Oct
27
Tue
La Tertulia
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Wed
Kathleen Sebelius: A Live Commentary on the 2020 Election
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Exclusive Election Event

Join us online to hear former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius offer her take on the upcoming election, the Covid crisis, the Affordable Care Act, the directions of the two major parties, and the future of democracy itself.

Her unique insights will be followed by commentary from Peter Kadzis, political reporter for WGBH, as well as questions from the audience.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Sebelius is the former Governor of Kansas and served in President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 – 2014.

 

WGBH Political Reporter and co-host of The Scrum podcast, Peter Kadzis, kicked around at daily newspapers and national magazines before joining the now-defunct Boston Phoenix, where he worked for 25 years—primarily as editor or executive editor. He won two awards for his editorial writing while there. Improbable as it may seem, for almost 11 years he offered commentary on Fox 25 News as a member of The Heavy Hitters.

 

Oct
30
Fri
Alice Hoffman: Magic Lessons
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an online event in partnership with Harvard Book Store.

Please register for the event on their website:

https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_alice_hoffman/

Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic
by Alice Hoffman

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life: Love is the only thing that matters. Magic Lessons (Simon & Schuster) is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

This is a pay what you can event. If you wish to attend and have a copy of the book shipped to you, you may do so for $33.25 at the link above.

Nov
10
Tue
La Tertulia
Nov 10 @ 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

Nov
18
Wed
Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans of New England
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christoph Strobel will present an interpretive history of the indigenous peoples of New England. This talk will not attempt to provide a comprehensive history, but, rather, by focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, we will explore the story of Native Americans in the region. While this talk will not turn a blind eye to the horrendous impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England, it will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances.

Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in global and Native American history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400–1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Christoph has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many academic journals and in various edited collections.

Reappraisal Reading Circle: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The discussion at the November meeting will be about the works of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Please register by clicking the green button above in order to receive the sign-in credentials to the Zoom meeting.

Re-appraisal Reading Circle meets bi-monthly on third Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Upcoming Discussions:

Jan 20  Hamlin Garland

Mar 17  Rumer Godden

May 19   Francis Brett Young

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