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The Athenæum presents Karen Armstrong

Fri, November 15, 6:00pm- 8pm

The Providence Athenæum is thrilled to welcome Karen Armstrong to Providence! At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, renowned scholar and TED Prize-winner Karen…

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Thanksgiving Luminaire Craft Workshop

Sat, November 16, 3:00pm- 4pm

Light up your Thanksgiving with colorful and twinkly luminaires! This kid-friendly activity uses clear glass jars, tissue paper, and other decorative elements to create the…

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Providence Children’s Film Festival Jury Night

Wed, November 20, 6:00pm- 8pm

Lights, cameras and ACTION! It’s time for film lovers of all ages to join the PCFF team in critiquing film submissions from all over the…

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How to Think About War

Fri, November 22, 5:00pm- 7pm

Why do nations go to war? What are citizens willing to die for? What justifies foreign invasion? And does might always make right? For nearly…

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Family Film: Pippi in the South Seas

Sat, November 30, 3:00pm- 4pm

Spend a little time here in the Children’s Library winding down from your Thanksgiving labors with a family film featuring the famed free spirit Pippi…

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Annual Meeting

Thu, December 5, 5:00pm- 7pm

All are welcome to join us at the Athenæum’s Annual Meeting for an overview of last year’s landmark successes and to learn about some of…

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Pippi, Pirates, & Pancakes!

Sat, December 7, 3:00pm- 4pm

Ahoy there! If you are a fan of Pippi Longstocking, pirates, and pancakes, then you will definitely want to join us for a jolly afternoon…

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Nathaniel Philbrick

Thu, December 12, 5:00pm- 7pm

“Masterly storyteller” (New York Times) Nathaniel Philbrick has consistently topped bestseller lists with prize-winning works such as In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of…

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Cozy Stories & Craft Hour

Sat, December 14, 3:00pm- 4pm

Take a break from the season’s hustle and bustle to join us for a quiet and cozy hour of seasonal stories and a simple craft…

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