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Friends of the Gennadeion

Friends of the Gennadius Library: U.S. and Abroad

The recently founded and rapidly expanding Friends of the Gennadius Library comprises supporters and users of of the Library residing in North America, Europe, and worldwide. In addition to the Gennadeion News, produced twice annually, the Friends receive invitations to special events in the U.S., including an annual Clean Monday event.

The Gennadius Library welcomes everyone to become a Friend of the Gennadius Library by contributing to its Annual Appeal. These funds provide unrestricted support for the ongoing operation of the Library. Find more information here, including making a gift online.

The Philoi: Association of Friends of the Gennadius Library in Greece

The Philoi is a non-profit association founded in 1983 with the aim of providing support to the Gennadius Library so that it can achieve its national and educational mission. The Association also pursues the educational aims of the Library’s founder, by organizing lectures and tours for its members around various institutions in Greece and abroad.

The main event organized by the Philoi is “The Day in Memory of Joannes Gennadius.” The highlight of this event is a lecture on the collections of the founder and his diplomatic career. In 2008, the Philoi organized another event "DAY OF FLORENCE/ANTHI GENNADIUS,” in memory of the wife of Joannes Gennadius, Anthi, who helped Joannes to complete his work and his donation to the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The Philoi raises the money that it donates to the Gennadius Library from membership fees, social events, donations, book sales, and other activities.

Nominations of new members are made by two former members or by the Director of the Gennadius Library. New members are voted by the General Assembly. The six-member Governing Council works with the Director of the Gennadion to guide the activities of the Association. The current members of the Governing Council are:

President: Anastasios Kriekoukis
Vice-President: Andreas Koukos
General Secretary: Vassiliki Failadi
Treasurer: Eleni Pylarinou
Members: Panagiotis Koronakis-Rohlf, Nasi Papantoniou


EVENTS 2016-2017

Saturday, October 15, 11.00 – 17.00
Fall BOOKFAIR in the gardens of the Gennadius Library.

Saturday, October 22, 10.00 – 18.00
Day trip to the New Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Moni Skripous and Ancient Orhomenos. The tour will be guided by the Director of the American School, Dr. James C. Wright.  (details will follow)
For participation, contact our office no later than Monday, October 17th.
Fee: 30 Euros.

Wednesday, November 9, 19.00
Lecture by Stavros Benos, President of DIAZOMA Association:
« Regional cultural strategy:
  The value and magic of synergy.
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Tuesday, November 22, 12.00
Visit to the New Building of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies.
For participation, contact our office no later than Friday, November 18.
Meeting point: Entrance of the American School, 54 Souidias Street

Wednesday, December 7, 19.00
Lecture by Dr. of History of Art, Fani – Maria Tsigakou:  “The presence of Yiannis Moralis in various forms of artistic expression”
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Wednesday, January 18, 19.00
Lecture by Professor and Journalist Nikos Bakounakis, “The Book in the Digital Era”
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Wednesday, February 8
18.00: General Assembly, Elections for the new Board
19.30: New Year’s Vasilopita, refreshments. Fee: 10 euros.
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street.