We are an historic and vibrant, Philadelphia-centered and member-supported circulating library, research archive, and cultural forum dedicated to harnessing our resources — our expert staff, our collections of books, art and architecture treasures, and our National Historic Landmark Building — to strengthen our growing urban community through cultural engagement and fellowship.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

eventDiscussion Group
Saturday, June 15 at 12:30 PM
Young Friends Film Club: Suspiria (1977)
Athenaeum Young Friends
eventSpecial Event
Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 PM
Juneteenth: Celebrating Literary and Artistic Freedom
African American Children’s Book Project
eventSocial Event
Monday, June 17 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday
eventBook Club
Tuesday, June 18 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Sula by Toni Morrison
Cherline Bazile
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia operates the Regional Digital Imaging Center (RDIC), which provides digital imaging and printing services to members and clients, featuring a Cruse CS 220 ST model scanner. LEARN MORE

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