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Nantucket Atheneum

The Nantucket Atheneum is the island’s only public library serving a year-round population of over 15,000 as well as a seasonal summer community of an additional 40,000 people. For 172 years, the Nantucket Atheneum has provided outstanding library services and programs and served as the island’s intellectual and cultural center.

The Atheneum offers a broad range of services and stands tall as the community’s cultural and learning center. Maintaining service levels and standards in a time of rapid change here is a major challenge as a growing and diversifying population demands more and more from us each year. With public funding covering less than 40 percent of our costs, private fundraising and special events, such as the circus, become even more important.

The weekend includes four public performances, at 3 & 7 p.m. on July 28 and 29, and a series of connected events which invite the community to become part of the circus experience. These include Opening Night festivities highlighted by a special Preview Circus Performance with a Dinner and Auction before and Dessert and Dancing afterwards. There is also a Family Barbeque scheduled on Saturday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at www.nantucketatheneum.org beginning June 1 and in the Box Office, located in the Atheneum Garden at 1 India Street, beginning July 2. For more information visit www.nantucketatheneum.org or call 508-228-1110.






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