Teen Fall Events at Beverly Public Library

There's lots going on for middle schoolers at the Beverly Public Library this fall! Please note that some events require advance registration. All events are for grades 6-12 unless otherwise specified.

If you have questions about any of these programs, contact BPL Teen Librarian Katie Nelson at [email protected]

Creative Writing Club (Grade 5-8)
Mondays, October 3, November 14, December 5 from 4-5 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Come flex your writing muscles and get feedback on your work. Bring a project to work on or try some writing prompts. Plus snacks!

Chess Nights at the Library (ages 12 and up)
Mondays, Oct. 3, Nov. 14, Dec. 5 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Barnet Gallery, Main Library
BevRec and the Beverly Public Library are teaming up to offer Chess Nights. This is not an instructional class, but rather a meetup for people who are looking to play. No matter your skill level, join us and challenge yourself to learn, grow and master chess. Boards will be provided though we invite you to bring a board if you are able.
Sponsored by the Beverly Recreation Department.

Downtown Clean Up
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30-5pm
Winter Street Courtyard, Main Library
Come clean up downtown Beverly! Do some volunteer hours and have some pizza while helping to beautify our city.

Graphic Novel Club (Grades 6-8)
Wednesday, October 12 at 4 PM
Fogg Room, Main Branch
We will be discussing Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens. Each month we will have an activity and discussion.

Summer Reading Art Gallery - Opening Celebration
Thursday, October 13 from 6:30-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Branch
Beverly Middle School and Beverly High School will host an art display in the Sohier Room of the Beverly Public Library that brings the reading experiences of Beverly teens to life. The students read a wide range of books including titles from the Mass Teen Choice Book Award and the Mass Children's Book Award lists, books chosen by the librarians and books of their own choosing. Students produced creative responses to the books they read, including drawings, posters, paintings, dioramas, and more. Celebrate the opening of the art exhibit and enjoy some light refreshments! This event is open to patrons of all ages.

Let’s Talk: Managing Middle School Mental Health with Minding Your Mind
Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6-7:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Branch
Are you a middle schooler or freshman who wants to learn about effective coping skills for yourself and those around you? Hear from Mallory as she shares her mental health challenges and gives tips on how to make middle school more manageable and less overwhelming. Parents/caregivers are invited to join counselor Jon Mattleman for a corresponding program about the signs and symptoms of youth mental health challenges and what you can do and say (or not say!) to be a support.
Let's Talk is a series of programs promoting conversations around challenges teens are facing today. Sponsored by Be Healthy Beverly and the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Crafternoon: Buttons
Wednesday, October 19 from 3:30-5 PM
Sohier Room, Main Branch
Drop in and work on a craft! This month we will be making buttons! 

Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Branch
Registration required
Can you solve the murder? This fun, interactive event will involve one teen secretly and unknowingly playing a murderer, and the other attendees must determine who among them is the criminal!

Let's Talk: Bake It Till You Make It with Dayna Altman
Wednesday, November 2 from 6-7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Branch
Registration required
Come join us for Bake it Till You Make it: Live! An in-person cooking demonstration and mental health event where mental health advocate Dayna shares her story of struggle and healing.
Let's Talk is a series of programs promoting conversations around challenges teens are facing today. Sponsored by Be Healthy Beverly and the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.