Groups to Join
Membership is not required to participate in groups at the Athenaeum. All are welcome!

La Tertulia
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
at the Athenaeum
La Tertulia is a group of people interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.


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. 11
Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

Feb. 8
Letters to a Spiritual Seeker by Henry David Thoreau

Mar. 11
The Night Manager by John Le Carré

Apr. 12
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

May 10
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Jun. 13
Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

July: No meeting

Aug. 9
JFK: The Last Speech edited by Neil Bicknell, Roger Mills, and Jan Worth-Nelson

Sep. 13
Educated by Tara Westover

Oct. 11
Sula by Toni Morrison

Nov. 8
Bitcoin Billionaire by Ben Mezrich

Dec. 13
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels by Claire Chao




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


Reappraisal Reading Circle
Meets Bi-monthly on Third Wednesdays
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.

2020-21 Discussions:

Sep 16 Sign up here
Rolf Boldrewood, pen name of Thomas Alexander Browne (1826-1915)

Nov 18
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Jan 20
Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)

Mar 17
Rumer Godden(1907-1998)

May 19
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954)


The Dickens Fellowship
North of Boston Branch, #204
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 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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