Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

Art Show
This month, Manchester resident Gail Gang exhibitx her work in a solo show titled “New Terrain,” featuring a selection of contemplative landscape paintings which expand the genre, visually embracing her meditative response to the New England landscape and often painted in nontraditional methods. “I love every single mark that can be made with paint: juicy impasto, layers, drips, and gauzy washes. I work from memory, life, and photographs, always trying to balance intention with surprise. I can’t imagine more satisfying work.”

Nutcracker Tea
Sunday, December 8 from 12-2 PM
Join the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library for a Nutcracker themed open house with the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker himself. We’ll have musical entertainment, crafts for children, story reading, and festive refreshments. All are welcome.

Knitting for Charity
Attention Handcrafters! 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!


Adult Programs

Understanding Calligraphy
Tuesday, November 19 from 7 to 8 PM
Bernard Flanagan, classically trained in calligraphy by Royal Scribes at the Reigate School of Art in London, will share his knowledge and love of calligraphy through exploration its history and development, its various styles, and the current revival of this ancient art of communication. All are most welcome.


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.

Knit, Crochet and Embroider at the Library
Thursday, December 5 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.

Self Led Nonfiction / Memoir Writing Group
Saturday, December 7 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.

Division! When Beverly Farms tried to Separate from Beverly
Tuesday, December 10 from 7:15 – 8:30 PM
Join Nancy Coffey for an illustrated lecture on Beverly Farms’ attempt  to become a separate town in the 1880’s. It’s the saga of proud and disgruntled old Yankees, ambitious Irish-Americans, and summer residents looking for a tax dodge versus  the Beverly town fathers led by John I. Baker. The tale includes the antics of an obstreperous Irish blacksmith, and creative bribery by respectable Boston Brahmins. Come join the fun!


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.

Fall Story Times
Baby Story Time: Mondays at 11 AM
babies up to 24 months with a caregiver
Toddler Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 AM
ages 2 – 3.5 years with a caregiver
Preschool Story Time: Thursdays at 11 AM
ages 3.5 – 5 years

Music with Dara
Fridays, November 8 and December 13 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.

Taps and Tunes
Tuesday nights, November 12 and 26 at 6:30 PM
Friday morning, November 22 at 11 AM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. Ages 4 years and under and their caregivers.

Stories and Crafts of Thanks
Thursday, November 14 at 3:30 PM
For school aged children. Join us for a thankful time, featuring stories of thanks, thank you crafts and goodies to be thankful for.

LEGO Build Plus!
Tuesday, November 19 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!