October Events

Summer Reading Art Opening
Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Briscoe Middle School and Beverly High School will host an art display in the Sohier Room of the Beverly Public Library that brings the reading experiences of Beverly teens to life. The students read a wide range of books, from the classic The Grapes of Wrath to the thrilling Monument 14 to the engaging tale of Gracefully Grayson. The students produced creative responses to the books they read, including drawings, posters, paintings, dioramas, short films, songs, and more. Celebrate the opening of the art exhibit and enjoy some light refreshments! This event is open to patrons of all ages.

pizzaPizza Book Club: A Long Walk to Water
Friday, Oct. 14, 3:45 PM — 4:45 PM
Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school. (Briscoe students: Ask your ELA or Reading teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Our book this quarter is A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the library, or click here to request one. This event requires registration. Click here to sign up.


Anime Club
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 3:30 PM — 5:30 PM
Eat snacks and have fun watching anime with other fans! No registration required.



Teen Summer Reading is now over! Congratulations to all of our 259 participants. We are so proud of all the reading you have done. Teen Topsfield Fair tickets have arrived! Teens who qualified for this prize may pick them up at the Reference Desk of the Library any time we are open. For availability of Topsfield Fair tickets earned through the Children’s program, please contact the Children’s Department directly. The winners of the grand prize raffles were Laura Swindell (Barnes and Noble) and Ava Dickman (Best Buy).