Tuesday, July 16

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

marblehead: Itsy Bitsy Babies & Terrific Toddlers Playgroup, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

marblehead: Library Book Discussion Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Lisa See’s “The Island of Sea Women.” www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

hamilton: Start Your College Essay with Writing Rescue, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Bring laptop and prompts. Call 978-468-5577 or go to hwlibrary.org.

marblehead:“Spark Joy: The KonMari Method of Organizing,” 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Presented by Jamie Berg. www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481.

Beverly: Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “In Search of Mary Shelley” by Fiona Sampson. Titles available at checkout desk; request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

Wednesday, July 17

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Molly Pinto Madigan, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Angelic voice, haunting music. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Hamilton: Eshu & Motoko, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library. Stories, folk tales, music and more. Free and open to all. 978-468-5577.

Topsfield: Blues concert featuring 2120 South Michigan Avenue and Willie J. Laws Band, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St. Second in a 7-part series, “How Blue Can You Get?”, sponsored by Boxford Cable TV. Visit: http://2120.OneCamelot.com or www.BoxfordCableTv.com.

thursday, July 18

beverly: Beverly Commons Summer Concerts presents The Avocates Big Band, 6 to 8 p.m. Music of the 1930s and 40s.

Danvers: Danvers Historical Society Speaker Series, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Putnam House discussion with Bob Hubbard. Email: dhs@danvershistory.org.

Friday, July 19

marblehead: Drop-In Playtime, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

saturday, July 20

Beverly: Beverly Library’s Moon Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 32 Essex St, A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of man’s moon landing. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moon themed events all day. Visit: https://beverlypubliclibrary.org/moon-landing-anniversary.

Marblehead: Marblehead Little Theatre’s (MLT’s) first Summer of Music concert, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theatre, 12 School St. With multi-instrumentalist Ethan Lally, Mitch Dion on drums and Derek Dupuis on bass. Tickets, $10 to $25, online at mltlive.org, or at the door.

Monday, July 22

marblehead: Fun Day Monday Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Tuesday, July 23

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

Beverly: Introductory meeting of the Beverly Public Library Farms Branch Short Story Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury. New members welcome; no registration. Handicapped access. Titles at checkout desk. Request alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6066 or bef@noblenet.org.

wednesday, July 24

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with JD Debris & the Melee, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Jazz, R&B, Latin. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Beverly: Beverly Public Library Books & Brews Book Discussion Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. 21-plus at the The Indo, 298 Cabot St. Titles available at library checkout desk, 32 Essex St. Rrequest alternate formats (CD or digital): 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

friday, July 26

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

marblehEad: Drop-In Craft, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Saturday, July 27

marblhead: Friends of Abbot Library meet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pop-Up Saleon the Lawn. Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

Beverly: “The Block” summer street party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. One whole block of downtown Cabot Street closed to cars, open for partying. Donation at the gate: $5 cash only. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. Call Beverly Main Streets at 978-922-8558, or visit: www.beverlymainstreets.org.

Monday, July 29

marblehead: Montessori in the Morning, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., www.abbotlibrary.org, 781-631-1481

tuesday, July 30

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

salem: ‘Making Decisions When it Matters Most: Conversations About Health Care Proxy, Five Wishes and More, ’ 10 to 11 a.m., Salem Council on Aging, 401 Bridge St. Presented by Care Dimensions; RSVP: Rosanna M. Donahue, at 978-744-0924 (ext 43006).

wednesday, July 31

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Adrienne Howard and Linda Swicker, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Jazz, R&B, Latin. Traditional music from Ireland to Appalachia. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Hamilton: 21st Annual Vehicle Night, 6 p.m. parking lot of Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Rain or shine. All welcome. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org

Saturday, Aug. 3

hamilton: Monarch Butterfly Family Program, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. With Boston College Professor, Dr. Charlie Hoffman. All welcome, free, no registration. 978-468-5577, hwlibrary.org

Monday, Aug. 5

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

wednesday, Aug. 7

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Brewin Brass Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Nine piece band, dance covers to classic rock. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Saturday, Aug. 10

salem: Salem Athenaeum Book Group, 11 a.m., The Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., discussing ‘The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian’ by Robert E. Howard. 978-744-2540.

Monday, Aug. 12

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

tuesday, Aug. 13

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

wednesday, Aug. 14

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Bob Kramer Band, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Acoustic trio, blues/rock/roots /urban jazz influences. If rain, in Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.

Monday, Aug. 19

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

tuesday, Aug. 20

salem: Writers’ Open Studio at Salem Athenaeum, 8:49 to 11:30 a.m. 337 Essex St. Free, write in peace and quiet for up to 3 hours. Questions? Call 978-744-2540

wednesday, Aug. 21

Beverly: Summer Sounds outdoor concert with Love Love Trio, 6 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Main Library, Winter Street Courtyard. Vocal and lyric driven rock. If rain, in Sohier Room.

friday, Aug. 23

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

saturday, aug. 24

beverly: Greenbelt’s second summer race to benefit land conservation, 9 a.m. at Beverly Commons Conservation Area in Beverly Farms. 3.5 and 7-mile trail run. For full details on both events, visit: Visit ecga.org/events for details.

Beverly: “The Block” summer street party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. One whole block of downtown Cabot Street closed to cars, open for partying. Donation at the gate: $5 cash only. No pets. Bring ID if you plan to drink. Call Beverly Main Streets at 978-922-8558, or visit: www.beverlymainstreets.org.

Monday, Sept. 9

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Sept. 16

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Sept. 23

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

friday, Sept. 27

Peabody: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Monday, Oct. 7

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Oct. 21

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

friday, Oct. 25

Salem: State Rep. Paul Tucker’s office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St.

Monday, Oct. 28

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 4

Salem: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Beverly: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon, Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 16

Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday, Nov. 25

Danvers: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 9 to 10 a.m., Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Topsfield: Sen. Joan Lovely office hours, 11 a.m. to noon., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. 617-722-1410 or email Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov.

Monday,

salem: Sensory Storytime Mondays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. ages 18 months to 3 years with adult. Stories, songs, and activities with visual supports and sensory activities. Call 978-744-9667 to register.

wednesday

salem: Babies and Books Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Ages 0-11 months with adult. Rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Bucket Drumming for Kids Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Library Explorers, 4 p.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St. Stories and crafts for grades K-4. Register at 978-744-9667.

Thursday,

salem: Tiny Toddlers Thursdays, 10 a.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, ages 12-23 months with adult. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Register at 978-744-9667.

salem: Arts and Crafts Night for Children in Grade 2 and up, 6:30 p.m. Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, Register at 978-744-9667.

Fridays

salem: Time for Twos Fridays, 10 a.m., Salem Public Library, 370 Essex St, Ages 24-35 months with adult. Stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs.

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Tuesday, April 16

Beverly: “Hidden Life of Trees” with Linda Weltner, 7 —9 p.m. Beverly Public Library Main Branch, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. with Linda Weltner, Massachusetts Master Gardener, sponsored by the Friendly Garden Club of Beverly. www.beverlygardenclub.org