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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.
Drop-in Mah Jongg 4:00 pm
Drop-in Mah Jongg
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum will host drop-in Mah Jongg sessions on Tuesdays in May.
Salem Writers’ Group 7:30 pm
Salem Writers’ Group
May 2 @ 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.
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Spring Exhibition Opening: What Hawthorne Read 6:00 pm
Spring Exhibition Opening: What Hawthorne Read
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
What Hawthorne Read From the Collections of the Salem Athenaeum Nathaniel Hawthorne delved into the depths of human nature in his fiction and prose.  A keen observer of people and places, including his hometown of … Continued
207th Annual Meeting 7:00 pm
207th Annual Meeting
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
207th Annual Meeting of the Proprietors of the Salem Athenaeum and election of officers and new trustees.  All members in good standing are welcome to attend.
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Young Adult Writing for All Ages 7:00 pm
Young Adult Writing for All Ages
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Young adult stories aren’t just for younger readers–and they certainly aren’t just for young writers.  We’ll discuss the basics of YA writing, story elements, character development, and achieving the right tone for your audience.  Whether … Continued
Mass Poetry Fest: A Celebration of the Salem Poetry Seminar 8:00 pm
Mass Poetry Fest: A Celebration of the Salem Poetry Seminar
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Each June, the Salem Poetry Seminar brings together selected Massachusetts college students with others who share their obsession with words for five days of intense workshopping, drafting, and evening readings at the historic Salem Athenaeum. Students … Continued
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Monday Evening Conversations 7:00 pm
Monday Evening Conversations
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Monday Evening Conversations Group will begin meeting at the Salem Athenæum on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, starting August 10. All members and other interested parties are invited. It may … Continued
Re-Appraisal Reading Circle 7:00 pm
Re-Appraisal Reading Circle
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly open meeting to discuss the works of a prolific, popular author of the past whose works are held in quantity by the Athenaeum. 2017 authors: Jan. 9: Rudyard Kipling Feb. 13: Edna Ferber Mar. … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.
Drop-in Mah Jongg 4:00 pm
Drop-in Mah Jongg
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum will host drop-in Mah Jongg sessions on Tuesdays in May.
La Tertulia 6:00 pm
La Tertulia
May 9 @ 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.
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Young Adult Writing for All Ages 7:00 pm
Young Adult Writing for All Ages
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Young adult stories aren’t just for younger readers–and they certainly aren’t just for young writers.  We’ll discuss the basics of YA writing, story elements, character development, and achieving the right tone for your audience.  Whether … Continued
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Boston Classical Trio Concert 7:30 pm
Boston Classical Trio Concert
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We welcome the return of three brilliant musicians from Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society: cellist Guy Fishman, violinist and assistant concertmaster Susanna Ogata, and resident conductor and keyboard virtuoso, Ian Watson. They will present an … Continued
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Book Group 10:00 am
Book Group
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. View the reading list.
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.
Our Future Climate Depends on What We Do Now 7:00 pm
Our Future Climate Depends on What We Do Now
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Our Future Climate Depends on What We Do Now @ Salem Athenaeum | Salem | Massachusetts | United States
John Spengler will tell us how to combat the effects of greenhouse gases before it’s too late. (Yes, there is still time!) Spengler, the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation and Director … Continued
Salem Writers’ Group 7:30 pm
Salem Writers’ Group
May 16 @ 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.
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Young Adult Writing for All Ages 7:00 pm
Young Adult Writing for All Ages
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Young adult stories aren’t just for younger readers–and they certainly aren’t just for young writers.  We’ll discuss the basics of YA writing, story elements, character development, and achieving the right tone for your audience.  Whether … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.
Drop-in Mah Jongg 4:00 pm
Drop-in Mah Jongg
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum will host drop-in Mah Jongg sessions on Tuesdays in May.
La Tertulia 6:00 pm
La Tertulia
May 23 @ 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 7:00 pm
Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon
May 23 @ 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 … Continued
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Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 – May 29 all-day
The Salem Athenaeum is closed for Memorial Day Weekend. We will be open as usual on Tuesday, May 30.
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Each Thursday morning the Athenaeum opens exclusively for writers to work in a serene environment. Bring your laptop or pen and paper and leave the distractions at the door.
Drop-in Mah Jongg 4:00 pm
Drop-in Mah Jongg
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Athenaeum will host drop-in Mah Jongg sessions on Tuesdays in May.
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Evolutionary Enigmas: Windows into How the World Works 7:00 pm
Evolutionary Enigmas: Windows into How the World Works
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evolutionary Enigmas: Windows into How the World Works @ Salem Athenaeum | Salem | Massachusetts | United States
Many aspects of the natural world do not seem to make sense at first glance. Why are organisms so different from one another, yet have many points in common? How is it that there are … Continued