May 18: Community Baby Shower

baby in yellow onsie with stuffed bearSaturday, May 18 from 3-4 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

New parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited join to us for a Community Baby Shower! Receive information on local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, explore the art of babywearing, and meet new families. Registration is required. Please register each family separately. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member. Babies welcome! We hope to see you there!

Contact with any questions. Thank you to the Friends for funding this program.

May 16: Spring Book Crafts

Paint and brushesThursday, May 16, 2019
6–8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! Let’s take some old books and make them into something new. Join us to create paper bouquets and cards out of re-purposed books.

No talent necessary. The library will provide all art supplies. This program is geared towards adults and young adults (ages 14+) as some of the art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Fundraiser: Symphony by the Sea with Friends

OrchestraThe Friends of the Beverly Public Library is currently selling tickets to the May 5 Symphony by the Sea concert, “Broadway to Beethoven and Back” at The Cabot. Each ticket is $35, and includes a complimentary Friends membership for new members! Enjoy an afternoon of great music while helping raise money for the library’s teen renovation project. To purchase, visit the Circulation Desk at the main library. Cash and checks accepted. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at or call 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

April 26: The Favourite

favouriteFriday, April 26 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Olivia Colman’s killer, queer impression of the slightly mad, mostly sad Queen Anne won her this year’s Best Actress Oscar. Belying its opulent trappings, her petulant languour finds relief only in a menagerie of rabbits, a pesky war with France, and, above all, in the ferocious rivalry for the queen’s favour conducted by her two most trusted and beloved ladies. Stuff your face with free popcourn as you soak up the oddment and ornament! Questions? Contact Matthew at

Reception to Honor Renée Mary

Beverly Seamens bronze sculpture
Beverly Benson Seamens, “Coming In”

Please join us for a reception on Thursday, April 25 from 2-3 PM at the Farms branch to honor Renée Mary, a lifelong Beverly Farms resident and environmental activist, and to thank donors who helped raise the funds to purchase the bronze sculpture “Coming In” in her memory. The sculpture was created by Beverly Benson Seamans and is located in the Seamans Room at the Beverly Farms Library. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Questions? Call the Farms branch at 978-921-6066.