Call for Artists

rainbow paint brushes on blank canvasAre you an artist looking for free public display space, or do you know someone who is? The main library is currently seeking artists to fill our 2019-2020 exhibit schedule. Exhibits run for one month in the library’s Sohier Room. The space is best suited to two-dimensional works. Artists may exhibit individually, or with another artist or group. Please read the library’s Art Exhibit Policy. If interested, please contact Ona at ridenour@noblenet.org.

Passport Day in Beverly

Passport Day in Beverly
Saturday, December 15 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. Check the event flyer for information on how to make an appointment and for a list of documents you need to bring.

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 babin@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

Dec. 13: Cookbook Club

Thursday, December 13 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 December 13, 2018.

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

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

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

Dec. 6: Winter Book Crafts

Thursday, December 6 from 6-8 PM

Sohier Room, Main Library

Enjoy some hot chocolate while you give old books a new life as ornaments and cards. No talent necessary. This program is geared toward adults and young adults (ages 14+).

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

 

All-Ages Wreath Decorating

christmas wreathSaturday, December 1, 2018
11 AM-1 PM or 2-4 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required
Bring the entire family from kids to seniors to this fun wreath decorating session. The library will provide decorating materials – you provide the wreath and the creativity! Staff will be available for simple assistance, but will not be instructing in decorating techniques. A holiday activity for children and free light refreshments are included. A limited supply of wreaths will be available for purchase at the event for $10 each, cash or local check accepted.

There will be two sessions: 11 AM-1 PM and 2-4 PM.
BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL.

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2122.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

Nov. 29: New England’s General Stores: Author Talk with Ted Reinstein

New England’s General Stores: Author Talk with Ted Reinstein
Thursday, November 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

ted reinstein“Chronicle” reporter and author, Ted Reinstein, joins us on Thursday, November 29 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic.

The general store is literally as old as America itself. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove. In talking about New England’s General Stores, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how they figured in the rise of early American commerce, why they began to fade, and why they have begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era. Told with anecdotes from a variety of local landmark stores across the region, the presentation is accompanied by the award-winning photography of Art Donahue.

A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact ridenour@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2135. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

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.