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StoryWalk: I Love You Blue

07/01/2022 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2022 @ 12:00pm
Garden
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Come take a stroll through our garden story walk. Aren't the blue waters beautiful? But when a storm hits, the waves roar and rage. Mayday! Mayday! Can anyone help? One rescue leads to another in this charming story of friendship, rev...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Music in the Garden

9:45am - 10:30pm
Garden
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
Join Lizza in the garden for fun songs and singing games.  Don't forget to bring a blanket!  This program is FREE and open to the public. ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Mario Kart

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learning Lab
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Learning Lab
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Event Details:
Ready your spiny shells, start your engines, and join us in the Learning Lab for our Mario Kart 8 tournament from 3-4:30 pm! Hang out at the library and play Mario Kart! Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Grades 6-12. ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELED: Toddler Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Gallery
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
A fun half hour story time which includes songs, simple stories, and finger rhymes.  For children ages 18-38 months.  Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Art Grab & Go Bag: Toadstool House

9:30am - 5:00pm
Weezie Desk
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Weezie Desk
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Create your own toadstool house out of cardboard!  You will need scissors, glue, and markers or paint, but all other materials are provided.  Suggested for ages 7+.  Younger crafters may need adult assistance.  Bags will be availa...
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELED: Preschool Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Gallery
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Join us for a special 30 minute story time featuring new and classical tales.  For children ages 3+.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Weekly Writers Group

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Lab
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Learning Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing Group
Event Details:
Calling all Writers! Join this friendly group of writers from a variety of genres to read original works and to critique others writing. Each writer will be given a chance to read a piece of their work (1000 word limit) and receive feedback from the ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Atheneum Knitting Group

6:30pm - 8:30pm
First Floor
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: First Floor
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Calling all knitters! Gather your projects and supplies and come knit with us. Are you curious about learning how to knit? Our group of veterans can get you started. Are you stymied by a challenge in your project? Our group can help with that. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Great Hall
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture
Event Details:
Microplastics, plastic less than 5 mm in its biggest dimension, is everywhere.  The question we had was how much was here already on Nantucket and what type? What is the island’s baseline?  In 2019, we began sampling the beaches a...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Nanpuppets

9:45am - 10:15am
Garden
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
Join Lizza and her fuzzy friends in our garden for stories and fun! Don't forget to bring a blanket to sit on.  This program is FREE and open to the public. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Read to a Buddy

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gallery
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Event Details:
For children ages 6-12 years old.  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.  T...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Take & Make: Sword Bookmarks

9:30am - 5:00pm
Atheneum Main Entrance
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Atheneum Main Entrance
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Stop by the atheneum's front entrance and grab this month's teen craft project! Make your own bookmarks that look like famous swords from your favorite movies and tv shows. You'll need a pair of scissors or a craft knife, but all other supplies are p...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
We are so excited to have Hugh back in the garden!  Join us for songs, fingerplays, and singing games!  Don't forget to bring a blanket! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEM Grab & Go Bag: DIY Sundial

9:30am - 4:00pm
Weezie Desk
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Weezie Desk
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Stop by the Weezie Library today and pick up this month's STEM project - a DIY sundial!  Learn how to tell time using a simple straw and paper plate!  You'll need some markers or colored pencils and a few small rocks, but otherwise all supp...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Sunday Porch Concert: Chris Hanson

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Music, Porch Concert
Event Details:
Join us in the Atheneum Garden for the first in our Sunday Porch Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Nantucket Community Music Center. Chris is an Americana folk musician native to the San Francisco Bay Area with a soulful sound and a compelling...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Great Hall
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Music, Performance
Event Details:
Join us at the Atheneum for a chance to meet the talented musicians of the Nantucket Musical Arts Society for an informal Q&A before their formal concert on Tuesday. This Monday, July 11th, will be featuring Anne Marie Stanley, a mezzo-so...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Great Hall
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk:, Lecture
Event Details:
Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters and in his newest work tells the story of the daring freelance sailors who proved essential to the winning of the Revolutionary War. The heroic story of the founding of the...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Music in the Garden

9:45am - 10:30pm
Garden
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
Join Lizza in the garden for fun songs and singing games.  Don't forget to bring a blanket!  This program is FREE and open to the public. ...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tie Dye for Teens

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Garden
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Garden
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Far out! Color your world and your t-shirts in our tie dye event! We will supply dye, some t-shirts and tote bags, and help with patterns, all you need to do is bring your creativity! You are welcome to bring other items to dye, as well. This event m...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Geschke Lecture Series
Event Details:
Nuclear energy has become increasingly topical in the face of today's climate and energy security challenges. In order to address these issues, a new generation of startup companies is developing new reactors and business models focused on moder...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Gallery
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Babies, Children
Event Details:
A fun half hour story time which includes songs, simple stories, and finger rhymes.  For children ages 18-38 months.  Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Art Grab & Go Bag: Flying Pig

9:30am - 5:00pm
Weezie Desk
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Weezie Desk
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Sculpt your own fantastic flying pig out of air-dry clay!   You will need paint or markers, scissors, and white glue, but all other materials are provided.  Suggested for ages 7+.  Younger crafters may need adult assistance. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Gallery
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Gallery
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Join us for a special 30 minute story time featuring new and classical tales.  For children ages 3+.  Space is limited and tickets will be available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Weekly Writers Group

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Learning Lab
Library Branch: Nantucket Atheneum
Room: Learning Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Writing Group
Event Details:
Calling all Writers! Join this friendly group of writers from a variety of genres to read original works and to critique others writing. Each writer will be given a chance to read a piece of their work (1000 word limit) and receive feedback from the ...