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EX LIBRIS: A Defense of Truth

Fri, February 4, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Trolls. Disinformation. Canceling. Conspiracy theories. If America’s grasp on reality seems to be under attack, that’s because it is. Epistemic warfare – the use of…

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EX LIBRIS: Begin Again

Fri, February 11, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Named one of the best books of the year by Time, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, Begin Again by Princeton University’s Eddie S.…

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EX LIBRIS: Michael Pollan

Fri, February 18, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

For the past 30 years, bestselling author Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect:…

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EX LIBRIS: The Salem Witch Trials

Fri, February 25, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials, the personal tragedies and grievous wrongs that occurred still provoke reflection as we continue to reckon…

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EX LIBRIS: The Words That Made Us

Fri, March 4, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of 30 years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But…

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EX LIBRIS: Azar Nafisi

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

What is the role of literature in an era when one political party wages continual war on writers and the press? What is the connection…

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Membership Library Spotlight: Cincinnati’s Mercantile Library

Thu, March 17, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Providence Athenæum or another membership library. Predating the Providence Athenæum by one year, the Mercantile Library in…

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EX LIBRIS: Shouting from the Archives

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

The John Carter Brown Library, an independent institution located on the campus of Brown University, has held one of the world’s outstanding collections of 15th-19th-century…

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Membership Library Spotlight: Seattle’s The Folio

Thu, March 31, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Providence Athenæum or another membership library. The youngest organization in the Membership Libraries Group, the Seattle Folio…

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EX LIBRIS: Central Park

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

With more than 800 sprawling green acres in the middle of one of the world’s densest cities, Central Park is an urban masterpiece. Designed in…

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Membership Library Spotlight: Providence’s Athenæum

Thu, April 14, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Providence Athenæum or another membership library. The Athenæum as we know it today was founded in 1836,…

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Poetry Out Loud

Fri, April 22, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud 2022 finalists recite classic poems at the Athenæum’s annual poetry event dedicated to the memory of Charles and Deborah Philbrick…

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