“ARCHER ADVENTURES: BURMA/MYANMAR.” Monday, May 19, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Join Danvers resident John Archer for an illustrated presentation about his recent trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is bordered in part by Bangladesh, India, China and Thailand. Archer’s program features his vibrant and observant photography along with educational commentary. Part of library’s Monday Mornings lecture series for adults. Free. Handicapped-accessible. email@example.com, 978-921-6062.
CYCLES 128: A HISTORY IN SHEET METAL AND CHROME. Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Poet Peddlar Bridges has gathered together the history of a regional institution. Filled with anecdotes and technical information, as well as grit and heart, Peddlar shares some of the best bits and weaves in stories and poetry from the Road Poet News forums. www.hwlibrary.org.
SEVEN LECTURES AT SEVEN GABLES: WILLIAM MARTIN. Wednesday, May 21, 6 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. New York Times best-selling author William Martin presents his newest novel, “The Lincoln Letter,” a historical thriller traveling back to the days before Lincoln was shot, then forward to present day with a couple trying to make their long-distance relationship work and hunting for the elusive letter. Free/Gables members. Reservations suggested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE IPSWICH RIVER: THE LIFEBLOOD OF OUR COMMUNITIES. Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton. Wayne Castonguay, executive director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, will discuss the importance of the Ipswich River to Hamilton, Wenham and surrounding communities, with a focus on history, ecology and drinking water supply. Slideshow presentation followed by an interactive discussion with audience members about the major issues facing the river today, and the impact on the communities that depend on the river. Free. www.hwlibrary.org, 978-468-5577.