MAIN BRANCH: 32 Essex St.
FARMS BRANCH: 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms
Both branches will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Front Door Service
Front Door Service hours are currently as follows:
Monday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Front Door Service allows folks to place holds online and pick them up during designated hours, no appointment necessary. Learn more on the library’s Phased Reopening page.
The library staff is working hard to bring the community virtual programs during this extraordinary time. The library’s YouTube channel also has plenty of videos for all ages, including Quarantine Kitchen, Yoga, and Shelter in Verse. Please note: some programs require registration; visit the library’s website for full details.
Join via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. There won’t be shared food, but there will be plenty of conversation, company and sharing of ideas on how and what everyone is eating during this time.
Robert Reich: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It
On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., WBUR’s Christopher Lydon will moderate an engaging virtual conversation with Robert Reich on his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Registration is required. This program is made possible in partnership with the Newton Free Library.
Living Room Conversations
Enjoy a “Living Room Conversation” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., during which the following question will be discussed: “What does healing look like for the United States?” Register for this Zoom session here.
Book Discussion Groups via Zoom
Evening Book Group: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Farms Book Group: Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
LGBTQ Book Group: Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Books & Brews: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Register for the above sessions on the library’s Book Groups page.
Holistic Wellness For All
Beverly Public Library was recently awarded a federal Health & Wellness Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The Holistic Wellness For All grant will provide holistic health education, tools and wellness opportunities to those who need them most.
Programs: Register for one of these upcoming Holistic Wellness For All programs, with more to come.
Integrative Health: Using Holistic Approaches to Enhance Your Health & Well-Being
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Join Mandy Lubus and Kristen Harte of Holistic Therapies 4Life for a discussion exploring various holistic modalities. Topics include – yoga therapy, ayurveda, acutonics, chiropractic care, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, essential oils, and lots more.
Healing Sound Meditation
Thursday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Experience a guided meditation to explore the power of sound with Rev. Dr. Gail Cantor, Director of Spiritual Life at Endicott College. These sessions will include short meditations and will introduce the power of sound through chanting, sounds associated with the chakras, and sounds of the singing bowl.
A Peace of Art: Art Therapy Workshop
Friday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. Join art therapists from The Artful Life Counseling Center for an adult workshop to learn creative ways to reduce stress and develop an inner sense of peace through visual art-based mindfulness techniques.
25th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Calling all teen poets: the library is accepting entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will close for entries on Wednesday, March 3, at 4 p.m. Finalists will be invited to read their poems virtually and winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 28. Find complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details on the Teen Poetry Contest page.
Celebrate Black History Month With Children’s Books
In February and throughout the year, we invite you to celebrate the accomplishments of Black trailblazers by reading and sharing many of the outstanding books featured on our Black History Children’s Book List. And explore the collection of children’s eBooks and audiobooks highlighting Black History in OverDrive.
Check it Out!
Library of Things
The library is excited to announce new additions to its Library of Things collection.These new, nontraditional items may be of particular interest to families and include puzzles, games, a coding robot and more. Most Library of Things items circulate for one week and must be picked up and returned to their home library. Check out the Library of Things page and reserve one today.
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New York Times access
The Beverly Public Library offers patrons free digital access to the New York Times from the library and at home (remote) access for Beverly residents. For access, visit the library’s website and follow the prompts for remote or in library access. For more information, call 978-921-6062 and speak to a Reference librarian.
Digitized historical newspapers
The library has begun to digitize its historical Beverly newspapers. Early editions of the Beverly Citizen and Beverly Evening Times are now available from the Beverly History and Genealogy page. Articles can be searched, downloaded, cropped, highlighted, tagged and printed. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.