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. ~

Daffodil Meander
Saturday, April 29 from 1-3 PM
Join us for a stroll in our garden to view many varieties of daffodils, planted in Fall 2016, commemorating 100 years in our beautiful building. The Daffodils were given by an anonymous donor, in remembrance of the Greatest Generation. Nancy Coffey will present a brief history of our park and garden.

Library Lawn Party
Saturday, June 10, from 1 – 3 PM
Join us for our annual party on the library lawn. We will feature musical entertainment, a spring book sale, games and crafts for children, and ice creams sundaes for all. Find out about Build a Better World, summer reading activities for children. The Lawn Party concludes our year-long celebration of 100 years in our beautiful building. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library. *Note: The Lawn Party goes on rain or shine.*

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

April Art: Crystal Energy Images
Showing: April 3–28
Crystal Energy Images are spiritual art photographs of Reiki energized sunlit crystals taken by Reiki Master Jean Davis. Each crystal is cleared, charged with Reiki energy, placed in sunlight and lovingly invited to share its individual energetic expression. Jean invites us to enjoy the images in our own unique way. Each image is a blending of crystalline, light and color. This is Jean’s first show at the library. All are invited to visit and enjoy this special exhibit.

Singing and Signing: A Multi-generational Music Program
Thursdays, April 27 & May 11, at 10:30 AM
This program is for pre-school children and seniors. Wendy and Vicki will lead singing and signing. We’ll sing and learn signing to favorite songs. Wendy plays the guitar and Vicki is a sign language professional. No registration is necessary. Fun for all ages!

Knit, Crochet & Embroider at the Library
Thursday, May 4 – 7-8:30 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is open to all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. No instruction is provided.

Cooking Through History
Tuesday, May 23, from 7 – 8:30 PM
Author Claire Cabot will talk about her new book Cooking through History: a Comprehensive Manual on How to Give a Theme Party. Claire will discuss how to choose an historical figure and create a dinner, cocktail party or brunch centered on that person. Instructions include music, table settings and invitations. The book contains recipes for the parties, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts. Join us for a fun – and delectable – evening. Copies of Claire’s books will be for sale. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.


Image result for a man called ove bookFarms 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:
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

Singing and Signing: A Multi-generational Music Program
Thursdays, April 27 & May 11, at 10:30 AM
This program is for pre-school children and seniors. Wendy and Vicki will lead singing and signing. We’ll sing and learn signing to favorite songs. Wendy plays the guitar and Vicki is a sign language professional. No registration is necessary. Fun for all ages!

One World, Many Stories Celebrate Children’s Book Week
May 1-7
Join us to celebrate children’s books and reading with special drop-in activities this week.

Pre-School Music with Dara
Friday, May 5 at 10:45 AM
Join Dara for a lively music program, geared for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. All are welcome.

Pop-up Art Workshop
Thursday, May 4 from 3:30-5 PM
For children ages 8-12 years old.
The Pop up Art School presents a workshop based on the art of Brian Wildsmith’s Birds. Children will create a colorful, three-dimensional bird sculpture, using a variety of materials, including cardboard, oil pastels and feathers. *Please register in advance – 978-921-6066

Spring Pre-School Story Times
Meets Mondays, beginning on March 27
Session 1, for ages 2-3 ½ years old with a parent or caregiver, meets at 10:30 AM.
Session 2, for ages 3 ½ -5 years old, meets at 11:15 AM. This is an independent story time.
Spring Sessions run for 8 weeks. *Please register in advance – 978-921-6066

Tales for Tots
Meets Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, beginning March 29
An 8 week session, for children ages newborn to 24 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Spring Sessions run for 8 weeks. *Please register in advance – 978-921-6066

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