Monday Mornings

Cup of CoffeeMonday Mornings is a free program series for senior adults that runs weekly in the spring and fall months at the main library. Please note:

  • Programs take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sohier Room, ground floor.
  • Light refreshments are available starting at 9 a.m.
  • Series content is designed for seniors, but all adults are welcome to attend.
  • While signup is not required, space is limited. At any given program, attendance may need to be capped to ensure a safe and enjoyable program for all.

Upcoming programs:

October 23
Fall Book Sale – NO PROGRAM

October 30
From Conant to Scanlon: Important People & Personalities in Beverly’s History
In this illustrated presentation, Beverly historian and retired teacher Fred Hammond will talk about people who have made a mark on Beverly’s history since it’s earliest times in the 17th century up to the present day. Images and technical assistance will be provided by Frank Marcos.

November 6
The Art of Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth, son of famed American illustrator N. C. Wyeth and father of Jamie and Nicholas, loved the pure poetry of painting. He felt strongly that there was a life in the portraits that he created. No one could actually commission a portrait by Andrew Wyeth; he chose you for the canvas. Wyeth also captured American landscapes and made them legendary. And of course, there was the scandal of the Helga pictures in 1986. In this illustrated presentation, art educator Meg Dall will explore the artist’s inner emotional life, and showcase a variety of his most famous paintings and drawings.

November 13
The Folks of Hale Farm
From the 17th century to the 20th there have been many residents of Hale Farm. Most famous for being the home of Beverly’s first minister, Reverend John Hale, it was also the home of slaves, servants, tenant farmers and many women and children, both rich and poor. Join local historian Terri McFadden as she examines the lives of these residents of Hale Farm, highlighting some of the changes from Puritan New England to the summer residents of the Gold Coast.

November 20
The Industry of Spin
It’s hard to believe, with today’s 24-hour news cycle and constant barrage of celebrity “gotcha moments” and mea culpas, that at one time there was no such thing as public relations. Today we know these voices as spin doctors, publicists, spokespersons, and press secretaries. NECC professor Amy Callahan will discuss who and how the public relations industry started and how it has evolved and adapted with the issues and times to become one of the most influential forces in today’s society.

November 27
A 2017 Mediterranean Cruise
Retired reverend Marj Stark will describe and show images of her September 2017 Mediterranean cruise (which her husband won on prior cruise!), which sailed between Rome and Barcelona, Spain.

December 4
Cutting the (Cable) Cord 101
Details TBA.

December 11
Closing Holiday Concert with Joe Boccia
Joe Boccia will present a repertoire of holiday music both traditional and modern, performed on his own synthesizer. Joe carefully composes each song’s arrangement by selecting from thousands of possible sound effects. Prepare to be delighted and moved by the variety of sounds and moods he creates. Happy Holidays and we’ll see you in 2018!

If you’d like to be added to the Monday Mornings email list, or have any questions, please contact the program director at Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this series!