SARGENT’S MUSE Authors Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman speak on their book “John Singer Sargent and His Muse: Painting Love and Loss” at the Art Complex Museum. Sargent’s painting “The Confession,” part of the museum’s permanent collection, is currently on exhibit through April 23.
189 Alden St., Duxbury; Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m.; free.
The museum also hosts a talk by photographer J Michael Sullivan on his show “A Magical Narrative” on Thursday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield celebrates National Library Week with free programs appealing to various age groups and interests.
Marilyn Cruikshank leads a 90-minute workshop on “de-cluttering” for spring on Monday, April 10, 7 p.m.
“Blackout Poetry” offers teens in grades 7-12 markers and book pages so they can create poems by blacking out all but the chosen words on a page; Tuesday, April 11, 6-7 p.m.
Two Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read events take place Wednesday, April 12, 4-8 p.m. Readings from Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” and George Orwell’s “1984” are followed by the film “Thoreau’s Politics.” Free, including potluck supper; to register, call Chris Woods, 781-834-5535.
Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with a tea party and a screening of Tim Burton’s film “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, April 15, 1-3:30 p.m.
PATRON APPRECIATION Plymouth Public Library celebrates National Library Week with Patron Appreciation Day, when library staff members highlight library programs and services with presentations, coffee, and cake.
132 South St.; Wednesday, April 12, 10-2; free, www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
CRAFT PRESERVERS Artisans of Plymouth CRAFT (Center for Restoration Arts and Forgotten Trades) discuss time-honored hand skills and the significance of historic preservation at a reception for the “Living Traditions” exhibition and a panel discussion entitled “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Traditional Crafts and Contemporary Makers.”
Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton; Sunday, April 9, 2-5 p.m. www.fullercraft.org/lectures.
Also at the museum, artists Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker speak at the opening of the exhibit “Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle”; Saturday, April 15, reception 2–5 p.m., gallery talk, 3 p.m.; $15, $7 members; www.fullercraft.org/event/opening-reception-for-future-retrieval-permanent-spectacle.
SANCTUARY North River Wildlife Sanctuary offers “Birding by Van” on Monday, April 10, 9-11:30 a.m.
“Little Naturalists” learn about pond fish on Tuesday, April 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Teacher, naturalist, and adventurer Doug Lowry discusses travel tips at “Desserts & Destinations: Kayaking the Tropics” on Wednesday, April 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
2000 Main St., Marshfield; register for programs at www.massaudubon.org/southshore.
VISITING SINGER Richard Shindell, an expat New Yorker living in Argentina, performs at River Club Music Hall.
78 Border St., Scituate; Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m.; www.theriverclubmusichall.com.
SHUTTERBUGS South Shore Photographers, curated by Judith Montminy, features work by more than 40 photographers from the area.
South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham; through April 30.
FAKES AND FRAUDS Anthony Amore, investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, speaks on his book, “The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World.”
Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St.; Saturday, April 15, 3 p.m.
POETRY LIVE Michael Ansara, a co-founder of Mass Poetry, and Diane Harrison, member of the Tidepool Poets, read from their work.
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St.; Sunday, April 9, noon; free, refreshments.
FROSTY EVENING Milton Public Library honors National Poetry Month with a program on Robert Frost by actor and teacher Stephen Collins, including discussion of well-loved poems such as “Mending Wall,” “Birches,” and “After Apple Picking.”
476 Canton Ave.; Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Also at the library, Nina Zonnevylle leads the Milton knitting group on Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.
SUFFOLK RESOLVES Michael LePage portrays Dr. Joseph Warren, author of the Revolutionary resolutions known as the “Suffolk Resolves.” Warren later died in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Suffolk Resolves House, 1370 Canton Ave., Milton; Sunday, April 9, 1-3 p.m.
AT THE SPIRE Joshua Tree, the U2 tribute band, performs fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (”Boy,” “October,” and “The Joshua Tree”) among other hits from the U2 songbook.
The Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; Friday, April 14, 8 p.m.; $25, www.spirecenter.org.
Also at The Spire, Juice, an eight-piece band, and singer Hayley Sabella perform on Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m.; $15.
BRAIN WORK The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts presents “Soaring Without Limits: Healing Through the Arts,” an art and poetry exhibit of art created by brain injury survivors and caregivers, paired with poems written by local poets inspired by these works.
Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St.; through April 28.
NEW SCAPES An exhibit of all new paintings of Scituate artist Page Pearson Railsback features landscapes, cityscapes, and still-lifes.
South Street Gallery, 149 South St., Hingham; through May 7; painting demo on May 7, 3:30-5 p.m.Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org.