December Events

TAB Meeting, Staff Conference Room
Friday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30 PM, Staff Conference Room
The TAB (Teen Advisory Board) of the Beverly Public Library meets monthly to help Allison with book selections, planning programs, and more.

nightmarePizza and a Movie
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, Sohier Room
Join us for The Nightmare Before Christmas on our big screen and FREE PIZZA! Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. This event is a collaboration with the Film and Arts Retrospectives for Teens club of Beverly High School.




hennahandHOLIDAY HENNA and more!
Friday, Dec. 12, 11 AM–1 PM, Sohier Room
Spend your day off getting a free henna tattoo, and designing a DIY sharpie mug to give as a gift or keep for yourself! All materials and snacks will be provided. This event is generously funded by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. (There is no public school for students on this date due to a Staff Development Day.) Attendees must bring a completed permission slip; click here to print one out!


Anime Club
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 3:30-5:30 PM, Sohier Room
Watch anime with other fans, and eat free snacks.

YA BOOK NEWS: Teens’ Top Ten

Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association works with libraries and teens around the country to compile a “Top Ten” list of books for teens. The teens have spoken; the results are in and the list is great!

Save the Date for the 19th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

Calling all teen poets! Starting Monday, January 5, 2015, the library will accept entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will close for entries on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4 PM. Finalists will be invited to read their poems aloud and winners will receive cash prizes at our Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, will be available at this page when the contest opens.