Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:
Meet Louisa May Alcott tonight and ask her questions at the Collins Meeting Room of the Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. In a blend of stage drama and living history, Jan Turnquist, executive director of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord, "becomes" Alcott and invites the audience to interact with her. The event, at 7 p.m., is part of the library's Ipswich Reads ... One Book! program. For more information, call 978-356-6649
Learn the secret of catching stripers in local waters in a free talk from Plum Island Surfcasters President Julio Silva. The free event, suitable for all ages, takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org.
Salem State University's Concert Bane presents a concert of 19th-century American folk hymns tonight at 7:30 at Recital Hall on the university's Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit www.salemstate.edu/arts.