Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

Art Show
From January 6 through 31, James Formichella will exhibit an AlphaBestial Caprice. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Thursday, January 9 from 6 to 8:30 PM. All are welcome.

Knitting for Charity
Attention Handicrafters! We are once again collecting hand knit or crocheted winter wear to donate to Beverly Bootstraps. Please bring in newly crafted hats, scarves and gloves through the end of January. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Vegan Potluck
Tuesday, January 21 from 6 – 7:30 PM
Vegan-Curious? Join us for our second Vegan Potluck at the Farms. Experience delicious plant-based recipes and enjoy conversation around the vegan table. No judging, just good food. Even one plant based meal benefits you and the environment. What to bring: friends, family, and something to eat that isn’t animal based, as well as your own reusable or compostable eating paraphernalia (we’ll provide a composting bin). If you’re new to this just bring fruit, a drink or a meatless salad. Or if you’re adventurous, pick out a recipe from our vegan cookbooks. 

Creative Spinners Demonstration
Tuesday, January 28, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
How are fibers turned into yarn for knitting or weaving? Learn about a craft that stretches back 25,000 years and is still practiced today.Creative Spinners, a local group of handspinners, will demonstrate hand spinning yarn on drop spindles and spinning wheels.For adults and accompanied children of all ages.



Adult Programs

Self Led Nonfiction / Memoir Writing Group
Saturday, February 1 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Are you writing nonfiction or a memoir and want support? Join our informal self led writing and critique group. Time to write, time to share. Bring copies of your work. All are welcome.

Knit, Crochet and Embroider at the Library
Thursday, February 6 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is open to all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. No instruction provided.

Farms Book Discussion Group
Join us in discussing this title at The Farms Book Discussion Group,
which meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM.
New members are always welcome.


Short Story Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 28  from 7:30-8:30 PM
Join us for our quarterly discussion of short story collections. This meeting we will be discussing George Saunders’ Tenth of December. Copies are available at the Farms circulation desk.



Children’s Programs

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Sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, our new early learning initiative designed to help caregivers prepare for one of life’s important milestones by reading with young children everyday.

Music with Dara
Friday, February 7 from 10:30 to 11:15 AM
Join Dara each month at the library for a lively interactive music program. The program is geared for children, ages 18 months – 5 years and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Winter Story Times (meets 8 times, starting January 6)
Baby Story Time meets Mondays at 11:00 AM, for babies up to 24 months with a caregiver.
Toddler Story Time meets Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, for children 2 – 3.5 years with a caregiver.
Preschool Story Time meets Thursdays at 11:00 AM, for children 3.5 – 5 years.

Music & Rhymes
Friday morning, February 21 at 11 AM
Join us for music and rhymes, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. For children under 4 years old and their caregivers.

LEGO Build Plus!
Tuesday, January 21 at 4 PM
Love to build?  We’ve got LEGOs, straws & connectors, cups, magnatiles, and more! For children 4 years old and up and their families!

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Thursday, January 23 at 3:30 PM
It’s the Chinese “Year of the Rat.” Join us for clever stories, crafts, activities and snacks. For clever school aged children.