LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, April 15, 10 a.m., Abbot Public Library, Marblehead Room, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Group will discuss M. L. Stedman’s “Light Between Oceans.” New members welcome. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.
“GET TO KNOW THE FESTIVAL POETS.” Program will discuss the work of poets who will be featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will be held in Salem from May 2 to 4. Led by poet and Salem State University Professor Jennifer Jean, the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the Peabody Institute Library Main Branch, 82 Main St., Peabody. The poets discussed will be: April 15, Li-Young Li; April 22, Susan Rich; and April 29, Cornelius Eady. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
POETS NIGHT. Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Middleton Senior Center, 39 Maple St., Middleton. Middleton Arts Association presents, with guest readers, including members and friends of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Wordcrafters, North Shore Poets Forum, and the Middleton Arts Association. Public welcome to share favorite poems or original poetry. Free admission. Refreshments served. Handicapped-accessible. Beverley, 508-843-9526.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Fogg Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats (CD or download). 978-921-6062, email@example.com.
AMAZING AMPHIBIANS. Saturday, April 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn about the life cycles of frogs, toads and salamanders, then search the sanctuary’s wetlands and woodlands for amphibians on the move. With luck, participants may catch some. Head to the vernal pool to find large masses of wood frogs and spotted salamander eggs. Meet in Nature Center. Dress for weather. Open to families with children ages 6 and up. Members, $7 adult, $6 child; nonmembers, $9 adult, $7 child. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.