TEEN MANGA CLUB. Monday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. Teens can discuss their favorite manga, watch anime, and meet others who enjoy the same art. Free. Darsana Barua, 978-887-7323.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk and may be available in alternate formats. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.
KID’S WRITING GROUP. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3:15 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. Writer’s Workshop will meet from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Collins Room. Young writers should speak with Betsy Johnson in the Children’s Room if they are interested in joining the group. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Writers are invited to share samples of their work. Program for teens and adults. http://www.flintlibrary.org/.
Lectures and discussions
TRANSPORTATION ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Salem State University, Central Campus, Marsh Hall Conference Room 210, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and the North Shore TMA will co-host a roundtable forum titled “Paving the Way to a Solution for our Transportation Challenges: How Do We Fund our Current Needs and Assure Future Growth?” Presentation by Richard Davey, secretary and chief executive officer of the commonwealth’s Department of Transportation; moderated by Massachusetts Senate Transportation Committee Chair, Sen. Thomas McGee of Lynn. Learn about MassDOT’s transportation investment blueprint and proposed funding strategies. Register to attend. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5308229056/?ref=enivte001&invite=MzAyODkwMC9hbmRyZWFsZWFyeUB2ZXJpem9uLm5ldC8w&utm_source= eb_email&utm_medium= email&utm_ campa ign=inviteformalv2&utm_erm=attend&ref=enivte001#.