, Salem, MA

September 11, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, Sept. 11

The Salem News

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Have you ever wanted to sell something on eBay, but you just weren't quite sure how to do it? The Danvers branch of the Peabody Institute Library will host a one-hour presentation tonight on tips for buying and selling on eBay. Attendees will learn how to get started, watch live auctions and place bids, create listings, price items, ship products and ensure smooth transactions. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Register at or 978-774-0554.

There are two author talks to choose from, both happening tonight at 7 p.m. In Swampscott, authors Dr. Amanda V. French and Dana Rousmaniere will discuss their book “The Complete Illustrated Birthing Companion,” a photo-filled guide that presents balanced and comprehensive perspectives on all aspects of delivery in present day, at the Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. A question-and-answer time and book signing will follow the presentation. Call the library, 781-596-8867, to reserve a seat. And in Hamilton, author Barbara Kent Lawrence will talk about her first fictional novel, “Islands of Time,” the themes in the book and the process of writing at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. For more information, visit

Find out how and why hypnosis works and how it is beneficial in a special presentation tonight at 7:30 in the Collins Room of the Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Georgeanne Richards and Karen Ferris, certified clinical hypnotherapists and co-founders of True North Hypnosis LLC, are tonight's presenters. A short hypnosis session for general well-being will follow. For more information, call 978-356-6648.