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The Spring 2019 season is generously sponsored by Bank of America.

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Bill Harley’s Stickeen

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

Grammy Award-winning artist Bill Harley performs John Muir’s Stickeen, the true story of a man, his dog, and a glacier. Muir saw humanity as part…

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From Day to Day

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

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” From Day to Day is a World War…

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RISD Illustration Stars

Sat, February 23, 2:00pm- 3pm

Each year RISD illustration majors spend a semester in a remarkable class called Picture and Word. For their final project each student presents a picture…

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Shakespeare Recitation Competition

Sun, February 24, 1:30pm- 3pm

“Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing.” William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida Each year the English Speaking Union challenges high school students…

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Dan Barry

Fri, March 1, 5:00pm- 7pm

Called “the closest thing we have to a contemporary Steinbeck” by Colum McCann, award-winning journalist Dan Barry – formerly of the Providence Journal and now…

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Meet a Live Raven!

Sat, March 2, 2:00pm- 3pm

You would have to be a pretty clever bird to want to hang out at the library! Join us in welcoming Zachariah, a real live…

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Sun, March 3, 11:00am- 12pm

Shake it up and rock on at a lively morning of interactive music and movement fun! The Rock-a-Baby crew will bring us one of their…

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Nevermore Tasting

Thu, March 7, 6:00pm- 8pm

Join us for a wine tasting with Campus Fine Wines. Perhaps Amontillado will be on the menu? The Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe exhibition…

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Marijuana & Medicine

Thu, March 14, 5:30pm- 7pm

Presented with The Public’s Radio Join the Athenæum and The Public’s Radio for a panel discussion moderated by health reporter Lynn Arditi about the debate…

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Family Movie Night!

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

“We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” Follow Dorothy and her lively pals down the yellow brick road in this classic…

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Meg Wolitzer

Fri, March 22, 6:00pm- 8pm

*PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the First Unitarian Church from 6-8pm. Registration is required for entry.* The Athenæum is proud to present…

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The Road Ahead

Fri, March 29, 5:00pm- 7pm

Presented with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum At the turn of the 20th century, our embrace of the automobile forever changed how we move people,…

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