Monday Mornings
Cup of Coffee“Monday Mornings” is a free lecture series for seniors that runs annually from September through May at the main library. Programs run from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Sohier Room. Light refreshments are served starting at 9 AM. Signup is not required. To be added to the email list for “Monday Mornings” news, or for more information, please email Robin at

See full program descriptions here.

Upcoming programs:

December 1
Ansel Adams as Environmentalist
Lance Hidy, Northern Essex Community College

December 8
Rich and Poor in America: Causes and Consequences of Growing Inequality
Kevin Beckwith, Salem State University

December 15 (final program of Fall 2014 series)
Annual Holiday Concert
John Archer (vocals) and Dan Murphy (piano)

* Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library

Book Discussion Groups
We offer three separate book discussion groups each month. New members are always welcome. Come once or as many times as you wish. Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk. They may also be available on CD, or as an audio or e-book download via OverDrive. Search our catalog, or ask our Reference staff for assistance (978-921-6062 or

  • Main Library – Daytime: held on the 1st Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 PM
    December 4: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
    January 8 (*second Thursday): The Awakening by Kate Chopin