Pair of events on the Beverly books

March 22, 2014 by  

A busy few days await in Beverly, and no doubt the organizers of the planned events are using a variety of printing services to let residents and those in the surrounding communities know that these events are taking place.

At the Franco-American Club in Beverly tomorrow, there will be the annual Trashfinders Ball. It was started in 2008 by Sean Devlin as a way to raise money for the library so it could purchase books for the collection of the Bookmobile.

The evening is expected to be a unique experience, as well as a great deal of fun. People are encouraged to bring their favorite find of trash for a contest of the best trash of the ball. For the Trashion Show, attendees need to wear a recycled or second-hand outfit. The Found Objects will provide the music and junk food will be served.

At the Beverly Library itself on Monday morning, March 24, Nancy Coffey will present a talk about the stories she has gathered from the Irish and Italian immigrants who worked during the late 19th and 20th centuries behind the scenes on the Beverly Farms estates.

She has pieced together all these stories by means of interviews and photographs so as to be able to preserve the stories and lives of the people who maintained affluent estates of the Beverly Farms. The talk will be illustrated Coffey will focus on those who worked indoors, such as cooks, butlers, maids, and footmen.