2016 Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will be having their Spring Book Sale starting Friday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 16.

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 We cannot accept phone books, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, Readers Digests, or VHS tapes.


Friday, March 11 from 3 PM to 7 PM
Buy 2 books, get one free!

Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Teachers and Children’s discount!

Sunday, March 13 from 1 PM to 4 PM

Monday, March 14 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Senior discount!

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

Wednesday, March 16 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

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

There will also be raffle drawings for themed book bags, beautiful birdhouses, and a quilt!

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

Freegal Music

Did you know the Georgetown Peabody Library subscribes to Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a free music service where you can download 5 songs per week and have 3 hours of streaming music per day! 

Freegal Music offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. 

Click here to get started. You will need your library card number and pin number to log in.

You can find this resource and many more at our Online Resources section.

Flying Aces Club Exhibit

The Flying Aces Club will be displaying airplane models at the Library as well as exhibits illustrating the building and flying of these models. These airplanes will be on display starting February 5th through March 31st.

The Flying Aces Club is a group of like-minded individuals that enjoy building and flying rubber band powered stick and tissue model airplanes as well as preserving the history of aviation. The FAC is a national origination and our local chapter can be contacted online at Stealth Squadron FAC #49 or by calling 978-352-8331. They build and fly models from all eras and nations. Some of the most popular classes include racing planes of the 1930s as well as aircraft from World War One and Two. The FAC fly these models both indoors and outdoors, and have monthly meetings to discuss building models and exchange building and flying tips. Beginners need not be intimidated as most members are more than willing to offer support.

For more information about the exhibit and the Flying Aces Club, please contact Richard Zapf at rfzapf@gmail.com

Evening Book Group

Join us on Monday, June 13 at 7PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Copies of the book are still available.

 

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

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

Color Bliss: Coloring Lab and Playspace for Grown-Ups

This is not your preschooler’s coloring workshop! Test drive different materials for coloring : colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens, and different kinds of papers.

Drop-in any time on Wednesday, May 25 between 6pm and 7pm: we’ll provide everything you’ll need for a colorful, relaxing experience.

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