Nov. 24: Books & Brunch at the Indo Pub

Sunday, November 24 at 11 AM
The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street

Registration required

Please join us for Books & Brunch! The selected book is Becoming by Michelle Obama. Engage in lively discussion while being able to enjoy a delicious brunch at The Indo Pub, 298 Cabot Street. Patrons purchase their own food and beverages. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Discussion books are available at the 2nd floor checkout desk.  They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla.  Questions? Please contact Lisa Ryan for assistance: or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120

October 23: 1918 H1N1 Pandemic: The Unknown Killer

Wednesday, October 23 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

It has been just over 100 years since the 1918 H1N1 pandemic. Little is known about this tragic outbreak that infected over one third of the world’s population. This discussion will bring some awareness to the events that helped shape epidemiology and the public health care system as we know it today. What actually happened? How many died? Can it happen again? Why do so few know about this? Join us as Rich Fecteau takes us through this disturbing tale of the past and cautionary tale for the future. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

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

For questions regarding the program, please contact Katie at

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