Can You Help Us Stop Hunger?

scrabble tiles spell shareStop Hunger Now: Food Drive To Celebrate National Volunteer Week
April 15 through April 21
Main Library 

Did you know that in the state of Massachusetts, 1 in 7 children struggle with hunger? The Beverly Public Library is partnering with the Endicott College Community Service Office to combat hunger by hosting a week-long food drive during National Volunteer Week. Join us in the fight against hunger by donating unexpired canned goods to the library from Sunday, April 15, 2018 through Saturday, April 21, 2018. Designated donation boxes will be available. Goods will be delivered to Beverly Bootstraps and River House at the conclusion of the drive. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at

Spring Book Crafts

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6 – 8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! Let’s take some old books and make them into something new. Join us to create paper bouquets and cards out of re-purposed books. No talent necessary. The library will provide all art supplies. Free; no registration required. This program is geared towards adults and young adults (ages 14+) as some of the art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

April & May Technology Programs

Devices and apps on tableJoin us at the main library in April and May to catch up on your technology skills!

All About Apps
Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Join us for an evening of technology discussion regarding the world of apps. What are the best apps for music? Fitness? Social Media? Travel? In this informational and hands-on program you will learn about the most popular apps out there today. Bring your tablet, smartphone, and questions. Light refreshments included. Free and open to adults. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at or call 978-922-6062, ext. 2120.

Introduction to Google Suite, Parts 1 and 2
Wednesdays, May 9 and May 16 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Learn the basics of some of the free online tools in Google Suite in this two-part series. Registration is required, you may register for one session or both. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at or call 978-922-6162, ext. 2120.

Part 1: Drive and Docs (Registration required)
Wednesday, May 9 at 10 AM
In this class you will learn how to create, format, and share documents with Google Docs and save them in Google Drive. Bring your laptop. Please register here.

Part 2: Sheets, Slides, Maps, and Hangouts (Registration required)
Wednesday, May 16 at 10 AM
In this class we will look at other online apps offered in Google Suite including Sheets, Slides, Maps, and Hangouts. Bring your laptop. Please register here.

Did You Know? Learn About Our Gift Book Program

book with gift ribbonDid you know you can commemorate a holiday or special occasion with the gift of a book for the library, given in someone’s name? Gift opportunities include a birth or a birthday, an anniversary, a memorial to a loved one, Christmas or Hannuakah – or any milestone you wish to acknowledge!

For a tax-deductible donation of $25, a book will be selected for you in the category of your choice. The honoree will be notified of the gift given in their name.  A bookplate acknowledging the gift and occasion will be included inside the cover of the book.

Gift Book Program forms are available at both the main library and the Beverly Farms branch. Stop by the Reference desk at either location. At the main library, you can also pick up a form on the kiosk near our 2nd floor bulletin board.

Hitchcock-Truffaut Film Series

movie camera and filmDay for Night (1973)
Friday, April 27 from 1 – 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Join us for the final installment of our 5-part Hitchcock-Truffaut classic film series that began last December. Francois Truffaut stars in his own 1973 film Day for Night, playing a director trying to finish his movie while dealing with the personal and professional crises of his cast and crew. The film also stars Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Leaud. Free and open to adults, no signup needed. Free popcorn included! Info: Matthew at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2143. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Conversation Circles

word cloud with welcome in many languagesAdult English Language Learners of all levels are welcome to join our new monthly Conversation Circles. These gatherings will allow for comfortable conversations in English that center around common English expressions, grammatical curiosities, issues of local interest, and perhaps some poetry.

Free; no registration required. For more information please contact Martha at 978-921-6062 ext. 2119 or

Upcoming Conversation Circles:
Friday, February 9 from 10 – 11 AM
Friday, March 9 from 10 – 11 AM
Friday, April 20 from 10 – 11 AM
Friday, May TBD from 10 – 11 AM
Friday, June 1 from 10 – 11 AM