Providence Athenaeum

Prov Athenaeum Opens Visitors’ Center

I suspect that the Edgar Allan Poe postcard will be popular; I grabbed two immediately. The new visitors’ center on the main floor of the Providence Athenaeum opened quietly last month in what had previously been the director’s office. In addition to used books, the center sells totes, mugs, a Lego model of the library, […]

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Philbrick Talk — Unitarian Church

(12.12) Author Nathaniel Philbrick, Brown class of ’78, will be in town Thursday evening to discuss his latest book, “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.” From the Washington Post: Philbrick is a master of narrative, and he does not disappoint as he provides a meticulous and often

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Two Free Things To Do On Black Friday

(11.24) ONE: Take a hike. Admission will be free at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The zoo will offer free admission on Friday, November 24. We invite you to spread holiday cheer by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and take time with family and friends

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Political Round Table At Athenaeum

(10.12) Join the Providence Athenæum and Rhode Island Public Radio for “Policy & Pinot: Political Narrative in the Era of Twitter and Facebook.” The panel discussion will be recorded for later broadcast. RIPR Political Reporter Ian Donnis will be in conversation with Nirva LaFortune, Providence Democrat and city council member; Luis Vargas, a former Republican

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Athenaeum Salon — Kramer!

(9.30) Dr. Peter Kramer — author of “Listening to Prozac” and a member of the Brown Medical School faculty — will discuss his new book “Ordinarily Well” this Friday as part of the Providence Athenaeum Salon Series. Book sale and signing will follow. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers

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Dragonfly Bindery — Athenaeum Salon

(1.26) The Providence Athenaeum will host a salon this Saturday featuring the founders of Dragonfly Bindery in Woonsocket. Join John Russell Bartlett Society members Pat and George Sargent for observations and commentary on their Dragonfly Bindery, which they have operated for 30 years, offering a wider range of services than most binderies, including restoration and

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C-Span Visits Providence

C-Span2 recently visited Providence to film several segments for its BookTV and AmericanHistoryTV features. Seen here is the interior of the Providence Athenaeum on Benefit Street. Other BookTV segments take you inside the John Hay Library, the Rhode Island Historical Society Library, Cellar Stories Bookstore; there are also talks from local authors and Senator Sheldon

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Athenaeum Salon — Recent Elections And A Look Ahead

(12.4) These are interesting people. A Tuesday Salon at the Providence Athenaeum — co-presented with Common Cause Rhode Island — “A Time to Campaign and a Time to Govern.” Brown University Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Wendy Schiller moderates a conversation with Ian Donnis, political reporter for RI Public Radio; Ed Fitzpatrick,

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Proust Doubleheader — Mardi, Vendredi

Swanning about in the stacks. From the Providence Athenaeum Director of Programs, Christina Bevilacqua, ” Join us for two conversations that reconsider conventional assumptions about both Proust and fashion – in part by showing how Proust “read” and used fashion to write about everything from the frivolous to the profound.” Tuesday’s Salon: Proustfest part 1:

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