Farms Branch

Adult Programs

July Art Show - “Transcending Moment in Time Standing Still” – July 2-30 2014-01-20_11-50-13_421

Artist Elizabeth Hestervold will display her oil paintings depicting the South Bay area of California. Elizabeth’s art poetically contrasts the Mediterranean tranquility of California with the deep blue and evergreen landscapes of New England. At the same time that her West Coast paintings are exhibited in Beverly Farms, her New England paintings will be shown in Torrance, CA. There will be an “Artist’s Reception” on Thursday, July 3 from 6-8 PM.

“American Quilts from 4-Square to Mickey Mouse” – Tuesday, July 8 from 7-8:30 PM

Elizabeth Enfield presents an illustrated lecture, including a display of her quilts and other quilt related materials. For over 40 years, Elizabeth was a dealer in quilts and folk art. Her own collection includes unusual quilts, dating from the 1840s to the 1960s. If you have an old quilt you would like to know more about, bring it to the lecture and Elizabeth will be happy to examine it. Reminder: The MFA exhibit, “Quilts and Color” runs through July 27. Museum passes may be reserved at both the Beverly and Beverly Farms Libraries.

“High Times at Edgewater House: A Beverly Farms Summer Estate in its Golden Years” – Tuesday, August 5 from 7-8:30 PM

Nancy Coffey will give an illustrated lecture, focusing on the years 1910-1948 when the estate was owned by the Leiter family. During that time Edgewater was the scene of lavish parties, charity fairs, rum running – and more. Photographs and first person stories from the Leiter family will be included.

FIZZ, BOOM, READ!  Summer Programs for Children begin on JUNE 26

“Yo-Yos, Music & Dance” – Thursday, June 26 at 11:00 AM

Join us for our summer reading kick off event. Yo-yo Champion, Brett Outchcunis performs amazing tricks, using a variety of yo-yos. Brett performs with humor and skill.  At the event children can sign up for Summer Reading, get information and register for summer programs.  Brett’s show is fun for the whole family. You won’t want to miss it.

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:

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

July 17: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

August 21: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail  by Cheryl Strayed

September 18: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

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

Programs for Children

FIZZ BOOM READ! Summer Programs for Children

“Summer Concerts with Dara” - Thursdays, July 10 & August 14 at 6:30 PM

Join Dara for lively, interactive musical entertainment at the Farms Library. Program takes place on the library lawn, weather permitting. Her show is geared for children ages 18 months-5 years. All are welcome.

“Twilight Tales” – Thursdays, July 17, July 24 & July 31 at 6:30 PM

Story Times on the Library Lawn. Bring a blanket, snack – p.j.s are optional.

*In case of rain, outdoor programs will take place inside the library.*

“Summer Arts & Crafts”  - Mondays, beginning July 7 at 11 AM

For children, ages 3-5 years. Join us for stories, crafts & activities that celebrate summer. Program runs for 6 weeks. *Please register in advance.*

“Fizz, Boom Science” – Wednesdays, July 9 & July 16 at 11 AM

For children, ages 6-10. We’ll perform experiments that pop, bubble & amaze! *Please register in advance.*

“Twirlers on Target” – Wednesday, July 23 at 11 AM

For children, ages 6 and older. We’ll design a ‘twirler’, with help from Kim from ‘Catch the Science Bug’, and launch it in the Library! – Real engineering science for children. *Please register in advance.*

“The Legend of King Arthur” – Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 PM

For children, ages 6 and older. The Hampstead Stage Company performs a play about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Join us for a tale of chivalry and sword play.

The Whalemobile” – Tuesday, August 19 at 10 AM ***at the Hastings House, 14 Oak Street***

For children, ages 5 and older. Meet a 43′ long whale with Cynde and her fabulous Whalemobile. Children will be able to explore the whale, inside and out. We will be at the Hastings House at 10 AM – you should be too. *Please register in advance.*