Reading Recap is a new series of occasional discussion groups offered in connection to Athenæum events, anniversaries, etc. No need to make a long-term commitment! Choose which topics suit you and your schedule.
The happenings will be listed here, on the Events calendar, and announced in our newsletter. We will meet in different spaces, depending on the subject.
These are free to members, but registration is required in order to prepare.
Have suggestions? Please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Recap: Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life
April 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us Tuesday, April 4, at 6pm in the Gordon Room to discuss Lydia Moland’s biography Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life. As part of our Salon Series, Ms. Moland spoke March 20 about her compelling biography of Lydia Maria Child, one of nineteenth-century America’s most courageous abolitionists.
Whether you were able to attend the author’s talk or not, now you’ve had a chance to read the book, come and discuss the subject in greater depth with your Athenæum community.
Keep an eye on the Program calendar to register!
In-person Event: The Boston Globe’s 150th anniversary
March 10, 2022, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
The Boston Globe first appeared in print on March 4, 1872 at a cost of 4 cents. Join us in the Gordon Newspaper Reading Room at 6 pm for a conversation moderated by Dan Breen about its history, impact on Boston, and what it means to you. Francis Storrs, editor of the Globe Magazine, will be on hand to offer insights, or should we say the Globe’s two cents! Send Suggestions Now!