“PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED.” Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Buker School, Multipurpose Room, 1 School St., Wenham. The Hamilton Wenham Garden Club presents a free seminar on “Putting the Garden to Bed.” 978-468-5829.
Books, readings & discussions
TEEN LITERATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 to 5 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Teen Book Club for Adults will meet to discuss Rainbow Rowell’s award-winning novel, “Eleanor & Park.” New members welcome. 781-631-9419.
PRINCEMERE WRITERS SERIES. William Pierce reading, Monday, Oct. 14, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barrington Center for the Arts, room 138, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Princemere Writers Series presents a reading by William Pierce, columnist and senior editor of AGNI, a literary magazine, and former editor-in-residence at the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. Reading is free and open to the public. For details, contact Mark Wacome Stevick at 978-968-6537 or Mark.Stevick@gordon.edu.
LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. The Library Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Elinor Lipman’s new novel, “The View From Penthouse B.” New members welcome. 781-631-9419.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Fogg Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul” by John M. Barry. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may also be available. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.
HAUNTED MOVIE SERIES. Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. Radio 92.9’s Haunted Movie Series features a screening of “The Haunted Mansion” under the stars. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch. Free. www.radio929.com.
AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SCREENING. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Screening of “Carved from the Heart: A Portrait of Grief, Healing and Community” by Ellen Frankenstein and Louse Brady. Film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships and parenting, domestic violence, and the impact of the war in Vietnam on veterans and their families. Free. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.