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EX LIBRIS: Magnificent Rebels with Andrea Wulf

Thu, September 29, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

In Magnificent Rebels, bestselling author Andrea Wulf follows the story of a remarkable group of young rebels – poets, novelists, philosophers – who, through their…

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EX LIBRIS: The Transcendentalists and Their World

Thu, October 6, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Renowned historian Robert A. Gross’s The Transcendentalists and Their World offers a fresh view of the thinkers whose outsize impact on philosophy and literature would…

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EX LIBRIS: Stages of Freedom’s African American Museum

Thu, October 13, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

Robb Dimmick and Ray Rickman, founders of Stages of Freedom, take us behind the scenes of their new endeavor, Rhode Island’s only museum dedicated to…

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EX LIBRIS: Jewels of the Nile

Thu, October 20, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

The Worcester Art Museum holds a remarkable group of ancient Egyptian jewelry and artifacts that have been hidden from view for 100 years. Curator Peter…

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EX LIBRIS: The Monster’s Bones

Thu, October 27, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

With a wide-ranging cast of robber barons, eugenicists, and opportunistic cowboys, New York Times bestselling author David K. Randall reveals how a monster of a…

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ATHENÆUM HALLOW[Æ]N

Sat, October 29, 10:00am- 5:00pm

Where better to embrace All Hallows’ Eve than a 200-year-old library that could very possibly be haunted?? Join us for this open house-style event to…

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The Great Athenæum Pub Quiz

Thu, November 3, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

The library’s popular pub quiz returns, this time with Quizmaster Jonathan Migliori at the helm! Come test your trivia and general knowledge chops in the…

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The Public’s Voice

Thu, November 10, 5:30pm- 7:30pm

The Public’s Radio’s Ian Donnis moderates a panel discussion about what’s going on in Rhode Island politics. Panelists will be announced closer to the program.…

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EX LIBRIS: Rescuing Socrates

Thu, November 17, 6:00pm- 7:00pm

What is the value of a liberal education? Traditionally characterized by a rigorous engagement with the classics of Western thought and literature, this approach to…

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Annual Meeting

Thu, December 1, 5:30pm- 7:00pm

The 2021-22 fiscal Year was a milestone year for the Athenæum. Thanks to the support of the library’s growing community, membership increased by 38% (the…

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EX LIBRIS: Crystal Williams

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

In April 2022, teacher, leader, advocate, essayist, and poet Crystal Williams became the Rhode Island School of Design’s 18th president. Join us to welcome her…

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SAVE THE DATE: A Victorian Holiday Celebration

Sat, December 10, 2:00pm- 6:00pm

Save the date for a winter celebration of historic proportions! Think carolers, paper chains, Victorian holiday cards, handmade snowflakes, mulled cider, excellent gift ideas, and…

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