Beverly Farms Library – 1916-2016

@BeverlyFarmsLibrary InstagramIn 2016 we celebrate our 100th year as a library! We will mark the anniversary with celebrations throughout the year, so stay tuned for calendar updates. To take a trip back to 1916 in photos you can view our Pinterest and Instagram pages. Follow us on social media to stay informed and learn more about our history. Use the hashtag #100yearsatthefarms to be reposted.

Now on Display: The Beverly Farms Social Library – 1806-1842
The very first library to be established in Beverly Farms was “The Third Social Library”, formed by 26 residents as a subscription library in 1806. The library’s collection consisted of books, and documents focused on “social and moral improvement rather than leisure entertainment”. A number of these books as well as a brief history of the library is on display now in our reading room.

 


 


 

Adult Programs

BaySceneJuly Art: Realism/Impressionism by H.R. Kamins sailing away large
July 5-28

Join us for the very first local showing of a body of impressionistic works by Cape Ann artist Helen Retynsky Kamins. The exhibit will also include some realistic, more familiar work compelling the viewer to explore and compare the skillful versatility Kamins employs, depending on her visual intent for each piece.

Knit, Crochet & Embroider at The Library
Next meeting: Thursday, August 4, 7-8:30 PM.
We will meet the first Thursday of each month. This program is for adults who enjoy all kinds of handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet with other crafters, share ideas. No instruction is provided.

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.

Book selections:
July 21: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 18: The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
September 15: The Muralist by Barbara A. Shapiro
October 20: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
November 17: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
December 15: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
*Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library.*

 


Programs for Children

Summer Reading: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read
June 28 – August 16

Children can sign up for a wide variety of fun programs, keep track of their summer reading with a reading log at the library, and join in our weekly candy guessing game. Check out this year’s summer reading list here, and stay tuned for special events throughout the summer.

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

Twilight Tales
Thursdays, June 23 – August 11, 6:30 PM

Enjoy summer on the library lawn by joining us for family twilight stories. Bring a blanket and snack, pj’s are optional. *In case of rain, program will take place inside the library*
*We will have a special Twilight Tales event featuring Rachel Grinstead-Babson, the “Kamishibai Lady” for a special Kamishibai Lady Storytelling, on Thursday, August 4th. Kamishibai is a traditional style of storytelling for children, using Japanese tales told through a stage with beautifully painted storyboards that open doors to Japanese history and culture. For more information about Rachel and her Kamishibai storytelling, please check out her Facebook page “Kamishibai Lady Storytelling”, or by contacting her directly through email at kamishibailady@gmail.com

Summer Concerts with Dara
Thursday, July 21 & August 17, 6:30 PM

The concert is geared for children ages 18 months – 5 years, but all are welcome.
Dara presents her lively, interactive music program on the library lawn. Bring a blanket and snack, pj’s are optional. *In case of rain, program will take place inside the library*

Pinto Bella Hoops
Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 AM

For children 6 years and older.
Pinto Bella brings her hoops back to the library. The show includes hula hoop instruction and a short performance. Children can learn new tricks and improve their hula skills.

Indoor Tide Pooling
Thursday, August 4, 11:00 AM
For children 5 years and older.
How does a sea star eat, how do crabs crawl, why do snails have trap doors? The seacoast Science Center will bring a variety of live tide pool animals for children to observe and touch.

World Class Frisbee Show
Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 AM

For children 6 years and older.
Frisbee champ, Todd Brodeur will display his amazing skill with Frisbee’s. Children can learn new tricks and practice their Frisbee skills.

 

**Please register in advance for the following children’s programs**

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Olympic Odyssey
Wednesdays, July 13 & 20, 11:00 AM
For children ages 6-11 years old.
We are hosting our Olympic games a the library. Children can enjoy a variety of sporty activities – and maybe win a Gold Medal! You don’t have to travel to Rio to be an Olympian! To register, please click here.

Fun in the Sun
Mondays, July 11-25, 11:00 AM
For children ages 3-5 years old.
Children can join in the fun with stories, crafts and activities that celebrate summer in the sand and sea. To register, please call the library at 978-921-6066.

Are We There Yet?
Mondays, August 1-15, 11:00 AM

For children ages 3-5 years old.
Summer is the season for travel! We’ll feature stories, crafts and activities with a focus on transportation. To register, please click here.

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