STORY TRAILS. Sunday, March 16, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. How does one describe a number that’s too big to believe? Follow Uma on her quest by reading “Infinity and Me” by Kate Hosford, then create some “infinitely cool” math-art magic. Tickets available day of program. For children ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Meet at information desk. pem.org/calendar.
Discussions & presentations
TEEN LITERATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS. Thursday, March 13, 4 to 5 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Club will meet to discuss Rick Yancey’s novel “The 5th Wave.” New members welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
FILM DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Monthly group where the art of filmmaking is discussed, as well as current trends and historical contexts which drive the creation of films. The focus is on documentaries and award-winning films. At the March meeting, “Casablanca” will be discussed. Participants should view the film prior to the discussion. For more information and to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit www.peabodylibrary.org.
BOOK DISCUSSION. Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m., Cabot House Museum, 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Guest author Matthew E. Thomas will discuss his new book, “Historic Powder Houses of New England, Arsenals of American Independence,” which explores the powder houses associated with duels, murders, public hangings and disastrous explosions. Free/society members, $5/guests. Public welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-922-1186.
POETRY SALON WITH CLAIRE KEYES. Sunday, March 16, 2 to 4 p.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Claire Keyes, Marblehead poet and Salem State University professor emeritus, leads March’s Poetry Salon focusing on the second book of poetry by 20th-century American poet Sylvia Plath, called “Ariel,” which was published posthumously by her husband, Ted Hughes. All are welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, March 18, 10 a.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Group will discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Americanah,” which was named one of New York Times’ Ten Best Books of the Year in 2013. New members welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.