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Artists and inventors


The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will host an up close tour “Artists as Inventors, Inventors as Artists” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14.


Samuel Morse, the artist who painted the Athenaeum’s portrait of James Monroe, invented the electric telegraph. George M. Dexter, one of the architects of the Athenaeum’s home on Beacon Street, invented a new way to heat buildings. Docent Scott Guthery will explore the interaction of art and science as illustrated in patents granted to Athenaeum artists and members during this 30-minute tour.


Reservations are recommended, as space is limited, at or by calling 617-227-0270.


Trivia night


The Congregational Library and Archives, 14 Beacon St., will host “Late Night at the Library: Prohibition Trivia” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.


The community is invited to an evening of trivia, mingling, food and drink (non-alcoholic Prohibition-era cocktails will be available.) Bring your friends and wittiest trivia team name for a night of fun and merriment. Trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. but all are welcome at any time.


Tickets are free but donations are always welcomed.


Registration is requested for this free program by visiting or by calling 617-543- 0470.