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

eventSpeaker Series
December 1 at 6:00 PM
Why Food Matters
Paul Freedman
eventVirtual Speaker Series
December 1 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: La Comtesse de la Fayette
Eric Simonis
eventBook Club
December 2 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Havana heat by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
Lois Reibach
eventFirst Friday
December 3 at 5:00 PM
First Friday: Athenaeum Lithophane Collection
Athenaeum Staff
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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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