2019 Friends Book Sale

Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, November 16 through Sunday, November 24 and is open daily during regular library hours.

In addition to books, a selection of music and movies will also be available. Paperbacks are $1, hardcovers $2, and all children’s books are 50 cents. Don’t miss this great opportunity to stock up on snowy day reads, and more!

All book sale proceeds benefit the library, including programs for all ages, library furnishings, and more. Questions? Please call our Reference staff at 978-921-6062 or email bev@noblenet.org.

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

National Novel Writing Month
Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1 – 4:30 PM
Fogg Room, Main Library

We’re excited to be hosting NaNoWriMo Write-Ins this November! Bring your laptop, notebook, or scribe to the Fogg Room and get those creative juices flowing with your fellow writers. Julia Mohler, the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the North Shore, will be on hand to provide encouragement and general information on NaNo, along with optional timed writing sprints.

Check out www.nanowrimo.org to join virtual write-ins, track your word count, find writing tips, and interact with fellow NaNoWriMo participants. Free and open to writers of all ages. Questions? Contact Ona at ridenour@noblenet.org.

Special November Hours

Veterans Day

The main library and the Farms branch will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The main library will re-open at 9 AM and the Farms branch at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 12.



  • Wednesday, November 27: 9 AM – 6 PM (early closing)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED


  • Wednesday, November 27: 10 AM – 6 PM (regular Wednesday hours)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED

Both locations will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.

Book a Librarian

screenshot of book now site

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 ryan@noblenet.org.

Nov. 24: Books & Brunch at the Indo Pub

Sunday, November 24 at 11 AM
The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street

Registration required

Please join us for Books & Brunch! The selected book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Engage in lively discussion while being able to enjoy a delicious brunch at The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street. Patrons purchase their own food and beverages. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Discussion books are available at the 2nd floor checkout desk.  They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla.  Questions? Please contact Lisa Ryan for assistance: ryan@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120

November Art

Paint and brushes

This month, the main library is hosting an exhibit by the Beverly Guild of Artists celebrating the Guild’s 85th Anniversary. Enjoy works by Anna Marie Walsh, Mary Scannell, Katerina Gates, Ed Krukonis, Ron Pruett, Martha Lincoln, Natalie Bacheller and Marcia Savory in oil/acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and photography. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.