KINGSTON — Kingston Community Library is hosting a Patron and Staff Cook-off Nov. 8.
All entries must be appetizers inspired by or taken from literature, fiction or nonfiction. Enter by Oct. 29 at the front desk and include the title of the book that inspired the dish. Patrons will sample the entries between 4 and 6 p.m., then vote for their favorites.
Anime Club to meet
PLAISTOW — Anime fans are invited to Plaistow Public Library on the fourth Monday of every month for meetings of the Anime Club.
Students in grades seven to 12 are welcome. The meetings run from 4 to 5 p.m. Watch movies, draw, read and talk.
The library provides snacks.
Presidential politics panel features Michael Dukakis
LOWELL — Michael Dukakis, former Democratic presidential candidate and governor of Massachusetts, will be among the panelists Monday for “Picking the President,” a discussion of the 2012 race for the White House.
The event, free and open to the public, begins at 11:45 a.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St.
Dukakis will provide a Democrat’s perspective on the contest between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. State Rep. Dan Winslow, R-Norfolk, will provide a Republican’s perspective on the election.
Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald political reporter, will discuss the race from the viewpoint of the media covering it.
Paul Jorgenson, an Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics fellow at Harvard University, will discuss the role that money plays in the election with an emphasis on super-PACs.
Professor Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, will moderate the program. UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan will offer opening remarks.
Doherty elected president of area Realtor association
ANDOVER — Christopher Doherty of Prudential Howe & Doherty Realtors in Andover has been elected president of the Northeast Association of Realtors.