Beverly Farms Library – 1916-2016 – Celebrating 100 Years

~ In 2016 we celebrate our 100th year as a library! We will mark the anniversary with celebrations throughout the year. Be sure stay tuned for any updates. ~

Now on Display: The History of the Beverly Farms Libraries – 1870’s-1890’s
A collection consisting of the Neighbor’s Library (1875-1884) and the founders and contributors Sarah Wyman Whitman and Louisa Loring, information from the division and the First Public Library Services (1886-1887), and history of the Beverly Farms Branch Libraries establishment in 1893.

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Adult Programs

January Art: Observations in Paint
Showing: January 4-30

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 14 from 1-4 PM
Artist Marilyn Swift will exhibit her paintings in the Lecture Hall this month. The primary focus of the show will be watercolors. Marilyn has also created stone lithographs and has painted in oils and acrylics. The show will express this diversity by incorporating other media into the exhibit. This is Marilyn’s first exhibit at the Beverly Farms Library. We are looking forward to her show.


Knit, Crochet & Embroider at the Library
Thursday, February 2 from 7-8:30 PM
The group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is for adults who enjoy all kinds of handwork and fiber arts. Bring you project, meet with other crafters and share ideas. No instruction is provided.

Knitting for Charity
Throughout the Winter Season
We are inviting all knitters to knit and donate a warm winter item to a child or adult in need. Knitted items will be distributed by Beverly Bootstraps. How it works: Bring a hat, mittens or scarf, which you have knitted to the Beverly Farms Library. We will deliver all donations to Bootstraps to be distributed to their clients. All donations should be new items.

Farms Book Discussion Group: Our Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish.

Image result for beautiful ruins jess walterBook selections:
January 19: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
February 16: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
March 16: The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
April 20: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
May 18: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
June 15: Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
*Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library.*



Children’s Programs

Related imageWinter Story Times
Mondays, starting January 9 to February 27

Session I at 10:30 AM: For children 2 to 3 1/2 years old
Session II at 11:15 AM: For children 3 1/2 to 5 years old
*Please register in advance – 978-921-6066

Tales for Tots
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, starting January 11 to March 1
An 8 week session, for children ages newborn to 24 months, with a parent or caregiver.
*Please register in advance – 978-921-6066

Music with Dara
Thursday, January 19 at 10:45 AM
For children ages 18 months-5 years old.
Join Dara for lively musical entertainment each month at the Farms Library. All are welcome.

Image result for chinese new yearCelebrate Chinese New Year
Thursday, January 26 at 3:30 PM
It’s the Chinese Year of the Rooster! This program is for children, ages 6-11 years old. Join the fun with a special celebration and make 2017 something to crow about. We’ll have stories, crafts and activities. Other “Years of the Rooster” are: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1969, 1981 and 2005. *Please register in advance – 978-921-6066