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March 20, 2014

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The JCC of the North Shore has launched a new Special Needs Inclusion program at its Summer on the Hill camps in Marblehead. Children ages 3 and older who participate in the Special Needs Inclusion receive special support and guidance to help them practice their motor, communication and social skills in a natural setting with their group peers. To learn more, contact Melissa Caplan at mcaplan@jccns.com, or stop by the Camp Open House on Sunday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the JCCNS, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Visit jccns.org for details.

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library kicks off its book sale with a members-only Friends Preview Sale tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., at 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Nonmembers can obtain membership at the door. The sale opens to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continues Monday, March 24, through Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Books for children, teens and adults range from fiction to nonfiction, biography to self-help, science fiction, beach reads and more. Formats include hardcover, paperback, board books, DVD, CDs and some maps. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org.

The city of Peabody and the Peabody Institute Library have partnered with Clark Farm to bring a community supported agriculture program to Peabody this summer, and registration is now open. In a CSA program, members agree to purchase products from a local farm throughout a season. This agreement makes members shareholders of the farm, and each week, the farm delivers the products to the library for shareholder pickup. Peabody will offer two pickup times and locations: Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Main Branch, 82 Main St.; and Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the West Branch Library, 603 Lowell St. The 20-week program begins Tuesday, June 10, and costs $300 for a small share and $500 for a large share. For more information and to sign up for a share, contact Bill Clark at 978-790-3303, or whclarkjr@verizon.net.

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