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October 23, 2013

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Young children (with their parents and caretakers) are invited to come in costume to Abbot Public Library for an indoor party and parade today at 10:15 a.m. Festivities include Miss Alyisha reading spooky stories (don't worry — not too spooky), party refreshments and a parade inside the library with stops to trick-or-treat. Abbot Public Library is at 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. For more information, call 781-631-1481 or visit www.abbotlibrary.org.

Hear from four authors who will share their writing processes and helpful hints in a special forum tonight at 7 at Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Forum participants include Elizabeth Graver, whose newest book is “The End of the Point”; suspense novelist Gary Goshgarian (Gary Braver); Laura Harrington, author of “Alice Bliss”; and author Nancy Schultz. Copies of books will be available for signing. Register to attend by calling the library at 781-596-8867.

Jeremy D’Entremont will share firsthand knowledge of the mystifying tales and spine-chilling events that have taken place in a number of New England lighthouses. tonight also at 7 at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. D'Entremont is a writer, photographer, maritime historian and webmaster of www.newenglandlighthouses.net. For details and registration, visit danverslibrary.org or call 978-774-0554.

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