Jun
1
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Jun
9
Tue
La Tertulia
Jun 9 @ 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

Jun
11
Thu
Frank Phillips: The Hemingway Papers
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

—New Date—

Political Journalist Frank Phillips chronicles the unique project he was involved in to help the Cuban government preserve Ernest Hemingway’s home and personal papers from further deterioration. It required bridging a political gulf full of mistrust and suspicion. In the end, the power of Hemingway’s legacy overcame a hostile State Department and culminated in a long lunch with Fidel Castro.

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist and former State House bureau chief for the Boston Globe.

Jun
13
Sat
Book Group
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

View the reading list.

Jun
15
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Jun
18
Thu
Online Concert: If Music Could Talk—The Return of Howard Paul
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Online Concert

The Return of Jazz Guitar Virtuoso Howard Paul w/guest Maggie Evans.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

A login will be provided to registered guests.

Additional details to come.

Jun
19
Fri
Online Salon: Writers in Your Neighborhood
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SAth_Writers_webSalem has a long, distinguished literary history that continues today. This special salon hosted by J.D. Scrimgeour 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, peruse their books, talk writing.

Readers to be announced.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

A login will be provided to registered guests.

Additional details to come.

Jun
23
Tue
La Tertulia
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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.

Jun
26
Fri
Tea with Isa Leshko—Rescheduled
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Date!

Fundraiser to benefit Salem Literary Festival

Isa Leshko, author/photographer of Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries, will give an artist talk and slideshow presentation about her project.
Learn more about Isa’s work.

Tea and Treats provided by Jolie Tea Company and Jodie Bee Bakes!

Copper Dog Books will be present to sell copies of Allowed to Grow Old, which Isa will gladly sign after her presentation.
Pre-order the book with Copper Dog.

Tickets: $20

 

Isa Leshko is an artist, writer, and activist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, the Culture & Animals Foundation, the Houston Center for Photography, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including shows at 516 Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her prints are in numerous private and public collections including the Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Isa’s images have been published in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, and Süddeutsche Zeitung. In May 2019, the University of Chicago Press published her first monograph, Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Rescued Farm Animals, which included essays by activist Gene Baur, author Sy Montgomery, and curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. The book, which is now in its second printing, was selected by Buzzfeed as one of the best photography books of 2019, and was a coffeetable book recommendation for The New York Times 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.