E-BOOK HELP SESSION. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Attendees can bring their e-readers and cables to learn the process of downloading e-books. Kindle users are asked to bring in their Amazon login information. All ages welcome. www.flintlibrary.org or 978-774-8132.
“UNDERSTANDING FEAR, ANXIETY AND AGGRESSION IN CATS & DOGS.” Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Professional behaviorist Alana Stevenson discusses how animals deal with stress, how to modify their aggression, and simple behavior modification techniques that help animals overcome their fears and anxieties. www.alanastevenson.com.
PRESENTATION ON RESCUE SWIMMER’S HEROICS. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Author Michael Tougias will give a slide presentation on his new book, “A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue.” Tougias will share slides of the storm, the survivors and the rescue. A book signing will follow. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Sign up at danverslibrary.org or call 978-774-0554.
“WITCHCRAFT, QUAKERS, AND THOMAS MAULE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.” Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Historian Emerson “Tad” Baker of Salem State University sheds new light on the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials, revealing America’s first major government cover-up. In 1695, Thomas Maule, a Salem Quaker, challenged Gov. William Phips’ ban on any publications on the witch trials by publishing “Truth Held Forth and Maintained,” a stinging general criticism of the Massachusetts government, including a condemnation of the trials. Maule’s courageous act cost him dearly, but his actions and trial provide insights on Salem’s substantial Quaker population and the colony’s initial efforts to heal the wounds inflicted by the witchcraft outbreak. $15/ticket, $10/Athenaeum members, free/students with ID. www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.