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Reception for Salem Arts Plein Air Residency at Salem Athenaeum 6:00 pm
Reception for Salem Arts Plein Air Residency at Salem Athenaeum
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception for  Salem Arts Plein Air Residency at Salem Athenaeum @ Salem Athenaeum
EVENT CANCELLED New date TBD   Members of the Salem Arts Association captured the Athenaeum garden in its fall glory and will exhibit their work for one night only! Drop in to see the spectacular … Continued
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Writing Workshop—Radiance in the Darkness 10:00 am
Writing Workshop—Radiance in the Darkness
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Nature-Inspired Writing Workshop with educator and poet, Christina M. Burress Like all things in the natural world, we are sensitive to the shifts in weather, light, and temperature. As we approach the Winter Solstice, when the … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:40 am
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 6 @ 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 … Continued
Writers in Your Neighborhood 7:00 pm
Writers in Your Neighborhood
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Writers in Your Neighborhood @ Salem Athenaeum
Salem has a long, distinguished literary history that continues today. This special event will allow you to sample the writing of several authors who are members of the Athenaeum or North Shore residents — the … Continued
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Frederick Law Olmsted and His Legacy on the North Shore 7:00 pm
Frederick Law Olmsted and His Legacy on the North Shore
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Frederick Law Olmsted and His Legacy on the North Shore @ Salem Athenaeum
***Postponed to December 7*** In honor of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.’s bicentennial (1822–1903), landscape historian Pamela Hartford will present a lecture on the founding father of American urban parks. The Olmsted name is associated with … Continued
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Music for All: A Holiday Celebration with Freda World Music 8:00 pm
Music for All: A Holiday Celebration with Freda World Music
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Music for All: A Holiday Celebration with Freda World Music @ The Larcom Theatre
Special Member Ticket Price! The Athenaeum has made arrangements with Larcom Theatre to offer members and their guests Floor Seats at a special price for this exceptional music event! From Carnegie Hall to the Larcom … Continued
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Book Group 11:00 am
Book Group
Dec 10 @ 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.
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Monday Evening Conversations 7:00 pm
Monday Evening Conversations
Dec 12 @ 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 … Continued
Writing Group: The Monday Group 7:00 pm
Writing Group: The Monday Group
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Monday Group offers support and feedback for adult writers under 40 at the beginnings of their careers. Those interested should contact leader Blake Campbell (blakecampbell1919@gmail.com) to assess whether this group is right for you.
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:40 am
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 13 @ 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 … Continued
La Tertulia—Online 5:00 pm
La Tertulia—Online
Dec 13 @ 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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Maryanne Grebenstein: A Hand-lettered “A Christmas Carol” 7:00 pm
Maryanne Grebenstein: A Hand-lettered “A Christmas Carol”
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Maryanne Grebenstein: A Hand-lettered "A Christmas Carol" @ Salem Athenaeum
It took Maryanne Grebenstein over three years and 143 pages to hand letter the 29,000 words contained in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Join Maryanne as she discusses the plan, the process, the ups and … Continued
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:40 am
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 20 @ 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 … Continued
Salem Writers’ Group 7:30 pm
Salem Writers’ Group
Dec 20 @ 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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Welcome Winter Solstice Celebration 7:00 pm
Welcome Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcome Winter Solstice with us as we celebrate the shortest day of the year and the longer ones ahead. Bring a winter-themed piece of prose or poetry or music to share (your own or your … Continued
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Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 25 2022 – Jan 3 2023 all-day
The Salem Athenaeum is closed for winter break 12/25/21-1/3/22.
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Writers’ Open Studio 8:40 am
Writers’ Open Studio
Dec 27 @ 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 … Continued
La Tertulia—Online 5:00 pm
La Tertulia—Online
Dec 27 @ 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
Dec 27 @ 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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