November 2: Author Talk: Michael McGowan

Saturday, November 2 at 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Join author Michael McGowan as he takes us through his storied career, as chronicled in his book Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent.

In Ghost, an extraordinary and unprecedented book, McGowan takes readers through some of his biggest cases, from international drug busts to the Russian and Italian mobs. He takes on biker gangs and contract killers, all while challenging corrupt unions, and eventually El Chapo himself.

Copper Dog Books will be on hand with books available for purchase. Questions? Contact Katie at Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

Meet Your City

Sohier Room, Main Library

Join us for a series of discussions with political and community leaders as they share what they do and answer your questions.


Wednesday, October 2 from 6-8 PM

  • Kelley Ferretti, Ward 2 School Committee
  • Sue Gabriel, Executive Director Beverly Bootstraps
  • Paul Guanci, City Council President
  • John G. LeLacheur, Chief of Police
  • Estelle Rand, Ward 2 City Councilor

Friday, October 11 from 2-4 PM

  • Catherine Barrett, Director of Grants
  • Abby Battis, Assoc. Director for Collections at Historic Beverly
  • Aaron Clausen, Director, Planning and Community Development
  • Kris Silverstein, School Committee President

Wednesday, October 16 from 3-5 PM

  • Rachael Abell, Ward 1 School Committee Secretary
  • Julie Flowers, City Councilor At-Large
  • John Frates, Ward 6 City Councilor (Council Vice President)
  • Gin Wallace, Executive Director at Beverly Main Streets

Friday, October 25 from 2-3 PM

  • Mayor Michael P. Cahill

Questions? Contact Katie at

October 18: Us

Beverly Film Society Presents: Us
Friday, October 18 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Get Out-director Jordan Peele, back with a second exercise in politically charged horror, doubles down on the strangeness for a home invasion film in which the enemy is…us?

Free and open to adults. Free popcorn! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

September 5: Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 5 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required

What is Cookbook Club?
Cookbook Club is a chance to meet some new people, try some good food, and experiment with cooking.

How does it work?
Sign up to attend the program.
Pick up the mystery ingredients at the Reference Desk.
Cook something to share with the mystery ingredient.
Bring your dish to the group discussion on September 5.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household. Registration opens August 5.

Handicapped accessible. Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Sewing Made Simple

Saturdays, August 3 & 10 | Barnet Gallery
Saturdays, August 17 & 24 | Sohier Room
9:30-10:30 AM

Registration required

Join us for some fabric fun! This four week session will start with hand sewing and take us to machine basics. Dust off that sewing machine and let’s get to work!

Week one will involve sewing buttons, repairing loose hems, and seam splits. We’ll also cut out part of week two’s sewing project.
Week two – It’s time to bring in the machine! We’ll review basic machine mechanics, threading and bobbin winding, and begin sewing!
Week three and four, we’ll sew some projects!

You’ll need to bring a hand sewing needle and good fabric shears for week one. The following weeks, bring your machine, thread, shears and necessary fabric. Make sure you have all the parts for your sewing machine!

Lessons will be cumulative and registration is required. Please register online, at the Reference Desk or by calling 978-921-6062. For adults 18+.

Questions? Contact Deb at

August 23: Prometheus, August 23 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Ridley Scott revived his beloved space-monster franchise, Alien, with Prometheus, a film set in the deepest, coldest cosmic wastes. Michael Fassbender anchors (or is that undermines?) a crew of men and machines as it seeks the origins of humanity—and maybe hastens its end.

Free and open to adults, with free popcorn! Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program. Questions? Contact Matthew at