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Books Related to Athenæum Events Spring 2016

Listed below are books relevant to some of the topics presented this winter. We have not included the books featured at the event—as everyone can easily find those. This is only a small sampling of suggestions; please feel free to browse the shelves where these books are to discover more.

Exhibition Opening Reception: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs​, Tuesday, April 5​5:30–​7:30 p.m.

Interval: Poems Based on Bach's "Goldberg Variations" with performance by Junhong Jiang, Wednesday, April 6, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Children’s Event: Tall Tales: Stories and Songs from Old New England and a Shadow Puppet Workshop, Saturday, April 9, 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.​

The King Under the Car Park: The Search for Richard III, Tuesday, April 12, 12:00–1:00 p.m.​

New Members’ Reception, Wednesday, April 13, 5:30–7:00 p.m.​

Artists’ Books at the Boston Athenæum, Thursday, April 14, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Graffiti: New Poems, Thursday, April 14, 6:00–7:00p.m.​

Technology in the Conservation Lab: Bookbinding, Tuesday, April 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m.​

Gallery Talk: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs, Wednesday, April 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m.​

Recreating Maxim’s: A Waltz Through The Merry Widow in partnership with Boston Lyric Opera’s Signature Series, Wednesday, April 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m.​

Articulations of America, Thursday, April 21, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Opinel: Poems, Tuesday, April 26, 12:00–1:00 p.m.​

Frederick Law Olmsted's Legacy of Public Parks, Wednesday, April 27, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Giambattista Bodoni: His Life and His World, Thursday, April 28, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

A Night with Stars from the Handel and Haydn Society, Monday, May 2, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Lasell College Fashion Show: Opening Reception, Thursday, May 5, 6:00–7:30 p.m.​

Vanishing Sounds: Thoreau and the Sixth Extinction, Monday, May 9, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

  • Banks, Russell. The Darling​
    • Library of Congress PZ4.B2175 Dar 2004
  •  Penna, Anthony N. and Conrad Edick Wright, eds. ​Remaking Boston
    • Library of Congress GE155.M4 R46 2009
  • Schaller, George B. Last Panda​
    • Library of Congress QL737.C214 S28 1993
  • Wilson, Edward O. Future of Life​
    • Library of Congress QH75 .W535 2002

Eye of the Expert: Ban(ish) the Thought, Wednesday, May 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m.​

Uncovering Thoreau: The Discovery and Conservation of Thoreau’s Notes on Margaret Fuller’s Death, Thursday, May 12, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

The Boston Athenæum: Past, Present, Future, Saturday, May 14, 1:00–2:00 p.m.​

The Tapestry: A Novel, Tuesday, May 17, 12:00–1:00 p.m.​

The Iliad: A New Translation, Tuesday, May 17, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Paper: Paging Through History, Wednesday, May 18, 6:00–7:00 p.m.​

Meet Us There! Day Trip in Concord, Friday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.​

Future Architects, Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.​

Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France, Monday, May 23, 12:00–1:00 p.m.​

Authenticity and Accessibility: Art Reproduction Today, Monday, May 23, 5:30–7:00 p.m.​

Music for the Masses: Contemporary Reimaginings of Masses from Pierre Attaingnant’s Primus Liber, Wednesday, May 25, 6:00–7:30 p.m.​

BUILDING CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY, MAY 30