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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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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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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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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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Gorham Silver

Fri, April 5, 5:00pm- 7pm

Presented with the RISD Museum Commissioned to create everything from public presentation pieces to one-of-a-kind showstoppers for use in the private dining rooms of America,…

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Gothic Poe-try Night

Thu, April 11, 5:30pm- 7pm

Join us for an evening of Gothic poetry and flash fiction in partnership with School One. There will be a reading of “The Raven” orated…

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House of Secrets

Fri, April 12, 5:00pm- 7pm

Allison Levy’s House of Secrets tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated façade. The house, beginning with its piecemeal assemblage by…

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Solid Seasons

Thu, April 18, 5:00pm- 7pm

Any biography that concentrates on either Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson tends to diminish the other figure, but in Solid Seasons: The Friendship…

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