Beverly Public Library  April 2018 News
April Holiday Hours
Both library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 1, 2018 for the Easter holiday, and on Monday, April 16 for Patriots' Day.
Delayed Opening May 4
The main library will open at 1 PM on Friday, May 4 due to staff training. The library's hours that day will be 1 - 5 PM.
Members Only Book Sale Preview
Friday, April 6 from 6 - 8 PM
Sohier Room and Barnet Gallery, Main Library
Socialize and browse books in a family-friendly, relaxed setting at our Friends of the Library Preview Sale. Not yet a member of the Friends? You can join or renew at the door! Regular book sale prices apply. Cahs and checks accepted. Refreshments included. Info: Allison Babin at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or
2018 Spring Book Sale
April 7 through April 15, Main Library
Sohier Room and Barnet Gallery, Main Library
Stock up on your warm weather reading at our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale! There'll be two rooms full of hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction for all ages, categorized for easy browsing. Hardcovers $2, paperbacks $1, and kids books are 2 for $1. A small selection of music and movies will also be available. Open to the public during regular library hours.
Upcoming Technology Programs
Catch up on your technology skills in April and May! Location: Sohier Room, Main Library.

"All About Apps"
Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM
No registration
What are the best apps out there today for music? Fitness? Social media? Travel? Bring your smartphone or tablet and join us for this hands-on discussion regarding the world of apps. More info here.

"Introduction to Google Suite" (Parts 1 & 2)
Wednesdays, May 9 and May 16 at 10 AM
Registration required
Learn the basics of some of the free online tools in Google Suite in this two-part series. Register for one or both. Part 1 (May 9) will cover Drive and Docs, Part 2 (May 16) will cover Google Sheets, Slides, Maps, and Hangouts. Get all the details here.
Popcorn & Francois Truffaut
Day for Night (1973)
Friday, April 27 from 1 - 3 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Don't miss the final installment of our Hitchcock-Truffaut Film Series with the 1973 Francois Truffaut film Day for Night, starring Jacqueline Bissett, Jean-Pierre Leaud, and Truffaut himself. Free popcorn included! Free and open to adults, signup not required.
Can You Help Us Stop Hunger?
"Stop Hunger Now" Food Drive
April 15 through April 21
Main Library
Did you know that in Massachusetts, 1 in 7 children struggle with hunger? We're partnering with the Endicott College Community Service Office to combat hunger with a food drive from April 15 through 21. Bring unexpired canned goods to the main library and we'll deliver them to Beverly Bootstraps and River House at the conclusion of the drive. Questions? Please email Allison Babin, Assistant Library Director.
Spring Book Crafts
Thursday, May 17 from 6 - 8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! Let’s take some old books and make them into something new. We'll create paper bouquets and cards out of re-purposed books. Free and open to age 14 and up, registration not required. Find additional details here. Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program!
New! English Conversation Circles
Friday, April 20 from 10 - 11 AM
Barnet Gallery, Main Library
Adult English Language Learners - join comfortable conversations in English at our monthly Conversation Circles. We'll focus on common English expressions, grammatical curiosities, issues of local interest, and perhaps some poetry. Free; signup not needed. Information: Martha at 978-921-6062, ext. 2119 or
Welcome in many languages
Teen Happenings
For more information visit our  Teens Page or email Meghan at

The following programs are located in the Sohier Room:

Pizza & a Movie - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wednesday, April 15 from 12 - 3 PM
Bored and hungry during school vacation? Come eat free pizza at the library and watch the latest Star Wars movie on our big screen!

22nd Annual Teen Poetry Contest Ceremony
Wednesday, April 25 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
The library’s highly competitive Teen Poetry Contest received 569 entries this year! Join us for this ceremony where selected teen finalists will read their poems aloud, winners will be announced, and prizes awarded. A reception with refreshments will follow. Contest participants, finalists and their families, teachers, parents, and all others are welcome! Registration not required.
Children's Room
For more information visit our  Kids Page or call 978-921-6062.

Spring Story Times are in session and will continue until the week of May 6. More Story Time info here. Featured programs:

A Little Night Music and Rhyme
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Musical rhythmic fun! Dancing, shaking, moving and singing for families and children under 5 (or so). No registration.

LEGO Family Build
Saturday, April 14 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM
We provide the LEGOs and other building materials. You provide the family and the creativity!
Bring a camera or phone to capture your creation! No registration.

Saturday Story Times
Saturday, April 21
Join us for our new Saturday story times featuring fun books, songs, fingerplays and rhymes! No registration.
  • 9:30 AM: Baby & Toddler Story Time (age 0 - 2)
  • 10:30 AM: Pre-school Story Time (age 3 - 5; includes craft)

Science Squad
Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 PM
For grades 1 - 5. Can you make a clay boat float? Let's find out! No registration.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz
Saturday, April 28 from 10 - 10:30 AM
A fun, interactive mix of children’s sing-a-long music, movement and literature. For age 0 - 5 and parents/caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. No registration.

We have additional programs happening this month! Visit our Kids Page for details and times.

Farms Branch Events
Please visit our  Farms page for additional details or call 978-921-6066.

Spring Story Times are currently in session and will generally run through May 21.

Music with Dara
Fridays, April 6 and May 4 at 10:30 AM
A lively, interactive music program for kids 18 months to 5 years. All welcome.

For adults:

Knit, Crochet & Embroider @ the Library
Thursday, April 5 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. We welcome all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. Instruction not provided. 

Adult Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 19 from 7 - 8:30 PM
This month’s selection is: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Ask us about alternate formats! New members welcome.

Art Show: "Reflections" by Rob Franco
April 4 – 28
Artist Rob Franco displays his oil paintings of boats, birds and wild Assateague Island ponies. Join Rob on Tuesday, April 17 from 7 - 8 PM for a National Park Service video highlighting the wild ponies that have been on Assateague Island for over 300 years, along with a "Show and Tell" of objects from beach combing in Delaware and Maryland - including 17th century shipwreck items! 
Ongoing Offerings
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