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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There’s no shortage of things to do in Providence this weekend! Even if you don’t have tickets to Necronomicon, the conference website offers a list of Lovecraftian events open to the public.
Tomorrow night you can experience our city’s beloved Waterfire - August 24th is a full lighting that includes performances on the Steeple Street Stage by the Sultans of Sax (an eight-piece saxophone ensemble), the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets (a Lovecraft inspired band hailing from Vancouver, BC), and the Big Nazo Creature Band (Providence’s puppet-mutant extravaganza - not to be missed!).
Visit the Old Stone Bank Building on Saturday or Sunday for the Red Fork Empire Embassy to Steampunk - a gallery of visual art and performances celebrating the Steampunk aesthetic, featuring artists from all over the country.
And of course, we here at the Providence Athenaeum will be open for extended hours - see our new Lovecraft bust, visit our The Shadow Over College Street exhibit, or just enjoy a good book in a cozy nook.
Overheard at the Providence Athenaeum.
A toddler’s announcement to his mother and the circulation desk staff.