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.

  • Category

  • Media Type

  • Sort By

Jennifer Ackerman

What an Owl Knows with Jennifer Ackerman

March 1, 2024

Rachel Swarns

The 272 with Rachel Swarns

February 16, 2024

Gregory Pardlo & Tina Cane

Gregory Pardlo & Tina Cane

February 2, 2024

Philip S. Palmer

A Librarian’s Legacy

November 3, 2023

Leila Philip


October 27, 2023

Lorén Spears

Belongings, Archives, & Indigenizing Design

October 13, 2023

D.J. Taylor


September 29, 2023

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud 2023

April 28, 2023

Nicole Eustace

Covered with Night

April 21, 2023

Ethan Lasser

Hear Me Now

March 30, 2023

Melissa Tedone

The Poison Book Project

March 24, 2023

Joanna Scutts


March 17, 2023

Kerri Greenidge

The Grimkes

March 10, 2023

Providence Clemente Veterans' Initiative (PCVI)

Women Warriors, Women’s Voices

March 3, 2023

Arnold Weinstein

The Lives of Literature

February 24, 2023