, Salem, MA

October 7, 2013

Best Bets for Monday, Oct. 7

The Salem News

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As part of Beverly Public Library’s Monday Mornings lecture series, pianist Dan Murphy, bassist Pierre LeMieux, and vocalist Maureen Pilot will present a selection of songs from the catalog of Frank Sinatra, “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” Light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the library's Sohier Room at 32 Essex St. in Beverly. The program is free and open to the public. The library is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-921-6062 or email

Enjoy stories and songs about goats, then meet two of these four-legged creatures, Sweetie and Darling, with their owner, Jeremy, at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library's Giddy Goat Storytime at 10:30 a.m. There will be plenty of time for pictures and petting. The program is free and open to all ages, but caregivers must accompany children. The library is located at 14 Union St. in South Hamilton. For more information, visit

Love dogs, art and all things colorful? Check out Amanda Beard's exhibit “Corgis, Cupcakes & Quirks” at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bilodeau Lounge of Endicott College's Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, located at 376 Hale St. in Beverly. A 2012 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Beard currently works as a staff assistant for Endicott's Center for the Arts and is pursuing a career as an illustrator for children's books. The exhibit is on view through Oct. 25 and is sponsored by the Endicott College Art Club. For more information, visit or