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

February Art: Four Artists, Four Styles
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, February 2 from 4-7 PM
Showing: February 2-27
The four artists this month will present a show of photographs, watercolors and collages. B.A Fuller exhibits photographs of Maine birds, printed on archival canvas paper and stretched as gallery wraps. Rebecca Fuller exhibits tiny collages extracted from larger original works. Olga Hayes shows her watercolors inspired by Cape Ann, her home and garden. Ken King presents his paintings and large format photographs of Maine and Cape Ann.

Knit, Crochet & Embroider at the Library
Thursday, March 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.

Image result for The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn BridgeFarms 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:
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

Image result for music notePre-School Music with Dara
Friday, March 3 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.

Image result for basketballMarch Madness
Thursday, March 23 from 3:30-4:30 PM
For children, ages 6-11 years old.
We are celebrating March Madness with stories, crafts and lively basketball-related activities.
*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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