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Kick off the Fourth of July with a repertoire of patriotic songs performed Beverly residents John Archer (vocals) and Dan Murphy (piano) in Beverly Public Library's Sohier Room at 32 Essex St. The concert begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs for about 45 minutes. Admission is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The library is handicapped-accessible. For more information, contact Robin at 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pack a lunch and head over to the Ipswich Museum at noon to hear museum docent and college professor George Gray discuss the rewards and challenges of teaching Chinese students in the United States. The museum's Brown Bag Lunch program meets at 54 South Main St. in Ipswich, and is free to Ipswich senior citizens. For more information, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Charlie Williams is a mud-slinging, noise-making children’s comedian and at 6:30 p.m., he'll present “Eat My Dust,” an animated children's show at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, located at 14 Union St. in South Hamilton. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit www.hwlibrary.org for details.