Join us during the library's Spring 2018 season! Highlights include Anita Shreve, Gordon Wood, Pamela Paul, Charles C. Mann, & Tony Estrella.

We raise our glasses to our generous Spring 2018 season sponsor Bank of America. Thank you so much for supporting our programs and community!

Celebrate the classics at the Athenæum! Join us for an evening of ancient celebrations in our Greek Revival temple. Monday, 1/29, 6-8pm. Tickets required.


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.