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Monday Mornings is a free program series for adults that runs weekly in the spring and fall months at the main library. Programs take place from 9:30-10:30 AM. Questions? Contact Ona Ridenour.

October 2: The Expiration Date with Judah Leblang
Boston-based writer and storyteller Judah Leblang’s poignant and humorous look at one gay, Jewish, hard of hearing man’s life as a ‘junior-senior’ facing his golden years and wondering what comes next.

Judah Leblang is a Boston-based writer, teacher, and storyteller. He is the author of two memoirs, and has performed his one-man shows at libraries, community centers and fringe festivals in the US and Canada.

October 9: Holiday—NO PROGRAM

October 16: The Development of the Italian Community in Beverly Farms with Nancy Coffey
Join Nancy Coffey for an illustrated lecture on the Italian community in Beverly Farms. This lecture spans from early 20th century worker shanty towns in the woods to the Farms community today.

Nancy Glidden Coffey grew up in North Beverly and has always been interested in Beverly History. She has lived in Beverly Farms for nearly 50 years. She worked as volunteer curator at Historic Beverly’s Cabot House where she curated an exhibit on the history of Beverly’s Italian Community. She is currently writing a history of the Beverly Farms during the Gold Coast years (1845-1960) when it had a wealthy summer community.

October 23: American Song Book: Big Band Music with John Archer and Dan Murphy
John Archer and Dan Murphy will entertain us with live music from the big band era. From Duke Ellington to Glenn Miller, come swing along with this high energy show!

October 30: Duck, Duck, Goose with Dave Williams
Massachusetts’ North Shore is a wonderful place to observe ducks, geese, and swans, a group of birds collectively known as waterfowl. Many species are migratory and have returned to our area from their northern breeding grounds. Learn how to identify these beautiful birds and interesting facts about their amphibious lives.

Dave Williams has been watching birds for more than 40 years and has been leading programs for Mass Audubon’s North Shore since 2012 throughout Essex County and beyond. As a retired middle school science teacher, he likes to incorporate the science, history, and ecology of birds into his programs.

November 6: Knock on Wood with Knock on Wood, acoustic folk-rock duo
Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman. Combining acoustic guitar with fiddle, mandolin and pleasing vocal harmonies, the duo performs funny original music (suitable for all ages) and classic rock covers. It’s a very lively, fun show with great musicianship, humor and lots of audience participation.

Did you miss a program? Many past events have been posted to our YouTube channel.

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