“CHEFFIN’: FROM POTATOES TO CAVIAR.” Monday, Sept. 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Brendan Cronin, operations manager and assistant professor at Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management, is the only Irish chef to attain the prestigious Swiss culinary title of Chef de Cuisine Diplomé, Swiss Master Chef. Cronin will discuss his global journey of gastronomic delight, as described in his book “Cheffin’.” Following his talk, Cronin will sign and sell copies of his book. Program part of the Monday Mornings lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.
AUTHOR VISIT IN MIDDLETON. Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Lecture on art crime with Anthony M. Amore, author of “Stealing Rembrandts” and “The Gardner Heist,” and head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Amore also heads the museum’s own investigation into the infamous theft of 13 priceless works of art from Gardner — the largest property theft in world history. www.flintlibrary.org, 978-774-8132.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION IN SOUTH HAMILTON. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Author Connie Hambley will discuss her book “The Charity,” a fast-paced suspense novel set in Hamilton. www.hwlibrary.org.
AUTHOR VISIT IN DANVERS. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Author Stephanie Lehmann will discuss her newest novel, “Astor Place Vintage.” Copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.
Poetry & writing
CHARLES COE POETRY READING. Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Endicott College Life Sciences Auditorium, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Visiting Author Series. Coe is a celebrated poet with a new collection, “All Sins Forgiven.” The series is directed by Professor Doug Holder. Free. Information at 617-710-0163, www.endicott.edu.