May 24: Vice

Friday, May 24 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Christian Bale turns himself into former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, 2018’s barbed biopic. Cheney’s sneer, smirk, easy profanity and heroic hunting exploits lent him a certain diabolical charm. Bale bottles it!
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

May Holidays and Summer Hours

flags in from of veteran's gravesPlease note that Sunday hours at the main library, and Saturday hours at the Farms branch, will end for the season as of Memorial Day weekend (May 25 through May 27, 2019). The final Sunday that the main library will be open is May 19, and the final Farms Saturday will be May 18. Extended weekend hours will resume in the fall.


Additionally, both libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day, and the main library will also be closed Saturday, May 25.


May Art

May Day (An International Poster Exhibit) by Stephen Lewis

This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of May Day posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis. Through the month of May, Stephen Lewis will be exhibiting May Day posters at the Wakefield and Beverly public libraries, and the Lynn Museum. Visit the exhibits and appreciate the struggle of workers around the world in their effort to achieve better working conditions and benefits which some of us enjoy today and many more continue to struggle for. Lewis has a collection of 8,600 posters which he exhibits regularly around Massachusetts. He can be reached at The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

These exhibits are supported in part by grants from the Beverly, Lynn and Wakefield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Roofers Local 33, Asbestos Workers Local 6, IBEW Local 103, and Painters DC 35.

June 1: Passport Day

Passport Day
Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Advance appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome!

Passport agents will be here to process applications, take photos, and answer any questions about applying for a passport. Contact to schedule an appointment. Check the event flyer for a list of documents you need to bring and other important information.

Please note: this is a passport application program; your passport will not be provided same day. Passports are sent to applicants from the US State Department. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

June 6: Cookbook Club

Thursday, June 6 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 June 6.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household. Registration opens May 6.

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

June 22: Books and Brunch

Saturday, June 22 at 10 AM
Location: Bonefish Harry’s, 218 Cabot Street
Registration required

Please join us for Books & Brunch, a special book group in celebration of our Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories”. The selected book is Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson. Engage in lively discussion while being able to enjoy a delicious brunch at Bonefish Harry’s. Patrons purchase their own food and beverages. Space is limited, registration required. Questions? Please contact Lisa Ryan for assistance: or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120.