*Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.
Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
New Year Hours
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019: Close at 4 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: CLOSED
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
All locations will resume normal hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Symphony by the Sea with Friends
The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is running a special fundraiser this winter. Tickets to the January 26 Symphony by the Sea concert "AMERICAN ICONS: Barber, Copland, Gershwin and the Great American Songbook" at The Cabot will be sold at the Circulation Desk of the main library for $35 each. Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bookmobile will be off the road for maintenance starting Monday, December 9. Keep an eye on the Bookmobile page for updates. Questions? Contact Katie Marsh at email@example.com or 978-778-5886.
Open Call for Baby Fair Vendors
Do you offer a resource for new or expectant parents? If so, the Beverly Public Library is looking for you! Deadline for submissions is December 6.
This month, the main library is hosting an exhibit by Sheila Alden. Sheila has been creating art since she could pick up a pencil. She loves experimenting with mediums including oils, oil pastels, acrylics, and watercolors as well as rendering intricate pencil and ink drawings. An advocate of computers and technology, she is a skillful fine art digital photographer, graphic designer, and creates digital art. Her love of life, animals, and nature are reflected in her bold artwork. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.
For those in grades 6-12.
Monday, Dec. 9 from 3:30-5:30 PM
Get a henna tattoo and make a holiday craft. FREE. Snacks and all materials provided. Must bring a signed permission slip.
Pizza & a Movie: A Wrinkle In Time
Thursday, Dec. 19 from 3:45-5:30 PM
Join us for A Wrinkle in Time on the big screen...with free pizza!
Save the Date: 24th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Calling all teen poets! Starting Monday, January 6, 2020 the library will accept entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will close for entries on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4 PM. Finalists will be invited to read their poems aloud and winners will receive cash prizes at our Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception at the end of April. Complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, will be posted online by the opening date.
Check out the Teens Pagefor more teen activities and resources.
Move and Shake!!!
Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 AM
Join us for a new take on traditional story times! We’ll use a combination of ebooks & apps as well as our usual songs, rhymes, shakers & scarves!
A Little Night Music and Rhyme
Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Join us for musical rhythmic fun! Dancing, shaking, moving and singing! For families and children under 5 (or so).
Check our calendar to see everything that's happening thismonth.
Bebop Beats in Beverly!
Fridays, Dec. 6 and 13 at 10:30 AM
Musical Mornings with Miz Liz
Saturday, December 14 at 10 AM
Graphic Novel Book Club
Wednesday, December 11 at 4 PM
For grades 3-6
LEGO Family Build
Saturday, Dec. 21 from 2:30-3:30 PM
Winter Story Times begin January 7
Check out the Kids Page for more activities and resources.
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Join the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library on Sunday, December 8 from 12-2 PM for a Nutcracker themed open house with the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker himself. We’ll have musical entertainment, crafts for children, story reading, and festive refreshments. All are welcome.
Knitting for Charity
Handcrafters, we are once again collecting hand knit or crocheted winter wear to donate to Beverly Bootstraps. Please bring in newly crafted hats, scarves and gloves through the end of January. Thank you for sharing your talents!
Knit, Crochet and Embroider at the Library
Thursday, December 5 from 7-8:30 PM
Self Led Nonfiction/Memoir Writing Group
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10:30 AM-12 PM
Division! When Beverly Farms tried to Separate from Beverly
Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7:15-8:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 19 from 7-8:30 PM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is our new early learning initiative designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s important milestones: kindergarten. Reading with your child everyday is one of the best ways to prepare for a lifetime of learning and fun. Together you can read 1000 books and we’re here to help and cheer you on! Sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Celebrations of Light (school-age children)
Thursday, December 12 at 3:30 PM
Music with Dara (18 months-5 years with a caregiver)
Friday, Dec. 13 from 10:30-11:15 AM
LEGO Build Plus! (ages 4 and up and their families)
Tuesday, December 17 at 4 PM
Music & Rhymes (ages 4 and under with a caregiver)
Friday, December 20 at 11 AM
This month, “On the Right Track,” a group of artists from the North Shore and beyond, will feature paintings in a variety of styles and media. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 6-8 PM. All are welcome.