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.
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
It’s the Chinese Year of the Pig! Join us for festive stories, crafts and activities.
Winter Story Times
are in session - check the
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.