June 28: The Hate U Give

Friday, June 28 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

A white police officer, a black teenager; a traffic stop, a tragic death. The Hate U Give, based on the acclaimed novel by Angie Thomas, follows the fallout to deliver a riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines tale about race, class, and division in America—and how, just maybe, we can still make ourselves whole.

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 martens@noblenet.org.

July 19: Arrival

Friday, July 19 at 1 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Amy Adams is an intergalactic linguist with a tricky job to do in 2016’s dazzling mind-bender, Arrival. Extraterrestrial life is paying us a visit, and seems to have something important to say…but how to crack the code?

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 martens@noblenet.org.

July 20: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party

Join us on July 20 for an all day, all-ages Moon landing anniversary party. From Moon inspired story times, to drop-in cosmic art, to straw rocket building, there is something for everyone. We will cap off the day with an all-ages, space-themed presentation. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of “one giant leap for mankind.”

All Day: Phases of the Moon and Planets Scavenger Hunt
9:30 AM: Special Moon Inspired Baby and Toddler Story Time
10 AM: Adults and Teen Drop-in Cosmic Art
10:30 AM: Special Moon Inspired Preschool Story Time and Craft
11 AM: Teen Straw Rocket Building
12 PM: Marshmallow Constellations for Grades K-5
2 PM: Special Space-themed Presentation

Questions: knelson@noblenet.org

August 5: Cheese Tasting

Monday, August 5 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

If the Moon is made out of green cheese, then we better taste some! In honor of the summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we have embraced the rumors about the Moon! Learn about cheese pairings from Emmy Frye, Banquet Chef at the Hawthorne Hotel, and try some delicious cheese. Registration required. Registration opens July 5.

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org

May 16: Spring Book Crafts

Paint and brushesThursday, May 16, 2019
6–8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! Let’s take some old books and make them into something new. Join us to create paper bouquets and cards out of re-purposed books.

No talent necessary. The library will provide all art supplies. This program is geared towards adults and young adults (ages 14+) as some of the art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Questions? Please contact Katie at knelson@noblenet.org or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

March 30: Novelist Plus

book with pages forming a heartNovelist Plus: Discover Your Next Favorite Book
Saturday, March 30 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Tired of struggling to figure out what to read next? Would you like to try something different? Join us for presentation on Novelist Plus, a digital library tool that will help you discover your next favorite book! You may find read-alikes, browse your favorite genres, or explore books to match your mood – whether that’s witty, sassy, bleak, or something else. We will also discuss Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers to find and share books they love. A brief book chat will follow to share our favorite reads with others. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org.