Groups to Join
Membership is not required to participate in groups at the Athenaeum. All are welcome!
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.
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.
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.
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.
New hours begin!
1:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Saturday
Writing Workshop: What are the rules of writing YA, and when can I break them?
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Adams Lecture: David Blight
Fall/Winter Exhibit Opening
MFA’s Art in Bloom Roadshow
Welcome Winter: Open House