Beverly Public Library November 2018 News
Hoopla is Here

We are excited to announce hoopla digital, a new digital media service where you can access over half a million titles, in six different formats: movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks, and comics.
Hoopla launches for Beverly residents on November 1. Visit or download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store to your mobile device. Use your library card number to create an account and you're ready to go. Borrow up to 5 titles per month! Questions? Contact the Reference department at 978-921-6062.
New England’s General Stores: Author Talk with Ted Reinstein

“Chronicle” reporter and author, Ted Reinstein, joins us on Thursday, November 29 at 7 PM to discuss his new book, New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic.

A Q&A session and book signing will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. Questions? Contact or 978-921-6062, ext. 2135. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.
Bookmobile Service Resumes!

Our new Bookmobile Librarian, Katie Marsh, is excited to take the Bookmobile back on the road! Katie has returned home to New England after spending the past two years in Minnesota, where she worked in the Hennepin County Library and Washington County Library Systems. Katie is looking forward to meeting all of her new patrons and learning more about the Beverly community. View the schedule online .
November Holiday Hours

Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12: CLOSED
Main Library
· Wednesday, November 21: 9 AM-6 PM
· Thursday, November 22: CLOSED
Farms branch
· Wednesday, November 21: 10 AM-6 PM
· Thursday, November 22: CLOSED

Normal library hours resume Friday, November 23
Shopping Bag
Holiday Pop-Up Book Sale

One day only! On November 24 from 10 AM - 4 PM
celebrate Small Business Saturday with the Friends of the Beverly Public Library in a relaxed holiday setting. Browse books, DVDs, CDs and Friends merchandise all at book sale prices. Hardcovers $2, paperbacks $1, all children's books 2/$1-cash or check accepted.
Adult Programs
English Practice Group
Join us for weekly English practice groups on Fridays from 11 - 11:45 AM. For Adult English Language Learners of all levels. No group on November 23.

NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
We're excited to be hosting NaNoWriMo Write-Ins this November. What's NaNoWriMo ? It's National Novel Writing Month. You can write a novel with us on Sundays, November 4, 18 and 25 from 1 - 4:30 PM.

Midterm Madness!
Our election season cinema series concludes on November 16 at 1 PM with Election . Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program.

All-Ages Wreath Decorating Workshop
Bring the entire family to one of our fun wreath decorating sessions on Saturday, December 1 from 11 AM - 1 PM or 2 - 4 PM. Registration required .

Winter Book Crafts
On December 6 at 6 PM come to Winter Book Crafts and enjoy some hot chocolate while you give old books a new life.

Save the Date! Cookbook Club
Registration opens on November 13 for our December 13 Cookbook Club !
BGA Group Exhibit

This month the main library is hosting an exhibit by the Beverly Guild of Artists in the Sohier Room. The exhibit will include artwork in a range of media with a variety of themes, techniques and styles. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours and when meetings or library programs are not in progress.
Call for Artists

Are you an artist looking for free public display space, or do you know someone who is? The main library is currently seeking artists to fill our 2019-2020 exhibit schedule. Exhibits run for one month in the library's Sohier Room. If interested, please contact Ona at or 978-921-6062, ext. 2135.
Monday Mornings
The Monday Mornings fall series is in full swing! Please join us at 9:30 AM for the program, doors open at 9 AM for refreshments.

November 5
A Librarian Falls for Niagara Falls with Lisa Ryan
November 12
Veterans Day - NO PROGRAM
November 19
The West Beach Mansions of the Gold Coast Era with Nancy Coffey
November 26
The Cocoanut Grove Fire with Bob Begin
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!
Pizza Book Club
Wednesday, November 7 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Registration required
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 teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Our book this quarter is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Register on the Teens page .
Pizza & a Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp
Thursday, November 15 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Join us for Ant-Man and the Wasp on the big screen...with free pizza! 
Children's Room
For more info, contact the Children's Room at 978-921-6062, ext. 2107. 

Fall Story Times are in session and will run through the week of November 11 - check the Kids page for details.

November Event Highlights

Community Baby Shower
Saturday, November 17 at 3 PM
New parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited to join us for our first Community Baby Shower! Hear about local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, create a keepsake for your baby, and meet new families. We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Kate at .
Graphic Novel Book Club (for grades 3 - 6)
Wednesday, November 28 at 4 PM
Join us for our new monthly Graphic Novel Book Club! Each meeting will include a discussion and an activity centered around the graphic novel of the month!
Special Science Squad! Walkalong Gliders with Phil Rossoni (for grades 1 - 5)
Thursday, November 29 at 3:30 PM
Registration required
Learn some of the principles of aerodynamics with paper! You will have the chance to fly gliders of varying size and weight. Want to pilot your own walkalong glider? Join us for this fun science program! Parents are invited to attend. Please visit the Kids page or call 978-921-6062, ext. 2017 to register.
Visit the Kids page for MANY MORE fabulous programs!
Farms Branch Events
November A rt: “A Retrospective Show”
November 3 - 29
Constance Festo Lafond works in many mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, photography and mixed media. She is largely an impressionist using colorful compositions of figurative work and abstracted landscapes. Her work has been shown at many venues including the deCordova. Constance will host an “Artist’s Reception” on Saturday, November 3 from 1 - 4 PM.
“The Nutcracker Tea”
 Sunday, December 2 from 12 - 2 PM
Join us for our annual holiday open house, featuring visits from the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mrs. Santa Claus. We’ll have a musical performance, crafts for children, and festive treats, tea and holiday punch. The Tea is sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library.
Knitting for Charity
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 anytime through January. The items will be donated to Beverly Bootstraps and will be given to needy adults and children. All donations should be new items.
Children’s Events

Music with Dara
Friday, November 2 at 10:30 AM
Join Dara each month for a lively, interactive music program. The show is geared for children 18 months - 5 years. All are welcome.

Fall Story Times are in session - check the Farms page for details.
Ongoing Offerings
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