“Monday Mornings” is a free lecture series for seniors that runs annually in the spring and fall months 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; all adults are welcome to attend. Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this series!
The Fall 2015 series will open on Monday, September 14 with “Unimpressed with the Address” with Doug Stewart (“The Boy Who Would be Shakespeare,” “New England Mill Girls”). Don’t miss this true story involving Abe Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and Doug’s great-great-grandfather (and ornery newspaper editor) Oramel Barrett. Sign up HERE to receive the “Monday Mornings” schedule when it’s ready, along with other program news. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Discussion Groups
We offer a few 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 a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive. Search our catalog, or ask our Reference staff for assistance (978-921-6062 or email@example.com).
- Main Library – Evening: held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:30-9 PM
August 18: 1776 by David McCullough
September 15: Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig
October 20: Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
November 17: Supreme Justice by Max Allan Collins
December 15: Napoleon by Paul Johnson
- Main Library – LGBTQ: held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
August 17: A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
September 21: Maurice by E. M. Forster
October 19: Great by Sara Benincasa
November 16: Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
December 21: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and/or Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
- Farms Branch: held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM
August 20: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
September 17: Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
October 15: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
November 19: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
December 17: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin