Introducing: YA Book Club

Wednesday, February 12 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Are you a fan of young adult literature? Whether you are a young adult or young at heart, join us for a new monthly book discussion group. We will be reading Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith.

Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk. They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org.

January 11: It Takes a Village Baby Fair

It Takes a Village Baby Fair
Saturday, January 11 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Sohier Room and Barnet Gallery, Main Library

We would like to welcome new and expectant parents to our baby fair. Join us for baby wearing lessons, a demonstration, and more. There will even be a car seat technician there to check your car seat!

We will also have local businesses and organizations who are excited to share a wide variety of resources. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win some amazing prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Questions? Contact Kate at carpine@noblenet.org.

January 16: Save Room for Pie!

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Pie Potluck & Story Sharing
Thursday, January 16 from 7-8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Warm up your winter with some great food and lots of fun at the library’s celebration of National Pie Day. Bring the whole family to our pie potluck and story sharing with local storyteller Tony Toledo.

Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day takes place annually in January and is dedicated to the celebration of pie. Bring a store-bought or homemade pie to share, then enjoy a slice or two after Tony leads the group in swapping favorite pie stories. Story sharing begins at 7 PM, then it’s time to eat pie from 7:45–8:15 PM. The program concludes at 8:30 PM. Dessert, pizza, or dinner pie – any kind of pie is welcome!

Free and open to all. Questions? Contact ridenour@noblenet.org.

Digital Audiobooks Class

Digital Audiobooks
Tuesday, January 21 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Digital audiobooks can bring stories and their characters to life and are great for people on the go. They allow you to listen directly from your phone or other portable device. This hands on class will teach you the basics of digital audiobooks using Libby and hoopla. You will learn how to search for books, check them out, and listen to them with your personal device. Questions? Contact Lisa at 978-921-6062, ext. 2120 or ryan@noblenet.org.

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English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languagesFridays 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 babin@noblenet.org.

Book a Librarian

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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.

AtoZ World Food

Great news for foodies! The library now provides access to AtoZ World Food, the world’s largest database of international recipes from 174 countries. Whether you are looking for appetizers from Argentina or side dishes from Slovenia, you will find it here. Also included are food culture and ingredient articles, a food glossary, cooking conversions, lavish food photos, and historical timelines. Create an account to gain access to special features. Recipes can easily be shared and printed. Home access is available for Beverly residents. Questions? Contact Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org.