EVENING WITH JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR. Tuesday, March 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Ted Reinstein, a veteran reporter, commentator, producer and occasional anchor for WCVB-TV Channel 5’s “Chronicle,” will talk about his new book, “New England Notebook,” a collection of his favorite stories from reporting around New England. Reinstein will share photos from his book, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Free; handicapped-accessible. Light refreshments served. Robin Flynn, 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“CHANGING CLIMATE, CHANGING FISHES.” Wednesday, March 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Third program in the 2014 “Underwater in Salem Sound” lecture series presented by Salem Sound Coastwatch and Abbot Public Library. Dr. Mike Armstrong of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries presents an illustrated talk. Free. www.abbotlibrary.org, www.salemsound.org or 978-741-7900.
ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library’s book sale kicks off with a members-only preview sale, Friday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m., at 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Nonmembers can obtain membership at the door. Sale opens to the public on Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continues Monday, March 24, through Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Books for children, teens and adults range from fiction to nonfiction, biography to self-help, science fiction, beach reads and more. Formats include hardcover, paperback, board books, DVDs, CDs and some maps. www.hwlibrary.org.
STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN TOUR. Saturday, March 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Walk the Cedar Point loop and investigate the trail for tracks and telltales to piece together evidence that will help illustrate the story in the landscape. Bring sharp senses and skills of observation. Hike will end in the Pine Grove with a bonfire and hot chocolate. Trustees members, free/adult, $5/child; nonmembers, free/adult, $8/child. Part of new, year-round Crane Outdoor Adventures Program. Program suitable for the entire family. Details and reservations at www.thetrurstees.org/castlehill or 978-356-4351, ext. 4052.