Bad Art Night

Thursday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Going a bit stir-crazy during this cold, dark winter? Need to get out and express yourself? Well, we can help. Come make BAD ART with us. We’ll supply the basics and a few BAD ideas. No talent necessary.

Free; no registration required. Event starts at 6:30 PM, but drop in anytime; latecomers welcome. This program is geared toward adults (or ages 16+, we promise not to check IDs), as our art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Handicapped accessible. Light refreshments served. For more information please call 978-921-6062 or email

Deep Freeze Pop-Up Book Sale

snowflakeSaturday, February 11 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Barnet Gallery, Main Library
Break free of the winter doldrums and come browse books, DVDs, CDs and Friends merchandise all at book sale prices! Refresh your winter or vacation reading supply while helping the Friends support the many programs of the library. Hardcovers $2, paperbacks $1, all children’s books 2/$1  – cash or check accepted. It’s one day only, so don’t miss it! Complimentary refreshments will be available.

2016 Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? The staff of the Beverly Public Library are pleased to share their favorite books published in 2016. You’ll find a variety of titles, including a graphic novel about the horrors of adulthood, historical fiction set in the Civil War era, a heartfelt memoir about siblings clearing out their deceased parents’ house, and so much more. Check out our handy catalog list to read summaries and request the books online!

Save Room For Pie!

Thursday, January 19 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Warm up your winter with some great food and lots of fun at the library’s annual celebration of National Pie Day. Bring the whole family to our “pie potluck” and story sharing with local storyteller Tony Toledo.

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day takes place annually in January and is dedicated to the celebration of pie. Bring a store-bought or homemade pie to share, then enjoy a slice or two after Tony leads the group in swapping favorite pie stories. Story sharing begins at 7 PM, then it’s time to eat pie from 7:45 – 8:15. The program concludes at 8:30 PM. Dessert, pizza, or dinner pie – any kind of pie is welcome! The library will provide beverages.

The program takes place in the Sohier Room and is free and open to all. Signup not required. Handicapped accessible, including an interpreter for the Deaf. Questions? Please email or call 978-921-6062, x 2134.