Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

February Art: Submerged Gardens: Near and Far
Showing: February 1-27
Kimberly Collins Jermain will display her underwater paintings at the library this month. Kim paints while snorkeling using oil stick and YUPO paper. She then translates the studies to oil paintings. The pieces for this show are from New England and Pico Island, Azores. Kim will present and “Illustrated Talk” on Thursday, February 7 from 7-8:30 PM detailing her amazing technique that produces these amazing paintings. All are welcome. 

From the Spaulding Garden to Orchidvale: 1906-1950s
Tuesday, February 19 from 7-8:30 PM
Nancy Coffey of the Beverly Farms History Project will give a brief illustrated talk on the history of the Spaulding Gardens and Albert Burrage’s Orchidvale. Following the lecture Barbara and Carol Gomez, whose father was the last Orchidvale superintendent and mother was the orchid breeder, will share their memories. This is the current Glen Urquhart property. Audience members will be invited to share their stories of the property.

Pajama Drive and Pajama Storytime at the Farms
February 1-March 15
As part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive the Farms will be collecting new pajamas for children of all ages (babies through teens!) along with the Main Branch. Again this year the Department of Children and Families will benefit from the drive and with regional locations across the state, this makes the drive truly statewide!
From February 1 through March 15 new pajamas may be dropped off at the Farms Branch (or the Main Branch).
You may also drop off pajamas at our special Farms Pajama Story Time on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 PM for preschool aged children and their families.

Adult Programs

Knit, Crochet & Embroider at the Library
Thursday, December 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 is provided.

Farms Book Discussion Group: Our Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish.

Book selections:
February 21: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
March 21: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
April 18: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
* Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library. *


Children’s Programs

Music with Dara
Friday, March 1 at 10:30 AM

Join Dara each month for a lively musical program at the library. The show is geared for children, ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.

Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 PM
For preschool aged children and their families.
Join us for a special evening story time. Feel free to drop off pajamas for our Pajama Drive while you’re here!

Tales for Tots
Mondays at 10:30 AM

Runs from January 7 – March 11
For babies up to 24 months with a parent or guardian.
Interactive stories, finger plays and

Preschool Story Time
Mondays at 11:15 AM

Runs from January 7 – March 11
For children 3 ½-5 years.
This is an independent story time featuring stories and crafts.

* Please register in advance *

Toddler Time
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Runs from January 9 – February 27
For children 2-3 ½ years.
Lively stories, songs and finger plays.