September 12: Meditation for Inner Peace During Turbulent Times

Thursday, September 12* from 7-8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

*Please note date change
We are living in a time that feels often confusing and stressful.  People are more anxious and there is often a struggle to find ways to stay positive and true to our inner core. Join Eileen Carlotto, as she demonstrates how incorporating meditation in our lives can be the change that can make a big difference in our lives and the lives of others. Participants will be guided through a first-hand personal experience of meditation.

Eileen Carlotto
Eileen Carlotto is a middle-school art teacher, author, and illustrator. With 35 years meditation experience to draw on, Eileen offers workshops on various aspects of meditation and spirituality. Eileen has studied under a world renowned meditation teacher and been to India many times to deepen her practice and share this technique with others.

Eileen demonstrates how, in the middle of a jam-packed, daily schedule, you can integrate your meditation practice into your own busy life.

Questions? Contact Katie at 978-921-6062, ext. 2122 or knelson@noblenet.org.

September 26: Banned Book Discussion

Book Discussion of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Thursday, September 26 from 7-8:30 PM

Fogg Room, Main Library

In honor of Banned Book Week, join us for a book discussion of one of the most challenged books in the US. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie has been on the list of most frequently challenged titles 7 times in the past 9 years. Let’s talk about that!

Discussion titles are available at the Circulation Desk. They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive. Search our catalog, or ask our Reference staff for assistance 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

For questions regarding the program, please contact Katie at 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.

Questions? Contact Katie at knelson@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 by Richard Fecteau on the Moon Landing

Questions: knelson@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.

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.