Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm South Church
Goodell, author of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World and Rolling Stone contributing editor, will speak in the South Church, 11 Orange Street.
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Peter Panchy leads a discussion about Immigration in the U.S., both in history and in present day. This is the third session in an ongoing series. Panchy will present an overview and lead a discussion … Continue reading "Class: Peter Panchy, A Continuing Conversation On Immigration"
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
The Milky Way vs. Andromeda: When Galaxies Collide Our sun is one of 100s of billions of stars that make up our Milky Way Galaxy. This lecture will take you on a tour of our … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Laura Prichard"
Jun 27 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Stephen Yelon is an amateur basket maker and an educational psychologist who has published research on learning, creativity and accomplishment. Join Steve as he explains how and why Mr. Reyes developed the Friendship Basket purse … Continue reading "The Legend of José Formoso Reyes: A Story of Innovation"
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Meet the author of Murder’s No Votive Confidence at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
On November 23, 1968, near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered … Continue reading "Author Talk: George Colt, ‘The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968’"
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Astronaut Dan Bursch will share his experiences as a member of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station from December 2001 to June 2002. He faced several challenges while off the planet for 6 … Continue reading "Expedition 4 to the International Space Station"
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Meet the author of The Enchanting World of Food at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Quaker Meeting House
Join us for an illustrated talk on United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook and Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England, followed by refreshments (including a sample item from “the … Continue reading "United Tastes: The Making of the First American Cookbook, with Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald"
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Jo Ruxton is a passionate campaigner for the oceans, her career in conservation began in the ‘80’s when she started the first marine program for WWF in Hong Kong, where she lived for 14 years. … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Jo Ruxton"
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Filmmaker, author and conservationist William McKeever is on a mission to change everyone’s views of sharks, mysterious creatures of the deep. His new book takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey around the world and deep … Continue reading "Author Talk & Screening: William McKeever, ‘Emperors of the Deep: Sharks”"
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Bret Baier currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” (weeknights 6-7PM/ET), the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot and consistently one of the … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Bret Baier"
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark discusses his book The Last Whalers, which The New York Times calls, “immersive, densely reported, and altogether remarkable.” The Last Whalers chronicles three years in the life of an Indonesian tribe that hunts sperm whales with … Continue reading "Life with the World’s Last Hunter-Gatherer Whaling Tribe"
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
The Dark Side of the Universe Most of the Universe is composed of dark ingredients that can’t be seen directly by telescopes. This talk will describe how “Gravitational lensing”, the bending of light rays by … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Dr. Lindsay King"
Jul 11 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Known for her whimsical designs and attention to detail, celebrated scrimshander Lee Papale will talk about her lengthy and successful career. This program is free for museum members. There is a $7 charge for non-members.
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Jul 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Bobbi McPeak and Katharine Stanley-Brown Abbott share their newest work Cobblestones and Ice Cream Cones, Nantucket in Rhymes, a charming illustrated book with rhymes for young and old, old-timers and newcomers – there’s something for everyone. … Continue reading "Author Talk: Bobbi McPeak & Katherine Stanley Brown Abbott"
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well … Continue reading "NMAS Meet The Artist: Poulenc Trio"
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unitarian Church
Apollo 11: Quest to the Moon Join us for a tour of the Apollo 11 photographs gleaned fro the files of the Air and Space Museum.
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Come participate in a presentation of the Harvard Business School case study on the American whaling industry, led by one of the authors.  The American whaling industry, born on Nantucket, was one of the first to … Continue reading "Short Lays on Greasy Voyages: Whaling and Venture Capital, with Jonas Peter Akins"
Jul 17 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Opossums!"
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 33 Washington Street Facility
Building Climate Change Resilience on Nantucket and Across the Commonwealth This talk will cover how the climate is expected to change over the rest of the century, both on the Cape and Islands and across … Continue reading "Science Speaker Series- Katie Theoharides"
Jul 18 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Come play with Liz and Ellen as we learn new ways to bind books together. No experience required, all tools and materials will be supplied. Bring your ideas for future book binding workshops! FREE admission … Continue reading "Book Binding Workshop"
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President Bush. He served as spokesman during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars and the anthrax attack. His best-selling book, … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Ari Fleischer"
Jul 24 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Tutus!"
Jul 25 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Each week in July and August the Nantucket Musical Arts Society offers a free, informal talk one day before a scheduled concert. They feature musicians playing excerpts from the works they will perform, as well … Continue reading "NMAS Meet The Artist: Greta Feeney & Griffin MacMahon"
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Maureen Orth is an award winning journalist, a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair Magazine, and the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which promotes advanced learning in technology and English for over 1200 students. Orth … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Maureen Orth"
Jul 31 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Our Story and Craft program is for children 4-9 years of age. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each week we will be reading a specially selected book and … Continue reading "Story & Craft: Snakes in the Grass!"
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
C Change Conversations was founded by four women who wanted to engage their friends, family and colleagues on the topic of climate change in a constructive, non-partisan manner. Initially, they created a lecture series in … Continue reading "C Change Conversations Climate Change Presentation & Discussion"
Aug 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Collectors Joe and Kathy Gallichio will discuss the creation of one of their favorite pieces – “Moby Dick” made by Michael Kane and scrimmed by Dorothy O’Hara. This program is free for museum members. There … Continue reading "Moby Dick Basket"
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm The Dreamland
Jim Acosta is CNN chief White House correspondent, currently covering the Trump administration and previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by … Continue reading "Dreamland Conversations presents: Jim Acosta"
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm NHA Research Library
Experience a special show-and-tell series of artifacts rarely seen from the vault at the Research Library. Each session will feature different materials from the archives. This is a chance to see manuscripts, photographs, and maps … Continue reading "“Out of the Vault” Lunchtime Series"
Aug 8 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Jose Reyes created an icon when he added a lid to a small oval basket, but lids were nothing new to basket making. Museum staff member Alex Valcic will explore the history of the lid, … Continue reading "Put a Lid on It"
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Join us in the garden for some ice cream to celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! We’ll have ice cream from Island Kitchen and our prize book cart will be filled with a great selection of … Continue reading "Summer Reading Closing Party"
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Neuroscientist Dr. Susan Hockfield believes we are on the cusp of a new convergence where discoveries in biology will come together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies’ Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water … Continue reading "Author Talk: Dr. Susan Hockfield, ‘The Age of Living Machines’"
Aug 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am Nantucket Atheneum
A 25-30 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk when the library … Continue reading "Toddler Time"
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Basket maker Jerry Brown has been a Nantucket staple for decades. Join him as he answers all of our questions about what inspires him and what is the next big thing in baskets. This program … Continue reading "Q & A with Jerry Brown"
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply ENJOY reading. Our furry friends just want … Continue reading "Read to a Buddy"