For almost two centuries, the Providence Athenæum has welcomed members and visitors to learn, read, debate, and gather together.
At the heart of the Athenæum’s program calendar is the EX LIBRIS series. These weekly programs feature an array of humanities scholars, authors, historians, and thought leaders to illuminate fascinating topics and inspire the intellectually curious. EX LIBRIS programs take place at the Athenæum on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm in front of a live studio audience and are simulcast via Zoom, as well as recorded for our media archive. The library’s calendar follows an academic model, with events running September – December and February – May.
EX LIBRIS virtual tickets are free for members, and non-members are welcome to join the simulcast with a pay-what-you-can donation. In-person $5 tickets are exclusively available to members. A pre-program reception for in-person ticket holders will be held in the Reading Room from 5:30-6pm. Sales for in-person tickets will open at 8am two weeks before the event, and reminders will be sent in the library’s weekly enews (subscribe here). These tickets must be purchased online through the Eventbrite links in the online event listings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.