Six Word Memoirs

Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare

Tell us your pandemic story in six words. We want to preserve Beverly’s collective experience of 2020, a most unusual year. Add to Beverly’s pandemic stories by submitting yours. We will submit your entries to the Six-Word Memoirs website and add them to our local history collection.

Submit your entries by Monday, November 30.

Check out some of these staff examples:

Jerusha holds a sign reading "Bad kitty! Stop it! Stop! Stop" Joe holds a sign reading "Adapt, modify balance, alter, adjust patience."

Beverly Public Library has created this with permission from Six-Word Memoirs® from Larry Smith.

Binge Boxes are here!

It’s getting dark earlier and it’s getting colder. A perfect time to settle in for a movie marathon!

We are excited to introduce our collection of Binge Box DVDs! Each box contains 4-6 themed movies. Spend a weekend watching or spread it out. You have three weeks!

Themes include horror, rom-coms, classic holiday films, Marvel’s Avengers, Black experiences, mysteries, LGBTQ+, 80’s movies, and more!

Browse the collection!

What can you do with a Boston Public Library eCard?

If you are a Massachusetts resident and don’t already have a Boston Public Library card, you can register for one online. With a BPL eCard, you have access to BPL’s remote resources and services.

BPL eCards expire every 2 years and are renewable online. Patrons must be 13 or older to register for an eCard.

Stream and Download

Using the BPL eCard, you have access to stream and download books, audiobooks, movies and more.

  • Kanopy: Kanopy includes acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers.
  • PressReader: Color full-page and article reproductions of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines from the last three months.

Access Online Resources

To access online resources, you will need your BPL barcode and PIN. Some of the resources that can be accessed include:

  • National Geographic: Full reproductions of National Geographic magazine (1888-present) and National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).
  • CQ Researcher: CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Very Short Introductions: Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas.
  • Headspace: Experience the benefits of meditation through guided meditations, animations, articles, and videos.

Access Online Databases

  • LawDepot: LawDepot for Libraries allows you to create your own personalized legal documents specific to your state/province and personal situation.
  • Lynda.com: Video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.
  • Mergent Intellect: Delivers private and public United States and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives and industry profiles.

Resource for Parents, Children and Teens

The Boston Public Library offers resources for both Parents and Children and Teens. Below are few highlights from their collections.

  • Scholastic Teachables: An online hub of 30,000 ready-to-use printable learning resources for every subject, pre-K to 6th grade.
  • MakeMake: MakeMake has 300 Spanish-language eBooks for children. The collection includes picture books, read-along books and interactive books.

Take and Make Book Crafts

Feeling a little bit crafty? Pick up a Take and Make Book Craft kit. Filled with instructions, a book to craft from and a few supplies, the kits will show you how to repurpose books into cards and ornaments. Scissors and glue not included. Kits will be available starting November 16, while supplies last. Pick up during Front Door Service hours.

Wreath Decorating

Registration November 9 – 30.
Pick-up December 1 – 18.
Registration required

Even though we can not gather in person, the Beverly Public Library will be hosting our annual Wreath Decorating program as a Take and Make craft. We will provide the decorations, you provide the wreath! Register between November 9 – 30 for a bag of wreath decorating supplies.

December 1 – 18 pick up your bag of decorations during our Front Door Service hours.

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