Nov
18
Fri
9th Annual Grand Wine Tasting
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste more than 100 wines at the Grand Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel in a lively atmosphere with Trent Austin’s jazz trumpet and piano duo serenading and light hors d’oeuvres on hand. Sample wines ranging from value picks to high end from many regions around the globe. Entry includes generous price discounts on all wines sampled with orders delivered to your doorstep. Uniworld River Cruises with Sensational Travel will also be featuring a French 2017 river cruise. Price is $40 or $35 for members of Historic Salem, Historic New England, The Salem Athenaeum and Hamilton Hall — all profits donated to these four organizations. Call the shop 978-741-9463, or stop in for ticket purchase. Tickets also available for a small fee at localwineevents.com.

Nov
20
Sun
Gail Mazur Poetry Reading
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Award-winning poet Gail Mazur will read from her latest book, Forbidden City published by

University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Nov
22
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Athenaeum will be open exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

La Tertulia
Nov 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
Nov 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.

Nov
24
Thu
Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 24 all-day
Scrabble Club
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
25
Fri
Library closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 25 all-day
Nov
29
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Athenaeum will be open exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.

New Members Night
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member, this behind-the-scenes tour will orient you to the Salem Athenaeum building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.