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April 3, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

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Authors, literature & books

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING. Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. The Salem Athenaeum will host Donna Thorland for a talk and book signing to celebrate the launch of her second book in the Renegades of the Revolution Series, “The Rebel Pirate.” info@salemathenaeum.net.

BOOK SIGNING WITH GORDON COLLEGE PROFESSOR. Thursday, April 3, 1 p.m., Gordon College Bookstore, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Dr. Elaine Phillips, author and professor of biblical students at Gordon College, will sign copies of her first book for lay audiences, “With God, Nothing is Impossible,” a devotional based on the stories of women in the Bible. Refreshments and a limited-time price reduction available. Free. elainephillips.yolasite.com.

DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, April 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Lucrezia Borgia” by Sarah Bradford. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; contact reference staff for availability of alternate formats. 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

CELEBRATE SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH BIRTHDAY. Friday, April 4, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Author Doug Stewart presents “The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly.” In London in the winter of 1795, 19-year-old clerk William-Henry Ireland pretended he discovered an unknown play in Shakespeare’s handwriting while rummaging in an old trunk. He hoped to impress his chilly, Shakespeare-worshiping father, but instead caused a public sensation. Program part of the Friends of the Library’s First Fridays Series. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.

BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, April 7, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. Monthly Brown Bag Lunch features a discussion by Martha Mauser on “Ipswich Reads One Book,” co-sponsored by the Ipswich Public Library. The 2014 book is Alfred Lansing’s “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage.” Free.

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