Take a sip from the newly revitalized Richmond Fountain! Legend claims that if you drink from its waters, you will always be destined to return to Providence.

Come "drive in" to the Children's Library for some summer movie magic! We're screening classic films for young and old. Thurs 6/21, 7/19, 8/16. Free & open to the public.

A reminder that the library is now on summer hours through Labor Day. Mon-Th: 10am-6pm; Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 10am-2pm; Sun: closed.


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.