Bummer. It’s only a couple of weeks though. The Providence Athenaeum will be closed for their annual August break today through Sunday, August 16th. For those new to the area, the Providence Athenaeum is a public library. To take out books and such you must be a member, but anyone can go in, roam the stacks, absorb the atmosphere, inhale Poe dust.
The Providence Athenaeum, a unique independent, member-supported library and cultural center, welcomes and enriches the educational and cultural pursuits of its members and the community and encourages a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation.