Nov
24
Tue
La Tertulia
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (new time as of May 2020)

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Dec
8
Tue
La Tertulia
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Dec
9
Wed
Anthony Amore: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer:
The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist

Learn about the extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.

In the world of crime, those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill have one typical commonality: they are almost exclusively male. But, as with all things, there is someone who bucks the trends and leaves investigators scratching their heads. In the history of major art heists, that outlier is Rose Dugdale.

Born into extreme wealth, she abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained PhD and heiress to join the cause of Irish Republicanism. While on the surface she appears to be the British version of Patricia Hearst, she is anything but. Dugdale spearheaded the first aerial terrorist attack in British history and pulled off the biggest art theft of her time. In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings, including works by Goya, Gainsborough, Rubens, and Vermeer. Dugdale thus became—to this day—the only woman to pull off a major art heist. And as Anthony Amore explores in The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, it’s likely that this was not her only one.

Anthony Amore is Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. Additionally, he is the co-author of Stealing Rembrandts (a Wall Street Journal bestseller) and author of The Art of the Con (a New York Times bestseller) and provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for the BBC, NBC News, NPR, CNN, FOX, and others. He lives in Boston, MA. Learn more at www.anthonyamore.com.

Dec
13
Sun
Writers in Your Neighborhood
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Salem has a long, distinguished literary history that continues today. This special event will allow you to sample the writing of several published authors who are members of the Athenaeum or North Shore residents — the prose and verse of your talented neighbors.
Get a taste of their work, explore their books, talk writing.

This event will be on Zoom.

Presenting authors will be listed soon!

Dec
16
Wed
Cathy Buchanan: Daughter of Black Lake
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New York Times bestselling authors Cathy Buchanan and Brunonia Barry will discuss Buchanan’s latest novel, Daughter of Black Lake.

Set in the Iron Age Britain, Daughter of Black Lake is a transporting historical novel that brings the ancient world to life and introduces us to an unforgettable family facing an unimaginable trial.

New York Times bestseller and book club favorite Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of three novels. Her most recent, Daughter of Black Lake, was chosen as Best Fiction for Fall by Entertainment Weekly and Parade magazine. Cathy Marie Buchanan’s previous novels, The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still, were both New York Times bestsellers, with The Painted Girls named a best book of the year by NPR, Good Housekeeping, and Goodreads. Buchanan’s work has been translated into nine languages. She lives in Toronto.

This event will be held on Zoom.

Dec
22
Tue
La Tertulia
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM (new time as of May 2020)

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Dec
25
Fri
Winter Break
Dec 25 2020 – Jan 1 2021 all-day

The Salem Athenaeum is closed for winter break 12/25-1/1/20.

Jan
12
Tue
La Tertulia
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM