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:


Jan. 13: The Golden Bowl by Henry James

Feb. 10: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Mar. 10: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook

Apr. 14: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

May 12: Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

Jun. 09: The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

Jul.: No meeting

Aug. 11: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sep. 08: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Oct. 13: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Nov. 10: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Dec. 08: Woolly by Ben Mezrich


Coming in 2019
Jan. 12: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Feb. 09: Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Mar. 09: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain



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 3rd 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.

2018-19 Discussions:

Sept. 17:    Mary Wilkins Freeman
Nov. 19:     May Sinclair (1863-1946)
Jan. 18:     H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
Mar. 18:     John Galsworthy (1867-1933)
May 20:     Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950)


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.

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