Due to the current public health crisis, the Athenæum is closed until further notice.

All programs and library activities have been suspended. Registered attendees will be contacted about rescheduling as soon as possible.

Cheers to those who make our programs possible, especially to season sponsors the Providence Tourism Council & 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.