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 10:00 to 11:30 AM
at the Athenaeum
Open discussion meeting on wide variety of fiction and non-fiction works, new and classics.

Upcoming discussions:

Jan: Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry

Feb: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Mar: Where Did You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Apr: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

May: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Jun: Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth

Jul: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Aug.: No Meeting

Sep: The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy

Oct.: The Road by Cormac McCarthy



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:

Jan. 9: Rudyard Kipling
Feb. 13: Edna Ferber
Mar. 13: Sinclair Lewis
Apr. 10: E.M. Delafield
May 8: James Fenimore Cooper

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.

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