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April 2, 2014

Best Bets for Wednesday, April 2


The Salem News

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

Artist Jennifer Riley will give a free talk at 11:30 a.m. at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Recognizing the history of storytelling, myth, cultural lore and icons from differing centuries and cultures, Riley works toward an understanding of how the past is comprehended and experienced in this moment. For more information, email savery.kelley@montserrat.edu, call 978-867-9624, or visit the college's website.

Elizabeth Englander, professor of psychology at Bridgewater State University, will present her new book, “Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know,” in a free event from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Veterans Hall at Ellison Campus Center on Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Englander conducted research on the causes of aggression while pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology. She was awarded a Presidential Fellowship to found and direct the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, which delivers free, antiviolence and anti-bullying programs, resources and research to kindergarten through grade 12 educators. She will also sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase in Veterans Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Weinstein at 978-542-6496 or mweinstein@salemstate.edu.

Stephen Delaney will present an overview of local railroading at 7 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Delaney will cover topics like Danvers’ relation to the outside railroad network and what it looks like today; current rail operations in New England; and suggested rail-themed entertainment stops around New England, New York, Pennsylvania and more. His presentation includes railroad photographs. For details and registration, visit the library's website or call 978-774-0554.