WRITERS’ WORLD READINGS. Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Mugford Street Players will read selections from the Writers’ World winning entries, including Best of Show and Outstanding Work in each category, and the Marcia Doehner Award winning piece. Part of Marblehead Festival of Arts’ Writers’ World Workshops. www.marbleheadfestival.org.
NATURE JOURNALING. Monday, July 8, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Join Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to explore the natural world and record discoveries through drawing and writing. For ages 9 to 13. Part of library’s Dig Into Reading summer program. Advance registration required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
LOCAL AUTHOR SPEAKS. Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Local author and TV personality Ted Reinstein will discuss his new book, “New England Notebook: One reporter, six states, uncommon stories.” Reinstein will answer questions and sign copies of his books. For details or to register, call 781-596-8868.
CARTOONING WORKSHOP. Wednesday, July 10, 10 to 11 a.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Local illustrator and author Andy Smith will lead workshops for children ages 6 and up. Register at 978-356-6648.
MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP AND OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Writer Bridget Rawding will lead a memoir-writing workshop prior to the library’s open mike session. Anyone interested in performing music, poetry or prose is welcome to participate in the open mike portion of the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Sign-up required for participants of either event; register at 978-774-0554.
GAME DAY. Friday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Children are invited to play board and card games, including Battleship, Sorry, chess, checkers, Connect Four and more. Details and registration at 978-356-6648.
OTHA DAY: DRUM TO THE BEAT. Monday, July 8, 11 a.m. to noon, Peabody Institute Library, Children’s Room, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Otha facilitates fun and lively drum/rhythm circle events. All ages can participate. 978-774-0554.