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.
We are one of the few surviving membership libraries in the nation. Student memberships are available - visit or call for more information.
This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), RJ. Follow us to find out what's new in our Young Adult corner, or just for a daily dose of literary shenanigans.
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In celebration of the 2012 summer reading theme across Rhode Island, Own the Night, every Monday our blog will feature two night-dwellers or otherwise creepy characters facing each other down. Vote on one below, or come on in to the Athenaeum to vote in person and see the full bracket of all the contenders!
What was that noise? Behind you - who is that figure lurking in shadow? It might be one of our contenders in Round Four, both known as masters of night-time, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, children and all who fear darkness.
Batman, also known as The Dark Knight, has claimed in the past to both own the night and BE the night. And considering his physical prowess, his never-ending supply of weapons and gadgets, and the genius intellect that makes him the World’s Greatest Detective, not a lot of people would argue with him.
The Boogeyman, however, is even more renowned - nearly every culture has some terror-inducing version of a boogeyman story. Can Batman fight an otherworldly monster that is the very embodiment of fear?
Will the winner be the shrouded figure on the rooftops or the demon waiting under the bed? Who’s left standing? Who will own the night?