Reducing Stress Through Meditation

Thursday, March 21 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Eileen Carlotto as she discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. She will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Eileen Carlotto is a middle-school art teacher, author, and illustrator. With 35 years meditation experience to draw on, Eileen offers workshops on various aspects of meditation and spirituality. Eileen has studied under a world renowned meditation teacher and been to India many times to deepen her practice and share this technique with others.

She has written, Through the Stars, an illustrated book for young children and is illustrating stories that will eventually become part of a series of mystic stories for children.

Eileen demonstrates how, in the middle of a jam-packed, daily schedule, you can integrate your meditation practice into your own busy life.

Questions? Contact Katie Nelson at 978-921-6062, ext. 2122 or

Mar. 28: Cookbook Club

Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required

What is Cookbook Club?
Cookbook Club is a chance to meet some new people, try some good food, and experiment with cooking.

How does it work?
Sign up to attend the program.
Pick up the mystery ingredients at the Reference Desk.
Cook something to share with the mystery ingredient.
Bring your dish to the group discussion on March 28.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household.

Handicapped accessible. Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Mar. 29: A Star is Born

Friday, March 29 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

So you want to be a rock and roll star? Well, we can’t help you there. But maybe watching Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga court, spark, and sing their hearts out in 2018’s instant classic A Star is Born will give you some ideas. Munch on free popcorn while you consider the possibilities! Questions? Contact Matthew at

March 30: Novelist Plus

book with pages forming a heartNovelist Plus: Discover Your Next Favorite Book
Saturday, March 30 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Tired of struggling to figure out what to read next? Would you like to try something different? Join us for presentation on Novelist Plus, a digital library tool that will help you discover your next favorite book! You may find read-alikes, browse your favorite genres, or explore books to match your mood – whether that’s witty, sassy, bleak, or something else. We will also discuss Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers to find and share books they love. A brief book chat will follow to share our favorite reads with others. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: Lisa at

April 5: Friends’ Members Only Book Sale Preview

Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 5 from 6 – 8 PM. It’s a wonderful chance to socialize and seek books in a relaxed setting. Regular book sale prices will apply: $2 for hardcovers, $1 for paperbacks, and all children’s books .50 (or 2 for $1). Free refreshments will be provided.

Not yet a member of the Friends? No problem! You can join or renew at the door. Memberships start at $15. Cash and checks accepted – sorry, no credit cards. Questions? Please contact Allison Babin at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or

2019 Spring Book Sale

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale begins on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the main library. The sale will be open daily during regular library hours. Paperbacks are $1, hardcovers $2, and all children’s books are .50 (two for $1).

Do you have items to donate? We’re currently accepting donations of gently used books, movies and music. Donations can be dropped off in the Children’s Room on the ground floor of the main library, or at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. To make book donations easier for you and to help the library, please read our helpful tips.

All sale proceeds benefit the library, and help to pay for things like programs for all ages, our museum pass program, library furnishings, and more. So mark your calendar and make that plan to stock up for summer. Questions? Please call our Reference staff at 978-921-6062, ext. 2177 or email