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Providence Athenaeum Providence

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Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence
RI
02903
Tel: 401 421 6970

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The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural discovery. The Athenaeum's collections and historic building are maintained in the spirit of its founders in order to enrich the lives of all who enter its granite walls.
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    This is a special place, one to be counted among Providence's array of great institutions. Not only is it a fine way to catch up on most periodicals and newspapers, or discover a recently published book, it has an inspired series of programs and events. The Friday "salon" series is particularly interesting, and many (most) of them are free and open to the pubic. The Athenaeum is no longer the home of stuffy bibliophiles, and makes a point of engaging with the community.

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    Great place to be.

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    A delightful place to spend an hour.

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