IPAD WORKSHOP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Ed McFadden of Glade Mountain Consulting, LLC, presents a hands-on iPad workshop where questions will be answered. Attendees should bring the iPad and follow along as McFadden discusses most of the capabilities of the iPad, Apple iCloud, and iTunes synchronization. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.
“ADAPTING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.” Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., National Park Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service’s five-part lecture series on “Climate Change in New England” features a presentation titled “Adapting Our Infrastructure to Climate Change” by Dr. Paul Kirshen, engineering professor at the University of New Hampshire and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Free. email@example.com, 978-741-7900.
HISTORY OF DOMESTIC SERVANTS IN NEW ENGLAND. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m., Smith Barn, Felton Street, Peabody. Peabody Historical Society & Museum presents a lecture by Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England. Learn about what life was like for real-life domestic servants in the grand homes of New England and the various types of domestic servitude that existed then. Free/members, $5/nonmembers. 978-531-0805.
TURNING FICTION INTO FACT. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Are those old stories grandma told really true? Join genealogist Laura Prescott to learn helpful, systematic strategies to discover the truth behind legends, identify strangers in family photos and correct the family record without losing the charm of the myth. Register via danverslibrary.org or by phone at 978-774-0554.
LOOKING DEEPER. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Kevin O’Reilly of History Fair moderates a lively panel discussion exploring the themes of the Civil War, with Dr. David Goss from Gordon College and Salem State University’s Dr. Bethany Jay. www.hwlibrary.org.