Beverly Public Library July 2019 News
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Party
On Saturday, July 20 come celebrate the anniversary of the Moon landing with an all day, all-ages party ! With Moon inspired story times, drop-in cosmic art, straw rocket building, marshmallow constellation crafts and an all-ages space-themed presentation, there will be something for everyone. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library .
Summer Reading Challenge!
Now through August 7
Read a bunch of great books and do fun activities to win awesome prizes! To participate, download the free Beanstack Tracker app or pick up a paper challenge card . More info on our Summer Reading page . For readers 18+.
Summer Sounds Returns
Wednesdays, July 10 through August 21 from 6-7 PM
Our free outdoor concert series featuring local musicians returns this year with a lineup featuring a great variety of family-friendly performances.

July 10: Blue Parrot
July 17: Molly Pinto Madigan
July 24: JD Debris & The Melee
July 31: Adrienne Howard and Linda Swicker

Keep up with the series on our events calendar . Summer Sounds is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library .
Independence Day Hours
We will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
Aquarium Passes
To celebrate the New England Aquarium ’s 50th Anniversary we have special passes for July and August! The passes will admit up to 4 people at 50% off the entrance fee. Check one out today!
Adult Programs
Cutting the Cord! Exploring Alternative to Cable TV
On Tuesday, July 2 at 7 PM explore some of the ways you can quit cable, keep the channels you care about and gain access to on-demand content.

Beverly Film Society Presents: Arrival
Join us on Friday, July 19 at 1 PM for the dazzling mind-bender, Arrival . Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

Yoga on the Lawn
On Saturday, July 13 at 1 PM registered yoga teacher, Kelly Rusch will take us through a Vinyasa yoga class on front lawn.

English Practice Group
Weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11-11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels.

Cheese Tasting
Learn about cheese pairings from Emmy Frye and try some delicious cheese. Monday, August 5 at 6 PM . Registration required .
July Art: The Geometry of Life: Deb Levene Photography
Sohier Room, Main Library
This month the main library welcomes an exhibit of photographs by Deb Levene . She states, “Lines, points, angles, and shapes surround us. The relationships among these visual elements compel me to photograph this geometry of life. I crop peripheral information from my preliminary photo aiming to shift the viewer’s perspective from conventional to thought-provoking.” When she’s not working on her photographs, Deb Levene enjoys much success creating and selling her Levene Designs pottery. Deb is a retired Art Teacher and former Assistant Principal in the Peabody Public Schools. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.
Beverly Public Schools: Summer Reading
School’s out for summer, and that means it’s time to read! The library has purchased multiple copies of all the books on Beverly Middle School’s and Beverly High School’s reading lists . The books are located in front of the teen area. Some titles are also available as eBooks or digital audiobooks, check OverDrive , hoopla , or ask a librarian for help.

A few things to remember:
  • Books go out for three weeks and they must be returned. Please plan accordingly so the next person waiting to read the book gets a chance to read it too.

  • If you don’t see the book you want to read, please ask! There may be copies in another part of the library. If not, we may be able to borrow a copy for you from another library or add you to our waiting list. It’s quick and easy! You just need your library card and the book title.

  • If you have any questions about the list or books, ask!
Teen Happenings
More info: contact Meghan at or check the Teens page .

Register for the teen Summer Reading Program through July 31 for opportunities to win great prizes! Teens win prizes by tracking how much they read and the events they attend on their “A Universe of Stories” game cards.

Events for teens in grades 6-12
Pizza & a Movie Marathon: Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, July 2 from 11 AM-3:30 PM
Join us for both Guardians of the Galaxy movies on the big screen...and free pizza!
Rev Up With Robots
Wednesday, July 10 from 2-3:30 PM
Space is limited. Registration recommended .
Explore our Dash, Ozobot and Cubelets robots with hands-on activities.
Rev Up With Robots is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Slime Time!
Friday, July 12 from 2-3 PM
Create your own stash of squishy, oozy slime!

Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, July 18 from 2-4 PM
This fun, interactive event will involve one teen secretly and unknowingly playing a murderer, and the other attendees must determine who among them is the criminal!
Straw Rockets
Saturday, July 20 from 11 AM-12 PM
How far can you launch your rocket? Drop-in to celebrate the Moon landing and show off your engineering skills.
Henna Tattoos and Craft
Tuesday, July 23 from 12-3 PM
Get an awesome henna tattoo that lasts up to 2 weeks! Must bring signed waiver .
A Hunger Games Inspired Field Day
Tuesday, July 30 from 1-3 PM
On the Beverly Common. Hunger Games lovers and anyone looking for an interactive adventure, join us for foam archery, capture the flag and a cornucopia elimination game. Must bring signed waiver .
Children's Room
More info: contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program
Blast off and explore worlds of fun by joining “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program! Check the Summer Reading page for info on cool prizes and events this summer.
Reading for a Cause
Join our Galaxy of Giving and help support a budding scientist! This summer we are collecting new school supplies and backpacks for the children of Pathways in Beverly. Please drop off new school supplies and backpacks in the Children’s Room of the main library. When you donate a shooting star with your name on it will be added to our Galaxy of Giving display!
Event Highlights
Bubbleology with Keith Michael Johnson
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 AM
Explore the secret world of bubbles!
This program is supported by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Rockabye Beats with Marco Valles
Friday, July 19 at 10:30 AM
Dance, sing, shake, rattle and roll with Marco Valles of Rockabye Beats.

Family Summer STEAM Night
Thursday, July 25 from 6:30-8 PM
Drop-in during our Family Summer STEAM Night and experience some awesome science resources available at the library.
Family Summer STEAM Night is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Animal World Experience
Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 AM
Calling all animal lovers! Matt Gabriel of Animal World Experience will bring a menagerie of animals from the furry to the scaly for a meet and greet at the library.
STAR WARS Symposium (ages 5 and up and families)
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 PM
Meet “Jedi Knight” Peter Struzziero, Star Wars aficionado and expert! May the Force be with you!
Rev Up with Robots Workshop for Kids
Wednesday, July 31 from 2-3:30 PM
Explore our Dash, Ozobot and Cubelets robots with hands-on activities.
Rev Up with Robots Workshop for Kids is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch
More info: contact the Farms branch at 978-921-6066.

“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program
Reading! Prizes! It's not too late to register. If enough patrons, of all ages, read FOUR books between June 19 and August 9, the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library will make a donation to the Christa McAuliffe Center.

Films at the Farms: First Man
Tuesday, July 16 at 6 PM
Popcorn and refreshments provided thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.
Farms Branch Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 18 from 7-8:30 PM
Our July selection is Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. In conjunction, we will be screening the movie October Sky based on the book on Thursday, August 8 at 2 PM . Questions? Call us at 978-921-6066. New members always welcome.

Short Story Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 23 from 7:30-8:30 PM
Join us for this the first in our new quarterly short story book discussion group. As part of “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program we will read and discuss Ray Bradbury’s classic, The Martian Chronicles .

July Art: Pop-Up Art Show
Calling all artistic patrons! See what pops up on our exhibit walls in the Conrad Room this month. If you have framed original works of art, let us know and you too can join the pop-up!
Teen Programs
Teen Improv in Space
Friday, July 19 at 2:30 PM
Eric Fulford, performer and artist, will lead teens in space-themed improv exercises in this "fun, fast-paced workshop."

Space Exploration for Teens
Thursday, July 25 from 6:30-8:15 PM
Experiment with gravity buckets and explore how black holes work!

Children’s Events
All Join In Story Time
Mondays, July 1 to August 5 at 11 AM
A story time for kids of all ages and their families with lots of participation from all!

Tuesday Night Taps and Tunes (4 years and under and their caregivers)
Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 at 6:30 PM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute.

Evening Music with Dara (18 months-5 years with a caregiver)
Thursdays, July 11 at 6:30 PM
Join Dara for these lively nighttime interactive music programs.

Moon Party (all-ages)
Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.

Space Hero Comic Book Creation (school-aged children and their families)
Friday, July 19 at 1 PM
Join in as artist, educator, and performer Eric Fulford creates a large scale one-of-a-kind space hero comic book using audience input.

Flight Lab (all-ages and their families)
Friday, July 26 at 3 PM
Explore the science of flight with hands-on activities.

Films at the Farms, Junior: E.T.
Tuesday, July 30 at 6 PM
Popcorn and drinks provided.
“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Beverly Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Topsfield Fair.
Ongoing Offerings
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