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Event Calendar

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(To make a reservation call 215-925-2688 or email unless other instructions are given)

May 2 11:00AM-3:00PM First Saturday, Athenaeum Open.
  1:30PM Lecture: Jefferson M. Moak, “A Harmony of Talents: The Philadelphia Map Publishing Industry in the 19th Century.”  Athenaeum and Philadelphia Map Society Members Free, All Others $10. Program description and online payment.
  7:00PM Lecture: Lonnie Hovey, Lafayette Square.  Free. Program description.
May 6 2:30PM Society Hill-Hot and Healthy!: Peter C. Vitanzo, Jr., M.D., “Hip and Knee Arthritis: The Next Steps.” Free.  Program description. 
  5:30PM Literary Award: Jessica Choppin Roney, Governed By A Spirit Of Opposition: The Origins of Colonial Philadelphia.  Free Program description.
May 9 11:00AM-3:00PM Second Saturday, Athenaeum Open.
May 12 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to facilitator Gil Feinberg at
May 13 2:00-4:00PM Athenaeum Genealogy Group
  6:00PM Saturnalia Books Poetry Reading.  Free.  Program description. 
May 16 11:00AM-3:00PM Third Saturday, Athenaeum Open.
  10:00AM-5:00PM Workshop: Crafty Crazy Nag Hammadi! with Erin Sweeney. Athenaeum and Philadelphia Center for the Book Members: $75.00, Non-members: $95.00.  Program description and registration.
May 20 6:00PM Writers' Mixer led by Concha Alborg. Free. Program description.
June 6 11:00AM-3:00PM First Saturday, Athenaeum Open.
June 7 Cancelled Tour: “Lovers of Learning: The 200th Anniversary of the Athenaeum” A Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery with an emphasis on Athenaeum members, led by Athenaeum member and Laurel Hill volunteer Kerry Bryan.
June 10 5:30PM Lecture: Paul Hardin Kapp with Todd Sanders, The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and MississippiFree for Athenaeum Members, All Others $10. Program description and online payment.
June 25 5:30PM Lecture: Nancy Moses, Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural TreasuresFree for Athenaeum Members, All Others $10. Program description and online payment.
June 24 2:00-4:00PM Athenaeum Genealogy Group