Let’s Talk Houseplants! – Wed., May 3 at 6:30 pm

If you want to learn about the health and care for your houseplants-this is the discussion for you. Join plant enthusiast, Patti Prior, as she talks about the benefits of houseplants and how to care for them.

A group discussion is also planned so bring your own tips and tricks for healthy/happy houseplants to share with the group. A plant will also be raffled off.

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 and plants.

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Retirement Planning Workshop – Tues., April 25 at 7 PM

Even though you’ve spent most of your life saving for retirement, you may need some help making your retirement savings last. James Femia, a financial advisor at Apella Capital, LLC, will help you learn about the major withdrawal pitfalls investors are prone to and how your financial advisor can help you avoid them.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of having a financial plan
  • Types of investment plans and strategies
  • How much is enough saved, and how to catch up when it isn’t
  • Controlling risks, expenses, taxes, and emotions
  • Social Security claiming strategies
  • How to plan for a lifetime

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Evening Book Group – April 10

Join us on Monday, April 10 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets.

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

Books in Bloom – Saturday, April 29

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, April 29, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a spectacular display of floral arrangements by local floral designers inspired by favorite literary works. Many displays will be available for raffle. Proceeds benefit library programming and museum passes.

Interested in submitting a floral arrangement? Contact Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com

Tickets are $20 which includes complimentary refreshments.

To purchase tickets, contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net, or use this link to pay by PayPal: https://goo.gl/4L2juA

Tickets will also be available at the library’s Main Desk and at the door.

Local businesses – interested in advertising your business in our program booklet? Contact Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com or Amy Smith at helade@gmail.com.

Intro to Acupuncture – Wed., April 5 at 6:30 PM

What is acupuncture? What can it do? How can it help you?
In this informal and informational talk by licensed acupuncturist Dave Eyerman, come learn about how acupuncture works, how it is whole-person health, and how it can help relieve symptoms of body and mind. Following the talk, you will have an opportunity to experience acupuncture for yourself!
To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Jazzin’ the Blues – Monday, April 3 at 7 PM

A lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance. Free concert!

Paul Speidel has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area, such as Scullers, Ryles, Johnny D’s, Acton Jazz Cafe, and many others.  He’s taught Jazz and Blues in the Newton Public Schools for many years, and has presented programs at public and private venues in the area, as well.  Last year, he had the privilege of performing live on WBUR’s “Radio Boston” program to nearly 500,000 listeners, and has appeared on countless other area radio shows over the years.  He has nine CDs to his credit, and has been critically received nationally, including a 3½ star review in Downbeat in 2011.  Artists performed with include Patti Page, Howard Alden, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery and Shirley Lewis, to name just a few…

2017 Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will be having their Spring Book Sale starting Friday, March 17 through Monday, March 20

Friday, March 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, March 18 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Buy 1 book, get 2 books free

Monday, March 20 from 2 PM to 6 PM – Senior Day and Bag Sale!
Coffee and muffins will be available!

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

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.

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