Summer 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path for Adults

This summer, Read Beyond the Beaten Path with Beaman Library's Summer Reading Program! To get started, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack website and register for the Summer Reading Challenge for your age group. If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, please call or visit the Library and a staff member will be happy to help you!

The Summer 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path for Adults challenge will occur throughout June, July, and August. For this challenge, adult readers will log the number of minutes read each day! This really exciting change allows readers an opportunity to log more often and earn more Beanstack badges! If you read or listen to at least 500 minutes of content borrowed from Beaman Library this summer, you will be entered in an end-of-challenge prize drawing. And, the more minutes you read translates into more drawing entries. Prizes will include gift certificates to some of our local dining establishments. Read below to learn more about the fun events scheduled for this summer.

iREAD's Adult Summer Reading Poster. Text reads "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"

Summer programming and prizes have been paid for by The Friends of Beaman Library and generous donations from the community. 

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Upcoming Programming in August

Mindfulness Meditation and Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction and Relaxation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 6:30 p.m.
For beginner, intermediate, and experienced practitioners. Learn hatha yoga and mindfulness skills to turn off ‘auto-pilot’ and open to life more fully. Please bring a yoga mat, sitting cushion, and a receptive attitude. 
Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. *Registration will open the month before the program.

Homemade Bug Repellant
Saturday, August 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Let’s make some fun and environmentally friendly repellents to ward off summer bugs. We will discuss various recipes and make three different bug repellants. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Fused Glass
Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Create your own Dichroic fused glass pendant or magnet with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class. Your item will be available for pickup after it has been kiln-fired by instructor Deenie Pacik. Class size is limited; reservation is required. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.This craft is for ages 13 and up.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss Normal People
 by Sally Rooney. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Event Calendar

To view upcoming Library events, click on the calendar below:

Calendar

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