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

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

February 20: Intro to 3D Printing


Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM

Interested in 3D printing? Please join us! This class includes the basics of working with a 3D printer, how to use MakerBot Print software, and simple design using Tinkercad. Open for teens and adults. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at or 978-922-6062, ext. 2120.