Beverly Public Library February 2019 News
Girls Who Code Club - Teens Register Now!
Mondays, February 4 through May 20 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Interested in building a website or cool app? Want to work as a team and build a project you care about? Join our new Girls Who Code Club. This club is free for teens in grades 6-12. No coding experience necessary. Just bring your commitment to trying something new! Register online .
PRESIDENTS' DAY: We're CLOSED on Monday, February 18.
The Beverly Public Library offers patrons FREE digital access to the New York Times from the library and at home (remote) access for Beverly residents. For access, visit our website and follow the prompts for remote or in library access. For more information call 978-921-6062 and speak to a Reference librarian.
We are excited to announce that AtoZdatabases is now available for Beverly Public Library patrons. Beverly residents can access the free databases any time through the library’s website , just have your library card handy.
AtoZdatabases includes:
·  Job Search & Résumé Templates
·  Free Mailing Lists and Sales Leads
·  Find a Business Profile
·  Background & Criminal Search
·  Find a Person
For more information call 978-921-6062 and speak to a Reference librarian.
Monday Mornings
Monday Mornings spring session starts on February 25! Please join us at 9:30 AM for the program; doors open at 9 AM for refreshments.
February 25
Short Skirts, Oh My! Women's Rights with Anne Barrett
March 4
What’s a Day Without Clean Water? A Week? A Way of Life? with Peter Johnson
Adult Programs
Introducing hoopla
Are you familiar with our new digital media service? Come to a demo of hoopla on Friday, February 15 at 10 AM and learn all about it.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Interested in 3D printing ? Teens and adults are welcome to join our Intro to 3D printing class on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 PM.

How to Research Your House
On Wednesday, March 6 at 7:15 PM, local historian Nancy Coffey will teach you how to research your house and the people who lived in it.

Alice's Ordinary People
Join us Thursday, March 14 at 7 PM for a screening of Alice's Ordinary People with filmmaker Craig Dudnick. Learn about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the civil rights movement.

Reducing Stress Through Meditation
Join Eileen Carlotto on Thursday, March 21 at 7 PM as she discusses meditation and learn a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can help reduce stress.
English Practice Group
Weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11 - 11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels.
February Art
Drawn In: Pen and Ink Drawings from the North Shore
Sohier Room, Main Library
If you like pen and ink drawings this is the exhibit to see. Beverly artist (and storyteller) Tony Toledo has invited his friends Amy Kucharik, Peter Urkowitz and Judi Jorge to display their pen and ink drawings along with his. The oil paintings of Ray Therrien of Lynn will also be displayed.
There will be an Artist Reception on Sunday, February 10 from 1:11 to 2:33 PM in the Sohier Room. The artists will speak about their love of drawing. Tony will provide decaf coffee and homemade chocolate chip cookies along with his art opinions.
Info: Tony Toledo at .
Teen Happenings
For more info contact Meghan at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2130 or check the Teens page for upcoming programs, new books, and more!

23rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Calling all teen poets! The library is now accepting entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will close for entries on Friday, March 1 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 on Wednesday, April 24. Complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, are on the teen poetry page .
Events for teens in grades 6-12

Girls Who Code Club - Register Now!
Mondays, February 4 through May 20 from 3:30 - 5 PM
Interested in building a website or cool app? Want to work as a team and build a project you care about? Join our new Girls Who Code Club. This club is free for teens in grades 6-12. No coding experience necessary. Just bring your commitment to trying something new! Register online .
Teen Board Game Bonanza
Wednesday February 20 from 2 - 4 PM
Come in from the cold, enjoy snacks, and take advantage of the library’s large collection of board games.
Pizza & A Movie: Megamind
Thursday, February 28 from 3:45 - 5:30 PM
Join us for a throwback: Megamind on the big screen...with free pizza! 
Pizza Book Club: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Wednesday, March 6 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school. (BMS students: Ask your ELA or Reading teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Our book this quarter is Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. This event requires registration .
Children's Room
For more info contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

Winter Story Times run through the week of February 24 - check the Kids page for details.
Event Highlights

Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Saturday, February 2 is Take Your Child to the Library Day! We will be celebrating with two story times and a raffle. At 9:30 AM we will be offering a story time for children ages 0-2, and at 10:30 AM there will be a story time and craft for children ages 3-5. Visitors to the Children’s Room on February 2 can enter a raffle to win a copy of Corduroy by Don Freeman as well as a Corduroy teddy bear.

Boston Bruins Annual PJ Drive
The Beverly Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons . We will be collecting new pajamas for babies, children and teens from February 1 through March 15. With the support of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, libraries across the state will be collecting pajamas for the drive. Help us reach our goal of donating 50 new pairs of pajamas from the Beverly Public Library! Pajamas can be dropped off in the Children’s Room and at the Reference Desk of the main library, at the Farms branch and on the Bookmobile.

Pajama Story Time! (For preschool children)
Monday, March 4 at 6:30 PM
Wear your cozy pajamas to story time and bring your favorite teddy bear. Enjoy bedtime stories, songs and a craft! If you would like you can bring a pair of pajamas to donate to our PJ Drive!

Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch Events
Introducing Our New Farms Branch Librarian
The library is pleased to announce the selection of our former Reference/Children's Librarian, Martha Morgan, for the position of Head of Branch Library Services. Martha will be replacing Kate Ingalls, who recently retired after 22 years of service. At the main library, Martha, who has worked as a librarian for more than 25 years, instituted many wonderful new programs, including weekly night music for children, notary service, and English Practice Groups. Martha is looking forward to bringing her enthusiasm and creativity to the Farms branch. Be sure to stop by to say hello to Martha!
February Art: “Submerged Gardens: Near and Far”
February 1 - 27
This month, the artwork of Kimberly Collins Jermain will be on display at the library. Kim paints while snorkeling, using oil stick and YUPO paper to create color studies which she then translates to oil paintings. The pieces in this show are from New England and Pico Island, Azores. Kim will present “An Illustrated Talk” on Thursday, February 7 from 7-8:30 PM detailing her amazing technique that produces these beautiful paintings. All are welcome.
From the Spaulding Garden to Orchidvale: 1906-1950s
Tuesday, February 19 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Nancy Coffey of the Beverly Farms History Project will give a brief illustrated talk on the history of the Spaulding Gardens and Albert Burrage’s Orchidvale. Following the lecture, Barbara and Carol Gomez, whose father was the last Orchidvale superintendent and mother was the orchid breeder, will share their memories. Orchidvale is now the current Glen Urquhart property. Audience members will be invited to share their stories of the property.
Children’s Events
Preschool Music with Dara
Fridays, February 1 and March 1 from 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Join Dara each month at the library for a lively interactive music program. The program is geared for children, ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.
Celebrate Chinese New Year (For ages 6-11)
Tuesday, February 5 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Registration required
It’s the Chinese Year of the Pig! Join us for festive stories, crafts and activities.

Winter Story Times are in session - check the Farms page for details.

Pajama Drive and Pajama Story Time at the Farms
As part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive, the Farms will be collecting new pajamas for children of all ages, from babies to teens! From February 1 through March 15 new pajamas may be dropped off at the Farms branch (or the main library).
You may also drop off pajamas at our special Farms Pajama Story Time on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 PM for preschool aged children and their families.
Ongoing Offerings
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