Fiction forum: The Paul Pratt Memorial Library is hosting a fiction forum on Sunday at 4 p.m. Authors Edith Pearlman, Madeline Miller, and Margot Livesey are on a panel moderated by former Boston Globe columnist Susan Trausch. A wine and cheese reception and book signing will follow. To reserve a seat, call 781-383-1348.
Genetics talk: At “What’s Hiding in Your Genes?” Dr. Jodi Hoffman will discuss genetic disorders that can be carried by Ashkenazi Jews, Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Pierce Middle School. Brunch will be served during the talk. A $5 donation is requested. 617-698-3394.
Art show: The James Library Art Gallery is showcasing artwork from Scituate native Kelley O’Leary. The show opens Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will remain on view until Jan. 30. 781-659-7100 or www.jameslibrary.org.