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EX LIBRIS: Ann Patchett

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

Ann Patchett (Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Commonwealth, The Dutch House) is a celebrated bestselling author, devoted reader, and a champion of literary culture. In…

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FILM CLUB: Two Short Films

Thu, February 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 member Touba Ghadessi…

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EX LIBRIS: Conan Doyle for the Defense

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

For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world’s most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, there was no American book…

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EX LIBRIS: Chazan! Unfiltered

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

Chazan! Unfiltered follows the path of Rhode Island nephrologist Joseph A. Chazan, MD, as he pursues his two passions – art and medicine – and explores how…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Malbone’s Miniature

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

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. How do the disenfranchised become citizens and join in the project of democracy? Join historian Nancy…

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EX LIBRIS: Creative Survival

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

Keith Stokes presents “Creative Survival: The Evolution of the Providence Free African Heritage Community after the American Revolution,” an exploration of historic documents, artifacts, and…

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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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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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