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), 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!
Rulers of the night, haunting specters in the minds of men, major icons to nerds everywhere – this week Batman takes on Cthulhu.
Can’t you just picture the caped crusader exploring Providence for answers about H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder God? Batman perched above the Turk’s Head building, or Bruce Wayne sitting in the Athenaeum surrounded by ancient volumes, hunting for a copy of the Necronomicon? If there’s anyone who could find Cthulhu’s weak spot, it’s the world’s greatest detective – but what would happen if he came face to face with the giant itself?
What do you think? Who’s left standing? Who will own the night?