Library Lawn Party – Saturday, June 15, from 1-3 PM
Our annual party on the library lawn features entertainment by “Mike the Hatman”, lawn games for all ages, balloon hats and activities for children, cool summer refreshments. Learn about the Summer Program for Children, “Dig Into Reading”. Fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Farms Library. *The Lawn Party goes on rain or shine.*
April Art Show – “Have Brush, Will Travel” – April 1 – April 29
Artist Peggy Thorndike presents an exhibit of her watercolor paintings from her travels, near and far. Paintings on display include local scenes from Monhegan Island, ME to the Amish Country in Lancaster, PA. Watercolors with an international flair include scenes from Venice, the Cotswolds in England and the Burgundy region of France. There will be a “Greet the Artist” event on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 PM.
“A Night of Mystery…and Golf” – Thursday, May 2 at 7 PM
Authors Sharon Cook and Gary Larrabee team up for a lively discussion of their new books. Sharon’s novel is “The Legend of Judgment Rock & Other Mystery Stories”. Gary, a former Salem News sportswriter and golf editor, will discuss “Sensation at Salem: The Legendary Babe Zaharias’s Historic 1954 U.S. Open Victory”. Copies of the books will be available for purchase.
“Stuffy McInnis: Early 20th Century Baseball on the North Shore” – Tuesday, May 28 – 7-8:30 PM
Join local historian Ed Brown for an illustrated lecture on the life and times of early 20th century baseball legend and North Shore native, Jack “Stuffy” McInnis. Stuffy made a memorable guest appearance with the Beverly Farms Baseball Club as first baseman in 1912. Copies of Ed’s book “That’s the Stuff, Kid” will be for sale.
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.
April 18 -“The Buddha in the Attic” – Julie Otsuka
May 23 - “The Language of Flowers” – Vanessa Diffenbaugh
June 20 – “Unbroken” – Laura Hillenbrand
Programs for Children and Families
- Pre-School Music with Dara – Friday, May 3 at 10:30 AM - Join Dara for lively, interactive musical entertainment. Program is geared for children ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.
- Spring Story Times, begin the week of March 25 – Session I, for ages 2 – 3 1/2 years, meets Mondays at 10:30 AM.
- Tales for Tots, begins Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 AM – This program is for infants and a parent or caregiver. Join us for simple stories, rhymes, songs and interactive fun. Session runs for 8 weeks.