Entries by Amy Jenness

2018 Summer Speakers Offer Insight Into Our Culture And Times

This summer the Nantucket Atheneum, the island’s public library, presents five lectures as part of the library’s ongoing Constance Laibe Hays Memorial Lecture series and Geschke Lecture Series. Each speaker brings their expertise on topics that range from humorous musings on American culture to serious explorations on the science of climate change, American foreign policy, […]

Books For The Season: The Natural World

By Elizabeth Kelly When the weather warms and fresh air beckons it is easy to appreciate the beauty of the world as it blooms. Natural wonders can be found all around, including on the bookshelf. The following pages bring to life the tiniest of specimens and furthest of stars to be enjoyed any time of […]

Like Independent, Classic and World Cinema? You’ll Love Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for public libraries that provides Atheneum patrons access to a large collection of films. The service is free of charge, but requires users to create an account with a current library card. Atheneum library cards are free, just come to the library to fill out a form and […]

Guadagnino Films A Sumptuous Antidote To The Gray Days of March

By Adelaide Richards Italian film maker Luca Guadagnino’s works are the perfect antidote to the grey days of winter. They’re impeccably styled and shot in enviable locations like the sun-drenched island of Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea or an opulent Villa Necchi Campiglio in the heart of Milan. His previous films include the acclaimed I […]