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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)

Fall 2018 Programs (pdf)
November 21   Athenaeum closes at 12:00PM
November 22-23   Closed for Thanksgiving
November 26 5:30PM The Shakespeare Comedy Project, or Four Guys Explain Comedy in Shakespeare
This is an event for Shareholders only (Shareholders are welcome to bring one guest).
Attendance at this event is now closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
November 28 12:00PM Philly After Dark gallery talk with Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty.
December 10 5:30PM Lecture: Jay Robert Stiefel,  The Cabinetmaker's Account: John Head's Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718–1753.  This event is co-sponsored with the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Philosophical Society and will take place at the American Philosophical Society's Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street.  Click here for additional information and to RSVP.
December 6 3:00PM Lecture: Siobhan Riordan, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will speak on the past, present and future of public libraries. Free. 
December 11 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group.  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at
December 12 3:00-4:00PM The Athenaeum Reading Project: The stories of Franz Kafka, with Liliane Weissberg, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania. 
  5:30PM Philly After Dark gallery talk with Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty.
December 18 5:30PM Lecture: Thomas Childers, The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany.  Athenaeum Members Free, General Public $15. Additional Information
December 24-25   Closed for Christmas
December 28   Philly After Dark Exhibition Closes