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
8
Fri
Members Preview—Book Sale
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the best book sale of the Fall!

Members, plus one guest, have the opportunity to attend the Member’s Preview Book Sale on Friday night, before it opens to the public on Saturday morning.

Reserve at the link above.

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The public book sale is Saturday and Sunday.

Teachers with ID may receive free books for their classroom.

Proceeds benefit the Athenaeum collections and educational programs.

Donations to the book sale may be delivered to the Athenaeum during normal open hours now through September 7.

Sep
9
Sat
Annual Book Sale
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The public book sale is Saturday from 9-5 and Clearance ($3/bag) is on Sunday from 10-2.  During the Clearance on Sunday, teachers with ID receive free books.

Proceeds benefit the Athenaeum collections and educational programs.

Donations to the book sale may be delivered to the Athenaeum during normal open hours now through September 7.

Book Group
Sep 9 @ 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.

Sep
10
Sun
Annual Book Sale
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday is clearance day, $3/bag.

Teachers with ID may receive free books for their classroom.

Proceeds benefit the Athenaeum collections and educational programs.

Donations to the book sale may be delivered to the Athenaeum during normal open hours now through September 7.

Sep
11
Mon
Re-Appraisal Reading Circle: Wilkie Collins
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Re-appraisal Reading Circle
Meets 2nd Mondays at 7:00 PM
Open meeting discussing the works of a prolific, popular author of the past whose works are held in quantity by the Athenaeum.

2017-18 discussions:

Sept 11: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
Nov. 13: George Meredith (1828-1909)
Jan. 8: Frances Hodgson Burnett (1879-1924)
Mar. 12: Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958)
May 14: Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)

Sep
12
Tue
La Tertulia
Sep 12 @ 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.

Sep
22
Fri
Fall Exhibit Opening—Quinton Oliver Jones
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salem native Quinton Oliver Jones (1903-1999), was a reclusive Harvard-trained artist whose paintings and sculptures filled his home to the brim. This Fall the Salem Athenaeum presents an exhibition drawn from Quinton’s body of work, most of which has never been seen by the public before. Discover his colorful, fantastical visions at the opening reception.

Learn more about Quinton Oliver Jones.

Sep
26
Tue
La Tertulia
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Wed
Conservation Night
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thank you to all who attended or participated in our sixth annual Conservation Night, which featuring some of the most important books in our historical collections.  
We made great progress at Conservation Night on September 27, but still need some help to reach our conservation goals for this year. Contact us at info@salemathenaeum.net to make a donation today!
Books in Need

 

Navigantium atque Itinerantium  Bibliotheca, or a complete collection of voyages and travels consisting of six hundred of the most authentic writers beginning with Hackluit, Purchass, et in English . . . together with such other histories, voyages, travels, or discoveries as are in general esteem whether published in English, Latin, French [etc.] . . . containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America . . . illustrated by proper charts, maps, and cuts to which is prefixed a copious introduction comprising the rise and progress of the art of navigation . . .By John Harris.  London : T. Woodward, et al.  1744.  Two volumes.
8 shares of $235 remaining ($1880)

 

The following have been fully funded—Thank you!

1.  A Summary History of New-England, from the first settlement at Plymouth to the acceptance of the Federal Constitution comprehending a general sketch of the American War.  By Hannah Adams.  Dedham : H. Mann and J. H. Adams, 1799.

2.  The works of Anna Letitia Barbauld with a memoir by Lucy Aikin, in three volumes.  Boston : David Reed, 1826.

3. A state of the expedition from Canada as laid before the House of Commons by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, and verified by evidence; with a collection of authentic documents, and an addition of many circumstances which were prevented from appearing before the House by the prorogation of Parliament.  John Burgoyne.  Second edition.  London. J. Almon, 1780.

4. The analysis of beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste.  By William Hogarth.  London : J. Reeves, 1753.

5. Moby Dick.  By Herman Melville.  New York : Harper & Brothers.

6.  Travels in the interior districts of Africa: performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. By Mungo Park, surgeon.  With an appendix containing geographical illustrations of Africa.  By Major Rennell.  London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co.; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1799.

7. The principles of mechanics. Explaining and demonstrating the general laws of motion, the laws of gravity, motions of descending bodies, projectiles, mechanic powers, pendulums, centers of gravity, etc. strength and stress of timber, hydrostatics,  and construction of machines.  A work very necessary to be known by all Gentlemen, and others, that desire to have an insight into the works of nature and art.  And extremely useful to all sorts of artificers; particularly to architects, engineers, shipwrights, millwrights, watchmakers, etc. or any that work in a mechanical way.  The second edition, corrected and very much enlarged. With 43 copper plates.  London: J. Richardson, 1758.

8. A treatise on the social compact or the principles of politic law.  By J. J. Rousseau.  London : T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1764.

9. Observations on the climate in different parts of America, compared with the climate in corresponding parts of the other continent. To which are added remarks on the different complexions of the human race: with some account of the Aborigines of America. Being an introductory discourse to the History of North Carolina.  By Hugh Williamson, M.D. LL. D.  New York : T. & J. Swords, 1811.

 

10. Carey’s General Atlas: containing: 1. Map of the world, 2. Chart of the world, 3. Europe, etc.  Philadelphia: Published by Matthew Carey.  May 1, 1796.

11.  Principles of Electricity, containing  divers new theorems and experiments, together with an analysis of the superior advantages of high and pointed conductors. This treatise comprehends an explanation of an electrical returning stroke, by which, fatal effects may be produced, even at a vast distance from the place where the lightning falls.  By Charles Viscount Mahon, F. R. S. [Charles Stanhope Stanhope].  London : P. Elmsly, 1774.

12.  Just and impartial narrative of the controversy between the Rev. Mr. Samuel Fisk the Pastor, and a number of the brethren of the First Church of Christ in Salem. [and other pamphlets].  Boston : Thomas Fleet, 1735.