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LIBRARY HOURS

September - May

Mon-Thur: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


NEWS

Fall is here and we're excited to announce the launch of a new group, the Contemporaries. This is an inspired group of like-minded individuals in their 20s, 30s, & 40s who actively seek and revel in intellectual stimulation, invigorating conversation, & dynamic social experiences.

Join us for our kick-off soirée on Thursday, October 16 from 6-8pm at the DeanHotel. Enjoy new friends and old, take a private tour of the newly renovated space, and learn more about what the Contemporaries have to offer. (Bites & libations available)

For more information about and to join this the group, visit the Contemporaries or contact Kelsey Nagel at knagel@provath.org or 401-421-6970 x14.


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A Library, Cultural Center, and More...

Athenaeum's main room

 

The Providence Athenaeum, a unique independent, member-supported library and cultural center, welcomes and enriches the educational and cultural pursuits of its members and the community and encourages a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation. It offers a wide range of experiences by providing and conserving extraordinary collections, offering innovative and compelling programs, promoting and collaborating with the community's vibrant cultural sector, and highlighting and preserving its historic building.

 

WalkwayThe Childrens Room Ladder

The stately stone of the granite exterior opens to the warmth of wood as you enter the Athenaeum. Starting at your feet and towering overhead, books envelop you in winding canyons, deep ravines, and hidden culs-de-sac of bound paper, centuries of stories, voices, and ideas waiting to be rediscovered...

More than a place for books, the Athenaeum itself has the transcendental power of the best literature. The library holds the intrigue of a great mystery, the history of a non-fictional epic, and the delicious escape of a fiction title. We welcome visitors and members to come in and enjoy the Athenaeum's ongoing story for themselves!

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