Apr 26 – May 6 all-day Online, Social media
Get creative and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with the Maria Mitchell Association! What do you love the most about our earth? What environmental issue are you most passionate about? Create an art piece … Continue reading "Earth Day Art Challenge"
May 1 – May 3 all-day Online
The Nantucket Triathlon Club and Monument Running Group are hosting a virtual “Nantucket Solo Run for Hope”with three different run distances 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon, plus a 5k walk. You can run this race … Continue reading "Nantucket Solo Run for Hope"
May 1 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am Online
Emma Young will show you step-by-step instructions on how to make a homemade scrunchie from material you have at home. – Scrap of fabric, approx 18-20′ piece – Rubber band (Office or produce rubber band … Continue reading "Sewing Scrunchies with Emma & Calin"
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Online
A virtual reading of some of David Ives best short plays. Directed by Pam Murphy. This is a free event and will be offered via Zoom. Please sign up to receive login instructions on May … Continue reading "Online TWN Staged Reading: David Ives Reading"
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
A Virtual Community Awareness Program for Individuals and Families who suffer from the Impact of Addiction featuring Janina Kean. Janina Kean is an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of behavioral health and … Continue reading "Virtual Community Awareness Program on Addiction"
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Loines Observatory
Join Maria Mitchell Association professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. Programs take place at 59 Milk Street Extension and are weather … Continue reading "**CANCELLED** Starry Skies at the Loines Observatory"
May 3 all-day Online
A worldwide, online event for everyone! As we practice social distancing to thwart the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no better time to explore your local flora and fauna. Our first Socially Distant Bioblitz on Sunday, … Continue reading "Socially Distant Bioblitz"
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Key Post Corner
The Gosnold Reaching Out Program is a resource for family members and loved ones affected by addiction. Get assistance at these weekly groups whether newly sober, not sober, or in long-term recovery. No fees. No … Continue reading "Gosnold Nantucket Family Support Groups"
May 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-7. Space is limited. … Continue reading "**CANCELED** Music in the Morning"
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Online
What makes a good password? Janie Hobson Dupont offers insights into creating good passwords. In addition, she covers how to remember and keep track of your passwords, using Notes to save your passwords as well … Continue reading "Online Digital Class: Passwords"
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online
Do you have a question for our staff? They are up for any kind of question! Maybe you want to take advantage of our online services: get a library card or reset your PIN; search … Continue reading "Online: Ask a Librarian"
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online
Danica Connors will lead this session using online teleconferencing technology. Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years, this class is for anyone interested in Tarot cards. … Continue reading "Tea & Tarot"
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Online
In this class, Rachel reviews the concepts and themes around how to work with foot challenges like bunions, hammer-toes and poor circulation as well as how postural alignment issues in the body above can contribute … Continue reading "The Big Picture Foot Class with Rachel Dixon"
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Online
This is a fun, relaxed session where we tackle 3 or 4 writing prompts. Facilitator Amy Jenness will offer the group a series prompts in a variety of genres and participants have 15 minutes to … Continue reading "Online Writer’s Group"
May 6 @ 6:30 pm The Handlebar Café
A support group for loved ones of LGBTQ+ identifying people. Come share with others who can walk with you on the journey.
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Online, Zoom
Join Nantucket Atheneum staff for Trivia Night on Zoom. Play on your own or create a team! There will be three categories: There are no prizes, but you’ll get Bragging Rights! Follow this link to … Continue reading "Online Trivia Night!"
May 7 @ 9:03 pm – 10:03 pm
The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club would like to share our future plans with you -our supporters- regarding our biggest fundraiser and the best dance party of the year: the Tim Russert Summer Groove. After … Continue reading "Tim Russert Summer Groove"
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Online
Learn to repair hems that have come out and learn to shorten hems. Please have the following supplies: – Pair of pants or skirt you want to hem OR Fabric scrap to practice on (appx. … Continue reading "Online Class: Make Do and Mend:Hemming Pants and Skirts with Calin"
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm online
A virtual reading of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning American masterpiece. Life, love, family, death, it’s all here in Our Town. Directed by Jack Bulger. This is a free event offered via Zoom. Please sign … Continue reading "Online TWN Staged Reading: Our Town"
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
A Virtual Community Awareness Program for Individuals and Families who suffer from the Impact of Addiction featuring Janina Kean. Janina Kean is an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of behavioral health and … Continue reading "Virtual Community Awareness Program on Addiction"
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Key Post Corner
The Gosnold Reaching Out Program is a resource for family members and loved ones affected by addiction. Get assistance at these weekly groups whether newly sober, not sober, or in long-term recovery. No fees. No … Continue reading "Gosnold Nantucket Family Support Groups"
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online
Do you have a question for our staff? They are up for any kind of question! Maybe you want to take advantage of our online services: get a library card or reset your PIN; search … Continue reading "Online: Ask a Librarian"
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online, Zoom
Island Tunes, Nantucket local songwriters group, will perform a virtual concert playing their original music. To join the concert click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85156910281
May 13 – May 17 all-day
For over twenty years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has brought distinguished winemakers and chefs together for a world-class epicurean celebration. Over the course of five days, the island comes alive with prestigious tastings, … Continue reading "**CANCELLED** Nantucket Wine and Food Festival"
May 14 @ 5:00 pm online
Mix up your favorite cocktail or mock tail and enjoy a story that has been told since the 1930s, when retired whaling captain George Grant became the first “custodian”  of the Whaling Museum and shared … Continue reading "The Hunt LIVE!"
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Online
Join Nantucket Atheneum staff for Trivia Night on Zoom. Play on your own or create a team! There will be three categories. There are no prizes, but you’ll get Bragging Rights! Follow this link to join … Continue reading "Online Trivia Night!"
May 15 – May 16 all-day Online
This year, the Maria Mitchell Association and Mass Audubon’s Nantucket Sanctuaries will be teaming up to participate in the Mass Audubon state-wide Bird-At-Home-A-Thon from 6PM on Friday, May 15 through 6PM on Saturday, May 16. … Continue reading "At-Home-A-Thon"
May 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and stories with her amazing animal friends. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the … Continue reading "**Cancelled** Nanpuppets"
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm online
Join us for the show and tell portion of the weekly challenge Friday at 3:00 pm! You can connect to the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/727229309 You can also dial in using … Continue reading "Weekly Challenge: Show and & tell with Maria Mitchell"
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online
A Virtual Community Awareness Program for Individuals and Families who suffer from the Impact of Addiction featuring Janina Kean. Janina Kean is an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of behavioral health and … Continue reading "Virtual Community Awareness Program on Addiction"
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Online, Zoom
Get your cards read by a member of the Atheneum’s Tea & Tarot group. The readings are free and last 20 minutes. They will be conducted in private with one tarot card reader using Zoom’s … Continue reading "Online: Community Tarot Reading"
May 18 all-day online
Weekly online Educational Challenge and show and tell. https://www.mariamitchell.org/learn-discover/athome
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Visual Arts Center
Drive through the open air parking lot at the Artists Association Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive, and view works for sale from the safety of your car. Info on how to buy will … Continue reading "Drive Thru Art Fair"
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Key Post Corner
The Gosnold Reaching Out Program is a resource for family members and loved ones affected by addiction. Get assistance at these weekly groups whether newly sober, not sober, or in long-term recovery. No fees. No … Continue reading "Gosnold Nantucket Family Support Groups"
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am online
Janie Hobson Dupont leads a session on these topics: What tech is essential and what is cool and fun? Your Digital Legacy – steps to take now to protect it Pitfalls and workarounds for iMessages … Continue reading "Online iPhone Class: Tech Essentials, Digital Legacy & Troubles With Texting"
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online
Do you have a question for our staff? They are up for any kind of question! Maybe you want to take advantage of our online services: get a library card or reset your PIN; search … Continue reading "Online: Ask a Librarian"
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Online
Danica Connors will lead this session using online teleconferencing technology. Led by Danica Connors, who has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years, this class is for anyone interested in Tarot cards. … Continue reading "Tea & Tarot"
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am online
Join Rachel for a thumb troubleshooting class that includes a strengthening and stretching routine for Thumbs as well as demonstrating techniques for median nerve glide. Tools for support will be discussed. There will be plenty … Continue reading "Online Wellness Workshop with Rachel Dixon: Common Thumb Issues"
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join discussion facilitator Kristin Guay for a conversation about Alex Michaelides mystery The Silent Patient. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand … Continue reading "Book Discussion Group: The Silent Patient"
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Online, Zoom
Join Janet Forest and Amy Jenness of the adult programs dept., and Lincoln Thurber, of the reference department, for an informal discussion about books they have just read. Amy and Janet have been reading classic … Continue reading "Reader Roundtable: What are you reading?"
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
The Dynamic Story of Nantucket, led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on a 3/4 mile, 90 min stroll, Social distancing observed. Arrive 10 min early.
May 21 @ 6:00 pm online
Join Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie + Certified Sommelier Kirk Baker of Epernay Wine & Spirits invite you to join them for their free Virtual Wine Tasting held Thursday nights at 6 pm on FB + … Continue reading "Virtual Wine Tasting"
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Online, Zoom
Join Nantucket Atheneum staff for Trivia Night on Zoom. There will be three categories of between 10 and 12 questions. Some are True/False, some are answers you pick from a list and some you just … Continue reading "Online Trivia Night!"
May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 min. Social distancing observed.
May 22 @ 9:00 am
A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. Social distancing observed.
May 22 @ 11:00 am
The Dynamic Story of Nantucket, led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on a 3/4 mile, 90 min stroll, Social distancing observed. Arrive 10 min early.
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
The Dynamic Story of Nantucket, led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on a 3/4 mile, 90 min stroll, Social distancing observed. Arrive 10 min early.
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm online
The Nantucket Atheneum’s Daniel Griffin will interview Vince Murphy, Coastal Resilience Coordinator with the Town of Nantucket Natural Resources Department, on Nantucket’s present, future and past in all things coastal resiliency. Vince is the A … Continue reading "Online: The Nantucket Perspective: Our Island Future Amongst The Rising Sea"
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 min. Social distancing observed.
May 23 @ 9:00 am
A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. Social distancing observed.