Reducing Stress through Meditation

Join Dr. Allan Hughes on Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Registration is required. Please call the Library at 978-352-5728 or sign up below:

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New Databases

The Library has subscribed to some new databases! We now offer to Georgetown patrons: Consumer Reports Online, Mango Languages, World Book Online, and Learning Express Library. You will need to input your library card number to access these databases at home.

Consumer Reports Online provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice across several franchises. Each product includes an overview and a ratings report card, as well as tester reviews & recommendations.

Mango Languages is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

World Book Online is the place to go when you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question. Using the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, these easy-to-navigate websites feature a colorful, approachable look and feel, designed for kids, and articles written at your student’s level.

Learning Express Library offers practice tests and tutorials designed for students elementary through graduate levels and adult learners. Academic or licensing tests are available, with immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized results analysis. If using the service for the first time, you must register in order to use this database.

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. 

Library Long Range Planning Survey

The Georgetown Peabody Library is conducting a survey as part of its Long-Range planning process. This Long-Range Plan serves as a guide for the development of library services and programs for Georgetown residents. 

Your responses will help us determine the service and collection priorities for the next five years. The survey should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.

The survey may be completed online by clicking here.
The Library will also have paper copies available in the building.

Surveys must be received no later than Wednesday, June 1st. Your input is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lynch, Library Director, at

Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration and Maintenance

Join Terry Palardy on Monday, May 23 at 6:30PM as she presents the history of sewing machines from the mid-19th century to present day. A display of vintage sewing machines will be on hand for view and demonstration by Terry.

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

Terry Palardy is the owner of Quilter’s Quarters located in Georgetown. She volunteers as the Company Clerk for Erie 4 Fire Association ~ the oldest, still-privately-funded fire company operating within a municipal fire department in the United States. She is also  vice president and co-treasurer for the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library.

The Gifts of Chronic Illness

Join Wendy Johnston on Tuesday, May 17 at 6PM as she discusses the causes and common elements of autoimmune disorders, as well as offer information on how to restore health to the body. Although the emphasis of the talk will be on chronic illness, its message can be applied to any adversity one faces in life.

As the toxins in our environment and in our food increase,  more and more people are becoming chronically sick with illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and many other autoimmune disorders. Over 45% of Americans are currently suffering from chronic illnesses, with the numbers rapidly rising. Wendy Johnston is one of those people.

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

Wendy Johnston has a degree in biology and has worked in a biochemistry lab at MIT for 16 years. In the past year, she has conducted her own research in the fields of nutrition, current scientific literature, and mind-body healing. She desires to offer hope to others who are currently struggling with chronic health conditions.

Georgetown Digital Collection

This digital library project is designed to make historical collections relating to the town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, more easily accessible to the public via the Worldwide Web. We’ve added online digital collections from the Local History Room including the Georgetown Annual Reports, Georgetown Newspapers, and the Georgetown High School Yearbooks. It is a work in progress!

For Annual Reports and Georgetown Newspapers, click here.

For Georgetown High School Yearbooks, click here

Not sure where these are always located on our website? If you go to the About menu, under Town Info you will find a link to Georgetown Records (this takes you to the Annual Reports and Georgetown Newspaper) and a link to the Georgetown Yearbooks.