Farms Branch

Adult Programs

July Art Show – “New England is Calling Me” – July 6 – 30

Beverly artist Mary Scannell will exhibit her oil paintings in the Conrad Lecture Hall this month. Mary’s colorful artwork includes scenes from all over New England, including flora, fauna, and people enjoying our great outdoors. Mary is a member of the Beverly Guild of Artists. She hasn’t had a solo exhibit at the library in several years – we’re happy to welcome her back.

Farms Book Discussion Group

Our Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM.

New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish.

Book selections:

July 16: “Orange Is the New Black” by Piper Kerman

August 19: “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes

Books may be picked up in advance at the Beverly Farms Library.

Programs for Children

Summer Reading Programs for Children

Visit the Farms Library and enjoy super summer programs. Sign up for Summer Reading, keep a Reading Log, and participate in our weekly Guessing Game.

“Super Duper Heroes” – Mondays at 11 AM, beginning July 6 *Please register in advance.*

For children, ages 3 1/2-5 years old. Stories, activities and crafts about fun and daring heroes.  Program runs for 6 weeks.

“Great Greek Heroes and Monsters” – Wednesdays, July 8 and 15 at 11 AM *Please register in advance.*

For children, ages 6-11 years old. The ancient Greeks had many Super Heroes! We’ll explore their world of heroes – through stories, myths and activities.

“Pinto Bella Hoops” – Wednesday, July 29 at 11 AM

For children, ages 6 and older. Pinto Bella brings her hula hoops to the Farms Library. The show includes hula hoop instruction and a short performance. Then children can learn new tricks and perfect their skills.

“Twilight Tales” – Thursdays, July 9, 23, 30 and August 13 at 6:30 PM

Stories on the lawn for children. Bring a blanket, snack. PJs are optional

“Summer Concerts with Dara” – Thursdays, July 16 & August 6 at 6:30 PM

Dara presents her lively interactive music program on the Library Lawn this summer. Bring a blanket, snack and enjoy the show.

**In case of rain, programs on the library lawn will take place inside the library**

“Jack the Lego Guy” Tuesday, August 4 at 10:30 AM

For children, ages 6-11 years old. Jack is a life-long lover of Legos. He will provide the Legos and the inspiration to help each child make a Lego creation worth of a Super Hero.

“Animals – Heroes and Villains” – Tuesday, August 18 at 11 AM

Join us for a live animal show at the library, featuring a variety of animals, including an armadillo, alligator, fruit bat, hedgehog, dwarf rabbit and tegu lizard. Can you guess which animals are heroes – and which are villains? This is the finale to “Every Hero Has a Story” summer program. Children who participated in our summer reading may pick up their folders with Reading Logs and Certificate.