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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Melissa Tedone

The Poison Book Project

March 24, 2023

Joanna Scutts

Hotbed

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

Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib

February 10, 2023

FEATURED

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

February 3, 2023

FEATURED

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