Groups to Join

La Tertulia
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
at the Athenaeum
La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.


The Scrabble Club
Meets every Thursday
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
at the Athenaeum
Join us! We’ll put in a good word for you!


Book Group
Meets the 2nd Saturday
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
at the Athenaeum
Open discussion meeting on wide variety of fiction and non-fiction works, new and classics.

Upcoming discussions:

Nov.: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Dec.: Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen


Jan.: The Golden Bowl by Henry James

Feb: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Mar.: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook

Apr.: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

May: Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

Jun.: The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

Jul.: No meeting

Aug.: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


Monday Evening Conversations
Meets 2nd Mondays at 7:00 PM
Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation.


Re-appraisal Reading Circle
Meets 2nd Mondays at 7:00 PM
Open meeting discussing the works of a prolific, popular author of the past whose works are held in quantity by the Athenaeum.

2017-18 discussions:

Sept 11: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
Nov. 13: George Meredith (1828-1909)
Jan. 8: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1879-1924)
Mar. 12: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958)
May 14: Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)


The Dickens Fellowship
North of Boston Branch, #204
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month
from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Athenaeum

Meetings are a combination of book club, social events, student programming, study groups, and community service and education. Members are involved to the degree which suits them and fulfills their personal goals. Many members enjoy just book discussions while others enjoy the programming, planning, and activities. We invite you to join our Fellowship and rekindle your enjoyment of reading Dickens or start anew.