Beverly: Beverly Public Library Farms Branch Book Discussion, 7 p.m., 24 Vine St. “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. All welcome; no registration needed. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk, or they may be available on alternate formats (CD, downloadable audiobook, downloadable e-book). Search online catalog, or call reference staff for assistance. 978-921-6066.
Beverly: Celebrate National Pie Day, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Pie potluck and related stories with local storyteller Tony Toledo. Bring a homemade or store-bought pie to share, and enjoy a slice or two while Tony leads the group in swapping favorite pie stories. Beverages provided. Free. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
Danvers: “The Underground Railroad,” 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Gordon Room, 15 Sylvan St. Heritage Films presents program about slave movement on the North Shore with a look at tunnels under Salem and a perspective on Robert Rollins, a black soldier buried in Andover, who fought in the 54th Mass. Reg. Civil War. Free. 978-777-2711.
Friday, Jan. 18
Beverly: Rep. Parisella Office Hours, 10 to 11 a.m., Beverly City Hall, 191 Cabot St. State Rep. Jerry Parisella will hold office hours. Angel Donahue-Rodriguez, 617-722-2460.
Topsfield: Sen. Lovely Office Hours, 10 to 11 a.m., Topsfield Town Hall, conference room, 8 West Common St. State Sen. Joan Lovely will hold office hours for residents of 2nd Essex District. Lovely will meet with constituents on various issues. Appointments recommended in case of cancellation or inclement weather; 617-722-1410.
Danvers: ECHO Presentation, 7 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Essex County Horticultural Organization meeting features speakers Debbie and Pete Lincoln who visited each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts to study and compile information about each. They have developed an informative, entertaining show filled with anecdotes, little-known history, hidden locales, and their own mishaps. Bring food or drinks to share. $5 donation for guests.