Beverly Public Library March 2019 News
Annual Friends Spring Book Sale
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6! It's the first day of the library's annual Spring Book Sale , run by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library . This is one of the Friends’ major fundraisers of the year, and all proceeds benefit the library. So come on in and stock up for your summer beach reads! The sale will run through Sunday, April 14, and is open daily during regular library hours .
 
Membership Has Its Privileges!
Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 5 from 6-8 PM . It’s a wonderful chance to socialize and seek books in a relaxed setting. Not yet a member of the Friends? No problem! You can join or renew at the door.
Save the Date! Symphony by the Sea with Friends
The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is running a special fundraiser next month. Tickets to the May 5 Symphony by the Sea concert, "Broadway to Beethoven and Back" at The Cabot will be sold at the library for $35, and will include a complimentary Friends membership for new members! Questions? Contact Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director, at babin@noblenet.org .
Monday Mornings
Monday Mornings spring session has begun! Please join us at 9:30 AM for the program; doors open at 9 AM for refreshments.

March 4: What’s a Day Without Clean Water? A Week? A Way of Life? with Peter Johnson

March 11: The Great American Street Organ & Calliope Show with Tony Gangi

March 18: The Loss Of The USS Indianapolis with Bob Begin

March 25: Salem Sketches with filmmakers Perry Hallinan and Joe Cultrera
Adult Programs
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.

Cookbook Club
Cookbook Club is back on March 28 at 6 PM. Registration required .

A Star is Born
So you want to be a rock and roll star? Join us on Friday, March 29 at 1 PM for a screening of 2018’s instant classic .

Novelist Plus: Discover Your Next Favorite Book
Join us on March 30 at 10 AM for presentation on Novelist Plus , a digital library tool that will help you discover your next favorite book!
 
English Practice Group
Weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11 - 11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels.
March Art: "Windows" photography by Sharon Clark
This month the main library welcomes an exhibit by Sharon Clark, on view in the Sohier Room. The camera lens can be thought of as the artist's window. In an inward and reflective process, these photographs are an exploration through the artist's travels. Perhaps these photographs aim to hold onto or document the past. They become archeological artifacts. Our perceptions and feelings change when looking through windows. Sharon Clark is co-founder of The Clark School, founded in Beverly, and currently in Rowley. 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 karasin@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2130 or check the Teens page for upcoming programs, new books, and more!

Events for teens in grades 6-12
 
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 .

Pizza & A Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Thursday, March 21 from 3:45 - 6 PM
Join us for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on the big screen...with free pizza!
Children's Room
For more info contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

Spring Story Times will begin the week of March 17 and run through the week of May 5 - check the Kids page for details.
 
Event Highlights

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 !

Bebop Beats in Beverly
Fridays at 10:30 AM, March 1 through 29
Join us for a new parent and child playgroup! Play and explore during this fun-filled hour of songs, stories, and family friendly activities. For families with children of all ages. Noted musician MaryBeth Maes will be rocking and singing at Bebop Beats in Beverly on March 15, 22 and 29. All are welcome to sing, dance, play and learn!
 
Presented by the CFCE of the North Shore. CFCE of the North Shore is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.
 
Science Squad (For grades 1-5)
Thursday, March 28 at 3:30 PM
Electricity is an invisible force all around us. Join us in looking at the science of electricity using materials such as balloons, ping pong balls, salt & pepper, and more to make electricity a little more visible.
 
Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch Events
How the Irish Shaped Beverly Farms
Thursday, March 28 from 7 - 8:30 PM
An illustrated lecture by Nancy Coffey on how the Irish shaped the physical and cultural landscape of Beverly Farms. Local residents will share stories of their memories of the Irish in Beverly Farms. All are welcome.
 
Knit, Crochet and Embroider at the Library
Thursdays, March 7 and April 4 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is open to all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. No instruction is provided.

March Art: “Contemporary Impressionism” by Kathleen Miller
Conrad Room, Farms branch
This month, the Farms branch will be displaying the artwork of Kathleen Miller. Painting for Kathleen is a mode of self-expression, a way to form a deeper connection with others and the natural world, and also a tool for healing-for both the artist and the viewer. Kathleen works primarily in oils and mixed media, with strong expressive and abstract influences. “My goal is to impart a feeling of touching the sea and sand, standing in the wind and the elements, breathing the air, and being present in a piece of my own personal experience.”
 
Children’s Events
Music with Dara
Fridays, March 1 and April 5 from 10:30-11:15 AM
Join Dara for a lively, interactive music program. For children, ages 18 months-5 years and their caregivers. All are welcome.
 
PJ Story Time
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 PM
Celebrate the pajama drive with stories, songs and crafts and bring a new pair of kid’s pajamas. For kids of all ages and their caregivers.
 
Tuesday Night Taps and Tunes
Tuesdays, March 12 and 26 at 6:30 PM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. For children 4 years and under and their caregivers.

Winter Story Times continue through March 13 - check the Farms page for details.

Pajama Drive at the Farms Continues through March 15
As part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive , the Farms will be collecting donations of new pajamas for children of all ages, babies through teens! Thanks for your donations so far!
 
March Madness
Thursday, March 28 at 3:30 PM
Registration required
Children ages 6-11 years old will celebrate this exciting athletic event with stories, a craft, a snack and basketball activities. Please register by calling 978-921-6066.
Ongoing Offerings
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