Public Spaces

The Chaplin B. Barnes Reading Room is a 2,000 square foot lecture hall. It can accommodate 120 people in a variety of seating arrangements for presentations, theater productions, fund raising events, and sit-down dinners. The Reading Room has state-of-the-art audio-visual systems.

The Harborside Patio is a beautiful, 2,000 square foot outdoor venue for receptions and performances. With a stunning view of Watch Hill Harbor and the Napatree Point Conservation Area, it is a perfect setting for a late-afternoon or evening event. The Harborside Patio, in combination with the Reading Room and Atrium, can accommodate over 250 guests. An outdoor speaker system offers excellent acoustics.

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