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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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

Paula Richter and Dan Lipcan

The Salem Witch Trials

February 25, 2022

Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

February 18, 2022


Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Begin Again

February 11, 2022

Jonathan Rauch

A Defense of Truth

February 4, 2022

Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett

Barbara Kingsolver

December 3, 2021


Sasha Issenberg

The Engagement

November 19, 2021

R. Tripp Evans

Behind the Scenes: Joseph C. Ely

November 18, 2021

Betsy West

My Name is Pauli Murray

November 12, 2021