Jed Hancock-Brainerd & Rebecca Noon join us at the Salon to discuss their research in our collections and their upcoming Sea Pagent. All welcome. Fri 10/28, 5-7pm.

Now open for registration, the Academy brings world-class instructors to the library for lecture series on art and literature. Sessions run in Nov & Feb.

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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.