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. ~

West Beach Mansions – Then and Now
Tuesday, February 14 from 7-8:30 PM
Nancy Coffey presents an illustrated lecture on the history of the West Beach mansions. There will be opportunity after the talk for questions and comments from the audience. This is a presentation of the Beverly Farms History Project.

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, 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 the obituary writerBook selections:
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

Pre-School Music with Dara
Friday, February 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 be my valentineLibrary Valentines
February 6-10 from 3-4:30 PM
For children ages 5 – 10 years old.
Send special Valentine greetings to someone you love. Drop in to the Beverly Farms Library this week and create a Valentine. And we will mail it to the person of your choice.

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 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

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