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. ~

How the Irish Shaped Beverly Farms
Thursday, March 30 from 7-8:30 PM
Nancy Coffey presents an illustrated lecture on the contribution of Irish immigrants and their families, as they lived, worked and worshiped in Beverly Farms. There will be opportunity for discussion after the lecture.

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 13, 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!

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.

Image result for inside the o'briensFarms 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:
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

Pre-School Music with Dara
Friday, April 7 at 10:45 AM
Join Dara each month for a lively, interactive music program. The show is geared to children, ages 18 month – 5 years. All are welcome.

Singing and Signing: A Multi-generational Music Program
Thursdays, April 13, 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!

Spring Stained Glass ArtImage result for butterfly tissue paper stained glass
Thursday, April 13 from 3:30-4:30 PM
For children, ages 6 – 11 years old.
Children will create their own beautiful and colorful stained glass artwork, using tissue paper and art materials. Each design will be as unique as its creator.
*Please register in advance.*

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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