Meet Your City

Sohier Room, Main Library

Join us for a series of discussions with political and community leaders as they share what they do and answer your questions.

Schedule

Wednesday, October 2 from 6-8 PM

  • Kelley Ferretti, Ward 2 School Committee
  • Sue Gabriel, Executive Director Beverly Bootstraps
  • Paul Guanci, City Council President
  • John G. LeLacheur, Chief of Police
  • Estelle Rand, Ward 2 City Councilor

Friday, October 11 from 2-4 PM

  • Catherine Barrett, Director of Grants
  • Abby Battis, Assoc. Director for Collections at Historic Beverly
  • Aaron Clausen, Director, Planning and Community Development
  • Kris Silverstein, School Committee President

Wednesday, October 16 from 3-5 PM

  • Rachael Abell, Ward 1 School Committee Secretary
  • Julie Flowers, City Councilor At-Large
  • John Frates, Ward 6 City Councilor (Council Vice President)
  • Gin Wallace, Executive Director at Beverly Main Streets

Friday, October 25 from 2-3 PM

  • Mayor Michael P. Cahill

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org.

October 23: 1918 H1N1 Pandemic: The Unknown Killer

Wednesday, October 23 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

It has been just over 100 years since the 1918 H1N1 pandemic. Little is known about this tragic outbreak that infected over one third of the world’s population. This discussion will bring some awareness to the events that helped shape epidemiology and the public health care system as we know it today. What actually happened? How many died? Can it happen again? Why do so few know about this? Join us as Rich Fecteau takes us through this disturbing tale of the past and cautionary tale for the future. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

November 2: Author Talk: Michael McGowan

Saturday, November 2 at 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Join author Michael McGowan as he takes us through his storied career, as chronicled in his book Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent.

In Ghost, an extraordinary and unprecedented book, McGowan takes readers through some of his biggest cases, from international drug busts to the Russian and Italian mobs. He takes on biker gangs and contract killers, all while challenging corrupt unions, and eventually El Chapo himself.

Copper Dog Books will be on hand with books available for purchase. Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org. Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

2019 Friends Book Sale

Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, November 16 through Sunday, November 24 and is open daily during regular library hours.

Members of the Friends are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Fall Book Sale on Friday, November 15 from 6 – 8 PM. Not yet a member of the Friends, or has your membership lapsed? Don’t worry, you can join or renew at the door. Memberships start at $15—cash and personal checks accepted. It’s a great chance to browse and socialize in a relaxed, family-friendly setting. Refreshments will be available.

In addition to books, a selection of music and movies will also be available. Paperbacks are $1, hardcovers $2, and all children’s books are 50 cents. Don’t miss this great opportunity to stock up on snowy day reads, and more!

All book sale proceeds benefit the library, including programs for all ages, library furnishings, and more. Questions? Please call our Reference staff at 978-921-6062 or email bev@noblenet.org.

Friends’ Members Only Book Sale Preview

Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Fall Book Sale on Friday, November 15 from 6 – 8 PM. It’s a wonderful chance to socialize and seek books in a relaxed setting. Regular book sale prices will apply: $2 for hardcovers, $1 for paperbacks, and all children’s books are 50 cents. Free refreshments will be provided.

Not yet a member of the Friends? No problem! You can join or renew at the door. Memberships start at $15. Cash and checks accepted – sorry, no credit cards. Questions? Please contact Allison at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or babin@noblenet.org.

Nov. 24: Books & Brunch at the Indo Pub

Sunday, November 24 at 11 AM
The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street

Registration required

Please join us for Books & Brunch! The selected book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Engage in lively discussion while being able to enjoy a delicious brunch at The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street. Patrons purchase their own food and beverages. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Discussion books are available at the 2nd floor checkout desk.  They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla.  Questions? Please contact Lisa Ryan for assistance: ryan@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120