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April 3, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

The Friends of Beverly Public Library’s annual Spring Book Sale is set for this Saturday through Sunday, April 13, during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., at 32 Essex St., Beverly. The sale features a large selection of hardcover and paperback books for all ages and tastes. A smaller selection of music and movies will also be available. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library. Also, a Spring Book Sale Preview Party for members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library will be held on Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Regular book sale prices will apply with a purchase limit of 15 books. New memberships and renewals will be welcome at the door; memberships start at $15 and are payable by cash or check. For information, contact Anna Langstaff at 978-921-6062 or langstaf@noblenet.org.

Children’s Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older from a variety of backgrounds. Each mentor will be matched with one youth, between the ages of 5 and 18, from the North Shore. Mentors and youths meet every week for at least two hours. For more information or to volunteer, visit childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves, director of youth mentoring, at salves@childrensfriend.net or 978-219-1528.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary presents a “Paddlesports America” class, an introductory course for kayakers and canoeists that covers general information about paddle craft and maintenance; operating a paddle craft safely; selecting proper clothing and equipment; laws and regulations related to paddling; and boating emergencies. Kayaks, equipment and clothing will be available for participants to view. Five separate series of classes run on Wednesday evenings, April 9, 16 and 23; May 7, 14 and 21; June 11, 18 and 25; July 9, 16 and 23; and Aug. 6, 13 and 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jubilee Yacht Club, 126-127 Water St., Beverly. The cost is $20 per student and includes completion certificates. Advance registration is required and can be done by contacting Bob Amiro at 781-246-6714 or robert.amiro@comcast.net.

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