For nearly 200 years, the Providence Athenæum has been at the heart of cultural life in Providence, Rhode Island, and our mission is to enrich the mind, inspire the spirit, and elevate the public discourse. Our programs have been carefully curated to do just that.

Browse the library’s archive of past programs below.

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Crystal Williams

Crystal Williams

December 8, 2022

Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse

December 2, 2022

Roosevelt Montás

Rescuing Socrates

November 17, 2022

David K. Randall

The Monster’s Bones

October 27, 2022

Peter Lacovara

Jewels of the Nile

October 20, 2022

Robb Dimmick and Ray Rickman

Stages of Freedom’s African American Museum

October 13, 2022

Robert A. Gross

The Transcendentalists and Their World

October 6, 2022

Andrea Wulf

Magnificent Rebels

September 29, 2022

Poetry Out Loud

April 22, 2022

Sara Cedar Miller

Central Park

April 8, 2022

Caroline Cumming

Membership Library Spotlight: Folio Seattle

March 31, 2022

Karin Wulf

Shouting from the Archives

March 25, 2022

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi

March 11, 2022


Akhil Reed Amar

The Words That Made Us

March 4, 2022