Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Nantucket Hotel
Join us for a Lavish Easter Brunch Grand Buffet! Celebrate Easter in the Grand Ballroom at The Nantucket Hotel with your family and friends. In addition to our scrumptious Holiday Brunch Buffet Menu, we’ll be … Continue reading "Easter Brunch Grand Buffet at The Nantucket Hotel"
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of … Continue reading "World Wide Voices Book Discussion Group: ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’"
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Gallery, 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"
Apr 27 all-day Mitchell’s Book Corner
Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day by stopping by to see what’s NEW on the shelves at Mitchell’s and Bookworks this season as well as some special deals on audio books, book swag, and MORE!
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Browse and purchase from previously enjoyed books and media for all ages at great prices! Hardcover books $2, Softcover books and Media $1.
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with James Sulzer author of Crisis The Card People 3
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Gallery, 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"
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Nantucket writers offer short readings of their work in a variety of genres. The writers are: Dede Avery, Janie Hobson Dupont, Ron Lefebre, Melissa McVicar, Steve Sheppard, John Stanton, and Jim Sulzer. Each will present … Continue reading "A Celebration of Nantucket Writers in Readings & Songs"
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Gallery, 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"
May 10 @ 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"
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Bartlett's Farm
A lovely morning of tea, desserts and gifting for Mother’s Day. Plant a live pansy in a beautiful china tea cup of your choice to give to Mom. This event is perfect for children and … Continue reading "Mother’s Day Tea for Two workshop"
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Culinary
Join local teacher and sommelier Ieva Aldins for an all levels* yoga class designed to make your body feel good. After yoga, we will pop some bubbles and enjoy a delicious brunch. Treat yourself and … Continue reading "Mamasté: Mother’s Day Yoga Brunch and Bubbles"
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Gallery, 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"
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Nantucket Atheneum
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot … Continue reading "World Wide Voices Book Discussion Group: ‘The Only Story’"
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Celebrate Nantucket Pride by joining Tim Ehrenberg to discuss “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai at Mitchell’s in anticipation of Rebecca’s appearance at the Nantucket Book Festival on Saturday, June 15th at 12pm.
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Is your fear of public speaking holding you back? Whether you’re stressed about that upcoming toast at your sister’s wedding, feeling too nervous to share your thoughts at a town meeting, or anticipating your upcoming … Continue reading "Author Talk: Amanda Hennessey"
Jun 10 @ 1:26 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Join WE CAN – Nantucket (Women Engaged in Civic Action on Nantucket) with Jen Cohen & Melissa Murphy at Mitchell’s to discuss “The Woman’s Hour” by Elaine Weiss in anticipation of her event for NBF … Continue reading "Book Fest Book Club: “The Woman’s Hour”"
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
discussing the book The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss in anticipation of her appearance at the Nantucket Book Festival Friday, June 14th at 1PM at the Methodist Church with Mindy Todd.
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm
Events will kick off Friday evening with a Captain’s Welcome Reception on Old South Wharf. Saturday teams will complete in a one day multi-species inshore fishing tournament for the top title in categories such as … Continue reading "Father’s Day Fishing Tournament"
Jun 14 @ 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"
Jun 15 all-day Nantucket Atheneum
Our summer reading program A Universe of Stories officially begins today! Stop by the Weezie Desk to register and receive a sport pack filled with everything you need to keep track of your reading over … Continue reading "Summer Reading Sign Up Begins"
Jun 20 @ 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 @ 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 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.
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Deborah Royce, “Finding Mrs. Ford”
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 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 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Katie Moose, “The Enchanting World of Food”
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Nancy Thayer, “Surfside Sisters”
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am Methodist Church
NanPuppet Show in front of the Methodist Church at corner of Main & Centre Streets.
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am
Bike Decorating Contest (including tricycles and wagons) on Federal St.
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm Main Street
The water fight between Town of Nantucket’s Fire Department and the Boynton Lane Reserves at high NOON. Again this year, the Department of Culture and Tourism and the Town of Nantucket are asking those individuals … Continue reading "Independence Day Water Fight on Main Street"
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Childrens Beach
live music on the bandstand at Children’s Beach
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Kelly Simmons, “The Fifth of July”
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jetties Beach
Tattoos & Tootsie Pops. KanJam, Cornhole. Tug O’ War at 2. Noon-4. Free BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) Sponsored by Counterculture Nantucket: Family Friendly Fun for Folks of All Ages.
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm Nantucket Whaling Museum
Enjoy an evening with cocktails and dinner while watching the Fourth of July fireworks from the best view in town.
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jetties Beach
Sponsored by Jesus Camp Nantucket Come as you are. No prerequisites required. BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand, “Summer of ’69”
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 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 @ 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 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard & Jennifer Blecher
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Stewart Lewis
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Katharine Abbott and Bobbi McPeak, “Cobble Stones & Ice Cream Cones”
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 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 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 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Mitchell’s Book Corner
Book Signing with Erin Zircher – Cru Cookbook