Aug
24
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Aug
25
Tue
La Tertulia
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 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.

Sep
5
Sat
Pop-up Book Sale!
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm

The book sale will be outdoors only.

Masks required.

 

Please DO NOT bring donations to the book sale.

We are at capacity!

Sep
7
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Sep
8
Tue
La Tertulia
Sep 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

Sep
10
Thu
Salem Literary Festival
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the 11th Salem Lit Fest — September 10-13, 2020.

Details to come.

Salem Literary Festival—Opening Conversation with Chris Bohjalian and Jim DeFilippi
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 
The 11th Salem Lit Fest comes in hot with an opening conversation between crime novelist and humorist Jim DeFilippi and #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian about his latest thriller, The Red Lotus.

Join us for four days of literary discussions and discoveries!

Full schedule at SalemLitFest.org

Sep
11
Fri
Salem Literary Festival Red Carpet with A Mighty Blaze and Keynote with Kiley Reid
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday night withe Salem Lit Fest is not to be missed!

Virtual Red Carpet, hosted by New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of A Mighty Blaze, Jenna Blum.

Keynote Conversation with Kiley Reid, whose debut novel SUCH A FUN AGE, is a New York Times best seller and long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, and Halle Butler, author of THE NEW ME.

Sep
16
Wed
Reappraisal Reading Circle: Rolf Boldrewood
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The discussion at the September meeting will be about the works of Rolf Boldrewood, pen name of Thomas Alexander Browne (1826-1915). Browne was an Australian romantic novelist best known for his thrilling and realistic portrayals of pioneer life in Australia.

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:
Nov 18   Robert Louis Stevenson

Jan 20  Hamlin Garland

Mar 17  Rumer Godden

May 19   Francis Brett Young