Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

This library is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. There are plentiful arts and music books, movies and recordings, and regular concerts by jazz and classical musicians.

Free concerts held at noon every other Monday from fall through spring, with a total of 15 per year. The concerts feature both classical chamber groups and jazz musicians. No need for tickets or reservations, just get there early and line up at the side door.

Upcoming Events

  • Athenaeum CD Sale

    Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m.

  • Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

    Wednesday, August 28, 5:30 p.m.

  • Flick on the Bricks

    Thursday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.

  • The Athenaeum's 30th Annual Gala

    Friday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.

  • Martino & Lent: Clara Schumann & Her Loves

    Friday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.

  • Charissa Noble: Art Mythology of California

    Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.

  • The Salk Institute & Multiplicity in Architecture

    Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.

  • Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

    Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 p.m.

  • Charissa Noble: Art Mythology of California

    Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

  • Cornelia Feye: Surrealist Art Lecture

    Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.

  • Charissa Noble: Art Mythology of California

    Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

  • Cornelia Feye: Surrealist Art Lecture

    Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.

  • Cornelia Feye: Surrealist Art Lecture

    Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

  • Cornelia Feye: Surrealist Art Lecture

    Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.

  • Prima Trio

    Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.

  • Anne-Marie Mcdermott & the McDermott Trio

    Monday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.

  • Maxwell String Quartet

    Tuesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.

  • Thalea String Quartet & Michelle Cann

    Monday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.

  • Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and Meng-Chieh Lu

    Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

  • Andrew Rosenblum & Maria Sumareva

    Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Hours

Day Hours
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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