Quietly Consider Attending a Silent Reading Party in JP

At the 265-year-old Loring-Greenough House.

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Photo courtesy of JP Reads

Ever wanted to quietly read a book in the company of fellow humans and century-old furnishings?

On Sunday, March 13, you can pull up a seat at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain to do that. Hosted by JP Reads, Social Artists & Writers, and the JP Tuesday Club, the Silent(ish) Reading Party, as it’s called, is BYOB—bring your own books. Books, newspapers, magazines (perhaps Boston magazine?), and reading materials of all types are allowed, so as long as you settle in a cozy chair or window seat in one of the oldest rooms in JP.

The event will offer warm drinks and treats, and its proceeds will go toward the Tuesday Club’s public programs and house preservation.

The Loring-Greenhough house was built in 1760 by British naval officer Commodore Joshua Loring. The house, a classic example of Georgian Colonial architecture, was later owned by the Greenough family from 1783 to 1924. In 1924, the JP Tuesday Club purchased the house and its surrounding property, saving it from demolition. The club, strictly a ladies’ association at the time, vowed to preserve the home, and has made minimal structural changes since its purchase. Today, the JP Tuesday Club preserves the house for public enjoyment, keeping it open as a center for cultural and educational activities.

Suggested donation is $5, Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, facebook.com/events.