First Look

FRIDAY, July 19th (OPEN HOUSE)

Weekend at the library, Friday First Look, Children's events
Weekend at the library, Friday First Look, Children's events
Weekend at the library, Friday First Look, Children's events

9:30-10AM       
Toddler Time (Gallery)
For children up to 3 years old. Join the Weezie Librarian for some short stories, fingerplays, and songs designed to foster pre-literacy skills.

10-10:30AM 
Story Time (Gallery)
Children ages 3 years and older, join the Weezie Librarian for a special 30 minute story time feature new and classic stories, fingerplays, and songs.

10AM 
“Treasures from the Vault” Library tour (Main entrance)
For all ages, meet under the big white columns to start a tour in which you will learn more about the Atheneum’s special history and collections and will feast your eyes and ears on “treasures from the vault.”

Weezie Birthday Party!

Celebrate in the garden, as this year the Weezie Library for Children turns 27 years young.
11AM Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley!
11:30  Teddy Bear Picnic – You bring your lunch, and the Weezie Library provides:
  • Cupcakes and lemonade
  • Music and bubbles
  • Twirli-gig craft
  • Temporary tattoos

12:30PM
“Treasures from the Vault” Library tour (Main entrance) 
For all ages, meet under the big white columns start a tour in which you will learn more about the Atheneum’s special history and collections and will feast your eyes and ears on “treasures from the vault.”
 
2-3PM
Read to a Buddy (Gallery)
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D) are certified therapy dogs trained to be great listeners.  This program is a fun, relaxed, and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply enjoy reading. Our furry friends want to listen and make you feel great about your reading! Bring a book from home or choose a book from our display.

3-4:30PM
Library Legos 
(Gallery)
Grades 1-5, It’s your time for creative construction! The library will supply the LEGO bricks, and you supply the fun. 

5:30PM
“Cork Dork” Wine Tasting 
(Main floor)
Join Bianca Bosker – author of The New York Times bestseller Cork Dork, hailed as the “Kitchen Confidential of wine” – for an unorthodox wine tasting that will reveal the stories lurking in a glass of wine. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, Bianca traded her job as HuffPost’s executive tech editor for a job as a “cellar rat” – the lowest of the low in the wine world. Inspired by sommeliers who train their senses the way Olympians train their bodies, she plunged into underground blind tasting groups, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-stakes competitions, and neuroscientists’ labs as she trained to become a sommelier and uncover the very nature of taste. Drawing on Bianca’s experiences in cellars and fMRIs, she’ll explore how to hone our palates, savor wine with all our senses, and what we gain from moving beyond “mindulness” to “sensefulness.”

6PM
Teen Trivia 
(Learning lab)
For teens ages 13 and up, bring a friend or come alone to test your knowledge. Snacks provided.

6:30PM
Music with Mitch 
(Great hall)
Join us for an evening with Mitch Blake. Mitch has performed traditional folk music and his own compositions in various venues throughout New England. This presentation is a sampling of his contemporary compositions which are mostly love songs of one sort or another.

Nantucket Atheneum Weekend at the Library Sponsorship