JAPANESE MANGA WORKSHOP. Friday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Learn about the history of manga (Japanese comics) and how to illustrate one with guidance from illustrators Andy and Veronica Fish. Workshop includes overview of history of manga, followed by a hands-on workshop with techniques and tricks for drawing comics in the manga style. Free. 978-887-7323.
STAR WARS SYMPOSIUM. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. “Star Wars” enthusiasts ages 5 and older are invited to this symposium, run by Peter Struzziero. Play Star Wars games set up on Xbox 360, show and tell Star Wars-related items, dress up like a Star Wars character, presentation and question-and-answer session with a Star Wars expert, Star Wars trivia. Prizes will be awarded to best show-and-tell item and best costume. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 781-596-8867.
DADS & DONUTS STORY TIME. Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Join Nicole for fun stories and a craft catered to attendees ages 2 and older. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
MIKE THE BUBBLE MAN. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Children of all ages are invited to a 40-minute interactive show about the science and wonder of bubbles. Free. 978-887-7323.
WRITERS’ WORKSHOP. Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Join library director and author Nanci Milone Hill. Session consists of warm-up exercises followed by a period of reading and critiquing. Bring two to four typed pages to share with the group. Writers and aspiring writers of all genres and topics are welcome. Free. 978-887-7323 ext. 2.
“NATURAL REFLECTIONS, A YEAR IN THE WOODS.” Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Susan Gabriel and Gail Byrnes will discuss and sign copies of their book of poems and images, which celebrates the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Light refreshments and giveaways. email@example.com, or www.hwlibrary.org.