Aug
16
Thu
Farmers Market
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stop by the Salem Athenaeum’s stall at this week’s Farmers Market for a small preview of our Annual Book Sale in September as well as information about membership and upcoming programs and events.

Aug
17
Fri
Salon: Perspectives on Frankenstein
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

*** Limited seating.***

Please arrive early to ensure that you have a seat.

 

Derek Belanger will discuss Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of its publication this year.

Throughout Derek’s academic career, Frankenstein has continually surfaced as both a masterpiece and a teaching tool. It was by way of this classic that he was first admitted to the graduate program in literature at Harvard Extension. Several papers and perspectives on the same have bolstered his studies in literary criticism as he currently writes his masters thesis.

In honor of this important book’s bicentennial year, he will share his experience with Frankenstein in the many forms by which he has studied the work, and offer a perspective on the realities of graduate studies.

In the end, perspectives arise through discussion—he invites us all to join him in the creation of the new on this 200th anniversary.

Readers of all backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Sep
7
Fri
Members’ Preview Book Sale
Sep 7 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sat
Annual Book Sale
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The public book sale is Saturday from 9-5 and Clearance ($3/bag) is on Sunday from 9-2.
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 6.

Sep
9
Sun
Annual Book Sale/Clearance Sunday
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The public book sale is Saturday from 9-5 and Clearance ($3/bag) is on Sunday from 9-2.
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 6.

Sep
12
Wed
Incessant Pipe: Contentions
Sep 12 @ 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.

Sep
17
Mon
Re-appraisal Reading Circle: Mary Wilkins Freeman
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open meeting discussing the works of a prolific, popular author of the past whose works are held in quantity by the Athenaeum.

This month: Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1920)

Sep
21
Fri
Salem Lit Fest Kickoff
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate reading and writing with us at the 9th Salem Lit Fest!

Featuring 
Keynote Speaker on 9/21: Madeline Miller, author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Circe.

Authors in Conversation on 9/22: Lisa Genova and Joseph Deitch

And readings by:
Brunonia Barry
Janet Benton
Eric Jay Dolin
Jane C. Esther
Julia Glass
Hannah Kimberly
Stephen McCauley
Matthew Phillion
David Roper
Paul Tremblay
Meghan Weir

More information at our website: http://salemlitfest.org/

Sep
22
Sat
Salem Lit Fest
Sep 22 all-day

Celebrate reading and writing with us at the 9th Salem Lit Fest!

Featuring 
Keynote Speaker on 9/21: Madeline Miller, author of #1 New York Times bestseller, Circe.

Authors in Conversation on 9/22: Lisa Genova and Joseph Deitch

And readings by:
Brunonia Barry
Janet Benton
Eric Jay Dolin
Jane C. Esther
Julia Glass
Hannah Kimberly
Stephen McCauley
Matthew Phillion
David Roper
Paul Tremblay
Meghan Weir
Joan Wilking

More information at our website: http://salemlitfest.org/

Sep
29
Sat
Concert: Matt Haimovitz
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Salem Classical & Salem Athenaeum present
Cellist Matt Haimovitz
 
The Salem Athenaeum’s new series “If Music Could Talk,” in partnership with Salem Classical, brings world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz back to Salem after his much heralded 2017 performance with Philip Glass at PEM. Haimovitz returns with a thrilling program of Bach, Iyer, Glass, and Korean composer Isang Yun.  “If Music Could Talk” is hosted by Josiah Fisk and this special concert will feature a pre-concert discussion with Haimovitz, Fisk, and Salem Classical’s Richard Guérin.

Learn more about Haimovitz.

Program:
Bach Cello Suite No.2 in D
Isang Yun Glissée

(Intermission)

Glass Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello
Bach Suite III (Prelude)
Vijay Iyer Run