The Athenæum is thrilled to welcome bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick! Thurs 12/12. Members: $15; non-members: $30.

The library announces a packed season of programs for all ages, from Thucydides to Buddy Cianci, Halloween magic to Rock-A-Baby. Register quickly!

Cheers to those who make the Athenæum's programs possible, especially to our 2019 fall 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.