, Salem, MA

February 4, 2014

Best Bets for Tuesday, Feb. 4

The Salem News

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

It's the last day of the Friends of Abbot Library’s Winter Book Sale. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., buy a full bag of books for $1 at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Anyone who comes in at 2 p.m. to help pack up the remaining books will be rewarded with a free bag of books for each hour worked. Sale proceeds support the library. For more information, call 781-631-1481 or visit

The Salem Peace Committee sponsors a free screening of “Chasing Ice,” the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change, tonight at 7 at St. James Conference Room, corner of Bridge and Flint streets, in Salem. For more information, call 978-740-9917.

Retired North Shore dentist Clem Schoenebeck will discuss his book “Dancing with Fireflies,” which tells his family’s personal struggle with mental illness, at 7 p.m. at the JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The program includes a panel of mental health experts, Drs. Howard Weiner, Jack Weltner and Ronnie Zuessman, who will discuss mental health issues and answer questions from the audience. New York Times best-selling author Phyllis Karas will moderate. This event is open to the public. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door; for $20, attendees receive admission and a copy of “Dancing with Fireflies.” Reserve a spot at or 781-631-8330.