Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings Adult Program Series

Monday Mornings is a free program series for adults that runs weekly in the spring and fall months at the main library. Programs take place from 9:30-10:30 AM. Contact Ona at with questions about the series.

Each program will be live via Zoom, registration required. Zoom invite will be emailed the Sunday before the program.

The full schedule can be found on this page, on our event calendar, and as a PDF

April 19: Holiday—NO PROGRAM

April 26: Self-Care Using Holistic Practices with Mandy Lubas, OTR/L C-IAYT, AWP and Kristen Harte, MSN, NP, RYT REGISTER

Kristen and Mandy of Holistic Therapies 4Life will take you on a journey exploring Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine, Essential Oils, and Ayurveda to assist with better sleep, focus, energy, and feeling a sense of calm throughout all areas of your life. We will be demonstrating simple techniques for each of these healing arts. Come and share your morning with us! Kristen is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health and Mandy is a Holistic Occupational Therapist. This program is made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

May 3: Animal Songs for Adults with Judy and Dennis Cook REGISTER

A program of delightful songs for adults about animals from pets to pests. From an educational song praising Carl Linnaeus, father of our system of binomial nomenclature, to a lighthearted trio of songs about pigs. We’ll have an hour of entertainment with plenty of choruses, words on the screen, and pictures galore. Judy Cook has been actively touring on both sides of the Atlantic since 1998. She has been doing multimedia shows for the Beverly Public Library since 2014.

May 10: A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear with Matt Hongoltz-Hetling REGISTER

A tiny American town’s plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Author Matt Hongoltz-Hetling tells the story of the Free Town Project, a 2004 plan to take over an American community and dramatically reduce its government, in accordance with libertarian ideals. Drawing on evolutionary biology, humor, political theory and American history, the story tracks how the utopian social experiment created unforeseen, and dramatic impacts on the rural New Hampshire municipality. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of the utopians’ neighbors: the bears. Matt Hongoltz-Hetling is a Pulitzer Prize finalist journalist who won the 2011 George Polk award for Local Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @hh_matt.

May 17: Frenemies: The Art World’s Greatest Rivalries with Jane Oneail REGISTER

This program will examine the ways some of the world’s greatest artists challenged and competed with each other for commissions, sales and status. Learn about rivalries between da Vinci and Michelangelo, Constable and Turner, and Matisse and Picasso and decide who history has treated most kindly. Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. For more information visit

Did you miss a program? Past events have been posted to our YouTube channel.

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