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February 13, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, Feb. 13

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

Teens, ages 11 to 18, are invited to stop by the teen area, located on the second floor of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, to make origami heart bookmarks to give friends on Valentine's Day. The young adult librarian will be available to help; no origami experience is necessary. Visit the library, located at 14 Union St., South Hamilton, between 2 and 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Youth artists and writers are invited to a Manga Drawing Workshop from 5 to 5:45 p.m., at the Peabody Institute Library, located at 82 Main St., Peabody. Attendees will learn about manga storytelling, how to draw characters, and then make their own manga, which is a popular literary art form in Japan. The workshop will be taught by Andy and Veronica Fish, professional comic book and manga artists. The program is appropriate for patrons ages 11 to 14. Space is limited; reserve a spot at 978-531-0100, ext. 14, or by clicking “Teen Events” at

Endicott College is “going green” and is showing off its sustainability in an exhibit titled “Endicott Goes Green.” The exhibit explores how Endicott's campus operates in an environmentally-responsible manner, and features various objects, photographs, paper ephemera, and computer programs. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., in the college's Halle Library Archive and Museum Gallery, located at 376 Hale St., Beverly. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara Broudo at 978-232-2257 or

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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