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

2022 November 28
by Monica Schaberg

2022 September 19
by Monica Schaberg

BIG BOOK  SALE  is Back!! April 25-30    2022

2022 March 28


2022 January 31
by Monica Schaberg

sponsored by the Friends of Rochambeau

Not our usual sale. These are the special, rare and unusual books priced at $4-$75 – some lower. Also tons of Biography and History priced at $1 or $5 a bagful.

Location: Rochambeau Branch Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence

special hours for Friends of Rochambeau members: Friday Feb 11: 10-12 PM

Open to the public:

Fri Feb 11   12- 5

 Sat  Feb 12    10-5 

 Mon Feb 14    1-7

No media (CDs DVs Vinyl at this sale)

FALL Book Sale is almost over

2021 November 8
by Monica Schaberg

LAST 2 days of Book Sale are FILL-A-BAG days for $5. books only.

Monday Nov 8 1-7PM

Tuesday Nov 9 10- 4

Monday is also the last day of the Media sale – REmaining CDs Vinyl and DVDs are 50 cents each.

2022 September 19
by Monica Schaberg

$5 a bag Day today and tomorrow

2022 April 29
by Monica Schaberg

Friday april 29th, 1-5 and Saturday April 30- 10-4

2021 October 17
by Monica Schaberg
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2021 October 17
by Monica Schaberg

Outdoor MEDIA Sale CDs, LPs, DVDs

SAT  October 30th 11- 4  

Masks required. No signup required this is an outdoor event. Rain date Nov 6.

Indoor BOOK SALE     

Dates:  November 1- 9

Monday Nov 1st  1- 7 PM  Preview/Dealers’ Day

For those who want first chance to look and purchase- there is a $30 fee to enter. Timed entry signup. Limit 10 people at a time in the Sale room. Dealers may sign up for 2 consecutive one hour blocks and may remain longer if fewer than 10 people remain. Sign up at https://forms.gle/hvtLtJA1yhBXb93q7

Tuesday Nov 2nd   2 – 730 FRIENDS Preview Day

For Membersof the Friends of Rochambeau. Renew or join at the door. Timed entry signup. Limit 10 people at a time in the Sale room. Timed entry signup at https://forms.gle/n9EpUkUjMd8qC6vj6

Open to the public

Wednesday through Tuesday  Nov 3 – 9. TIMED ENTRY is required. Patrons may SIGN UP FOR ONE HOUR but may remain longer if fewer than 10 are in the room.

Wed Nov 3 10 – 5 Sign up for timed entry here: https://forms.gle/DjFRbzfqj75w16AVA

Thurs Nov 4  1- 8 Sign up for timed entry here:https://forms.gle/mjR3GmDBJmrJkzVP8

Friday Nov 5 1-5 PM Sign up for timed entry here: https://forms.gle/8TYDmVpd841xZrPx5

Sat   Nov 6  1 – 5 PM Sign up for timed entry here: https://forms.gle/o1U1WxUzk6sY3Vru6

Fill-a-bag for $5 Mon Nov 8 1-7 PM Bring your own bags or have some of ours Sign up for timed entry here: https://forms.gle/636KGk9K1gAtqJky5

Fill a bag for $5 Tue Nov 9  11-5  Sign up for timed entry here: https://forms.gle/Hn1jwfcY3c8GmTBM6

Bring your own bags or have some of ours.   

Because of Corona Virus concerns sign-up for timed entry for indoor sale is required.   Browsing limited to one hour unless thre are fewer than 10 people in the room.

Vaccination and Masks are required indoors.


2018 October 24
by admin

The Friends will be helping to bring the following programming to our community in the month ahead:

  • For new and young adults who want to learn more about Tech, the
  • Tableau Workshop for Beginners (learn software to create graphics from data) meets on Tuesday evenings,
  • Learn to Code: A Beginner’s Series also meets on Tuesday evenings and
  • CareerDevs Code Night (Providence’s own computer science academy) meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. (Free)
Who knows who might relish the opportunity to learn a highly employable and very cool skill set FOR FREE – and right in our neighborhood! PCL’s Digital Services Manager, Stephanie Shea has more to say at this blog post.
  • Also, Rochambeau has several language learning opportunities each week:
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (Tuesday mornings),
  • Spanish Language (beginner and intermediate – 3 classes) and
  • Italian Conversation with Alessandro (meets Thursday afternoons). (Free)


  • Dr. Michael Fine will be presenting a book talk on his latest, Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time, on Thursday, October 4th at 7pm.


  • Look for the Zero Waste Providence Reusable Bag Swap bin at Rochambeau Library. It is part of a pilot project through Zero Waste Providence to encourage Providence residents to use reusable bags.