Athenaeum Library Dinners & Receptions

Dinners & Receptions



The Patron Dinner is held annually in June in honor of our members at the Patron level and above. It includes a cocktail hour, catered sit-down dinner, and a signature Patron Gift. In 1994, the tradition of a Patron Gift was begun. Each year, an artist who has exhibited at the Athenaeum is commissioned to create a limited edition artwork, often reflecting the character of the organization. The first reproduction becomes part of the Athenaeum's permanent collection. The others are given as gifts to donors who support the Athenaeum at the Patron level or higher. Membership to the prestigious Order of the Olive is also given at the Patron Dinner. For more information on Patron membership, please visit our membership section



The Annual Meeting of the Library Association of La Jolla (Athenaeum Music & Arts Library) is held annually on the third Tuesday of July to celebrate the end of the past and the beginning of the new fiscal year. The meeting is free and open to all members. Members vote to select the new members of the Board of Trustees for a three-year term, as well as upon any other resolutions and motions. A cocktail reception follows the meeting. 



The Members' Holiday Party is held annually on the second Sunday of December for members and volunteers of the Athenaeum to celebrate the festivities of the Season. The Athenaeum is transformed with décor that will leave you feeling bright and gay, including a traditional European Christmas Village display. Enjoy eggnog, sweets, and grandiose cookie displays by Girard Gourmet. Sing along to carols with pianist Sammy Pistritto, and listen to live jazz music. The Members' Holiday Party is complimentary for members at the Contributing level and above, $10 for members, and $15 for guests of members.



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