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Thru May 31

Mon-Thur: 9am-7pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

Sun: 1pm-5pm

June 1 thru June 20

Mon-Thur: 9am-7pm

Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: 10am-2pm

Sun: closed

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Mon-Thur: 9am-6pm

Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: 10am-2pm

Sun: closed

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August 2 - August 16


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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.

 

Walkway The 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!


Our spring 2015 program season is made possible in part by the generous support of Campus Fine Wines, The Felicia Fund, RI State Council on the Arts, The Susan Jaffe Tane Foundation, and Taco/The White Family Foundation. 

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.

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