FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “The Time In Between” by Maria Dueñas. New members welcome. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6066, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSYCHIC AUTHOR MARK ANTHONY.Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 210 Andover St., Peabody, behind Northshore Mall. Book signing for his latest book, “Never Letting Go: Heal Grief with Help from the Other Side.” Anthony will also conduct spontaneous readings within the audience. 978-573-3268.
BOOK SALE. Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library will hold its semi-annual book sale Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 23 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Most selections cost $2 or less, and all proceeds benefit the library. A members-only sale takes place Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. New members are welcome to join anytime at the library or Friday evening at the door. www.hwlibrary.org, 978-468-5577.
SALEMRECYCLES BOOK SWAP. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Broad St., Salem. Recycle unwanted books, greeting cards, CDs, DVDs and videos and take home a whole new selection of items. No swap is needed; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both. All books, including textbooks, accepted. Items may be dropped off on Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 7 p.m. or Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Volunteers will be available to help. www.salem.com/recycling.
BOOK SALE. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will hold a book sale. All proceeds benefit the library. On Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 4 p.m., half-price on everything. 781-596-8867.
COMIC CREATIONS WORKSHOP. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Join Jack Purcell, an artist for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, for a workshop on how to create comic books and characters. Sign up to reserve a spot at www.flintlibrary.org or 978-774-8132.