Providence Athenaeum

Providence Athenaeum

PROVIDENCE — The Providence Athenæum, one of the oldest libraries in the country, will bring some of the country’s most celebrated writers, historians, artists, scientists, and cultural leaders to Providence this year with its Spring 2018 Salon series.

Highlights of this year’s programs include Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood, 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibition designer Tom Hennes, and programs with writers Anita Shreve, Jill Bialosky, Akhil Sharma and Ann Hood.

The athenæum, dedicated to “celebrating the physical culture of the book, advances the humanities through innovative programming and seeks to enrich the literary, cultural, and intellectual pursuits of its members and surrounding community.”

The library is located at 251 Benefit St., Providence. 

For a complete list of programs and speakers, visit All programs are free and registration is required.


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