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May 15, 2014

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CHARLES L. FLINT PROGRAM. Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. The Friends of the Flint and the Middleton Historical Society will sponsor a program on the history of Charles L. Flint and his family. Refreshments served. 978-774-8132, www.flintlibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE. Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Ipswich resident Jake Burridge presents “Pavilion Beach — Historically and Socially.” Free/museum members, $10/nonmembers. ipswichmuseum.org, 978-356-2811.

Books & authors

GORDON COLLEGE FACULTY BOOK SIGNING. Thursday, May 15, 4 p.m., Gordon College bookstore, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. More than 10 Gordon College professors from seven disciplines will participate in a faculty book signing. From 4 to 5 p.m., students and guests may hear brief readings from professors, and browse or purchase books for signing. At 8 p.m. in the Ken Olsen Science Center, Gordon president and professor of sociology D. Michael Lindsay will host a signing of his most recent book, “View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World.” Both events are free and open to the public. To RSVP to Lindsay’s signing, visit www.gordon.edu/booksigning.

FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, May 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk. Contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6066, bef@noblenet.org.

EVENING WITH PAUL HARDING. Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Town Library presents an evening with Paul Harding, a Topsfield resident and Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Tinkers.” Harding will read from his new novel, “ENON,” a story about the consequences of loss and personal tragedy in a small New England town. Free; refreshments served.

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