Monday Mornings

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 in the Sohier Room. Light refreshments are available starting at 9 AM.

Please note: While signup is not required, space is limited. At any given program, attendance may need to be capped to ensure a safe and enjoyable program for all.

PDF Schedule

November 18: Friends’ Fall Book Sale—NO PROGRAM

November 25: The Art of Investing in Art with Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D.
As art reflects life, so the art market reflects economic life. Echoing changing tastes, preferences, trends, and economic realities, the art market rises, falls, fluctuates, and exhibits persistent secular growth over the long term. One thing the art market does not do is move in lockstep with the economy or the stock market. Learn how the art market and its major segments from Old Masters to Impressionists to Contemporary present an enormous array of interesting investment opportunities for the casual collector to the professional investor.

December 2: Books, Buildings, and Community with Wendy Frontiero
Join Wendy Frontiero for a historical, social, and artistic perspective on the creation of Beverly’s two outstanding public library buildings: the Beverly Public Library (1911-1913) located downtown, and the Beverly Farms Library (1915). The downtown library was designed by Cass Gilbert, one of the most celebrated architects in America in the early 20th century. Both buildings involved architect Charles Greely Loring, and his local cousins, Katherine and Louisa Loring, who made fundamental contributions to progressive civic life in Beverly at the beginning of the 20th century. 

December 9: Holiday Concert with Joe Boccia
Beverly’s own Joe Boccia will present a repertoire of holiday music both traditional and modern, performed on his own synthesizer. Joe carefully composes each song’s arrangement by selecting from thousands of possible sound effects. Prepare to be delighted and moved by the variety of sounds and moods he creates. Happy Holidays and we’ll see you in 2020!

Sign up for the Monday Mornings email list. Questions? Contact Ona at Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this series!