We're thrilled to announce the lineup for the Fall 2017 season. Check out our list of programs and be sure to register soon to save your seat!

We are thrilled and honored to announce the Athenæum has received a competitive $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Didn't catch the creators of Crimetown when they visited the library in July? You can still hear the conversation! Check out our archived audio recordings.


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.