Celebrate music at the library when the talented Heifetz International Music Institute students join us for an incredible performance. Fri 5/10, 5:30-7pm.

Renowned scholar Stephen Greenblatt joins us to talk Shakespeare, power, and tyrants. Presented with the Modern Language Association. Fri 5/17, 5-7pm.

Cheers to those who make the Athenæum's programs possible, especially to our 2019 spring season sponsor Bank of America!


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.