GOLDA MEIR. Monday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. Jewish historian Herb Belkin will share the inspiring story of Meir’s rise from a Russian shtetl to prime minister of Israel, focusing on her dedication to the Zionist movement and a Jewish homeland. Nonmembers welcome; donations appreciated. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
WINTER WELLNESS. Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Lecture presented by Lynn Helferich explores how to live in harmony with nature’s dry and cold season, basic Ayurvedic principles that help balance winter symptoms, complimentary ways to stimulate immunity, and how to augment personal care routines with simple techniques. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk or may be available on alternate formats (CD, downloadable audiobook, downloadable e-book). 978-921-6062.
ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. Musician Bill Sano will relate the history of the Pops with emphasis on the years when Fiedler conducted. Donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org or 978-744-0804.
WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Illustrated presentation by Stephen Kenney, director of the Commonwealth Museum, describing the great “foundation documents” displayed at the museum and high-tech interactive exhibits that bring Massachusetts history to life. Rare national treasures will be featured. $10/nonmembers, free/members and audience participants. Refreshments served. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
DADS & DONUTS. Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Story time designed especially for dads and children ages 2 and up; moms are invited, too. Snacks follow 30 minutes of stories based around the theme “Star Light, Star Bright!” Free. www.hwlibrary.org.