The Athenæum's Winter/Spring 2024 season is live! Join us to hear from interesting people discussing interesting things like owls, pockets, boats, and more.

Explore our new archive of past events featuring fascinating speakers like Ann Patchett, Barbara Kingsolver, Colson Whitehead, and David Blight!

The Athenæum's popular reading groups are offered exclusively to library members. Join a group to examine old classics, explore new titles, and meet your fellow members!


For nearly 200 years, the Athenæum has been at the heart of cultural life in Providence.
Our mission is to enrich the mind, inspire the spirit, and elevate the public discourse.