, Salem, MA

April 19, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, April 19

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Find some good reads for a good cause today, as Harborlight Community Partners holds its Spring Book Sale at the First Baptist Church gym, 221 Cabot St. Beverly. Featuring more than 50,000 donated — not picked over — used books in all categories, the sale raises money for safe and affordable housing for low-income elders, working families and individuals with disabilities on the North Shore. Get a first look at what's for sale from 9 to 11 a.m. for $20 admission; sale is free to attend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 978-922-1305 or visit

Kids have a chance to learn about life on the farm at Wenham Museum's "Spring Forward" program. Starting at 10 a.m., children in preschool and older can learn about spring chores on the farm, explore the museum’s 17th-century herb garden and plant a seed to bring home for their own garden. This event is free with museum admission. The Wenham Museum is at 132 Main St., Wenham. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit

Learn about the complexity of interpersonal relationships in Colonial America in "Puritan Sexuality," a talk at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Mary Ellen Smiley, curator of exhibitions and education programs at the Salem Museum, will give the talk from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit