. A...
HERITAGE HALL: The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala on Oct. 20 at Ocean House in Westerly. COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HERITAGE HALL OF FAME

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame to hold annual gala...

THE RHODE ISLAND Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, an open bar,...
BREAKFAST TALK: R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be part of the Eggs and Issues breakfast discussion, hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, on Oct. 17 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Discussing Rhode Island economic opportunities

EDITOR’S CHOICE Discussing Rhode Island economic opportunities THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold an Eggs and Issues breakfast discussion with R.I....

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct. 11 THE RHODE ISLAND Black Business Association will hold its eighth annual Awards...
SUPPORTIVE SWINGS: Golfers play a hole during last year’s “Swing to Support” charity golf event, held by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County. This year’s event will be held Oct. 4 at Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk.
 / COURTESY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF BRISTOL COUNTY

Editor’s Choice: Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER of Bristol County will hold its “Swing to Support” charity golf...
COMPUTER CLASS: Instructor Betty Tavares, left, gives a helping hand to student Lily Minaeliam during an adult digital-literacy workshop at Providence Public Library.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Writing the book on learning lounges

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Education Providence Public Library IT STARTED WITH a few couches, some lamps and a commitment to not look like a formal...

Trinity Repertory Company appoints director of community engagement

PROVIDENCE – Trinity Repertory Company has hired Michelle Cruz as director of community engagement, a position that has been elevated to a senior management...

R.I. Nurses Institute Middle College students complete library data course

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-one students in Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School have presented final projects as part of a cohort of...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, June 3, 2019

An impressive collection of books is just the beginning of the story of PPL’s rise as a community leader. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S....
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally. Last fall the...
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