Special Needs Planning – Tues., Oct. 18 at 6:30 PM

Join Brendan Harty, Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance Company and Caleb Harty, Financial Planner with Eagle Strategies LCC, at this presentation where they will go over:

  • Maximizing government benefits
  • Preserving government benefits via estate planning techniques
  • Financial planning (creating a long term budget for child, how to efficiently fund special needs trust)
  • ABLE Act and more.

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

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Evening Book Group – October

Join us on Monday, October 17 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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

New Databases

The Library has subscribed to some new databases! We now offer to Georgetown patrons: AtoZ The USA and Global Road Warrior. You will need to input your library card number to access these databases at home.

AtoZ The USA offers detailed information on the state bird, mammal, tree, reptile, mineral, flower, stone, song, insect, gemstone, fossil, and fish for 50 states plus five territories and the District of Columbia. Learn about geography, government, history, society and culture, and much more.

Global Road Warrior offers current and reliable information on 175 countries including points of interest, demographics, travel essentials and country facts. Useful for students, business people, and travelers.

Find these databases and more at our Online Resources section! You can always find this section when you click the Services menu on our home page. 

Dating Early Homes in Essex County – Wed., Oct. 5 at 7PM

Join John Cole, “The Old House Whisperer”, as he points out the telltale “sign posts” in discovering the true age of early homes in Essex County as seen from the exterior. He will also reveal the surprise of where most original rare elements of these dwellings are located. John will be focusing on several historical homes in Georgetown, added just for this special lecture.

John Cole of Haverhill, also known as the “Old House Whisperer,” was formerly a property manager for Historic New England and worked extensively with acclaimed American architectural historian, Abbott Lowell Cummings. More information about John Cole can be found at www.oldhousewhisperer.com

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

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Interview Prep Workshop – Mon., Oct. 3 at 7PM

Join Tom Falzareno on Monday, October 3rd at 7 PM as you learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process.

This workshop is beneficial for those applying for jobs or college.
There will also be a short discussion on resume writing.

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

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Floral Design Workshop – Tues., Sept. 27 at 6:30 PM

Come learn how to care for and arrange supermarket flowers and to how to utilize different types of containers for them. Patti will also share some tips and tricks with fresh flowers. 

All the flowers will be raffled off to the attendees of the workshop.

Patti Prior is a 23 year resident of Georgetown who earned her degree in Economics at Salem State College.  She also studied Floral Design at North Shore Community College and worked at Nunan’s  in Georgetown for five years where she became a professional  floral designer. Patti has written a column titled At Home and In the Garden for the Georgetown Record and she loves to share her knowledge and passion for flowers.

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

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Financial Aid Workshop – Wed., Sept. 21 at 7PM

Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist and a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP), will discuss financial aid solutions that will benefit both parents and students.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How families of all income levels are receiving financial aid
  • Why some families incorrectly assume they could never qualify for aid
  • Which college gives you the best financial aid packages
  • Learn how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile

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

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Stress Reduction Class – Mon., Sept. 19 at 7PM

Join Sally Palmer as you learn how to quiet the noise and understand the source of your stress. Areas of focus will include test taking anxiety, social pressures and media, self-perception and coping skills.

This class is recommended for both teens and adults.

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

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Bread & Roses Poster Exhibit

During the months of September and October, there will be a Bread & Roses poster exhibit on display at the library. The posters are from a collection of more than 6300 of Stephen Lewis.

Stephen is a long-time activist in the labor movement and has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks.

This project 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.