Be sure to take a look at our calendar for upcoming events this spring. We welcome New York Times best-selling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and more!

We raise our glasses to our generous Spring 2017 season sponsor, Washington Trust! Thank you for supporting the Salon and the library.

Prov Public Library's Jack Martin in conversation with Rich Reyes-Gavilan about 21st century libraries and their future. Fri 2/24, 5-7pm.


The Providence Athenæum seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community through extraordinary collections and innovative programming. Committed to the stewardship of our historic building, the physical culture of books, and the advancement of the humanities, the Athenæum welcomes diverse audiences and spirited conversation.