Farms Branch

Adult Programs

April Art Show: “Cubist Girls Wear Too Much Makeup!” – April 2-29

Patrick O’Donnell exhibits his artwork in the library this month. Patrick is a professional house painter who describes his creative art as “primitive, folk, outsider, or punk”. He cheerfully admits that he would flunk the “Draw the Pirate” test every time. Patrick often works with (and on) available materials found at jobsites. An “Artist’s Reception” takes place on Thursday, April 3 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

“Wendy’s Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail” – Tuesday, April 29 – 7:00-8:00 pm

Wendy Johnston hiked the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from April 19 to September 17, 2013. Wendy will talk about her solo journey, including a visual presentation of photos taken along the trail. The Pacific Crest Trail extends through California, Oregon and Washington. Join us for a lively and informative evening.

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:

March 20: Old School by Tobias Wolff

April 17: Astor Orphan: A Memoir by Alexandra Aldrich

May 15: The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

June 19: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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

Programs for Children

“Pre-School Music with Dara” - Friday, April 18 at 10:45 AM  Join Dara for lively, interactive musical entertainment at the Farms Library. Program is geared for children ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.

Spring Story Times:

“Pre-School Story Time”  Session I, for ages 2-3 1/2 years, meets Mondays at 10:30 AM. Session II, for ages 3 1/2-5 years, meets Mondays at 11:15 AM. *Please register in advance for Session II.

“Tales for Tots” Meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. This program is for infants to 24 months and a parent or caregiver.

Story Time Sessions run for 8 weeks.

“Singing and Signing” – a multi-generational music program – Thursdays, April 3, April 17 and May 1 from 10:30-11:00 AM

This program is for pre-school children and seniors. La Petite Chorale, with Wendy Manninen, will lead the singing and signing. We’ll sing and learn signing to favorite songs. The program includes a sign language professional. We will meet for 3 sessions. *No registration is necessary for individuals. Groups and organizations should contact Wendy at 508-335-9169, as space is limited.

“Singing and Signing” is sponsored by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.