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 6:00 to 8:00 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. 12: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Feb. 09: Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mar. 09: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Apr. 13: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

May 11: Enlightenment Now by Stephen Pinker

June 08: After Emily by Julie Dobrow

July: No meeting

Aug. 10: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard

Sep. 14: Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

Oct. 12: Circe by Madeline Miller

Nov. 09: Library Book by Susan Orlean

Dec. 14: Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Jan. 11: Age of Light by Whitney Scharer



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 Bi-monthly on 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.

2019-20 Discussions:

Sept. 18 Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)
Nov. 20   Zane Grey (1872-1939)
Jan. 15   Joseph Hergesheimer
Mar. 18   Dorothy Sayers
May 27   Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982)


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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