Nov
16
Sat
2019
Moby-Dick Marathon @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15.
The reading is in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth.

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Moby-Dick Marathon @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

A continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
We need readers! If you are interested in reading a 10 – 15 minute segment, Sign up at the front desk beginning Oct. 15.
The reading is in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth.

Trash Olympics
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm

An afternoon of relay races, prizes, and picking up trash organized by the Earth Warrior Kids. Meet at the Ice Rink parking lot on Backus Lane.  All materials provided; all ages are welcome.

 

 

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Reading at Our Island Home @ Our Island Home
Nov 18 all-day

Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
iPhone Introduction for beginners @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Janie Hobson Dupont shows all the useful ways your iPhone can help make life easier. She’ll show participants how to send texts, use the calendar, create reminders, Facetime with family, even identify the stars in the sky.

Please bring your iPhone to class so you can learn by doing.

Admission is free, and registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people.

Class: Mixed Media Tuesday: Paper Flowers For Your Holiday Table @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand…crepe paper flowers just in time for the holidays! We will learn (or practice if you’ve been with us before on this) the basics of creating paper flowers. Create enough for a small arrangement but you will leave with the skills and resources to keep going and elaborate!!
No experience required. All tools and materials provided.
Free admission, but registration is required.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner’s class every Thursday evening.
The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.

Raising A Reader @ Nantucket Community School Parlor, First Floor
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

As your child’s first and most important teacher you are in the position to provide her/him with daily opportunities to enrich literacy in their lives. Join former children’s librarian Susan Richards to learn how to help your child develop reading, writing & communication skills that will last a lifetime!

Nantucket Community School | Nantucket, MA

Class: Peter Panchy @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In this session, Panchy continues a discussion on the examination of the clauses of the First Amendment that refer to religion. Participants will discuss the ideas present at the adoption of the Bill of Rights and also issues relevant to their interpretation today.
Peter Panchy taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 years as well as college at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has a B.A. from Harvard and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.
Free Admission.
Nov
21
Thu
2019
Circle of Moms @ Parlor & Early Childhood Playroom
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This group provides a safe place of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood. In the parlor at 56 Centre Street.

Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ 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 opens.

A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch @ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A THOUSAND LEAGUES OF BLUE book launch @ Nantucket Whaling Museum

Join us and author Betsy Tyler for a special book launch for this new NHA publication. A lecture, light bites and refreshments, as well as a book signing will take place.

This beautifully illustrated, 256-page hardcover publication is the true story of the trials and tribulations of a family enmeshed in the whaling industry and the ensuing drama and destruction wrought by this brutal pursuit.

In the center of the tale is an ordinary woman, Susan Veeder, who led an extraordinary life. She lived on a whaleship for more than four years, recorded her experiences in a rare, illustrated journal, and then settled back into her Nantucket home while her husband and sons all returned to the sea, in voyage after voyage. In a shocking denouement to their lives, Susan’s husband, Charles Veeder, a respected and successful whaling captain, devolved into a drunken madman, became enamored of a Polynesian woman and chose to remain in the South Seas for the rest of his life.

LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, please check the calendar for dates.
For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum

An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates.

The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Reading at Our Island Home @ Our Island Home
Nov 25 all-day

Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Unleash your iPhone’s superpowers @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Janie Hobson Dupont introduces some iPhone tricks and tips that will allow you to get the most from your smart phone. Along with reviewing a few of the many apps available, Dupont will also cover phone settings that allow you to get the best performance and maximum amount of battery time.

Please bring your iPhone to class so you can learn by doing.
Admission is free and registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people.
Embroidery Class: Wool Pennies @ Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In the 1800s around the Civil War Period ladies gathered scraps of wool and made small layered circles embellished with embroidery to create small decorative rugs and table mats. We will learn the basics of making these colorful little bits. We will also explore other options of things to make with them like ornaments ad garlands for the holidays or every day!
No experience required. All materials and tools provided.

Free admission, but registration is required.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner’s class every Thursday evening.
The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.

Nov
28
Thu
2019
Circle of Moms @ Parlor & Early Childhood Playroom
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This group provides a safe place of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood. In the parlor at 56 Centre Street.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Holiday Cookie Decorating @ Easy Street Cantina
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Holiday Cookie Decorating @ Easy Street Cantina

Decorate freshly baked cookies for the holidays at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Broad & Easy sts. Decorate in-house (seating is first-come, first-served) to take the kit home:  available to-go as decorating kits 8am -10pm daily November 27-December 22nd.. Decorating kits are also online at nantucketcookie.net.

Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of What Happens In Paradise

and Wendy Rouillard

author of Barnaby Bear Series

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm

Create a 12-inch custom wreath with all the supplies, instruction, and tips you need at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Signup at 508-228- 9403

Book Signing with Chef Erin Zircher @ Epernay Wine & Spirits
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Savor the seasons of the good life as we celebrate CRU Oyster Bar’s recently released cookbook.  Chef Erin Zircher will be on hand to share her culinary wisdom and helpful tips that capture the laid-back, yet elegant lifestyle of Nantucket, as we feature some of her favorite wine producers for tasting.

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Reading at Our Island Home @ Our Island Home
Dec 2 all-day

Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.

Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House

Create a one of a kind decorative mirror using seashells from around the world.  Many of the techniques used in sailors valentines are transferable, and there is plenty of room for expanding creative ideas.  Your finished mirror size is 17″ x 20″.  All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own treasures to incorporate into their masterpiece.

 

Maximum class size: 6

Mental Health First Aid (part 1) @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
This training is being held in two four-hour blocks. To receive a certificate of completion, you must attend both days. CEU’s are available.
Instructors: Asst. Town Manager Rachel Day and Sergeant Kevin Marshall
Space is limited. To register email kmarshall@police.nantucket-ma.gov or call Kevin Marshall, 508-325-4100 x5464.
Dec
3
Tue
2019
Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shell Mirror with Mary Emery Lacoursiere @ 1800 House

Create a one of a kind decorative mirror using seashells from around the world.  Many of the techniques used in sailors valentines are transferable, and there is plenty of room for expanding creative ideas.  Your finished mirror size is 17″ x 20″.  All materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own treasures to incorporate into their masterpiece.

 

Maximum class size: 6

Dec
4
Wed
2019
LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner’s class every Thursday evening.
The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.

Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm

Create a 12-inch custom wreath with all the supplies, instruction, and tips you need at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Signup at 508-228- 9403

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Circle of Moms @ Parlor & Early Childhood Playroom
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This group provides a safe place of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood. In the parlor at 56 Centre Street.

Toddler Time @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Toddler Time @ 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 opens.

LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. The LVA offers English classes almost every week, please check the calendar for dates.
For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

LVA – Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LVA - Intermediate/Advanced English Class @ Learning Lab, Nantucket Atheneum

An Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class almost every Thursday evening. Please check the calendar for dates.

The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum (LVA) program provides free instruction to adult students who want to improve their skill in speaking, reading, and writing English. The LVA offers free, weekly English classes at the Atheneum for all levels and one-on-one tutoring sessions scheduled at a mutually convenient time for both tutor and student.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Book Signing with Paul Coffin @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Book Signing with Paul Coffin @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Right the Whale

Annual Winter Book Sale @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Annual Summer book Sale will be held in the Gallery, 9:30AM- 2:00PM
$1 for Paperback Books
$2 for Hardcover Books
Author Talk: Lesley Linsley, ‘Christmas On Nantucket’ @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
People from all over the United States come to Nantucket Island to celebrate Christmas in the charming Early American setting. From the Christmas Stroll along cobblestoned Main Street to the Festival of Trees held each year at the historic Whaling Museum, Nantucket celebrates the holiday season with traditions and decorations that transform the island into a winter wonderland.
Nantucket’s own style and craft expert Lesley Linsley takes readers on a holiday tour through our picturesque island, offering her own ideas for recreating a quaint Nantucket-style Christmas along the way.
Followed by a book signing
Free admission.
Book Signing with Rob Cocuzzo @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Signing with Rob Cocuzzo @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of The Road to San Donato

Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Peter Saverine @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Peter Saverine @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Wendy Rouillard, author of Barnaby Bear +
Peter Saverine, author of Jenny’s Pennies

Book Signing with Erin Zircher @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Signing with Erin Zircher @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of CRU Nantucket Cookbook

Book Signing with Leslie Linsley @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Book Signing with Leslie Linsley @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Christmas on Nantucket

Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm

Create a 12-inch custom wreath with all the supplies, instruction, and tips you need at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Signup at 508-228- 9403

Book Signing with Nancy Thayer @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Signing with Nancy Thayer @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of Let it Snow

Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of In the Hurricane’s Eye

Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

author of What Happens in Paradise and Summer of ‘69

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Holiday Cookie Decorating @ Easy Street Cantina
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Holiday Cookie Decorating @ Easy Street Cantina

Decorate freshly baked cookies for the holidays at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Broad & Easy sts. Decorate in-house (seating is first-come, first-served) to take the kit home:  available to-go as decorating kits 8am -10pm daily November 27-December 22nd.. Decorating kits are also online at nantucketcookie.net.

Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wreath Workshop @ Bartlett's Farm

Create a 12-inch custom wreath with all the supplies, instruction, and tips you need at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Signup at 508-228- 9403

Dec
9
Mon
2019
Reading at Our Island Home @ Our Island Home
Dec 9 all-day

Volunteers from the library read to residents at Our Island Home.

Mental Health First Aid (part 2) @ Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self-help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
This training is being held in two four-hour blocks. To receive a certificate of completion, you must attend both days. CEU’s are available.
Instructors: Asst. Town Manager Rachel Day and Sergeant Kevin Marshall
Space is limited. To register email kmarshall@police.nantucket-ma.gov or call Kevin Marshall, 508-325-4100 x5464.
Dec
11
Wed
2019
LVA – Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LVA - Beginner English Class @ Gallery, Nantucket Atheneum

Beginner’s English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills.
The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner’s class every Thursday evening.
The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Circle of Moms @ Parlor & Early Childhood Playroom
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This group provides a safe place of mutual respect and non-judgement where mothers can build community and support one another as they navigate the realities of motherhood. In the parlor at 56 Centre Street.