Miss a Salon? Want to revisit a favorite? Tune in to our brand new program recordings, now available for streaming or download.

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

Join us for the 19th annual Philbrick Reading, this year featuring Pulitzer winner Gregory Pardlo and RI Poet Laureate Tina Cane. Fri 4/28, 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.