Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:
Children can learn about life on a real farm today at Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St., Topsfield. Sing songs with Mrs. Green of Green Meadows Farm, read a story about farm life and meet a live chicken. There are two free drop-in sessions planned, at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 1 1/2 to 3, and at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 5. For more information, call 978-887-1528.
Peabody Institute Library's archivist will demonstrate tips, tricks and methods to preserve and protect family and other treasured photographs for generations to come from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library, 82 Main St., Peabody. For details or to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or visit the library's website.
The Friends of Hamilton-Wenham Public Library will hold its annual meeting with keynote speaker Hank Phillippi Ryan, an award-winning journalist and author of mystery novels, tonight at the library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. A reception takes place at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting and Ryan at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit the library's website.