Special November Hours

Veterans Day

The main library and the Farms branch will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The main library will re-open at 9 AM and the Farms branch at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 12.



  • Wednesday, November 27: 9 AM – 6 PM (early closing)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED


  • Wednesday, November 27: 10 AM – 6 PM (regular Wednesday hours)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED

Both locations will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.

Dec. 5: Winter Book Crafts

Thursday, December 5 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.

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

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.

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.


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.