Entries by Amy Jenness

Seven Hot Books To Read Right Now

By Daniel Griffin These are the seven books that come up most often in printed and online reading lists and guides this month. For a deep dive into the many works being recommended by publications, book groups and influencers, visit  Comprehensive Guide To Great 2020 Reads. The Atheneum’s building may be temporarily closed, but our […]

Comprehensive Guide To Great 2020 Books

The Most Popular Books Of 2020, So Far By Daniel Griffin All across the web, content pushers are spinning any and every topic imaginable to capture America’s quarantined attention. Weeding through the panic-inducing clickbait can be difficult. If you’re like me, some of you might find the problem is not necessarily finding resources, but rather, […]

2020 One Book One Island Selection: The Overstory

One Book One Island Program announces that its 2020 selection is The Overstory by Richard Powers. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Overstory spans multiple  timelines and senses of place. It begins with what seems to be a collection of irrelevant short stories, which are later woven together to bring the reader […]

The Top 12 Most Requested Atheneum Books Of 2019

By Daniel Griffin Now that winter has come and the holidays are upon us, it’s time for a little reflection on the books to catch up on before the New Year arrives. But what’s that, life passing you by, don’t have time to keep or stay relevant with all that is new in the world […]

New Book Discussion Group Begins January 2020

Beginning January 2020 The Atheneum will offer a monthly book discussion group facilitated by Kristin Guay who features popular and award-winning books across a broad spectrum of genres. Kristin, a year round Nantucket resident, previously worked at the Centerville Public Library where she has lead book discussions for a number of different age groups. The […]

Moby Dick Marathon Nov 16 & 17

Sat., Nov. 16 Nantucket Atheneum 10 am – 4 pm Whaling Museum 4 pm – 10 pm Nantucket Atheneum 10 pm – 12 am Sun. Nov. 17 Nantucket Atheneum 12 am to Conclusion (probably between 12:30 – 1:30 pm) Join us for a continuous reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Or The Whale. Nat Philbrick kicks […]

Ann Scott Named New Atheneum Executive Director

Ann Scott, formerly of the Basalt Regional Library in western Colorado, will become the Executive Director of the Nantucket Atheneum in mid-September. Scott recently served as executive director at Basalt and prior to that worked at the New Port Ritchey Public Library in Florida in a variety of roles. Scott will take over from retiring […]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Some Thoughts About How We Use Our Time

How do you manage your time? By Janet Forest How do you manage your time? Well? Poorly? Not at all? Some professional development experts say you can’t manage time. It trucks along with or without you. So, a better question is, “How do you use your time?” There can be a lot of a social […]

New In Nature

By Elizabeth Kelly The natural world is a vast and awe-inspiring topic. Every so often a book will come along and capture the perfect narrative of flora and fauna. These new titles explain discoveries about nature, science, and how it is all deeply interconnected. The Secret Wisdom of Nature is the third in the Mysteries […]

New Sports Books To Celebrate the Playoffs and Spring Baseball

It’s good to be a Boston sports fan. First, there were the Patriot’s Day Weekend playoff wins for both the Celtics and the Bruins. Then, on Monday, fans finally got to go outside after a long winter to cheer on Boston Marathon runners and queue up for Red Sox opening day at Fenway Park. And […]