Sep
8
Sat
Book Group
Sep 8 @ 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
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
10
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Sep 10 @ 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
11
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 11 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

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
18
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Sep 18 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Salem Writers’ Group
Sep 18 @ 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
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/