Summer Reading Program
The Athenaeum's Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens ages 0-18 to continue reading throughout the summer. Kids and teens can begin to sign up at our Kickoff Celebration with Storyteller Simon Brooks on Tuesday, June 17th at 4:00 PM.Programs for all ages will be available throughout the summer, and our End-of-Summer Celebration will be a concert on Thursday, August 14 at 4:00 PM with Gary Dulabaum. For more information, contact MacKenzie Ross. Visit the Summer Reading Program website.
Story Time in the Children's Library
Fridays from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.
Come by the Children's Library, where MacKenzie will read a fewstories, provide
an activity, and have a snack available. Recommendedfor ages 0-6, but all are welcome!
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Tues. 7/15, 29 & 8/12 7:00PM
Four Part Book Discussion Group reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Readings are broken up by unnamed chapters. Page numbers are based on the 1970 edition, translation by Gregory Rabassa. The first meeting will cover to page 106; second meeting to page 208; third meeting to page 320; and the fourth meeting to the end. Copies of the book are available to check out at the Athenaeum. For additional information, please contact Bryn Hoffman at 748-8291.
Wed. 7/16 7:00PM – 8:00PM Readings in the Gallery
Music and the Spoken Word:An Evening of Sound and Rhythm Where Words and Music Become One
Poet and storyteller, MaryLiz Riddle and harpist Linda Schneck will create a unique collaboration of music and prose. A reception will follow. Download a flyer.
Wed. 7/16 3:30 PM
Teen Writers Group - Fanfiction
On the 3rd Wednesday of every month join other teens to gain inspiration, share writing, and explore other formats. For ages 12-18. Notebooks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own notebook, laptop, or iPad. Contact MacKenzie Ross at or call 748-8291.
Wed. 7/30 3:30PM
YA Reads Book Club - Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey.
Meets in the Teen Room. All teens ages 12-18 are welcome to attend. Read and discuss classic and current young adult titles every last Wednesday of the month. Contact MacKenzie Ross or call 748-8291.