Evening Book Group – December

Join us on Monday, December 12 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. 

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

Long Range Plan

The staff at Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to share the library’s FY2018-FY2022 Long Range Plan.

This plan was made possible by those who served on our Long Range Planning Committee, the staff at the Georgetown Peabody Library, and Mary Behrle.

We extend our appreciation to the 315 community members who responded to the Long Range Plan survey. Community pride and involvement is strong in Georgetown and your thoughtful answers to our questions helped to shape the goals and direction for library services contained in this plan. 

This Long Range Plan will also be located in our Policies section on the website.

Hungrytown Concert – Wed., Nov. 16 at 7PM

Stop by to listen to a free performance by Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thingin 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.

Evening Book Group – November

Join us on Monday, November 14 at 6PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. We will be meeting at 6PM rather than 7PM so patrons can attend Special Town Meeting.

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi’s wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.

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

Friends Flatbread Fundraiser – Tuesday, Oct. 25

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a fundraiser at the Flatbread Pizza Company at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.
The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
 
For each pizza sold – in the restaurant or as take-out – Flatbread Pizza will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library. 

Crime Lab Case Files – Tues., Oct. 25 at 6:30PM

Join Paul Zambella as he discusses some of the most infamous cases in which he was involved as a forensic scientist at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. Focus of the program is on the forensic evidence and how it provided information which was instrumental in assisting prosecutors to secure the conviction of each suspect. 

Due to the nature of the subject matter, this presentation is recommended for people of high school age and older.

Please register below or call the Library (978-352-5728).

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