Yoga at the Library

Yoga at the Library

Sundays, February 2, March 1 and 29, and May 3 from 3:30-4:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Join registered yoga teacher Kelly Rusch as she takes us through a Vinyasa yoga class at the library. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Questions? Contact Katie at Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

March 11: Let’s Talk Books

Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Did you just read a book that you love? Are you looking for your next great read? Let’s talk about books! Come have some snacks, share what you have read and get suggestions for what to read next. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Katie at

March 12: Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. We can slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness. We can make better decisions. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Join Eileen Carlotto, long time meditator for this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting.

Eileen Carlotto
Eileen Carlotto is a middle-school art teacher, author, and illustrator. With 35 years meditation experience to draw on, Eileen offers workshops on various aspects of meditation and spirituality. Eileen has studied under a world renowned meditation teacher and been to India many times to deepen her practice and share this technique with others. Eileen demonstrates how, in the middle of a jam-packed, daily schedule, you can integrate your meditation practice into your own busy life.

Questions? Contact Katie at 978-921-6062, ext. 2122 or

March 19: Special Cookbook Club

Thursday, March 19 from 6 – 8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Registration required

Join us for a special Cookbook Club. We are taking a culinary tour of South Korea. Browse one of our cookbooks or find a delicious delicacy to cook and share.  

There is no mystery ingredient for this program, let’s explore Korea together. Share your dish at the library on March 19.

Questions? Please contact Katie at  or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

What is cookbook club?
Cookbook Club is a chance to meet some new people, try some good food, and experiment with cooking.

Special Cookbook Club Guidelines

Please cook, bake, or make something Korean inspired and bring it to Cookbook Club on March 19 at 6 PM. Please bring serving utensils and a single copy of your recipe including all of the ingredients you used. We will collect the recipes and share them with the group via email after the program. Food should be brought ready to eat. Please make enough to share with the group but remember that people will only be trying a taste, or two, of each dish! In the interest of the environment, if you would like to bring reusable plates, bowls, and cutlery, please feel free. No pressure, though. The library will have paper products available. If you would like to swap leftovers, you are welcome to bring a food storage container as well.

We can’t wait to see what you make!

March 20: The Host

Beverly Film Society Presents: The Host
Friday, March 20 from 1 – 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Come out and attach yourself to a free screening of The Host, the terrifically entertaining monster movie that earned Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho his early reputation as South Korea’s Steven Spielberg!

Free and open to adults. Free popcorn! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Matthew at

2020 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, April 3 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

2020 Friends’ Spring Book Sale

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, April 11 and is open daily during regular library hours.

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 beach 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