July & August Art Exhibit

Reflections, Perception, Sky and Water by Barbara Savicky

This July & August we welcome a three-part photography exhibit by Barbara Savicky.

The exhibit depicts abstract and representational photography and will be in English and Spanish. “Reflections” exemplifies the amazing images of light and shadow around us reflected by everyday objects, whereby abstractions can look like real objects. “Perception” shows the same object from different vantage points illuminating how one point of view can change to incorporate many points of view. “Our remarkable minds have the ability to perceive in many different ways, if we allow ourselves,” she noted. “Sky and Water” depicts seaside images from the beautiful North Shore of Massachusetts. Learn more at photageart.com.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

The Salem News & Herald Citizen Now Available Online

The Beverly Public Library is pleased to announce its new digital newspaper collection via NewsBank. The Salem News and Herald Citizen are now available to Beverly residents with your library card. Gain access to current and archived full-text news articles, editorials, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Other newspapers include The Boston Herald and USA Today. Questions? Contact Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org.

Check for more newspapers on Learning Resources under Newspapers & Magazines.

Book Club Kits

The library has launched a collection of Book Club Kits. Book Club Kits are designed for book clubs and other groups to read and discuss the same book. The kits include ten copies of the book and a discussion guide in a clear plastic tote. The kit is checked out to one group member who is responsible for all the materials.

Located with our Library of Things collection on the second floor, grab a kit from the shelf or place one on hold in the catalog.

Dig It! With Our New Seed Library

The Beverly Public Library is happy to announce our newest collection – a seed library! This direct-sow collection is perfect for Zone 6 and contains vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We ask that you take only one packet of each variety, with a maximum of 6 packets per household. The seed library will be available beginning May 2 and remain until all seeds have been taken. Find it on the 2nd floor of the main library. No registration or check out required.


June Art Exhibit

May 68 by Stephen Lewis

This month we welcome an exhibit of posters curated by Stephen Lewis. These posters are about the events that happened in France, during May 1968, when students, workers and peasants joined together in common protest and nearly toppled the government of Charles De Gaulle. The posters on display are a small sample of the many posters that were created during this period. The simple style was a reaction to bourgeois art.

The posters are from a collection of more than 9,300 posters of Stephen Lewis. Lewis has been collecting political posters for 20 years and has been staging exhibits around Massachusetts for the past 19 years.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.