The 2015 Athenaeum Gala - May 16th 7:00 to 11:00 PM

This year the gala a has a 1950s Sock Hop theme with the Bel Aires providing the vintage rock- n - roll and you providing the vintage dance moves! Tickets are $35.00 each and are on sale at the front desk and via PayPal. In addition to dancing there will be a silent auction, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and the opportunity for some great conversation in historic surroundings. Hope to see you there! Call 748-8291 for more information.

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Story Time in the Children's Library

Fridays at 10:30 AM. All ages welcome.

Events Calendar

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Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00PM

First Wednesdays - Homer’s Odyssey, Narratives of Return for Combat Veterans

Dartmouth Classics professor Roberta Stewart describes her work with veterans and examines what the story of Odysseus’s long journey home from war has to say to combat veterans, and to all of us.

Underwriter: Passumpsic Savings Bank.

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00PM

Arts and Culture Series - Lost Waterford

Journalist and author Helen Chantal Pike discusses the changes in Waterford since the power company put in Moore Dam and flooded out the village of Upper Waterford, the location of her ancestral home.


Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00PM

First Wednesdays - Amelia

The mysteries surrounding the 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart often overshadow her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra explores the life of a women who lived as if she were invincible but understood she was anything but.

Underwriter: Passumpsic Savings Bank.

Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00PM

Arts and Culture Series - Polly and the One and Only World

Renowned writer Don Bredes reads from his new dystopian young adult novel set in Vermont, featuring protagonist Polly Lightfoot, and discusses the popularity of young adult novels among adult readers.

Saturday, May 16 from 7:00 to 11:00 PM

The 2015 Athenaeum Gala

See description and ticket information at the top of the page.


Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00PM

First Wednesdays - The Shina-Sunni Divide in Islam

Former Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mansour Farhang examines the origin and contemporary revival of the 1300-year-long divide and explores how contemporary challenges facing states and societies in the Middle East.

Underwriter: Vermont Council on World Affairs.

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00PM

Arts and Culture Series - Pumpkin Hill Singers

For over thirty years, tie Pumpkin Hill Singers have been singing a wide variety of music including sacred harp, contemporary, world, early, and folk.   Hear them perform and discuss their work.


Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00PM

Arts and Culture Series - Suspended Worlds

Chris Hadsel will discuss her new book, Suspended Worlds, a visually brilliant cele­bration of historic state scenery from northern New England. Painted between 1890 and 1940, these stage curtains can be as glorious as a Hudson Valley Landscape, or as simple as a cluster of local advertisements surrounding a generic farm scene.


Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00PM

Membership Libraries in America

Athenaeum Librarian Bryn Hoffman will speak on American membership libraries, also called subscription or social libraries, and their role in contemporary library and information science. There will be a particular focus on the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and the way in which its unique institutional model - it is both a membership library and the public library for the town of St. Johnsbury - might help offer a new perspec­tive on the relationship between communities and their libraries in the digital age.


Last update: 4/9/15

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