SLAVERY TO FREEDOM: BLACKS IN EARLY BEVERLY. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Since the early 18th century, both slaves and free blacks have been part of Beverly history. Beverly Historical Society’s Terri McFadden will share their stories, gleaned from personal accounts, court records and city documents. Funded by a grant from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. 978-468-5577, www.hwlibrary.org.
CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY IN 3D. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 to 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The Civil War represents the first generation of photojournalism. Photo gallery exhibitions brought the war home to people like never before, and had significant impact at the time. Many famous pictures were shot with stereo cameras. View the photos as they were meant to be seen. Presented by John Wojtowicz, and funded by a grant from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. www.hwlibrary.org.
“UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS ON THE BEVERLY FARM ESTATES.” Monday, Oct. 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Join Beverly Farms history specialist Nancy Coffey for an illustrated lecture about the individuals who worked on the Beverly Farms and Prides Crossing estates. Program focuses on indoor help, such as maids, butlers, cooks, and footmen. Part of Monday Mornings lecture series. Free. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.
ONLINE IDENTITY: THE MODERN FIRST IMPRESSION. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Greg Page of Merrimack Analysis Group discusses several key issues related to online identity, with particular emphasis on its impacts for consumers, job seekers, teenagers and families. Page will suggest strategies for individuals looking to embrace social media tools in order to optimize search results, gain greater understanding of privacy settings, and empower themselves to control their online identities. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.