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
19
Tue
Salem Writers’ Group
Sep 19 @ 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.

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.

Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon
Sep 26 @ 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.