February 21: Researching with Ancestry Library & Creating a Family Tree

Genealogy PuzzleWednesday, February 21
10 – 11:30 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library
*Registration required* Learn how to research your family history online with Ancestry Library Edition! Whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian, you can unlock the “story of you” with sources like census statistics, vital records, immigration records, family histories, photos, maps, and more. In this workshop, you will also learn how to create a family tree using popular online websites. Bring your laptop. Space is limited, please register here. Info: Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120.

“Meditation for New Beginnings”

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Thursday, February 1
7 – 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
In this busy, fast-paced world, peace can seem like an elusive commodity. Come join Eileen Carlotto, a longtime meditation practitioner, for an engaging program that will highlight effective meditation techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, promote inner growth, and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Eileen will also include a short (chair) meditation sitting. Begin your New Year with meditation and join Eileen as she invites you on this journey! The program is free and open to adults – signup not required. Teens also welcome.

Eileen Carlotto is a middle school art teacher and has been a student of meditation for almost 30 years. She has been to India many times to deepen her practice. Eileen has 2 children and practices the art of balancing spiritual practices and leading a full, integrated life. Info: flynn@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2134.

New for 2018: Books & Brews Book Club

For adults 21 and up
Registration required
The Indo, 298 Cabot Street

The Beverly Public Library is pleased to announce a new monthly book group! “Books & Brews” will be meeting the fourth Wednesday of every month at The Indo, 298 Cabot Street, Beverly. That’s right, your library in a bar! Titles will include bestselling fiction and nonfiction by popular authors. Engage in great discussion while being able to enjoy appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Meetings will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

At the first meeting on Wednesday, January 24, we will discuss Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown. Please register online or by calling/visiting the Reference Desk. Books are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at ryan@noblenet.org or 978-922-6062, ext. 2120.

Personalized Book Lists

Attention adult readers! Don’t know what to read next? Could you use some assistance from our library staff? Then try out our Personalized Reading List request form.

All you need to do is answer a few questions, such as who your favorite authors are, or what type of books you like to read. Based on your responses, one of our professional librarians will create a list just for you. The more information you share, the more likely we are to match your tastes.

The service is private, and no one will see the information you share or the list we create for you except library staff. Questions? Email maurer@noblenet.org or call our Reference staff at 978-921-6062.

Not an adult? We have forms for Teens and Kids too!

Revised “Hot 100” List

pile of starsDo you have a favorite author – or three, or five and would like to have the library place a hold for you automatically when their latest books are published? We have a new and revised list of popular authors for you! The list includes authors like Liane Moriarty, Louise Penny, and Elizabeth Strout. Stop by the reference desk and ask for the HOT 100 Authors List to sign yourself up for your favorite authors!

January 18: “Save Room for Pie!”

Pie Potluck & Story Sharing
Thursday, January 18 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 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 basic beverages.

The program takes place in the Sohier Room and is free and open to all. Signup not required. Questions? Please email flynn@noblenet.org or call 978-921-6062, x 2134.