The library will be closed between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. Happy holidays!

The library will transform into an English country estate. Can you solve the mysteries inside? Thurs 1/30, 7-10pm.

Cheers to those who make the Athenæum's programs possible, especially to our 2019 fall season sponsor Bank of America!


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.