Volume 27, No. 1 | January 2018
Beverly Public Library News
In Memoriam: Library Trustee Neil Olson
The Beverly Public Library regrets to announce the passing of long-time library trustee Neil B. Olson. Neil was the Director of Libraries of Salem State College for 30 years, and a Trustee of Beverly Public library for 40 years. Neil will be greatly missed by the library and the community. His funeral service will be held at the main library, 32 Essex Street, on Sunday January 7 at 2 PM. Read more here.
January Holiday Hours
New Year's: The main library will close at 4 PM on Sunday, December 31. The Beverly Farms branch is closed on Sundays. The main library and the Farms branch will be closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year's Day. Both libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 2.

MLK Jr., Day: Both library locations will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
MLK speech
Announcing "Books & Brews"
Inaugural meeting: Wednesday, January 24
6:30 - 8:30 PM
21+; registration required
We're pleased to announce a new book group that will meet monthly (4th Wednesday) at the The Indo, 298 Cabot Street, Beverly. That's right - your library, in a bar! Engage in great discussion while enjoying food and drinks. Titles will include bestselling fiction and nonfiction by popular authors.  Read more or register here.
January 18: Celebrate Pie!
Thursday, January 18
7 - 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
It's our annual family-friendly celebration of National Pie Day! Create or buy a pie to share with other attendees after a fun story sharing session led by local storyteller Tony Toledo. Fun for all ages - registration not required. See more details here. Info: flynn@noblenet.org.
Meditation for New Beginnings
Thursday, February 1
7 - 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Begin your New Year with meditation! In this busy, fast-paced world, peace can seem like an elusive commodity. Join Eileen Carlotto, a long-time meditation practitioner, to learn about effective techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, promote inner growth, and improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. Includes a short (chair) meditation sitting. Free and open to adults and teens. Signup not required.
Hitchcock-Truffaut Film Series
North by Northwest
Friday, January 26
1 - 3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Are you a classic movie buff with Friday afternoons available? Join us for a 5-film monthly series honoring two of the 20th century's most beloved filmmakers, Alfred Hitchcock and "French New Wave" auteur Francois Truffaut. This month: the 1959 Hitchcock classic North by Northwest! Includes free popcorn. Read more here.
Monday Mornings
Spring Series: Starts January 29
Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Free, no registration
Monday Mornings is a free, weekly lecture series for senior adults. Join us on January 29 for the Spring Series kickoff with a talk about the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933 - 1942) by former library director Patricia Cirone. Details coming soon! And, keep an eye on the Monday Mornings page for the complete Spring schedule. Info: flynn@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2134.
Children's Room
Winter Story Times begin the week of January 7 and continue through the week of February 25. See all programs on our Kids Page. Featured programs:

Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Saturday, February 3
We'll celebrate this special day with two story times and a raffle:
  • 9:30 AM, ages 0 - 2
  • 10:30 AM, ages 3 - 5 (includes craft)
Visitors on this day may enter a raffle to win a copy of Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney as well as a plush Llama, Llama toy. All welcome - join us! No registration.

Reading with Coco (Grades 1 - 5)
Tuesdays, January 9 and 23 at 3:30 PM
Registration required
10-minute reading sessions with a certified therapy dog for struggling readers. 3 slots per date. Call to register: 978-921-6062, ext. 2107.

LEGO Family Build
Saturday, January 27 from 2 - 3 PM
Build outstanding LEGO creations with the whole family! No registration.

A Little Night Music and Rhyme 
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
For families and kids under 5 (or so). No registration.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz
Saturday, January 13 at 10 AM
A fun, interactive mix of children's sing-along music, movement and literature. For newborn - 5 years and parents/caregivers. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, January 11 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Build spectacular LEGO structures that will be displayed in the Children’s Room! For ages 4 - 6. No registration.

Science Squad (Grades 1 - 5)
Thursday, January 25 at 3:30 PM
Learn about fingerprint forensics! No registration.

Teen Happenings
For more information visit our Teens Page or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org.

Teen programs / events are for teens in grades 6 through 12 only.

Teen Trivia 
Wednesday, January 10 from 3:45 - 5 PM
Sohier Room
Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and join our trivia challenge! Free snacks included, prizes for the top scores.

Pizza Book Club: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Tuesday, January 16 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Sohier Room
Registration required
For grades 6 - 12 (especially good for middle school). Free pizza and discussion. This quarter's book: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Register here.

Pizza & A Movie: Title to be announced
Thursday, January 25 from 3:45 - 6PM
Sohier Room
Free pizza and a movie on the big screen. Keep a lookout for the title on our Teens Page.

22nd Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Starting Wednesday, January 3, 2018 the library will accept entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. Complete information about the contest will be posted to our Teens Page by the opening date.

Art @ the Main Library
"Ban the Bomb" International Poster Exhibit
January 3 - 29, Sohier Room
Anti-nuclear posters from around the world. From the collection of long-time activist and former union treasurer Stephen Lewis. Free and open to the public during regular library hours, when meetings or library programs are not in progress. Info: lewisposters@gmail.com
Beverly Farms Branch News
For more information call 978-921-6066 or visit our Farms web page.

Knitting for Charity
Knit or crochet a warm winter item for a child or adult in need. Drop items at the Farms branch throughout January. Items will be distributed for free by Beverly Bootstraps. New items only, please.

Farms Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 19 from 7 - 8:30 PM
This month: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Copies available at our main desk, or please ask us for more info.

January Art: "Local New England" by Michael Hubley
January 3 - 30
Conrad Lecture Hall
Extraordinary nature photographs by award-winning, self-taught photographer Michael Hubley. Free - all welcome!


Winter Concert with Dara
Friday, January 5 at 10:30 AM
Join Dara each month at the library for a lively music concert. For ages 18 months – 5 years. All welcome - no registration. 

Winter Story Times
Starting the week of January 8. The Winter Session runs for eight weeks. Registration required (978-921-6066).

"Winter Wonderland Adventure"
Thursday, January 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Registration required (978-921-6066)
For ages 6 - 11 years. Frosty fun at the library! Snowy stories, cool crafts and activities, and a cozy snack near our special "fireside."
Ongoing Offerings
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