New Lyme Disease Information Resource

The Georgetown Peabody Library is pleased to offer a new Lyme Disease resource located on the 2nd floor near our Reference Desk – Stop Lyme: Information for Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Identification and Patient Care.  Contents include Massachusetts Lyme Disease statistics, Prevention Tips, Seeking Treatment, State Laws, Personal Support, and a list of additional resources.

The “Stop Lyme” Project is an initiative of Nahant Public Library in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Stop by the Reference desk and take a look! You may also view this material online here

Evening Book Group – June 12

Join us on Monday, June 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

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

Friends Flatbread Fundraiser – Tuesday, May 30

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a fundraiser at the Flatbread Pizza Company at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.
The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
For each pizza sold – in the restaurant or as take-out – Flatbread Pizza will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library. 

MVLC Catalog System – May 18

Whether you like to browse our on-site collection or download the newest bestseller, the Georgetown Peabody Library and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium are proud to announce Symphony®, our expanded online software that will be music to your ears! Starting May 18th, Symphony lets you start exploring and find what you love without missing a beat.

Symphony brings harmony to your library experience: improved search functions, personalized lists and suggestions, multiple language capabilities, 24/7 mobile-friendly accessibility, and online payments for fees, fines, and lost materials are now all at your fingertips.

From May 15th through May 17th, there will be some limitations to our current catalog while we move over to Symphony on May 18th. During those three days, patrons will not be able to manage their accounts or place holds. Patrons WILL be able to look up items and staff members can check out items during this offline period. Delivery of ILL items will be suspended until May 22nd. Staff members will be unable to check-in materials, register new patrons, or place holds until May 18th.

It’s easy to get started. Beginning May 18th, anyone with a current library card will be able to check out all that Symphony has to offer, simply by logging in to our online catalog via the library’s home page. Please note, patrons’ PINS will be reset to the last four digits of the patron’s telephone number we have on file.

Don’t have a library card?  Anyone in our community can visit us during regular business hours with a  current photo ID and proof of residency to register for a library card—your ticket to the library’s ever-expanding collection of books, ebooks, audio books, music, videos, magazines, and more.

Symphony is one musical act you don’t want to miss! Symphony opens May 18th at

Great Public Gardens of New England – Wed., May 17 at 6:30 pm

Spring is the ideal time of year to plan vacations and visits to local public gardens.  Join Suzanne Mahler, Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and take a colorful journey through the Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, and Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues.

This program is co-sponsored with the Country Gardeners of Georgetown.

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

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Using the Internet for Genealogy – Mon., May 15 at 6:30 pm

Discussing Internet Genealogical Research, professional genealogist Seema Kenny will show the audience some techniques for searching as well as over 40 websites (included in the handout) for finding vital statistics as well as the historical and social context of our ancestors’ lives.

Presenter, Seema Kenney, is President of the Worcester chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc., Chair of the Research & Education committee, and a professional genealogist who focuses on getting stories shared.

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

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Evening Book Group – May 8

Join us on Monday, May 8 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Massacre on the Merrimack by Jay Atkinson. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

A riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for control of the frontier with English Protestantism, and the bloody deeds of Hannah Duston–who escaped her Native American captors and returned to her settlement of Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a collection of scalps–passed into legend. 

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