CANCELLED: Yoga at the Library

Yoga at the Library on March 29 and May 3 have been cancelled. We will continue to update our website and social media as things change.

Yoga at the Library

Sundays, February 2, March 1 and 29, and May 3 from 3:30-4:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Join registered yoga teacher Kelly Rusch as she takes us through a Vinyasa yoga class at the library. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Questions? Contact Katie at Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

February & March Art

Energy Portraits: What is moving through you? by Carla Orr
Sohier Room, Main Library

Artist’s Reception, Tuesday, February 18 from 7-8:30 PM

The Ladies Entrance energy portrait

In February and March, the main library is hosting an exhibit by Carla Orr. Carla taps into others’ energy and draws it out, creating energy portraits. She believes that there are many different ways for people to connect to themselves and to heal, and encourages all to explore their creative center. Some portraits on display will include the sitters’ description of their energy portrait experience. Orr resides in Beverly and offers arts and healing workshops at the Ladies Entrance Holistic Art Studio. Come meet Carla at our Artist’s Reception on Tuesday, February 18 from 7-8:30 PM. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.

POSTPONED- 2020 Friends’ Spring Book Sale

In an effort to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19),  we have decided to postpone the Friends’ Spring Book Sale. New date to be determined.

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale takes place at the main library from Saturday, April 4 through Saturday, April 11 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 beach 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

English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languages

English Practice Group has been CANCELLED until further notice. We will continue to update our website and social media as things change.

Fridays from 11 – 11:45 AM
Fogg Room, Main Library

This group for English language learners of all levels meets every week. Local volunteers provide a welcoming and relaxed environment. Join us to improve your speaking confidence and meet other adults who are learning English.

For more information please contact Allison at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or

March 12: Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctors and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. We can slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness. We can make better decisions. Once we connect to a place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Through meditation we can cope with the stresses of life. Meditation helps us replace anxiety with joy and peace. Join Eileen Carlotto, long time meditator for this informative lecture. There will even be a short meditation sitting.

Eileen Carlotto
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. 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 at 978-921-6062, ext. 2122 or

March 11: Let’s Talk Books

Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Did you just read a book that you love? Are you looking for your next great read? Let’s talk about books! Come have some snacks, share what you have read and get suggestions for what to read next. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Katie at