Who are the Friends of Rochambeau?

A group of caring individuals, families, and businesses dedicated to the support of the Rochambeau Library Branch... its facility, programs, services, resources, and the many people it serves. Learn more about the Friends of Rochambeau

Fall Book Sale 2014

2014 September 18
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Friends of Rochambeau Library
Fall 2014 Book Sale

books

More than 20,000 donated books, audiovisuals, games and puzzles sorted into more than 50 categories.

  • Children’s books and small paperbacks 50 cents
  • Hardcover and large paperbacks $1.00
  • Specials and rarities priced individually

2014 FALL SCHEDULE: October 20 – 25

  •  Mon. 20th   5pm – 8:30pm  (Specials & Rarities open at 3pm)   Dealers Night  Admission $30 per person, including interested non-dealers
  • Tues. 21st   4pm – 8:30pm    Friends Night (Members only; you can join at the door)
  • Wed. 22nd   10am – 5:30pm  Free entrance for ALL
  • Thurs. 23rd  1pm – 8:30pm   Free entrance for ALL
  • Fri. 24th    noon – 5:30pm    Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
  • Sat. 25th   noon – 5:30pm   Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
  • Mon. 27th   1pm – 3pm   No book sale.  Free pick-up for non-profit groups ONLY

Proceeds of the bi-annual Book Sales support events, programs for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc.  at the Library.

Want to help us with the book sale? It’s really fun! Email us now or sign up in the folder at the Reference Desk.

Bylaws Approved at Annual Meeting

2014 June 3
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A major revision of the Friends of Rochambeau bylaws was approved by the membership at the Annual Meeting on June 2nd.  Minor changes were made to Article X – Amendments before the vote. To read the final version, as approved, click here.

Come to the Friends of Rochambeau Library Annual Meeting, June 2, 7pm

2014 May 23
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The officers and board of the Friends of Rochambeau Library invite you to join us at our annual meeting.

When: Monday, June 2, 2014 — 7:00pm
Where: Meeting in the Community Room in the basement, 708 Hope Street, Providence
Agenda: We will also be welcoming our new board members, voting on revised by-laws (see prior posting), and reporting on our financial results for the year.

Featured speaker:

Edward Fitzpatrick is the political columnist for The Providence Journal. He previously covered the State House and the court system for the Journal. He grew up in Greenville, RI, and graduated from Syracuse University. He was a city editor at The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, NY, and a reporter for the Albany Times Union and the Hartford Courant. He now lives in Providence with his wife, Ellen, and their two sons. He is proud to report that he has no books overdue at the Rochambeau Library.

 

Vote on Major Revision of Friends of Rochambeau Bylaws at Annual Meeting

2014 May 13
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The general membership of the Friends of Rochambeau Library will vote to approve a major revision of the organization’s bylaws at the Annual Meeting on June 2nd. The current version was adopted ten years ago, in 2004, when the library was a branch of the Providence Public Library. The proposed revision recognizes the now 5-year old Providence Community Library within which organization we exist, as well as the scope of the Friends’ purposes within that organization. In addition, several rules of operation were changed to ensure better Board practices and reflect new realities. Be sure to review these proposed bylaws before the meeting.

Three Mayoral Forums to be Hosted by Providence Community Library Friends Groups

2014 April 16
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Come meet the candidates for mayor of Providence at 3 forums at 3 neighborhood libraries – April 16, May 22, and June 12. The mayoral forum at Rochambeau Library is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, at 6pm. For more information, visit PCL’s website at provcomlib.org.

Latest Friends Newsletter

2014 April 16
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The Friends of Rochambeau Newsletter comes out about three times a year: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Every member family ought to receive a copy in the mail. If you didn’t, it means that either you need to renew your membership, or we’ve got your address wrong. Please contact us at friend@friendsofrochambeau.org.

Meanwhile, read our Spring 2014 Friends of Rochambeau Newsletter here.

Spring Book Sale 2014

2014 March 16
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Friends of Rochambeau Library
Spring 2014 Book Sale

books

More than 20,000 donated books, audiovisuals, games and puzzles sorted into more than 50 categories.

  • Children’s books and small paperbacks 50 cents
  • Hardcover and large paperbacks $1.00
  • Specials and rarities priced individually

2014 SPRING SCHEDULE: April 7 – 12

  •  Mon. 7th  5 pm – 8:00 pm  (Specials & Rarities open at 3pm)   Dealers night   Admission $30 per person, including interested non-dealers
  • Tues. 8th  4 pm – 8 pm    Friends night (Members only; you can join at the door)
  • Wed. 9th  10 am – 5:30 pm  Free entrance for ALL
  • Thurs. 10th  1 pm – 8 pm   Free entrance for ALL
  • Fri. 11th  1 pm – 8 pm Extended  Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
  • Sat. 12th  12 noon – 2 pm  No book sale. Free pick-up for non-profit groups ONLY

For a listing of specials and rarities available at all times go to: http://friendsofrochambeau.org/current-rarities/

Proceeds of the bi-annual Book Sales support events, programs for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc.  at the Library.

Want to help us with the book sale? It’s really fun! Email us now or sign up in the folder at the Reference Desk.

 

Fall Book Sale 2013

2013 September 12
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Friends of Rochambeau Library
Fall 2013 Book Sale

books

20,000 donated books, audiovisuals, games and puzzles sorted into more than 50 categories.

  • Children’s books and small paperbacks 50 cents
  • Hardcover and large paperbacks $1.00
  • Specials and rarities priced individually

2013 FALL SCHEDULE: October 21 – 26

  • Mon21st   5 pm – 8:30 pm   Dealers night ($30 admission)
  • Tues. 22nd  4 pm – 8 pm    Friends night (Members only; you can join at the door)
  • Wed. 23rd  10 am – 5:30 pm  Free entrance for ALL
  • Thurs. 24th  1 – 8:30 pm   Free entrance for ALL
  • Fri. 25th  12 noon – 5:30 pm  Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
  • Sat. 26th   12 noon – 5:30 pm  Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL

For a listing of specials and rarities available at all times go to: http://friendsofrochambeau.org/current-rarities/

Proceeds of the bi-annual Book Sales support events, programs for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc.  at the Library.

Want to help us with the book sale? It’s really fun! Email us now or sign up in the folder at the Reference Desk.

 

DON’T MISS THE ANNUAL MEETING!

2013 May 29
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Friends of Rochambeau Library Annual Meeting
The officers and board of the Friends of Rochambeau Library invite you to join us at our annual meeting.

When: Monday, June 3, 2013 — 7:00pm
Where: Meeting in the Community Room in the basement, 708 Hope Street, Providence
Agenda: We will also be welcoming our new board members and reporting on our financial results for the year.

Featured speaker: Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. Wood received the 2010 National Humanities Medal for “scholarship that provides insight into the founding of the nation” at the White House in March 2011. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution; the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1778, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different; and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815. His latest book, published in 2011, is The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States.


Spring Book Sale 2013

2013 March 17
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Friends of Rochambeau Library
Spring 2014 Book Sale

books

More than 20,000 donated books, audiovisuals, games and puzzles sorted into more than 50 categories.

  • Children’s books and small paperbacks 50 cents
  • Hardcover and large paperbacks $1.00
  • Specials and rarities priced individually

2014 SPRING SCHEDULE: April 7 – 12

  •  Mon. 7th  5 pm – 8:00 pm  (Specials & Rarities open at 3pm)   Dealers night   Admission $30 per person, including interested non-dealers
  • Tues. 8th  4 pm – 8 pm    Friends night (Members only; you can join at the door)
  • Wed. 9th  10 am – 5:30 pm  Free entrance for ALL
  • Thurs. 10th  1 pm – 8 pm   Free entrance for ALL
  • Fri. 11th  1 pm – 8 pm Extended  Fill a Bag for $5, free entrance for ALL
  • Sat. 12th  12 noon – 2 pm  No book sale. Free pick-up for non-profit groups ONLY

For a listing of specials and rarities available at all times go to: http://friendsofrochambeau.org/current-rarities/

Proceeds of the bi-annual Book Sales support events, programs for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc.  at the Library.

Want to help us with the book sale? It’s really fun! Email us now or sign up in the folder at the Reference Desk.