FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, June 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6066 or email@example.com.
KICK OFF WITH A FLASH READ. Monday, June 24, 2 p.m., Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green St., Ipswich. The community is invited to join Ipswich Library’s staff for a group read. Bring a book, or hear one read. Afterwards, return to the library for activities and snacks. 978-412-8713
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB. Monday, June 24, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Monday Night Book Club will discuss “The Right-Hand Shore,” by Christopher Tilghman. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Rebecca Shea, 978-468-5577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTIST RECEPTION FOR “SEVEN”: ALEXA GUARIGLIA. Thursday, June 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Montserrat Galleries is hosting “SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project,” which features seven artists, one of whom is Guariglia, who have transformed the seven gallery walls, highlighting the performative aspects of drawing. On view through Aug. 8. email@example.com, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
ARTIST RECEPTION: “BAD DREAMS...OR NOT.” Thursday, June 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Reception for David Curcio’s exhibit. On view through June 28. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9624, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
PEM/PM: “INDIVISIBLE: WE THE PEOPLE IN BLACK, WHITE AND GRAY.” Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Atrium, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. The Tannery Series returns to PEM/PM with award-winning authors and a presentation that explores the centrality of African-American art and artfulness and the American identity. Event includes food, music and a cash bar. Free/members and Salem residents with ID, $10/nonmembers. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.