, Salem, MA

March 20, 2014

Best Bets for Thursday, March 20

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Pizza and a movie? Yes please. From 3 to 5 p.m., teens are invited to Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead, to watch a newly released superhero movie and eat pizza. Friends are welcome. The event will take place in the library's meeting room. For more information, call 781-631-1481 or visit

Salem State University invites all to a roundtable discussion on “The Crisis in Crimea: Ukraine, Russia and the West,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Berry Library, on North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. The free discussion will feature Dr. Kanishkan Sathasivam, Department of Political Science and Bates Center of Public Affairs; Dr. Elizabeth Coughlan, Department of Political Science and Bates Center of Public Affairs; Dr. Alexandros Kyrou, Department of History; and Dr. Christopher Mauriello, Department of History and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. For more information, call 978-542-7435 or 978-542-7147, or email or

Princemere Writers Series of Gordon College presents Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail, winner of the Irish American Cultural Institute Prize for Poetry and the Marten Toonder Prize for Literature, at 7 p.m. at the college's Jenks Library, room 112, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. O’Siadhail will read from his newly published “Collected Poems” (Bloodaxe, 2013), which draws on 13 books of poetry. For more information about this free event, contact Professor Mark Stevick at