Exhibition & Event Series

Don't Stop the Music (2015)
Melody and song, music and music making has been at the heart of Rhode Island since the very beginning. Providence Public Library has created a multifaceted exhibition and program series to celebrate and honor Rhode Island’s long musical history. We have mined our rich historical collections of music and have collaborated with local musicians and organizations, scholars and performing groups to bring a unique educational and inspirational experience to the Rhode Island community. #RIMusic2015

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade (2014)
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Over the course of the evening, guests are invited to engage in interactive and mysterious, live performances that combine to create a suspenseful literary expedition through the Library’s historic Renaissance and 1950s structures. Journeyers will visit parts of the building they may never have seen before, while discovering and accumulating intriguing clues on their quest to solve the evening’s mystery. Through the incomparable artistry of TEN31 Productions, the story will literally and figuratively unfold with an eerily mesmerizing and immersive combination of living art installations, punctuated by theatrical and dance performances. The event will culminate in a grand reveal followed by delectable desserts, a unique musical performance and dancing.

Providence Public Library Annual Gala

Xanadu (2015)
XANADU Chairs Mr. Barry G. & Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner Proceeds from XANADU will support the Library’s NEW YOUTH PROGRAM initiatives and projects to provide Providence’s young adults with the ultimate Downcity learning place!

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