February 21: Parasite

Beverly Film Society Presents: Parasite
Friday, February 21 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Winner of this year’s Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film, Parasite tracks a down-at-the-heels Korean family as it latches onto a much wealthier family–and grimly proceeds to replace them by any means necessary. A one-of-a-kind hybrid of horror, satire, and class-warfare!

Free and open to adults. Free popcorn! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Matthew at martens@noblenet.org.

2019 Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? The staff of the Beverly Public Library are pleased to share their favorite books of 2019. You’ll find a variety of genres and formats including true crime, memoir, an emotional picture book, a graphic novel, and a wide range of fiction including romance and young adult. Check out our handy list to read summaries and request our favorites online!

January Art: Ron LeBrasseur

Art gallery

In January the main library is hosting an exhibit by cartoonist Ron LeBrasseur in the Sohier Room. Ron has been a published cartoonist since his comic strip “Void If Removed” (co-created with Peter Phelan) appeared in the Lynn, MA Daily Evening Item back in 1986. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.

January 16: Save Room for Pie!

sliced apple pie

Pie Potluck & Story Sharing
Thursday, January 16 from 7-8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Warm up your winter with some great food and lots of fun at the library’s celebration of National Pie Day. Bring the whole family to our pie potluck and story sharing with local storyteller Tony Toledo.

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day takes place annually in January and is dedicated to the celebration of pie. Bring a store-bought or homemade pie to share, then enjoy a slice or two after Tony leads the group in swapping favorite pie stories. Story sharing begins at 7 PM, then it’s time to eat pie from 7:45–8:15 PM. The program concludes at 8:30 PM. Dessert, pizza, or dinner pie – any kind of pie is welcome!

Free and open to all. Questions? Contact ridenour@noblenet.org.

Digital Audiobooks Class

Digital Audiobooks
Tuesday, January 21 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Digital audiobooks can bring stories and their characters to life and are great for people on the go. They allow you to listen directly from your phone or other portable device. This hands on class will teach you the basics of digital audiobooks using Libby and hoopla. You will learn how to search for books, check them out, and listen to them with your personal device. Questions? Contact Lisa at 978-921-6062, ext. 2120 or ryan@noblenet.org.


January 22: Critical Thinking about Climate Change

Critical Thinking about Climate Change
Wednesday, January 22 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Feeling confused or helpless about climate change? Join Kevin O’Reilly, representing Citizens’ Climate Lobby, for an illustrated presentation on the causes of climate change, its effects on coastal communities such as Beverly, and possible policy actions in Massachusetts to reduce greenhouse gases. There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

Kevin is a retired history teacher from Hamilton-Wenham who has written 29 books on critical thinking and decision making in history. He has lived in Beverly for 39 years, and has been involved in climate change lobbying for about 10 years. Free and open to all. Questions? Contact Ona at ridenour@noblenet.org.

January 24: Fury Road

mad max fury road dvd cover

Beverly Film Society Presents: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Friday, January 24 from 1-3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Join us for a screening of the film hordes of critics have crowned the best movie of the 2010s. See if you don’t agree that George Miller’s headlong rush into ultravivid apocalypse strikes just the right note on which to launch the 2020s!

Free and open to adults. Free popcorn! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Matthew at martens@noblenet.org.