The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, March 21st, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
“Books in Bloom” features floral arrangements that represent books and other media available at the library. Local floral designers – amateur and professional – are welcome to participate. The displays will be placed throughout the library that evening for guests to admire. Many of the displays will be available for raffle.
Tickets are $20. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Those interested in submitting a floral arrangement can contact Joan Chatterton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gloria Swanbon at email@example.com. To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library also has a limited number of tickets to purchase.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Library children’s programs, the museum pass program, and the purchase of books and other resources!
The March book club will meet on Monday, March 9 from 7-8 pm. We will be discussing The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley.
Here is a summary of the book:
In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?
In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.
Copies of the book will be available behind the Main Desk. If you have any questions, please call the library (978-352-5728).
Ever wanted to know more about how Pixar movies like Toy Story or Monsters Inc. are made? Now you can learn and create your own scene in Blender, a free software application for computer generation! Learn the basics of modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering and materials in Blender!
The workshop will run on Wednesday, March 11 from 7-8.
Make sure to bring a laptop in order to participate!