Monday Evening Conversations

April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salem Athenaeum

This will be an online edition of the monthly Monday Evening Conversation group.
The platform for this group event is ZOOM.

Please register online here:

Instructions for joining the group are sent to registered participants.

Background for those who may be new to this group:

All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenaeum, 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!