The Melbourne Athenaeum will be closed for the public holiday on Friday 26 January.

Normal hours will resume on Saturday 27 January.

We're pleased to welcome Award winning author, Warwick Sprawson, to the Athenaeum Library for the launch of a collection of 22 short stories, We Will Live and Then We Will See.

Described as humorous, eclectic and beautifully crafted, this short story collection encompasses the fantastic and the real, the dystopian and the sublime, the playful and the sombre. Warwick will be reading one of the stories from the book.

Doors open at 7:00pm, Thursday February 15.

Join us for a little bit of magic and the exciting release of Myfanwy Jones's Cool Water, which will be launched in the library by critically acclaimed author Hilde Hinton.

Cool Water is the latest novel by Miles Franklin shortlisted author and Athenaeum member, Myfanwy Jones, about about fathers and sons, and the damage that can ripple through generations.

Doors open at 6:30pm, Thursday 29 February. This is a free event but bookings are essential and can be made here.

Watch this space for details when they're announced.

Watch this space for details when they're announced.

Watch this space for details when they're announced.

We are thrilled to present members and guests with the opportunity to hear legendary Australian singer, Margret RoadKnight, on 16 February.

Margret is going to sing songs and tell stories reflecting her 60 years on the acoustic music scene, both in Australia and around the globe.

The performance will be held on Friday 16 February with doors opening at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm performance. This event is free for members and $20 for guests. Booking can be made through Trybooking.