The Beverly library hosts ghosts

April 3, 2013 by  

A fictitious isle in Boston Harbor was the setting for the hit movie ‘Shutter Island’, but the true tales of Boston Harbor’s 34 islands are indeed stranger than fiction. Next week, author Christopher Klein will be on hand to guide patrons through the vibrant history and beauty of the national park at Boston Harbor Islands—one of the area’s best kept secrets.

During this virtual tour, participants will enjoy tales of hauntings, ghosts, POWs, shipwrecks, and Revolutionary War skirmishes that actually occurred on these Harbor Islands. Copies of Klein’s travel guide, ‘Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands’, will also be on sale.

The Beverly Library offers numerous services, including wireless and computer access, audio-books and eBooks that are available for downloading, conference rooms, museum passes and study rooms. Moreover, the reference department is a wellspring of information that offers a variety of print and electronic resources.

Encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks and directories are a few of the available sources. The databases afford patrons access to a plethora of magazine and newspaper articles that are accessible in the library, as well as at home.

Year round programs for children and adults include music, crafts, clubs for teenagers, book discussions, crafts, and summer reading programs, so plenty to add to future catalog printing.

This event is one of the many ‘Monday Mornings’ experiences— a lecture series, free of charge, geared toward senior adults in the Beverly area. At 9:00 am on April 8, light snacks and refreshments will become available. The virtual tour begins at 9:30 am and is open to the public, handicapped accessible, and held at the Beverly Public Library. For more information, please contact the program director, Robin Flynn at 978-921-6062.