NEW ENGLAND LIGHTHOUSE EXPERT TO SPEAK. Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Jeremy D’Entremont will present a talk on “Lighthouses of the North Shore” and will be available to sign copies of his books. Desserts and coffee served. $10/adults, $5/seniors and children under 12. The event is a fundraiser for the First Baptist Church in Beverly, known as the “Church With the Harbor Light,” the only church in the United States with an operating lighthouse. 978-922-3295.
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB. Monday, May 20, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Club will discuss “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War,” by Madeline Albright. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Rebecca Shea, 978-468-5577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER AND GUIDE PRESENTATION. Tuesday, May 21, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Andrew Martinez presents “Marine Life of the North Atlantic.” Martinez has spent more than 30 years photographing marine life of the North Atlantic. Photo assignments sponsored by National Geographic World Magazine have taken him to Fiji, Bonaire, and Cape Cod. www.hwlibrary.org.
“THE ROSE MAN.” Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Friendly Garden Club will host Dr. Erwin Ehrenreich who will present a basic rose lecture that will cover rose history, classification, care and a year in the rose garden from spring pruning to winter protection. His lecture will include a photo slideshow of roses, some of which are from his own rose garden. Ehrenreich is a member of the American Rose Society, the Rose Hybridizers Association, and the Heritage Rose Foundation. Kerry Baser, 978-712-0712.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.