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

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.

Genealogy Databases

Did you know that the Georgetown Peabody Library has two genealogy databases that our patrons can use? We also have the town’s Annual Reports and Newspapers digitized for users to view online.

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

A wealth of information with over 4,000 databases and four billion names, and includes census data, maps, military, immigration, DAR records, slave stories, and more

MyHeritage Library Edition (Georgetown Library Card required for home access use)

Billions of primary historical records from the United States, Europe and other regions, with coverage spanning the past five centuries. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.

Georgetown Records

Online digital collections from the Local History Room including the Georgetown Annual Reports and Georgetown Newspapers.

Patrons are always welcome to visit our Local History Room which includes materials about the history of Georgetown, Massachusetts, and the surrounding geographical area including the Merrimack Valley that establish Georgetown within its historical context.

Evening Book Group – September

Join us on Monday, September 12 at 7 PM in the Local History Room as we discuss what we all read over the summer! Stop in to tell us what you read over the summer and add some more books to your to-read list!

We will also select books for our book discussion meetings. Our book group discusses both fiction and non-fiction.

New members are always welcome whether you can come to one discussion night or all of them this year!

For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here!