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Ongoing Children's Events

Wednesdays, 10-Noon through mid-August

Stories on Demand with Olivia. Read to her or have her read to you. You can even bring your favorite book for her to read!

Free Lunches at the Athenaeum Monday-Wednesday-Friday through July noon-1:00 pm for youth 18 years of age or younger.


Movie and a Video Friday, July 22 11:30 am: Nature Cat; 12:30 pm: The Odd Squad


Fridays 10:30 AM: Acorn Club Storytime

Recommended for small children up to age 4.


2nd Tuesday of the Month, 10:30 am: La Leche League Meeting

Nursing and pregnant mothers encouraged to attend. Children welcome.



Monthly Programs


Arts and Culture Series

Click here to see the complete schedule for 2016


August Events:

August 1 through October 1: (Reception Saturday, August 13) Art Installation by Artist and Architect Mohamad Hafez in our new Upstairs Art Gallery

Expressing the juxtaposition of East and West within him, Hafez's art reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint and scrap metal.


Wednesday August 10, 7 pm: Arts and Culture Series

The PostCard Age

Journalist and author Helen Chantal Pike discusses the history of the postcard and its developments through the years. She is the author of, among many books, Greetings from New Jersey: A Postcard Tour of the Garden State.


Wednesday, August 17, 6 pm: Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Join us to read about and discuss Syria and the Middle East

Our first monthly non-fiction book discussion group is inspired by this summer’s “Syria to St. Johnsbury/ St. Johnsbury to Syria” program series.

We will meet Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm for a lively and wide-ranging discussion of Syria and the Middle East from a variety of angles and viewpoints. Participants are encouraged to choose a book (or books) from the following resources in our collection, read them, and come to discuss and share what you’ve read.

All are welcome. You don’t need to have read to take part. We will also be discussing choices of topics for upcoming months. Refreshments will be provided.

CLICK HERE for a Reading List


Wednesday, August 24, 7 pm: Can Syria Be Put Back Together Again?

A Talk with Robert Ford, Former Ambassador to Syria

Robert Ford served as the United States Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014. In 2012, he was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for his work.













Last update: 7/29/16

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