English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languagesFridays from 11 – 11:45 AM starting October 19 (no meeting on November 23)
Fogg Room, Main Library
No registration required

Attention Adult English Language Learners of all levels! The library is now offering a weekly English Practice Group. These free gatherings, lead by local volunteers, center around common American English expressions, grammatical curiosities, useful vocabulary, and cultural references.

For more information please contact Martha at 978-921-6062, ext. 2119 or mamorgan@noblenet.org.

Oct. 16: All About eBooks

libby overdrive appAll About eBooks: Meet Libby
Tuesday, October 16 at 10 AM

Are you interested in eBooks but just haven’t learned how to use them yet? Would you like to listen to digital audiobooks directly from your smartphone? This class will teach you the basics of eBooks and digital audiobooks using OverDrive. Meet Libby and learn how to search for books and check them out with your personal device. We will also take a sneak peak at Hoopla, coming soon to the Beverly Public Library! Questions? Contact Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120.

Midterm Madness! Election Season Cinema

vote buttonSohier Room, Main Library
No registration required

Democracy is a not a spectator sport but it still makes for a fine show! Join us on select Friday afternoons in August through November as we filmatically explore politics in America. Free popcorn provided to eat (or throw at the screen)! Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

August 24 from 1-3 PM: Blue Collar (1978)

September 21 from 1-3:30 PM: All the President’s Men (1976)

October 12 from 1-3:15 PM: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

November 16 from 1-3 PM: Election (1999)

Free and open to adults. Light refreshments provided. Info: Matthew at martens@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2143.

Friends’ Members Only Book Sale Preview

Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 19 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 are .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 at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or babin@noblenet.org.

2018 Fall Book Sale

pile of booksOur annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 and is open daily during regular library hours.

Members of the Friends are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 19 from 6 – 8 PM. Not yet a member of the Friends, or has your membership lapsed? Don’t worry, you can join or renew at the door. Memberships start at $15—cash and personal checks accepted. It’s a great chance to browse and socialize in a relaxed, family-friendly setting. Refreshments will be available.

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 (2 for $1). 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 (National Novel Writing Month) Write-Ins

National Novel Writing Month
Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Write-Ins
Sundays, November 4, 18 & 25 from 1 – 4:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

No registration required
We’re excited to be hosting NaNoWriMo Write-Ins this November. Bring your laptop, notebook, or scribe to the library select Sundays where we’ll have tables, chairs, outlets, free Wifi, and snacks. Your write-in host will be Julia Mohler, Municipal Liaison for the North Shore. She’ll provide discussion breaks, encouragement, and timed writing sprints.

Get started by creating a free account at www.nanowrimo.org where you can join virtual write-ins, track your word count, earn badges, find writing tips, and interact with fellow NaNoWriMo addicts. If you’re looking for time and space to write but don’t want to register as a NaNoWriMo participant, that’s fine too! Free; open to writers of all ages. Questions? Please email ridenour@noblenet.org.

Introducing Gale LegalForms

Beverly residents can now access Gale LegalForms, a robust online collection of legal forms for free. This resource offers easy-to-use, state specific “attorney forms” to address basic legal matters such as developing a will, conducting real estate transactions (including rental or lease agreements), and more. Users have access to thousands of customizable legal documents that are available anytime, anywhere. Find Gale LegalForms on our Digital Collection page.