ARIEL UNDER THE SEA. Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 a.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Ariel visits the library to share under-the-sea music and activity. Pictures allowed after the show. All ages welcome. www.flintlibrary.org.
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM’S TIDEPOOL ADAPTATIONS. Wednesday, April 23, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Hands-on program for children ages 3 and up. Registration required in person at the Children’s Room. Ages 3 and 4, 2 to 2:45 p.m.; ages 5 and 6, 3 to 3:45 p.m.; and grades two through six, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free program provided by a grant from the First Church of Wenham. For more information, contact Lorraine Der, children’s librarian, at email@example.com, 978-468-5577 or check the Children’s Room blog.
Presentations & discussions
“THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE.” Thursday, April 17, 9:25 to 10:45 a.m., Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, MLK Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Dr. Paul Kirshen of the Department of Civil Engineering at UNH presents “The Reality of Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Coastlines.” Part of SSU’s Earth Days Week. www.salemstate.edu/earthday.
“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GREEN?” Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Salem State University, Meier Hall 426, 325 Lafayette St., Salem. “What Does It Mean to be Green? Student Perspectives,” sponsored by the Chemistry and Physics Department and Chemistry Club. Pizza provided. Part of SSU’s Earth Days Week. www.salemstate.edu/earthday.
“VOICES FROM THE BACK STAIRS.” Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. General Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution host Jennifer Pustz from Historic New England for a presentation. Pustz explores domestic service in 19th- and 20th-century New England through three New England house museums. Light refreshments served. Free. Visitors are welcome and asked to RSVP at 781-944-8373.
SALEM AS A SAFER CHILD COMMUNITY. Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Salem State University North Campus, Ellison Campus Center, Martin Luther King Room, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Event will focus on creating youth advocacy to keep kids safe. Young people and people who work with, and for, children and youth are encouraged to attend. Problems kids face, including bullying, mental health and physical safety will be discussed. Youth from Salem will share their experiences and views. The On Point project will be highlighted. Solutions such as mentoring and community partnerships will be explored. Free; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Yvonne Vissing, 978-542-6144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.