2018 Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? The staff of the Beverly Public Library are pleased to share their favorite books of 2018. You’ll find a variety of genres including true crime, memoir, short stories, horror, black humor, and even a sweet children’s book that can speak to all ages. This year, several staff members chose the same titles, with Educated by Tara Westover and Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi garnering multiple votes. Check out our handy list to read summaries and request our favorites online!

Dec. 13: Cookbook Club

Thursday, December 13 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Registration required

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

How does it work?
Sign up to attend the program.
Pick up the mystery ingredients at the reference desk.
Cook something to share with the mystery ingredient.
Bring your dish to the group discussion on December 13, 2018.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household.

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

Dec. 6: Winter Book Crafts

Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 PM

Sohier Room, Main Library

Enjoy some hot chocolate while you give old books a new life as ornaments and cards. No talent necessary. This program is geared toward adults and young adults (ages 14+).

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

 

All-Ages Wreath Decorating

christmas wreathSaturday, December 1, 2018
11 AM-1 PM or 2-4 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required
Bring the entire family from kids to seniors to this fun wreath decorating session. The library will provide decorating materials – you provide the wreath and the creativity! Staff will be available for simple assistance, but will not be instructing in decorating techniques. A holiday activity for children and free light refreshments are included. A limited supply of wreaths will be available for purchase at the event for $10 each, cash or local check accepted.

There will be two sessions: 11 AM-1 PM and 2-4 PM.
BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL.

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2122.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

Nov. 17: Community Baby Shower

Saturday, November 17 at 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Registration Required

New parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited join to us for our first Community Baby Shower! Hear about local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, create a keepsake for your baby, and meet new families. We hope to see you there!

Please register online, at the Reference desk, or by calling 978-921-6062.

Questions? Contact Kate at carpine@noblenet.org.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library and the CFCE of the North Shore for supporting this program!

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, October 19 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 (or 2 for $1). 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.

Special October Hours

red fall leavesFall is approaching, and that means that our weekend hours will resume. Sunday hours at the main library (1 – 5 PM) will resume on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Saturday hours at the Farms branch (10 AM – 5 PM) will resume on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The Farms branch is always closed on Sundays. Expanded weekend hours will continue until Memorial Day 2019.

Additionally, both library locations will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 for the Columbus Day holiday.