Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

July Art: Fabric Collage, Batik, Silk Weaving’s, Felt and More
Showing: July 3-30
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 5 from 6:30-8:30 PM. All are welcome.
Maine artist and world traveler Pat Jones will exhibit her fabric collage, silk weaving’s, batik, and felting work. Pat learned to make textiles from artists all over the world.

Mosaic Tile Class
Wednesday, July 25 at 11 AM
For children 6 years and older.
Participants will create a spectacular mosaic suncatcher under the guidance of artist Leslie Doherty.
* Please register in advance – (978) 921-6066 *

Elizabeth Rush – Author Talk
Tuesday, July 24 from 7-8:30 PM
Elizabeth will discuss her timely and compelling new book “Rising, Dispatches from the New American Shore”. The book is an urgent and illuminating look at the people and places imperiled by climate change in the US today. Elizabeth grew up in Beverly Farms, spent many happy hours in the library, and is excited to return to discuss her latest work. Copies of the book will be for sale.


 

Adult Programs

Knit, Crochet & Embroider at the Library
Thursday, August 2 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:
July 19: “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve
August 16: “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
September 20: “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline

October 18: “Everything Here is Beautiful” by Mira T. Lee
November 15: “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter
December 20: “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles
* Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library. *


 

Children’s Programs

Summer Music with Dara
Friday, August 3 at 10:30 AM

Join Dara on the library lawn for a lively, musical program. The show is geared for children, ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.
* Note: In case of rain, Dara’s show
will take place in the library. *

Twilight Tales
Thursday’s, July 26, August 2, 9, & 16 at 6:30 PM

Enjoy a family story time on the library lawn. Bring a snack and blanket or chair. Pjs are optional.
* Note: In case of rain, Twilight Tales will take place in the library. *

Noisy Story Time
Monday, 23 at 11 AM
For children ages 3 ½-5 years.
Join us for a not-so-quiet time – with noisy books, activities and crafts.
* Please register in advance – (978) 921-6066 *

Signing and Signing
Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 AM
For pre-school children and seniors.
Wendy and Vicki will lead us in a spirited musical concert. We’ll sing and learn signing for our favorite songs. Wendy, on guitar and Vicki , a dramatic sign language specialists will be accompanied by the choral group, “Optimistic Voices”.
Sponsored by the Herrick House.

Chickens of the World
Thursday, July 19 from 4:30-5:30 PM

For ages 5 years and older.
Have you ever met a chicken? Did you ever wonder how many kinds of chickens there
are in the world? All chicken questions will be answered when we meet a variety of live chickens from Winterberry Farm, NY.

Mosaic Tile Class
Wednesday, July 25 at 11 AM
For children 6 years and older.
Participants will create a spectacular mosaic suncatcher under the guidance of artist Leslie Doherty.
* Please register in advance – (978) 921-6066 *

Animal Safari
Mondays, July 30, August 6, 13 at 11 AM
For children ages 3 ½-5 years.
We will go on a safari without leaving the library – featuring animal stories, activities and crafts.
* Please register in advance – (978) 921-6066 *

Rock and Roll Science
Wednesday, August 1 at 11 AM
For children 6 years and older.
We will learn about science with experiments using everyday objects, like hoops, foam noodles and more.
* Please register in advance – (978) 921-6066 *

Libraries Rock – Summer Reading for Children
Children can sign up and visit the library this summer, keep a reading log, enjoy summer programs, and participate in the candy guessing game.