June Art

Pet Projects by Amanda Beard Garcia
“Pet Projects” by Amanda Beard Garcia
Sohier Room, Main Library

Acrylic paintings by local artist Amanda Beard Garcia are on view this month. Garcia is exhibiting over 25 hand-painted portraits of beloved dogs and cats of friends in a self-initiated series titled “Pet Projects.” Garcia is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Beverly native. She holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. When she’s not creating, you can probably find her at a rock concert, home-improving, reciting quotes from New Girl, or snuggling her six year-old Corgi, Pica. Contact Amanda Beard Garcia at hello@amandabeardgarcia.com. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

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 ryan@noblenet.org.

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 babin@noblenet.org.

June 1: Passport Day

Passport Day
Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Advance appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome!

Passport agents will be here to process applications, take photos, and answer any questions about applying for a passport. Contact BostonPassportDay@state.gov to schedule an appointment. Check the event flyer for a list of documents you need to bring and other important information.

Please note: this is a passport application program; your passport will not be provided same day. Passports are sent to applicants from the US State Department. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at babin@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

May Art

May Day (An International Poster Exhibit) by Stephen Lewis

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of May Day posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis. Through the month of May, Stephen Lewis will be exhibiting May Day posters at the Wakefield and Beverly public libraries, and the Lynn Museum. Visit the exhibits and appreciate the struggle of workers around the world in their effort to achieve better working conditions and benefits which some of us enjoy today and many more continue to struggle for. Lewis has a collection of 8,600 posters which he exhibits regularly around Massachusetts. He can be reached at lewisposters@gmail.com. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

These exhibits are supported in part by grants from the Beverly, Lynn and Wakefield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Roofers Local 33, Asbestos Workers Local 6, IBEW Local 103, and Painters DC 35.

May 24: Vice

Friday, May 24 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Christian Bale turns himself into former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, 2018’s barbed biopic. Cheney’s sneer, smirk, easy profanity and heroic hunting exploits lent him a certain diabolical charm. Bale bottles it!
Free and open to adults, with free popcorn! Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program. Questions? Contact Matthew at martens@noblenet.org.