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

eventVirtual Speaker Series
August 11 at 6:00 PM
Cyclical City: Philadelphia and 350 years of Hydrology
Jill Desimini
eventNoon Talk
August 23 at 12:00 PM
Behind the Marquee: Historic Theater Buildings at the Athenaeum
Bruce Laverty
eventTrip
August 26 at 2:00 PM
Wagner Free Institute of Science Tour
Wagner Staff
eventBook Club
September 1 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: November Road by Lou Berney
Lois Reibach
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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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