DADS & DONUTS. Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. A 30-minute story program especially for dads with children ages 2 and older. Morning concludes with coloring, snacks and social time. Moms are always invited. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
PAJAMAS & BOOKS. Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Parents with children up to age 5 are invited to join Sue Shepard for books, music and intentional time together. Children may wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed friend. Preregister by contacting Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented in collaboration with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Department of Early Education and Care. www.hwlibrary.org.
GROWUMS. Wednesday, June 18, 3 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Children are invited to a planting party to get their gardens started. Choose from a pizza garden, taco garden or herb garden. All materials provided. Program designed for children ages 4 and up. Preregister in person with the children’s librarian, or call 978-468-5577 for more information.
Lectures & presentations
“KILIMANJARO: JOURNEY TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA.” Monday, June 16, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Adventure photographer Peter Christoph presents a travelogue in which Christoph journeys through five climate zones in his quest for the summit of 19,340-foot-high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Christoph provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES. Wednesday, June 18, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Part of The House of the Seven Gables’ annual lecture series honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. Biologist and author Jonathan G. Way presents “Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Massachusetts.” Hear all about the neighbors, the coyotes. Way shares his personal experiences tracking coyotes throughout the state, the ecology of coyote populations that co-exist alongside human populations in the Northeast, and their ever-diminishing habitat. Free/members, $15 nonmembers. Details and reservations available at email@example.com, 978-744-0991, ext. 104, and www.7gables.org.