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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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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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“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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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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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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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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