Goats to Go Info Session ~ Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM

Come for an evening to learn about using goats for environmental and eco-friendly poison ivy and brush removal services with Michelle and Alan Aulson of Goats to Go at Great Rock Farm here in Georgetown. See pictures from local success stories and hear about this much desired method for controlling vegetation in heavily used recreational lands such as suburban backyard and gardens, local Parks & Recs, and conservation lands. 

Goats are very effective and efficient in areas that are not easily mowed neared rocks, stumps, and walls; near stream banks that are sensitive to slope erosion; and areas with near water, heavily used by human and pets, and bee populations that are impacted by the presence and use of chemicals. Areas around where the goats are browsing can continue to be used and enjoyed by the community and also draw people out to watch the goats work without the use of chemicals and machinery.

Registration is not required, but you can register here: http://www.goatstogo.farm/events/

Thanksgiving Donation Drive

Girl Scout Troop 62977 will be collecting hygiene items to donate to Our Neighbors Table for the Thanksgiving Donation Drive. A collection box is located in the lobby at the Georgetown Peabody Library. They will be accepting donations until November 9th.

Please consider donating the following items:

Shampoo/Conditioner
Toothpaste/toothbrushes
Lip balm/ChapStick
Shaving supplies
Mouthwash
Band aids
Baby wipes
Hand sanitizer
Deodorant
Dental floss
Toilet paper
Soap

Evening Book Group – November 13

Join us on Monday, November 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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

Libby by Overdrive

Georgetown Peabody Library offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks! You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Now, the new Libby app makes reading and listening to books even easier. It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title. Libby has a ground-breaking eBook reader and a beautiful audio player.

Whether you are just starting out with eBooks or an experienced user,  you will love the new Libby app!  The best way to learn how Libby works is to download the app to a phone or tablet and try it out!

You can always check out our eBooks and Audiobooks section for helpful guides on using Overdrive with different devices.

The Spot Fundraiser – Wed., Oct. 18

Enjoy a night out at The Spot and help support the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library on Wednesday, October 18 from 5-10 pm. 

The Spot will donate 10% of their proceeds from food ordered in the restaurant or for takeout to the Friends. Spot customers will also have the opportunity to join the Friends for $5! An annual individual membership to the Friends is $10.

Make sure to print this flyer or grab one at the library! Guests are required to show this flyer or pull up the flyer on their smartphone to show to their server/bartender.

Proceeds help the Friends purchase the library’s museum passes as well as support the summer reading programs.

 

Evening Book Group – October 16

Join us on Monday, October 16 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

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

DNA for Finding Family Members – Wed., Oct. 4 at 6:30PM

Did you know that DNA testing can reveal more than just your ethnicity? Local speaker, Peg Plummer, will present the basics of DNA, DNA testing, and how genealogists and other people interested in family history can use those test results to search for family.

Peg Plummer is a local genealogist and speaker who has an avid interest in DNA testing as an enhancement to traditional genealogical research. She has a BS in Nursing and a BA in the Humanities and was an instructor of Surgical Technology. She has attended the recent i4GG (Institute of Genetic Genealogy) and has a certificate in Advanced Genetic Genealogy from the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Her brickwalls are her Irish ancestors and the folks who immigrated from England during the Industrial Revolution which is why she was prompted to try DNA testing to break those brickwalls. Her first DNA test was 16 Feb 2006 – Oxford Ancestors.

Please register below or call the Library (978-352-5728).

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