How-to Make Soap – Mon., Nov. 27 at 6:15PM

Learn to make unique specialty soaps with Jennifer Hofmann! Participants will receive an instruction booklet to follow up the class with some home soap making of their own. Cold process soap is created by blending oils or fat with a lye mixture; over 24 hours, this blend turns into a solid bar of soap!

You’ll see soap made during the presentation as well as learn: – the history and chemistry of soap-making – basic materials, supplies, and equipment – safety considerations and accuracy – how to color & scent soap; prepare molds; and insulate, cut, cure, & store soap. All attendees will receive a soap sample!

Registration is required.

Please sign up below or call the library (978-352-5728).

How-to Make Soap

Goats to Go Info Session ~ Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM

Come for an evening to learn about using goats for environmental and eco-friendly poison ivy and brush removal services with Michelle and Alan Aulson of Goats to Go at Great Rock Farm here in Georgetown. See pictures from local success stories and hear about this much desired method for controlling vegetation in heavily used recreational lands such as suburban backyard and gardens, local Parks & Recs, and conservation lands. 

Goats are very effective and efficient in areas that are not easily mowed neared rocks, stumps, and walls; near stream banks that are sensitive to slope erosion; and areas with near water, heavily used by human and pets, and bee populations that are impacted by the presence and use of chemicals. Areas around where the goats are browsing can continue to be used and enjoyed by the community and also draw people out to watch the goats work without the use of chemicals and machinery.

Registration is not required, but you can register here: http://www.goatstogo.farm/events/

Thanksgiving Donation Drive

Girl Scout Troop 62977 will be collecting hygiene items to donate to Our Neighbors Table for the Thanksgiving Donation Drive. A collection box is located in the lobby at the Georgetown Peabody Library. They will be accepting donations until November 9th.

Please consider donating the following items:

Shampoo/Conditioner
Toothpaste/toothbrushes
Lip balm/ChapStick
Shaving supplies
Mouthwash
Band aids
Baby wipes
Hand sanitizer
Deodorant
Dental floss
Toilet paper
Soap

Evening Book Group – November 13

Join us on Monday, November 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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

Libby by Overdrive

Georgetown Peabody Library offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks! You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Now, the new Libby app makes reading and listening to books even easier. It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title. Libby has a ground-breaking eBook reader and a beautiful audio player.

Whether you are just starting out with eBooks or an experienced user,  you will love the new Libby app!  The best way to learn how Libby works is to download the app to a phone or tablet and try it out!

You can always check out our eBooks and Audiobooks section for helpful guides on using Overdrive with different devices.

The Spot Fundraiser – Wed., Oct. 18

Enjoy a night out at The Spot and help support the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library on Wednesday, October 18 from 5-10 pm. 

The Spot will donate 10% of their proceeds from food ordered in the restaurant or for takeout to the Friends. Spot customers will also have the opportunity to join the Friends for $5! An annual individual membership to the Friends is $10.

Make sure to print this flyer or grab one at the library! Guests are required to show this flyer or pull up the flyer on their smartphone to show to their server/bartender.

Proceeds help the Friends purchase the library’s museum passes as well as support the summer reading programs.