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FILM CLUB: The Hitch-Hiker

Thu, March 11, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. Attendees are invited to participate in a guided discussion on selected films. Board President Jonathan Bell guides a…

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EX LIBRIS: John Locke

Fri, March 12, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

How does a 17th century philosopher continue to shape our daily lives, our political discourse, and the pressing disputes of our social contract? John Locke,…

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Virtual New Members’ Tour & Reception

Thu, March 18, 5:30pm- 6:15pm

Join Director of Membership & External Relations Robin Wetherill and Reference & Special Collections Librarian Stephanie Ovoian for a virtual journey through the Athenæum. We’ll…

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EX LIBRIS: Chef Sean Sherman

Fri, March 19, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Developing his expertise from within his community and through three decades of experience in the culinary arts, Sean Sherman has set a new standard for engagement and…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Ath Architecture 101

Thu, March 25, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. Board President and architect Jonathan Bell explores the architecture of the library’s Benefit Street home, including the…

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FILM CLUB: Chinatown

Thu, April 8, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. Attendees are invited to participate in a guided discussion on selected films. Cinephile Steve Coon explores the neo-noir Chinatown (1974;…

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EX LIBRIS: Peter Brooks

Fri, April 9, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Peter Brooks’ Balzac’s Lives is a vivid and searching portrait of a great novelist as revealed through the fictional lives he imagined. Balzac, more than anyone, invented…

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EX LIBRIS: The Vintage Egyptologist

Fri, April 16, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

The Providence Athenæum is the home of a unique work of Egyptomania: a massive cabinet designed to hold the elephant folio volumes of the Description de…

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EX LIBRIS: Rita Dove

Fri, April 23, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993-1995, the youngest person and first African American to be appointed. She won the Pulitzer…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: What’s Next?

Thu, April 29, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. This spring, the Athenæum is embarking on an exciting master planning project with an array of…

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EX LIBRIS: John McWhorter

Fri, May 7, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Profanity has always been a deliciously vibrant part of our lexicon, an integral part of being human. In fact, our ability to curse comes from…

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FILM CLUB: Grizzly Man

Thu, May 13, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. Attendees are invited to participate in a guided discussion on selected films. Eric Bilodeau, Artistic Director…

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