Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

August Art Show
This month’s exhibit of inspirational portraits, presented by photographer Mark Chester, offers a moving display of more than 400 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who hail from over 190 of the 196 countries and territories around the globe and are now residents of the Commonwealth. A must see.

Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program for All Ages
Don’t forget to bring in your reading log by August 7 to reap your reading rewards! And if enough folks have read at least FOUR books this summer, the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library will make a donation to the Christa McAuliffe Center

UFO Egg Drop Competition
Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 PM
This is the day to try out your UFO (Unidentified Falling Object) egg drop contraption.Will your egg break when dropped? We provide the egg; you provide the ingenuity! Registration forms available at the Farms Desk.

Adult Programs

Knit, Embroider and Crochet at the Library
Thursday, August 1 at 7 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.

Films at the Farms : October Sky
Thursday, August 8 at 2 PM
To celebrate the end of our “Universe of Stories” summer reading program, join us for a screening of October Sky, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper as son and father inspired by the 1950s space race and based on Homer Hickam’s memoir, Rocket Boys.  Popcorn and refreshments thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.

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

Book selections:

August 15: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

September 19: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

October 17: Circe by Madeline Miller


* Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library. *

Children’s Programs

Flight Lab
Friday, July 26 at 3 PM
Explore the science of flight with hands-on activities. For children of all ages and their families.

Films at the Farms, Jr. : E.T.
Tuesday, July 30 at 6 PM
Experiment with gravity buckets and explore how black holes work!

All Join In Story Time
Monday, August 5 at 11 AM
A story time for kids of all ages and their families with lots of participation from all!

Rev Up with Robots Workshop for Kids
Tuesday, August 6 from 2:30-4 PM
As part of Summer STEAM!: Exploring Robots and Coding come meet Dash, Ozobot and Cubelets Robots with hands on activities. Brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. For children in grades 1 – 5. Registration required.

Music with Dara on the Lawn
Thursday, August 8 from 6:30 to 7:15 PM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. For children 4 years and under and their caregivers

Films at the Farms, Junior : Home
Friday, August 9 at 2 PM                                                                                           
Celebrate the end of the “Universe of Stories” summer reading program with our screening of the animated film, Home. Prizes for all who meet the reading goal. Popcorn and refreshments provided thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.

Tuesday Night Taps and Tunes
Tuesdays August 13 and 27 at 6:30 PM                                                              Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. For children 4 years and under and their caregivers.