2017 Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will be having their Spring Book Sale starting Friday, March 17 through Monday, March 20

Friday, March 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, March 18 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Buy 1 book, get 2 books free

Monday, March 20 from 2 PM to 6 PM – Senior Day and Bag Sale!
Coffee and muffins will be available!

There will be a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books available.

We do accept book and media donations year-round, but this would be a great time to bring your donations to the library! Books should be gently used, clean, and free from mold.

We cannot accept phone books, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, Readers Digests, or VHS tapes.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit library programs and museum passes. For more information, email the Friends at georgetownfol@gmail.com

Evening Book Group – March 13

Join us on Monday, March 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. 

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.

Prune-A-Palooza! Pruning and Woody Vines Workshop – March 11

Back by popular demand! MA Certified Horticulturist Jen Kettell returns to present two programs back to back: Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs and Woody Vines.

Saturday, March 11
10am-11am   Intro to Pruning slide presentation
11am-noonish   Interactive Demo (+ short break)
12pm-1pm   Woody Vines slide presentation

Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs includes a 60 minute indoor slide presentation followed by an interactive outdoor demonstration. In this pruning primer attendees will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear, pruning techniques, timing, and where to seek additional resources.

After a quick break Jen will follow up with the 60 minute indoor slide presentation Woody Vines. This presentation will introduce woody vines for the garden – the twining, winding plants that send cascades of blossoms over stone walls, trellises, and fences.

This 3-hour event will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – 1pm. PLEASE NOTE: you are welcome to come to any one, two or all three hours of this program. You may attend just the slide presentations, just the outdoor pruning demonstration, or any combination. Attendance for all three hours is not required!

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Now she shares her passion for teaching horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. She is a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, New England Wildflower Society, and the Arnold Arboretum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Free presentation! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Pajama Drive

The Georgetown Peabody Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.

The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 3, 2017.

Drop off new pajamas for babies, children, and teens in the lobby of the library.

Community Room Grand Opening – Mon., Feb. 6 at 3PM

Come and enjoy friends, games, and food for the official GRAND opening of the Community Room on Monday, February 6th from 3 pm to 4 pm. All ages are welcome.  We hope to see you there!

With mammoth bean bags, funky tables with bar seats, four dedicated computer terminals and a game console hooked up to a flat screen TV, teens can gather after school in a place of their own from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday.

The Georgetown Peabody Library would like to thank the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library and Library Board of Trustees who supported and funded the plan to create a space for Georgetown teens after school.


Evening Book Group – February

Join us on Monday, February 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.