Book a Librarian

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Book a Librarian! How? It’s easy. Simply book an appointment online. Librarians are available by appointment to provide notary service, research assistance, 3D printing classes, and basic technology instruction. We can also assist with other types of career and community services such as helping you write a cover letter, format your resume, apply for a job online, or search for an apartment. These free appointments are limited to one hour, one session per month. Questions? Contact Lisa at

AtoZ World Food

Great news for foodies! The library now provides access to AtoZ World Food, the world’s largest database of international recipes from 174 countries. Whether you are looking for appetizers from Argentina or side dishes from Slovenia, you will find it here. Also included are food culture and ingredient articles, a food glossary, cooking conversions, lavish food photos, and historical timelines. Create an account to gain access to special features. Recipes can easily be shared and printed. Home access is available for Beverly residents. Questions? Contact Lisa at

December Art: “Living Color” by Sheila Alden

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Surprise! Painting by Sheila Alden. Image courtesy of the artist.

This month, the main library is hosting an exhibit by Sheila Alden. Sheila has been creating art since she could pick up a pencil. She loves experimenting with mediums including oils, oil pastels, acrylics, and watercolors as well as rendering intricate pencil and ink drawings. An advocate of computers and technology, she is a skillful fine art digital photographer, graphic designer, and creates digital art. Her love of life, animals, and nature are reflected in her bold artwork. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Topaz Desktop Video Magnifier

Thanks to a generous donor, the library has acquired a Topaz Desktop Video Magnifier. This easy to use machine can assist you in seeing printed type, pictures, handwriting and other small details. Just place an item on the moveable reading table, adjust the magnification level and display colors, and documents will display in large size on the screen. This new machine is located on the second floor of the library. Anyone can use it. For help, ask a Reference librarian.

December 20: Bad Santa

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Beverly Film Society Presents: Bad Santa
Friday, December 20 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

‘Tis the season for yuletide larceny! Morose mall Santa and serial thief Billy Bob Thornton meets his match in a tenacious security guard … and discovers the true meaning of Christmas? (Caution: a lot of foul language.)

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

Lucky Day Collection

We are excited to announce a new collection of popular titles. Don’t want to wait for that new James Patterson or Nora Roberts novel? Stop by and check out the Lucky Day collection. Items are available in person only, first-come, first-served. No holds can be placed on these items. Lucky Day titles have a three week loan period with no renewals. Today could be your lucky day! Questions? Contact Lisa at