Beverly Public Library August 2018 News
"Summer Sounds" Continues
Wednesdays Through August 22
6 - 7 PM, Winter Street Courtyard (Rain location: Sohier Room)
Summer Sounds, our free outdoor summer concert series featuring local musicians, is underway! View the full schedule on our website.
“Monday Mornings” Fall Series
The Monday Mornings fall series will start on Monday, September 10. Keep a lookout for the program schedule later this month. 
Monday Mornings is a lecture series designed for senior adults. All adults welcome to attend. Programs run from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Light refreshments are available starting at 9 AM. Programs are free, signup not required. To be added to the program email list, or for more info please email .
Labor Day Hours
The main library and the Farms branch will be closed on Monday, September 3 . In addition, the main library will be closed on Saturday, September 1 . The main library is closed on Sundays and the Farms branch is closed Saturdays, until October 2018.
Adult Programs
Online Radio & Music
Thursday, August 2 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
No registration required
Learn the basics of streaming music online, creating playlists, and how to use popular music services and apps, including Bluetooth technology and BPL’s Qello . Info: Lisa at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2120.

Let's Go To The Movies!
Join us Monday, August 6 at 6:30 PM for Martin Scorsese’s documentary, The Last Waltz . The films continue Friday, August 24 at 1 PM with Midterm Madness! Our election season cinema series runs select Fridays, August through November. Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring these programs.

English Learner Conversation Circles
Friday, August 17 from 10:15 - 11 AM
Fogg Room, Main Library
Adult English Language Learners of all levels are welcome to join our once-a-month Conversation Circles. At these free gatherings, we have comfortable conversations in English.

English Practice Group Volunteers Needed!
The library is looking for volunteers to help lead weekly English Practice Groups for adult English Language Learners. Please visit our website for more information and consider joining us on Friday, September 7 at 11 AM for a volunteer informational and training session.
Adult Summer Reading! Now Through August 8
Summer reading is not just for kids. Adults, make your beach reading count. For fun! It is not too late to pick up one of ou r bingo boards online or at any service desk (including our Beverly Farms branch). Prizes include free Chipotle, gift cards to iTunes and Barnes and Noble, and a BOSE Bluetooth speaker! Bingo boards include all participation info and prize entry details. Info: Allison at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.
Children's Room
For more info, contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

“Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program
Reading logs must be returned to the Children’s Room by Wednesday, August 8 to win the Topsfield Fair Prize Packet for children age 5 years old to grade 6. It is very important that you visit the Children’s Room with your reading log by this date. We will not be able to accept late entries. Children who read at least 700 minutes will earn a Topsfield Fair Prize Packet which includes admission to the fair, a hot dog and drink voucher, and 2 ride tickets. They will also receive a rockin’ roll rubber duck and can enter a raffle to win “Libraries Rock!” Prizes. Children 4 and under will select a free book.
Reading for a Cause
There’s still time to add a Book Note with the title of your favorite book to our "Libraries Rock!" musical display! When we reach the goal of 1,000 Book Notes the Friends of the Library will donate $200 to the local nonprofit group Music & Youth .
August Event Highlights

Creativity Lab! (for preschool and up)
Wednesdays August 1, 8 and 15 at 11 AM
No registration required
Be creative! Each week we'll provide different materials for your creations! Cardboard cylinders and tape! Rocks and markers! Corks and rubber bands! Also egg cartons, popsicle sticks, feathers, pipe cleaners and more!
Tony Toledo presents “Libraries Rock!”
Friday, August 3 at 10:30 AM
No registration required
Local storyteller Tony Toledo weaves interactive stories and rhythmic tales of music and magic! Celebrate, chant, and rock out with Tony! For all ages.
Musical Movie and Popcorn
Monday, August 13 at 6:30 PM
No registration required
This program is for families and children. Watch and sing along with the movie Annie (1987) and enjoy some delicious popcorn!

Visit the Kids page to see MANY MORE summer programs!
Teen Happenings
For more info, contact Meghan at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2130.

Summer Reading Program for Teens!
Registration for the teen summer reading program ends July 31! Teens win prizes by tracking how much they read and the events they attend on their “Libraries Rock!” Game Cards. To sign up, visit library any time through Tuesday, July 31. Game cards will be available at the Reference Desk and in the Young Adult Office (when staffed).
August Events
The following events are open to young adults entering grades 6 through 12:

Board Games, Raffle & Prizes
Wednesday, August 8 from 2 - 4 PM
Drop in or stay the whole time. Play board games and eat snacks! Watch the live drawing for the grand prizes & collect any outstanding prizes.  Teen summer reading ends at 4 PM.

Visit the Teens page to see summer programs!
Farms Branch Events
August Art: “Cape Ann Artists Group Show”
August 2 - 31
Artists from Susie Field’s Monday painting class in Gloucester will exhibit at the library this month. The group paints all around Cape Ann in the warm weather. The show will include a variety of paintings styles and mediums. Join us for a lovely summer art show.

Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, August 16 from 7 - 8:30 PM
New members welcome. This month we're discussing Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Books may be picked up in advance at the library. Copies may be also available in large print, CD audiobook and digital formats. 

Children’s Events
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Programs for Children
Twilight Tales
Thursdays, August 2, 9 and 16 at 6:30 PM
Bring a blanket and a snack. PJs optional. Story times for the whole family on the library lawn.*
Music with Dara
Fridays, August 3 and September 7 at 10:30 AM
Join Dara for a lively musical concert on the library lawn.* The show is geared for children ages 18 months-5 years old. All are welcome.
Reptiles (for age 5 and up)
Wednesday, August 15 at 11 AM
The Museum of Science Traveling Programs will bring an assortment of live reptiles to the library. We’ll learn about these amazing creatures and why they are important to us.

*In case of rain, lawn programs will be held in the library.
The “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, Mass. Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners, the Beverly Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Topsfield Fair.
Ongoing Offerings
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