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(To make a reservation call 215-925-2688 or email events@philaathenaeum.org unless other instructions are given)


Afternoons at The Athenaeum Brochure (pdf)

Winter-Spring 2019 Evening Events Brochure (pdf)

     
     
     
February 20 3:30PM Lecture: Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio book critic, “Who Do You Think You Are? A Critic Responds” Free. This event has been postponed due to inclement weather.  A new date will be announced.
     
February 22 3:00PM Lecture: Bob Perkins, longtime WRTI radio host and dean of radio jazz broadcasters, “Preparing for the Unknown”   Free. Additional Information
     
February 25 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
February 27 2:00PM The Athenaeum Takes a Hard Look at Philadelphia in the Movies. “The Philadelphia Lawyer in The Young Philadelphians,” with Carrie Rickey. Free.
     
February 28 5:30PM Lecture: Steven Conn, “Thinking about Thoreau in an Age of Resistance.” Athenaeum Members: Free, General Public: $15. Additional Information
     
March 4 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
March 6 12:00PM Gallery Talk by Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty, on the current exhibition The Federal Presence in Philadelphia.
  3:00PM Michael Barsanti, Director of the Library Company, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Library Company” Free.
     
March 11 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
March 12 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
  5:30PM Lecture: Michael Witmore, “A Monument to Shakespeare in the Nation’s Capital.” This is an event for Athenaeum Shareholders Only Additional Information
     
March 18 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
March 19 2:00PM Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Reading Terminal: Talking and Tasting Free.
     
March 25 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
March 27 2:00PM The Athenaeum Takes a Hard Look at Philadelphia in the Movies. “Trading Places, Then and Now,” with Carrie Rickey.  Free.
     
April 1 2:30-4:30PM Penn's Village French Conversation Group.
     
April 3 12:00PM Gallery Talk by Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty, on the current exhibition The Federal Presence in Philadelphia.
     
April 8 5:30PM 204th Annual Meeting.  Speaker: Martin Filler, “Makers of Modern Architecture: A Critic’s Journey.” Athenaeum Shareholders will receive an invitation.
     
April 9 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
April 10 1:00PM A visit to the KieranTimberlake Studio, with James Timberlake. Shareholders Only. Space is limited.
     
April 15 3:00PM Bill Marrazzo, President of WHYY, “Public Media, Built to Last!” Free.
     
April 19   Closed for Good Friday
     
April 23 1:00PM A visit to Laurel Hill Cemetery. Kerry L. Bryan, Fairmount Park docent, will lead a tour featuring “Lovers of Learning: Founding Athenaeum Members at Laurel Hill Cemetery” Shareholders Only. Space is limited.
     
April 30 5:30PM Musical Performance: AYA Trio.  Athenaeum Members: Free, General Public: $15. Additional Information
     
May 7 2:30PM Society Hill - Hot and Healthy: Dr. Howard Haber is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine, and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Pennsylvania Hospital. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Viewpoint from an Interventional Cardiologist.” Free
     
May 13 3:00PM Steven Weitzman, Director of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, “The Book of Job” Free.
     
May 14 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
May 22 3:00PM Signé Wilkenson, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, “Drawing Controversy: A perfectly reasonable cartoonist’s sometimes contentious chronicle of politics, culture and life in Philadelphia.”  Free.
     
May 27   Closed for Memorial Day
     
May 29 3:00PM Larry Platt, editor of Citizen, “Reinvigorating Citizenship in the Birthplace of American Democracy”  Free.
     
June 3 3:00PM Robert Hauser, Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society, “The Past, Present and Future of APS”  Free.
     
June 11 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
June 12 3:00PM The Director’s Lecture. Peter Conn, Vartan Gregorian Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, “The Athenaeum and the History of Libraries” Free.
     
July 4   Closed for Independence Day