Groups to Join
Membership is not required to participate in groups at the Athenaeum. All are welcome!
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
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.
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (Revised and Expanded Edition), by Walter Kaufmann
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
July: No meeting
August 14: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
September 18: The Body Papers by Grace Talusan
October 9: We Have Always Lived at the Castle by Shirley Jackson
November 13: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
December 11: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
Any Book Group
Sign up here
Next meeting: March 18 at 7:00 p.m.
A book discussion group for readers of all genres.
Monday Evening Conversations
Meets the 2nd Monday 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 Tuesdays
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.
Eugene Sue (1804–1897)
Nov 16 — In person at the Athenaeum, masks required.
Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant (1828–1897)
Irving Bacheller (1859–1950)
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863–1944)
Frank Swinnerton (1884–1982)
The Dickens Fellowship
North of Boston Branch, #204
Meets 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.