Acoustic music: The Open Book Coffeehouse presents an acoustic show with Arlon Bennett on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Canton Public Library. $8, $4 for students. Includes coffee and baked goods. www.town.canton.ma.us/library/coffeehouse. 781-828-6606.
Local author to speak: Easton resident Kristi Marsh will speak at Ames Free Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. She will discuss her book, “Little Changes, Tales of a Home Eco-Momics Pioneer,’’ about becoming an advocate for environmental health. www.choosewiser.com.
Children/parent event: Tuesday at 1 p.m., Holbrook Public Library will host “Chat, Play and Grow.’’ Children will participate in activities while parents chat. To register and for more information, call 781-767-3644.
Mardi Gras Celebration: Jones River Landing will host its Mardi Gras Celebration on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. $40 for a single ticket, $75 for a pair until Thursday. Afterward, $45 for a single and $85 for a pair. Benefits Jones River Landing and charities in New Orleans and Haiti. www.jonesriver.org. 781-585-2322.
High school jazz concert: The Jazz Classic featuring local high school jazz groups will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Each will be judged by professionals. $6. www.norwoodpma.org
Slideshow on communities: Monday at 7 p.m. the Thomas Crane Public Library plans a free slideshow of all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Each slide will contain pictures and historical facts. www.thomascranelibrary.org. 617-376-1316.
Book sale: The Friends of the Weymouth Public Library will hold a paperback book sale on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Tufts Library, 46 Broad St. Proceeds will be used for museum passes, library events, and special needs. For more information, call 781-337-1402.