"The Ath is always looking for relevance: new ideas, new faces and new activities. ‘There are people like me who are not that old-guard, cultural elite of Providence,’ says Kipp Bradford, a lecturer and design engineer at Brown. Bradford is curating three salons at the Ath this spring, linked to manufacturing and the history of Providence.
'Fundamentally, the Athenaeum is about community, and creating this discussion and this interaction that you can't have listening to a podcast and you can't have blogging and Twittering and Facebooking online,' he says. 'It's not your grandfather's library.'”