Summer Sounds 2019

Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series
Wednesdays, July 10 through August 21
Winter Street Courtyard, Main Library from 6–7 PM
(Rain location: Sohier Room)

Join us for free, family-friendly performances by local musicians on the Winter Street courtyard!

Upcoming concerts:

July 10: BLUE PARROT, trio showcasing Scottish, French, French Canadian, and Irish tunes and songs.
July 17: MOLLY PINTO MADIGAN, hailed for her angelic voice and haunting compositions of folk and traditional music.
July 24: JD DEBRIS & THE MELEE, art pop singer-songwriter and band mixing sharp hooks, Latin r&b rhythms, and jazzy experimentation.
July 31: ADRIENNE HOWARD & LINDA SWICKER, traditional music from Ireland, Quebec, France, and Appalachia.
August 7: BREWIN BRASS BAND, Nine piece brass band playing original songs, dance covers and classic rock.
August 14: BOB KRAMER BAND, acoustic trio, blues/rock/roots with urban and jazz influences.
August 21: LOVE LOVE TRIO, vocal-and-lyric-driven ’60s and ’70s-inspired rock.

Summer Sounds is sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

July 19: Arrival

Friday, July 19 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Amy Adams is an intergalactic linguist with a tricky job to do in 2016’s dazzling mind-bender, Arrival. Extraterrestrial life is paying us a visit, and seems to have something important to say…but how to crack the code?

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

July 20: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party

Join us on July 20 for an all day, all-ages Moon landing anniversary party. From Moon inspired story times, to drop-in cosmic art, to straw rocket building, there is something for everyone. We will cap off the day with an all-ages, space-themed presentation. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of “one giant leap for mankind.”

All Day: Phases of the Moon and Planets Scavenger Hunt
9:30 AM: Special Moon Inspired Baby and Toddler Story Time
10 AM: Adults and Teen Drop-in Cosmic Art
10:30 AM: Special Moon Inspired Preschool Story Time and Craft
11 AM: Teen Straw Rocket Building
12 PM: Marshmallow Constellations for Grades K-5
2 PM: Special Space-themed Presentation by Richard Fecteau on the Moon Landing


July Art

Viewpoints, Beverly, MA by Deb Levene
Viewpoints, Beverly, MA

The Geometry of Life: Deb Levene Photography
Sohier Room, Main Library

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of photographs by Deb Levene. She states, “Lines, points, angles, and shapes surround us. The relationships among these visual elements compel me to photograph this geometry of life. I crop peripheral information from my preliminary photo aiming to shift the viewer’s perspective from conventional to thought-provoking.” When she’s not working on her photographs, Deb Levene enjoys much success creating and selling her Levene Designs pottery. Deb is a retired Art Teacher and former Assistant Principal in the Peabody Public Schools. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Sewing Made Simple

Saturdays, August 3 & 10 | Barnet Gallery
Saturdays, August 17 & 24 | Sohier Room
9:30-10:30 AM

Registration required

Join us for some fabric fun! This four week session will start with hand sewing and take us to machine basics. Dust off that sewing machine and let’s get to work!

Week one will involve sewing buttons, repairing loose hems, and seam splits. We’ll also cut out part of week two’s sewing project.
Week two – It’s time to bring in the machine! We’ll review basic machine mechanics, threading and bobbin winding, and begin sewing!
Week three and four, we’ll sew some projects!

You’ll need to bring a hand sewing needle and good fabric shears for week one. The following weeks, bring your machine, thread, shears and necessary fabric. Make sure you have all the parts for your sewing machine!

Lessons will be cumulative and registration is required. Please register online, at the Reference Desk or by calling 978-921-6062. For adults 18+.

Questions? Contact Deb at

August 5: Cheese Tasting

Monday, August 5 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

If the Moon is made out of green cheese, then we better taste some! In honor of the summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we have embraced the rumors about the Moon! Learn about cheese pairings from Emmy Frye, Banquet Chef at the Hawthorne Hotel, and try some delicious cheese. Registration required.

Questions? Contact Katie at

August 23: Prometheus, August 23 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Ridley Scott revived his beloved space-monster franchise, Alien, with Prometheus, a film set in the deepest, coldest cosmic wastes. Michael Fassbender anchors (or is that undermines?) a crew of men and machines as it seeks the origins of humanity—and maybe hastens its end.

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