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

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Aug
9
Wed
Incessant Pipe: Contentions
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Philosophy, Science, and Ideas. Come sit around a medium-large table and discuss the big stuff.

2nd Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Aug
11
Fri
Summer Salon: Lazy, Hazy Crazy: Stories of Summer
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy: Stories of Summer

A summer edition of the Athenaeum’s storytelling series, where people tell true stories live without notes. A special version of the Athenaeum’s summer salon, this event features stories by Alison Gerber, Marc Levy, Joe McGurn, Dann Anthony Maurno, Gwen Rosemond, and Priscilla Swain. Hosted by J.D. Scrimgeour.

Aug
12
Sat
Book Group
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
15
Tue
Salem Writers’ Group
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, Professor of English, Salem State University.

Aug
22
Tue
La Tertulia
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

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

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm 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.

Aug
25
Fri
Summer Salon: Early Literacy Advocates
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

According to Reading Is Fundamental, over 93 million adults in the U.S. read at or below the basic level needed to contribute successfully to society. Literacy remains a core educational and social issue. This salon shines a light on local efforts to improve literacy by fostering a love of reading at an early age. Join us this Friday for the final salon of the summer, which will be indoors.

Jan Plourde is founder and director of The REAL Program, which serves children and their families in Lynn with free books, literacy support, homework assistance and enrichment activities.

 

Dr. Walsh, member of the Salem School Committee, is founder of the Parent-Child Home Program and the Early Childhood Center. He started both while Title 1 Director for Salem and continues to be involved.
Sep
2
Sat
Closed for Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day

The Athenaeum will be closed on Saturday for Labor Day weekend.

Sep
5
Tue
Salem Writers’ Group
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, Professor of English, Salem State University.