May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on an exciting night-birding experience – the Owl Prowl. After visiting our demonstration Barn Owl nest box, you will visit sites known for owls, play recordings of their … Continue reading "Owl Prowl"
May 24 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
May 31 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Join the curator of the Mitchell House and the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association historian for a short talk about stone monuments and their conservation. The class will then move to the Prospect Hill Cemetery where … Continue reading "Preserving the Monuments of Our Ancestors: How to Properly Clean Historic Gravestones"
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close.
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Loines Observatory
Join our 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 "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close.
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Loines Observatory
Join our 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 "Open Nights at Loines Observatory"
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm Nantucket Yacht Club
“Where were you the summer of ‘69?” Throw on your bell bottoms, Pucci dress, or tie-dye and join Elin Hilderbrand and Robin Kall (host of Reading with Robin)as they immerse themselves in the spirit of … Continue reading "Elin Hilderbrand with Robin Kall: Summer of ’69 – Sponsored by Caroline Ellis"
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Quaker Meeting House
Internationally acclaimed author, historian, Nantucket resident, and sailor Nat Philbrick, in conversation with Mindy Todd, producer and host of WCAI’s The Point, will discuss his third book about the American Revolution. In the Hurricane’s Eye: … Continue reading "Nat Philbrick with Mindy Todd"
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm First Congregational Church
The sub-title to Ella Wall Prichard’s Reclaiming Joy is “a primer for widows,” and that’s exactly what this book does. While it acknowledges the overwhelming grief one feels at the loss of a spouse, the … Continue reading "Ella Wall Prichard with Janet Schulte – Sponsored by Baylor University Press"
Jun 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Nantucket Hotel
Join several of this year’s authors in a comfortable after-hours setting, while enjoying your favorite beverage. Admission is free; cash bar.
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Story Times in multiple languages on the half-hour; plus authors from Nantucket and New England gathering under the Garden tent to talk with readers about their books. Find the perfect gift for the child in … Continue reading "Children’s Storytimes and Authors"
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Methodist Church
Founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies and Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center, Johnson discusses The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, a book that … Continue reading "Kirk Wallace Johnson"
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
Before the museum opens to the public, join us for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. See turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! This program is popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Carnivorous Critters"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am Meet at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins
Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently … Continue reading "Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Methodist Church
Orange Prize winning author of The Song of Achilles and now New York Times best-selling Circe, Madeline Miller is a classicist with a contemporary sensibility. Once you dive into her world, you will never think … Continue reading "Madeline Miller"
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Maria Mitchell Aquarium
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in … Continue reading "Marine Ecology Field Trip"
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Methodist Church
The Longmire series of books about Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear are set in contemporary Absaroka County, Wyoming. Rich with landscape, characters, and history of the West, these mysteries have entertained and enlightened Johnson’s … Continue reading "Craig Johnson"
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Mystery authors Steve Axelrod, Blue Balliett, and Cherie Burns take very different paths in telling their stories. In Nantucket Counterfeit, Axelrod gives us a poetry-writing police chief. Balliett’s Out of the Wild Night is a … Continue reading "Mystery Panel: The Art of Great Story Telling – Cherie Burns, Steve Axelrod and Blue Balliett with Nancy Thayer"
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Descriptions of Deborah Landau’s prize-winning poetry collections vary from “gorgeous lyricism” to “dark comedy” or “killer wit”. Comparisons to Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf miss the singular originality and impact of her work. … Continue reading "Deborah Landau"
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Nantucket Culinary
It’s hard to imagine three novels covering a wider range of characters geographically, chronologically, and creatively than Carpenter’s Red, White, Blue, Schwartz’s The Red Daughter and Miller’s Circe. Each plunges to depths of psychological and … Continue reading "Fiction for the Ages: Madeline Miller, Lea Carpenter, and John Burnham Schwartz with Kate Brosnan – Sponsored by Annye’s Whole Foods and the Nantucket Culinary Center"
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Maria Mitchell Association
Ginger Andrews, our Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about our biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or … Continue reading "Biological Collections Open Hours"
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Methodist Church
In The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote award Winning journalist Elaine Weiss tells the story of how suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists, and lawmakers descended on Nashville in 1920 in a fight to … Continue reading "Elaine Weiss with Mindy Todd"
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Author Neel Patel’s debut short story collection makes readers confront their most deeply held stereotypes. If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new, and the universal themes of … Continue reading "Neel Patel"
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Methodist Church
Journalist Dave Cullen was one of the first on the scene at Columbine High School, but two bouts of PTSD caused Cullen to cover later tragedies from a distance. Yet in the wake of the … Continue reading "Dave Cullen – Sponsored by Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center"
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Red, White, Blue combines the tension of a psychological thriller with the sensitivity of an insightful memoir. Lea Carpenter proved her writing chops in Eleven Days, her moving first novel written in the voice of … Continue reading "Lea Carpenter with Kate Brosnan"
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Red Daughter, John Schwartz’s new novel, is a mesmerizing work of historical fiction, telling the story of Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana, her defection from Russia, and her life in America through the eyes of … Continue reading "John Burnham Schwartz"
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unitarian Church
The Nantucket Book Festival invites everyone to the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Meeting House for our Opening Celebration, which extols the bond of literature and community to which our Festival is dedicated. Authors Ben Fountain, … Continue reading "Opening Night Celebration: How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong?"
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm Lemon Press
It may have been a full day, but the party has just begun! Head over to the Lemon Press Restaurant to enjoy dessert, beverages, music by Audio Architects, and conversations about your favorite books and … Continue reading "Festival After-Party – Sponsored by Lemon Press and The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am Maria Mitchell Aquarium
Join Aquarium staff as they feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium before it opens to the public! A great program for all ages. This program is very popular, so pre-registration is required. Sign … Continue reading "Feeding Frenzy"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Over 30 authors from Nantucket and New England gather under the garden tent to talk with readers and sell their books. Every genre from children’s to adult fiction and nonfiction will be represented. Discover the … Continue reading "Local Author Tent"
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Natural Science Museum
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. … Continue reading "Meet the Animals"
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Poet, translator, literary and art critic, and now winner of the 2019 PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Rowan Ricardo Phillips tracks the competitive world of the 2017 ATP men’s tennis tour in The … Continue reading "Rowan Ricardo Phillips"
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am The Dreamland
Celebrate the joy of reading with Wendy Rouillard and Barnaby Bear at a special Book Festival party! This FREE event will take place at the Dreamland Theater. There will be a reading, make your own … Continue reading "Celebrate Reading with Barnaby Bear! Sponsored by Fogged In Bookkeeping: Free – ticket required"
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Combat Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman, awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star, understands war from a boots-on-the ground perspective. His writing reaches beyond the political and cultural differences that divides us to create … Continue reading "Elliot Ackerman with Robert Cocuzzo"