Fundraiser: Symphony by the Sea with Friends

OrchestraThe Friends of the Beverly Public Library is currently selling tickets to the May 5 Symphony by the Sea concert, “Broadway to Beethoven and Back” at The Cabot. Each ticket is $35, and includes a complimentary Friends membership for new members! Enjoy an afternoon of great music while helping raise money for the library’s teen renovation project. To purchase, visit the Circulation Desk at the main library. Cash and checks accepted. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at or call 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

Reception to Honor Renée Mary

Beverly Seamens bronze sculpture
Beverly Benson Seamens, “Coming In”

Please join us for a reception on Thursday, April 25 from 2-3 PM at the Farms branch to honor Renée Mary, a lifelong Beverly Farms resident and environmental activist, and to thank donors who helped raise the funds to purchase the bronze sculpture “Coming In” in her memory. The sculpture was created by Beverly Benson Seamans and is located in the Seamans Room at the Beverly Farms Library. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Questions? Call the Farms branch at 978-921-6066.

April 26: The Favourite

favouriteFriday, April 26 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Olivia Colman’s killer, queer impression of the slightly mad, mostly sad Queen Anne won her this year’s Best Actress Oscar. Belying its opulent trappings, her petulant languour finds relief only in a menagerie of rabbits, a pesky war with France, and, above all, in the ferocious rivalry for the queen’s favour conducted by her two most trusted and beloved ladies. Stuff your face with free popcourn as you soak up the oddment and ornament! Questions? Contact Matthew at

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

English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languagesFridays from 11 – 11:45 AM
Fogg Room, Main Library
Attention Adult English Language Learners of all levels! The library offers a weekly English Practice Group. These free gatherings, lead by local volunteers, center around common American English expressions, grammatical curiosities, useful vocabulary, and cultural references.

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