ONLINE PROGRAMS AT THE ATHENEUM
MARCH 23 – 28
The Atheneum is closed, but we encourage you to join them at their online programs this week. For classes and workshops, registration with an email address is required so we can send you the login information.
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: THESE ARE THE MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART
WITH JANET FOREST MON., MARCH 23, 3 – 3:30 PM
Janet Forest reads a short story by Tom Hanks called ‘These Are The Meditations Of My Heart,’ which focuses on a young woman buying a typewriter. Click here to join!
ONLINE CLASS: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & PODCASTS
WITH JANIE HOBSON DUPONT TUES., MARCH 24, 10 – 11:30 AM
Janie shows you how to access and organize your photographs using iPhoto, get the best from the camera on your phone as well as offers an overview of finding and listening to great podcasts. Sign up here!
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: THE NBA’S SECRET SANDWICH ADDICTION
WITH AMY JENNESS, TUES., MARCH 24, 3 – 3:30 PM
Amy Jenness reads an essay by Baxter Holmes called ‘The NBA’s Secret Sandwich Addiction,’ which first appeared in ESPN Magazine. Baxter looks at the curious superstition NBA players have about eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich just before game time. Does the PB&J have nutritional superpowers? Or, is belief the strongest superpower of all? Click here to join!
ONLINE CLASS: TEA & TAROT
WITH DANICA CONNORS, TUES., MARCH 24, 7 – 9 PM
Danica has been reading tarot personally and professionally for over 30 years and shares her expertise for anyone interested in Tarot cards. She will cover some of the basics in the first hour and more advanced topics in the second. Beginners and experienced Tarot card readers are encouraged to attend. If possible, have a tarot deck with you when you join the class. Sign up here!
ONLINE CLASS: USING OVERDRIVE TO DOWNLOAD EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
WITH LIZ KELLY, WED., MARCH 25, 10 – 11:30 AM
Join Liz Kelly for a tutorial on how to find and download ebooks and audiobooks from the Atheneum’s website using Overdrive and its mobile app Libby. Sign up here!
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT
WITH JANET FOREST, WED., MARCH 25, 3 – 3:30 PM
Janet Forest reads a short story by Ray Bradbury called ‘The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,’ which was first published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1958. The charming and funny story of a group of gentlemen in East Los Angeles was turned into a film in 1998 starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantagna, and Easi Morales. Click here to join!
ONLINE BOOK DISCUSSION: FOX 8: A STORY
WITH KRISTIN GUAY, WED., MARCH 25, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Join discussion facilitator Kristin Guay for an online conversation about George Saunders’ 2019 short story Fox 8: A Story.
Fox 8 is a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world—featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal. Sign up here!
ONLINE CLASS: HOOPLA & KANOPY
WITH JANET FOREST, THURS., MARCH 26, 10 – 11:30 AM
Join Janet Forest for an online tutorial about the Atheneum’s Kanopy and Hoopla offerings and start watching movies and streaming music at home for free. Sign up here!
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: THE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019: THE WORLD’S WEIRDEST NEWS
WITH JANET FOREST, THURS., MARCH 26, 3 – 3:30 PM
Janet Forest reads excerpts from ‘The Book of the Year: 2019’ by the creators of the weekly podcast, No Such Thing as a Fish, where the four humorous hosts share the weirdest tidbits of news they can find. Click here to join!
ONLINE WORKSHOP: NAVIGATING CHANGE
WITH JANET FOREST, FRI., MARCH 27, 10 – 11 AM
How do you respond in the face of uncertainty? Life Coach Janet Forest will share tools and concepts to help you stay grounded amid all this uncertainty. It will be part workshop, part discussion group, part support group. Come share your thoughts and gain some strategies for keeping yourself centered. Sign up here!
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN – CHAPTER 8. NANTUCKET
WITH AMY JENNESS, FRI., MARCH 27, 3 – 3:30 PM
Adapted into two classic motion pictures, this bestselling memoir is the unforgettable story of two parents,12 kids, and a world of laughter and love.
Cheaper by the Dozen is told by siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine.
The Gilbreth clan spent summers on Nantucket and today’s reading will be Chapter 8, titled “Nantucket.” Click here to join!
VIRTUAL STORY BREAK: DUFF’S DONE ENOUGH & ELVIS IS AHEAD OF US
WITH AMY JENNESS, SAT., MARCH 28, 3 – 3:30 PM
Two short stories from Ann Beattie’s book The State We’re In.
In “Duff’s Done Enough,” a writer gets a little help from her friends Duff and Mrs. Terhune. In “Elvis Is Ahead Of Us,” a group of teens break into an empty house and bring the neighborhood together. Click here to join!