For Adults

Adult Services & Programs

On the first floor of the Atheneum, you can find an extensive circulating collection of fiction and non-fiction books in hard-cover, paperback and audio formats—including books about Nantucket or by Nantucket authors—to borrow and take home. Settle into a comfy chair or sit at a sunny table and read one of our many magazines and newspapers. In addition, the Atheneum has an extensive collection of DVDs and CDs.

If you are looking for science fiction books or reference books and databases or historic Nantucket documents and newspapers, head for the Great Hall on the second floor where the Reference staff can help guide your search.

The Nantucket Atheneum offers a full range of free cultural and educational programs for adults throughout the year. You can choose from lectures, concerts, author talks, book discussions, poetry readings, writing workshops, films, Tai Chi in the Atheneum garden plus classes and tutoring for adults wanting to learn the English language. Visit our calendar for a complete listing of all the exciting opportunities to expand your mind and interests at your library.

Adult Programs & Events