Beverly Public Library January 2019 News
Pastel by Johanna Bohoy
A Fond Farewell to Kate!
Kate Ingalls, the Head of the Beverly Farms Branch Library for 22 years, will be retiring this month. Kate has been the heart and soul of the Farms Branch for the past two decades, and she will be greatly missed by members of the Beverly Farms community, her fellow employees and all the friends she has made over the years in Beverly. To help give Kate a great send-off and to honor her contribution to the library, please join us for an open house and reception on Thursday, January 24 from 6-8 PM at the Beverly Farms Branch Library.

Image: cropped pastel, 'Library Ladies' by Johanna Bohoy, 2016
Stay Cozy With Our Digital Collection
It's cold, and snow days are coming. Plan ahead and get familiar with our digital collection ! All you need is your library card number and you won't have to leave the house for movies, music, eBooks, The New York Times , and more. Forgot your card number or need a PIN? Visit our Circulation desk with your ID and we'll get you squared away.
Main Library and Farms Branch
·  Monday, December 31: closing at 4 PM
·  Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED
·  Both locations will resume normal hours on Wednesday, January 2.

Main Library and Farms Branch
·  Monday, January 21: CLOSED
Join a Book Group
Looking for something new in 2019? Why not try one of our book groups - we offer something for everyone. New members are always welcome. Come once or as often as you want. There are book groups for kids and teens too!
Adult Programs
Join us Friday, January 11 at 1 PM for a screening of Selma in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Pie Day!
Bring the whole family on Thursday, January 17 at 7 PM to our pie potluck and story sharing with local storyteller Tony Toledo.

English Practice Group
Weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11 - 11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels.
Fitzroy Alexander Copyright Mark Chester
January Art
December/January Art: “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans” by Mark Chester
Sohier Room, Main Library
This month the main library welcomes an exhibit by photographer Mark Chester . This exhibit of inspirational portraits offers a moving display of newly naturalized U.S. citizens who hail from over 190 of the 196 countries and territories around the globe and are now residents of the Commonwealth. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.
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! Starting Thursday, January 3, 2019 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, March 1, 2019 at 4 PM. Finalists will be invited to read their poems aloud and winners will receive cash prizes at our Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 24. Complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, will be posted to the Teen Poetry Contest page by the opening date.

Events for teens in grades 6 - 12

Girls Who Code Club Information Session
Monday, January 7 from 4 - 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. No coding experience necessary. Just bring your commitment to trying something new. Come to the information session (parents and guardians welcome) to learn more. Club registration will be in January, with a club start date of February 4.
Interested in helping facilitate the club? Facilitators must be 18+ years old and have a passion for the mission of GWC. Coding experience a plus. Please contact Meghan at .

Pizza Book Club: Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Tuesday, January 8 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 Unwind by Neal Shusterman . Pick up a copy at the Circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library.

Teen Snack & Study Sessions
Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16 from 1 - 3 PM
Need a place to study, alone or with friends, for exams? Come to the Sohier Room at the main library for a moderately-quiet place to work on projects and homework. Snacks will be provided.

Pizza & a Movie: The Hate U Give
Thursday, January 24 from 3:30 - 6 PM
Join us for The Hate U Give on the big screen...with free pizza! 
Children's Room
For more info, contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

Winter Story Times begin the week of January 6 and run through the week of February 24 - check the Kids page for details.
Event Highlights

A Little Night Music and Rhyme
Thursdays, Jan. 3 through Jan. 24 at 6:30 PM
Join us for musical rhythmic fun! Dancing, shaking, moving and singing! For families and children under 5 (or so).

Special Science Squad (For grades 1-5)
Session I: Thursday, January 24 at 3 PM
Session II: Thursday, January 24 at 4 PM
Join us for a special Science Squad and learn about electronics with Snap Circuits Jr. Create exciting projects such as a flying saucer, alarms, doorbells and more. Space is limited. Please register for either session on the Kids page or by calling the Children’s Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107.
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.

Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch Events
January Art: “Kaleidoscope Photography Group”
January 3 - 30
Two members of the group, Carol Horvitz and Diana Ronell, will exhibit contemporary photographs this month. Each artist seeks to express and share the beauty of a scene rather than address deep or disturbing questions. They strive to have viewers experience pleasure in seeing. This lovely exhibit presents a unique way to welcome in the New Year.
Knitting for Charity
Handcrafters, are you looking for something warm and cozy to create after the holidays? We are inviting all handcrafters to knit or crochet a warm winter item for a child or adult in need. Items can be dropped off at the Beverly Farms Library through Friday, January 25. The items will be donated to Beverly Bootstraps and will be given to adults and children in need. All donations must be new items.
Children’s Events
Music with Dara
Friday, January 4 from 10:30-11:15 AM
Dara presents a lively, interactive music program each month at the library. The show is geared for children ages 18 months-5 years, and parent or caregiver. All are welcome.
Winter Wonderland Adventure
Tuesday, January 15 from 4-5 PM
Registration required
Children can join in the frosty fun at the library. We’ll have snowy stories, cool crafts, then warm up with a cozy snack near our special “fireside.” For ages 6-11 years.
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 5 from 3:30-4:30 PM
Registration required
We will ring in the Chinese “Year of the Pig” with festive stories, crafts and activities. For ages 6-11 years.
Winter Story Times resume in January - check the Farms page for details.
Ongoing Offerings
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