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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This blog is updated by one of our circulation assistants (and YA enthusiast), Amy. 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!
Thanks for sticking with us – the first phase of the tournament is over, and at last, we have a round of returning victors! First up is a horse with a pointy horn versus a girl with a pointy stick – Unicorn vs. Buffy!
With all the vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and other other-wordly menaces Buffy has encountered in her tenure as the Slayer, it’s a wonder that she’s never faced off with a unicorn before. How would the fight go down? Both have strength, speed and the ability to heal themselves rapidly. Does the unicorn’s extra magical prowess give it the upper hand – er – hoof? Would any of Buffy’s trusty weapons tip the scales in her favor?
What do you think? Who’s left standing? Who will own the night?