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EX LIBRIS: Hanif Abdurraqib

Fri, February 10, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

“I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too.” Inspired by these few words, spoken by Josephine Baker…

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Athenæum Pub Quiz!

Thu, February 16, 5:30pm- 8:00pm

The library’s popular pub quiz with Quizmaster Jonathan Migliori returns! Come test your trivia and general knowledge chops in the library after dark. Teams can…

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PCFF: Short Films

Sat, February 18, 10:30am- 12:00pm

Join the Providence Children’s Film Festival during their annual screening of short films at the Athenæum! This year’s LETS’ GET ANIMATED reel includes stories of…

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EX LIBRIS: The Lives of Literature

Fri, February 24, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Why do we read literature? For Arnold Weinstein, the answer is clear: literature allows us to become someone else. Literature changes us by giving us…

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Women Warriors, Women’s Voices

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

Women from across Rhode Island will share their experiences as service members and veterans, through poems, stories, essays, and readings. Sponsored by the Providence Clemente Veterans’…

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EX LIBRIS: The Grimkes

Fri, March 10, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Sarah and Angelina Grimke – the Grimke sisters – are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in…

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EX LIBRIS: Hotbed

Fri, March 17, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

On a Saturday in New York City in 1912, around the wooden tables of a popular Greenwich Village restaurant, a group of women gathered, all…

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EX LIBRIS: The Poison Book Project

Fri, March 24, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

The discovery of a highly toxic, arsenic-based green pigment in the cover of a Victorian-era, cloth-covered book at Winterthur Library launched The Poison Book Project.…

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EX LIBRIS: Hear Me Now

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

Focusing on the work of Black potters in the 19th-century American South, the MFA Boston’s Hear Me Now exhibition presents approximately 50 ceramic objects from…

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Athenæum Pub Quiz!

Thu, April 6, 5:30pm- 8:00pm

A second round of trivia and tomfoolery with Quizmaster Jonathan Migliori! Come test your trivia and general knowledge chops in the library after dark. Teams…

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To Turn Anew: A Celebration of Tim Philbrick

Sat, April 15, 1:00pm- 3:00pm

With its roots in the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement, the Studio Furniture movement of the late 20th century used handmade, functional objects as a…

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EX LIBRIS: Covered with Night

Fri, April 21, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

In the winter of 1722, on the eve of a major conference between the Five Nations of the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois) and…

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