The library will be replacing its heating system between May 6 and early August. The building will be closed to the public during this time.

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

Join us in person or virtually for a season packed with interesting people talking about interesting things (plus pub quizes, an array of children's programs, and more)!


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.