October Adult Book Club

iammalalaDid you know that the Georgetown Peabody Library offers a Monday evening book discussion for adults? We read both fiction and non-fiction and new members are always welcome!

Our book this month is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. 

We will be discussing I Am Malala on
Monday, October 19th at 7PM

If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.

Upcoming Children’s programs


Wednesday October 14th  from 3:30 – 4:30

Explore the world of shapes through hands on learning centers.  The program will be run by Laura Franzone form the Family and Community Connection.  Recommended for children 6 yrs and under.



Come and read to Wolfgang, a certified service dog.  For more information click here.

Essential Oils

essentialoilsMichelle Couris is back to present ways to use essential oils and why the quality is so important. On Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 PM, you will learn how to strengthen your immune system, ease stress and tension, relieve achy joints and muscles, ease digestive issues in a safe, affordable and effective manner.

Bring a friend. All attendees names will be entered for a prize! 

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.

 Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Michelle is a Yoga Teacher and a Health and Wellness Advocate using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to live a life full of vibrancy, balance, and learning. She uses oils in most of her classes to enhance the yoga experience for every body.

Green Burial

GreenBurialThis informative talk by Dr. Carol Coan, PhD, on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 AM will introduce you to the increasingly popular concept of green burial.

¨ What is green burial, and what makes it “green”? 
¨ What are the options for the disposition of remains and where does green burial fit in?
¨ How and where can it be done? Is it available in Massachusetts? 

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

Dr. Coan is an anthropologist with a special interest in what we do with our bodies after death.  She regularly teaches classes on end of life options and planning. She is a former president of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts, and continues to field calls to the FCAWM’s information line.  Carol is also a founding member of Green Burial Massachusetts, whose mission is to start Massachusetts’ first conservation cemetery, open to all, and which has teamed up with Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust to locate suitable land for that project. 

College Planning

Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist and a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP), will discuss financial aid solutions on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 PM 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

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.
You can also sign up at www.atlanticip.net

2015 Friends Book Sale & Craft Fair

It’s time for the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library’s annual book sale, when we
clear out all the books we’ve been saving year round – just for this event!

Everything must go!

book-saleHours are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Special promotion on Friday night, join the Friends and get 5 books free!
Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

There will be a bag sale on Monday afternoon. Books will be sold for $3.00 a bag.

There will be a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books available.
Prices range from 25 cents to $2.

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

Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This outdoor event will be held on the library lawn. Fee is only $10 and will help the Friends! For more information on the craft fair, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net

September Book Club

geminiThe September Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm.
We will be discussing Gemini by Carol Cassella.

Here is a summary of the book:

When an unidentified Jane Doe, the victim of a hit-and-run, arrives in Dr. Charlotte Reese’s intensive care unit, she brings with her mysteries—both medical and personal. As Charlotte cares for Jane, she becomes increasingly caught up in the questions of her patient’s identity and what led to her accident. Why has no one stepped forward to claim Jane? What will happen if she doesn’t wake up?

When Charlotte’s search for answers reveals links between Charlotte and her patient, the repercussions will forever change her life and her understanding of what love can make possible.

Copies of the book will be available behind the Main Desk.
If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.

Labor Day Hours


The Georgetown Peabody Library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend:
Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015.
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 AM.

You can access the library catalog and our online resources anytime from our webpage.

Our Saturday hours will begin on Saturday, September 12, 2015.