Dec
6
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 6 @ 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.

Salem Writers’ Group
Dec 6 @ 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.

Dec
7
Wed
Hale Bradt: Wilber’s War
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vignettes of World War II from Wilber’s War:

German Spies, A Battlefield Meeting, and Norma’s War

 

A talk by Hale Bradt

 

Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Hale Bradt on December 7 to celebrate:

  • The release of his abridged one-volume edition of Wilber’s War:
    An American Family’s Journey through World War II.
  • Hale’s 86th birthday
  • The 75th Anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

A member of the Salem Athenæum, Hale Bradt is a Korean War veteran and an astrophysicist retired from M.I.T. who once searched for black holes, but turned to searching for family and wartime history. He has been intrigued by the Bradt family story for more than three decades: interviewing relatives, academic and military colleagues, and a Japanese officer against whom his father fought in the Solomon Islands. As a history buff and one who remembers WWII, Bradt is well qualified to provide a new context about a country at war.

Learn more.

 

R.S.V.P.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Welcome Winter! Open House
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Welcome Winter!  
Community Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of hospitality and fellowship, The Athenaeum will open its doors to the community and celebrate the coming winter season.
Refreshments, music, a children’s craft activity and plenty of good cheer included!
Free.
Dec
13
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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.

Dec
16
Fri
Solstice Storytelling
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solstice Storytelling: Out of the Shadows, Into the Light

Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, or “the day the sun stands still.” Let’s gather together, fortify ourselves against the coming cold and dark of winter with an evening of warm words and drinks, and an abundance of sweets, music and merriment. We’ve invited writers who will spin stories from the shadows, helping us get through this long winter’s night, and back to light.

Dec
17
Sat
An Evening of Pumpkin Bread
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pumpkin Bread is a 5-piece band based in Boston, MA that plays original folk music flavored with Celtic fiddling, spirited improvisations, and relentless groove. Brought together by their love for spontaneous music and baked goods, Pumpkin Bread began honing their sound in kitchen jams, pub sessions, and soup nights in the Boston area folk scene. With songs that range from pensive and heartfelt to driving and playful, every performance is dynamic and always gives you a sense of the band’s camaraderie and close knit friendship.

 

The band features Aidan Scrimgeour, Conor Hearn, Jackson Clawson, Maura Shawn Scanlin, and Steven Manwaring. All five members come from and perform regularly in different worlds of music, including Celtic, jazz, classical, bluegrass and funk.

 

Dec
20
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 20 @ 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.

Salem Writers’ Group
Dec 20 @ 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.