A blog for young readers (and YA lovers) from the Providence Athenaeum.

The Providence Athenaeum is a unique library and cultural center in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Growing out of the Providence Library Company (fourth library in the United States), the Athenaeum as we know it was formed in 1836. Our handsome building on the corner of Benefit and College was completed in 1838.

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New to the YA Corner

From the author of DELIRIUM and BEFORE I FALL, comes….

PANIC by Lauren Oliver

 Imagine a game that required you to walk, on a dark rainy night, across a narrow plank 50 feet in the air between two water towers. What could be worth that or any of the other terrifying tests of reckless courage in the game of Panic? For Dodge and Heather, graduating high school seniors of Carp, population 12,000, winning means a $67,000 chance at freedom from their claustrophobic town. In Panic, Lauren Oliver’s characters are imbued with the emotional intricacy of teenagers hungry for both connection and new beginnings, some hiding secrets that blunt even the most frightening challenge the game can impose. Although there can only be one winner, a competition based on fear shapes powerful new relationships, understanding, and even forgiveness. —Seira Wilson, Amazon

CELEBRATE YURI’S NIGHT!

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APRIL 12 IS YURI’S NIGHT!

YURI’S NIGHT commemorates Yuri Gagarin’s first Space Flight! Celebrate with fireworks, I would think. And also maybe some of these spacey books and movies:

Across the Universe, Beth Revis

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The 5th Wave, Richard Yancey

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The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Little Brother, Corey Doctorow

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Trust dreams.

Trust your heart.

And trust your story.

In honor or National Poetry month, please enjoy a video of Neil Gaiman reading his poem, “Instructions”

Veronica Meadows Talk tonight at Trinity Rep

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An off-campus salon this evening about Trinity’s upcoming play, “VERONICA MEADOWS” and  “The Girl Detective in American Culture” at Trinity Rep at 7pm Salon is free but reservations are requested, please rsvp to events@trinityrep.com.

And while you’re at it, check out our COMPLETE VERONICA MARS dvds in case you’re unable to get to the play.

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Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman