August Art

TravelingGALA_PattyKlibanskyTerra Feels by Patty Klibansky
Sohier Room, Main Library

Artist Meet & Greet on Saturday, August 10 at 2 PM. All are welcome.

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of paintings by Patty Klibansky in collaboration with Traveling GALA. Patty states, “Nature is my preferred subject in painting, whether it is of a human form, an animal, or a landscape. I utilize spontaneous brush strokes to capture the light, and in the process I reconnect with nature. It is my primary objective to inspire a gaze of our surroundings, causing us to pause, inquire, and feel.” Explore her work at or contact the artist at
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Sept. 26: Hunting Fungi with a Fun Guy

Dugie Russell with chicken of the woods
Dugie Russell with “Chicken of the Woods” mushroom. Courtesy of Dugie Russell.

Thursday, September 26 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Do you love eating or cooking with fresh mushrooms? Did you know you can find wild edible mushrooms right here on the North Shore? We’re in the middle of mushroom hunting season, the perfect time to learn how to forage this nutritious and delicious food source.

Join Beverly’s own Dugie Russell, to learn his secrets for locating potential mushroom hot-spots on the North Shore. A mushroom hunter for over 40 years, Dugie will address the identification of edible mushrooms, point out poisonous fungi to be avoided, and relate other facts, tips and anecdotes. All in his incomparable style that’s fun as well as informative! Free and open to adults. Questions? Contact Ona at

Learn more about Dugie and his upcoming BevCam show “Dugie Russell, Beverly’s Renaissance Man” in this edition of North Shore Journal.

English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languagesFridays from 11 – 11:45 AM
Fogg Room, Main Library

This group for English language learners of all levels meets every week. Local volunteers provide a welcoming and relaxed environment. Join us to improve your speaking confidence and meet other adults who are learning English.

For more information please contact Allison at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or

Digitized Historical Newspapers

Saturday Morning Citizen, July 5, 1913
Saturday Morning Citizen, July 5, 1913
We are pleased to announce that the library has begun to digitize our historical Beverly newspapers. Early editions of the Beverly Citizen and Beverly Evening Times are now available from the Beverly History and Genealogy page. Research the Beverly Evening Times from 1893-1898, the Beverly Citizen from 1851-1901, and the Saturday Morning Citizen from 1901-1918. Articles can be searched, downloaded, cropped, highlighted, tagged, and printed. Questions? Contact Lisa at

July Art

Viewpoints, Beverly, MA by Deb Levene
Viewpoints, Beverly, MA

The Geometry of Life: Deb Levene Photography
Sohier Room, Main Library

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of photographs by Deb Levene. She states, “Lines, points, angles, and shapes surround us. The relationships among these visual elements compel me to photograph this geometry of life. I crop peripheral information from my preliminary photo aiming to shift the viewer’s perspective from conventional to thought-provoking.” When she’s not working on her photographs, Deb Levene enjoys much success creating and selling her Levene Designs pottery. Deb is a retired Art Teacher and former Assistant Principal in the Peabody Public Schools. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.