The Providence Athenaeum will be closing early on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm. We anticipate being closed all day Tuesday. Our current plan is to reopen at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, if possible.
The following scheduled activities at the library have all been cancelled:
Monday, January 26, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Proust Reading Group
Tuesday, January 27, 10:30 am - 11:00 am - Singalong Story Time
Wednesday, January 28, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Ms. Z's Story Hour
Please check our website or call the library at 421-6970 before coming in on Wednesday, January 28. Stay warm and safe!
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Want to help support our cause? There are several membership opportunities, or you can donate online through paypal.
Thank you to Campus Fine Wines, our spring 2015 season sponsor of Athenaeum programs!
Programs are made possible in part by a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the RI General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.
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!