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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum. The building will be open from 8:30-11:00 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting. Come for as long … Continued
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214th Annual Meeting 7:00 pm
214th Annual Meeting
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The 214th Annual Meeting of the Salem Athenaeum and election of officers and new trustees. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. This will be a hybrid event. Please register once ticketing is … Continued
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Pirate Fact and Fiction with Katherine Howe 6:00 pm
Pirate Fact and Fiction with Katherine Howe
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
Pirate Fact and Fiction with Katherine Howe @ Real Pirates Salem
Tickets available @ the door! Ahoy, book lovers! Salem Lit Fest and Real Pirates Salem have joined forces for an event that only a scurvy dog would miss! New York Times-bestselling author Katherine Howe will discuss … Continued
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Salem Writers’ Group 7:30 pm
Salem Writers’ Group
May 7 @ 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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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum. The building will be open from 8:30-11:00 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting. Come for as long … Continued
Opportunities and Challenges in Salem Public Schools: A Conversation with Dr. Stephen Zrike 7:00 pm
Opportunities and Challenges in Salem Public Schools: A Conversation with Dr. Stephen Zrike
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you curious about the state of the Salem public school system? Led by Superintendent Stephen Zrike, the system serves a diverse student body of over 3800 students from pre-Kindergarten through high school. As in … Continued
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Book Group 11:00 am
Book Group
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Sessions are hybrid. Register in advance if attending via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZModOCvrj0v_MkPJIjN5jmwNm_XvSb0IA View the reading list.
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Monday Evening Conversations 7:00 pm
Monday Evening Conversations
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This group currently meets online. Register here 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 … Continued
“Under Construction”: A Screening and Conversation 7:00 pm
“Under Construction”: A Screening and Conversation
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Under Construction”: A Screening and Conversation @ Salem Athenaeum
Join Richard Hoffman, J.D. Scrimgeour, and Yuexi Wu for a screening of their 20-minute visual essay about the Salvador Dali painting, Soft Construction With Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War). Scrimgeour and Hoffman collaborated on … Continued
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La Tertulia—Online 5:00 pm
La Tertulia—Online
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday The 2nd Tuesday meeting is online via Zoom. Contact staff@salemathenaeum.net for details.
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum. The building will be open from 8:30-11:00 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting. Come for as long … Continued
Reappraisal Reading Circle 7:00 pm
Reappraisal Reading Circle
May 15 @ 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. Meetings are hybrid. Please note the schedule for the 2023-24 season: Sep 20 … Continued
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Any Book Group 7:00 pm
Any Book Group
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What are you reading? This is new discussion group is for readers of all genres. We all share a love for books–classics, mysteries, sci-fi, memoir, poetry–whatever genre you are reading now, come prepared to share! … Continued
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Salem Writers’ Group 7:30 pm
Salem Writers’ Group
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
***May 17 Writers Group is Virtual only this week. Please log in with the Zoom link that has been used for the past year.***   All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum. The building will be open from 8:30-11:00 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting. Come for as long … Continued
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Storytelling: For the Love of the Game 7:00 pm
Storytelling: For the Love of the Game
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This spring the Athenaeum writing committee presents local storytellers sharing their true stories on the theme of Playing the Game: Stories about Sports.   Come hear these local jocks and wannabes share the thrill of … Continued
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Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 all-day
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
The Athenaeum is closed today in honor of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 11am. Enjoy this image from the Federal Art Project from 1936-37, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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La Tertulia—Online 5:00 pm
La Tertulia—Online
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays online.    
Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon 7:00 pm
Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet 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 … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:30 am
Writers’ Open Studio
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum. The building will be open from 8:30-11:00 every Wednesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting. Come for as long … Continued
Ocean Alliance and SnotBot® 7:00 pm
Ocean Alliance and SnotBot®
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ocean Alliance and SnotBot® @ Salem Athenaeum
Whales and dolphins today face more threats than ever before. If we want to protect these animals, we need bold, non-invasive, and innovative solutions to collect better data. Dr. Iain Kerr and the team at … Continued
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