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EX LIBRIS: The Fire Right Now

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

Princeton University classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta will be joined by Brown University classicist Johanna Hanink to discuss what, if anything, the study of the ancient…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Edgar Allan Poe

Thu, October 28, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. In 1848, famed American writer and master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe spent time at…

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EX LIBRIS: North Burial Ground

Fri, October 29, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

The Providence North Burial Ground is the largest public cemetery in Rhode Island and the second largest green space in Providence, but only recently has…

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EX LIBRIS: The Woman Who Made Van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time, yet few are aware that his legacy was secured through the efforts…

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EX LIBRIS: My Name is Pauli Murray

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

Filmmaker and director Betsy West (RBG) joins us to discuss her new project, My Name Is Pauli Murray. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Joseph C. Ely

Thu, November 18, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

This program is reserved for members of the Athenæum. A dark, unassuming painting which has hung in the Art Room for more than 100 years…

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EX LIBRIS: The Engagement

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

Author and journalist Sasha Issenberg discusses The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state…

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EX LIBRIS: Barbara Kingsolver

Fri, December 3, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Named one of the most important writers of the 20th century by Writer’s Digest, Barbara Kingsolver is the bestselling author of over a dozen books,…

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Annual Meeting

Thu, December 9, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Members are invited to join us for a review of last fiscal year and Board of Directors elections.

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