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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The Fall 2018 season is generously sponsored by the Ira S. and Anna Galkin Charitable Trust and Bank of America.

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Jane Goodrich

Fri, September 28, 5pm- 7pm

The House at Lobster Cove tells the powerful love story of a mansion, the man who once lived in it, and the woman who brought…

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Family Movie Night!

Fri, September 28, 6pm- 8pm

A young girl rescues a cat and a magical journey begins, in this beloved Studio Ghibli animated classic, The Cat Returns. Rated [G]; running time:…

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Providence Children’s Film Festival Jury Night

Wed, October 3, 6pm- 8pm

Providence Children’s Film Festival is seeking open, analytical minds of ALL ages to watch and discuss films submitted for Festival consideration. Prepare to give more…

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Arnold Weinstein

Fri, October 5, 5pm- 7pm

Many of our greatest works of literature and art are studded with wreckage and reversals, challenging our so-called ‘knowledge,’ as well as our assumptions, by…

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The Public’s Vote 2018

Thu, October 11, 5pm- 7pm

The Athenæum and Rhode Island Public Radio host a lively discussion of the midterm elections moderated by RIPR political reporter Ian Donnis. The program will…

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Tour of Repair + Design Futures Exhibit

Sat, October 13, 11am- 12pm

Join the RISD Museum‘s Costume & Textiles Department and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology for a private tour of the Repair and Design Futures exhibition.…

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Flights of Fancy

Thu, October 18, 6pm- 8pm

The Athenæum and Campus Fine Wines invite you to celebrate the opening of the Voyages: Mapping the World exhibition with a tasting journey of natural…

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Family Movie Night!

Fri, October 19, 6pm- 8pm

Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin of Monty Python have created a raucous dash through history and fantasy in one of the best treasure map movies…

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A Bay Experience

Sat, October 20, 11am- 12pm

Sea creatures in the library?! You bet! Save the Bay’s exciting program for children and families, “A Bay Experience,” uses live Bay creatures to help…

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Sharks Come Cruisin’

Sun, October 21, 1pm- 2pm

Yo ho ho! It’s fun for all ages as you don your bandanas and eyepatches, grab your parrots,and climb aboard the good ship Athenæum for…

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Little Pumpkins Party

Thu, October 25, 4pm- 5pm

It’s time for the littlest pumpkins to hop off the pumpkin vine, zip into their costumes, and roll over here to the library where we…

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The Politics of Maps

Fri, October 26, 5pm- 7pm

The most well-known projection in the world was developed in the 16th century, but its intended use as a more efficient tool for plotting long…

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