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April 16, 2013

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A little reading and a little magic add up to a fun vacation morning at the Peabody Institute Library's South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody, where Greg McAdams will perform his "I Love Reading" show at 11 a.m. This program is designed for children ages 4 to 8, accompanied by an adult. Register at the library or by calling 978-531-3380.

Learn about illustration, graphic design and animation in a public artist talk at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly, at 11:30 a.m. Representatives from Chairman Ting, a Vancouver-based experimental visual workshop, will present. Chairman Ting creates iPhone/iPod apps, animated shorts, murals, album art and movie title art with the sole purpose of making people smile. For more information, email, call 978-867-9624 or visit

What do you know about Salem Willows? Test your knowledge — or quench your curiosity — about the Willows' evolution from farmland to amusement park in a one-hour lecture by Jim McAllister tonight at 7 in the Cleveland Room at First Church in Salem, 316 Essex St., Salem. The presentation includes a 10-minute film showing the Willows and a Horribles Parade in 1949. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the new entrance to the right and rear of the church; admission is $12. For more information email or call 978-745-6314.

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