Evening Book Group – March 13

Join us on Monday, March 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. 

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

Prune-A-Palooza! Pruning and Woody Vines Workshop – March 11

Back by popular demand! MA Certified Horticulturist Jen Kettell returns to present two programs back to back: Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs and Woody Vines.

Saturday, March 11
10am-11am   Intro to Pruning slide presentation
11am-noonish   Interactive Demo (+ short break)
12pm-1pm   Woody Vines slide presentation

Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs includes a 60 minute indoor slide presentation followed by an interactive outdoor demonstration. In this pruning primer attendees will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear, pruning techniques, timing, and where to seek additional resources.

After a quick break Jen will follow up with the 60 minute indoor slide presentation Woody Vines. This presentation will introduce woody vines for the garden – the twining, winding plants that send cascades of blossoms over stone walls, trellises, and fences.

This 3-hour event will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – 1pm. PLEASE NOTE: you are welcome to come to any one, two or all three hours of this program. You may attend just the slide presentations, just the outdoor pruning demonstration, or any combination. Attendance for all three hours is not required!

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Now she shares her passion for teaching horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. She is a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, New England Wildflower Society, and the Arnold Arboretum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

Community Room Grand Opening – Mon., Feb. 6 at 3PM

Come and enjoy friends, games, and food for the official GRAND opening of the Community Room on Monday, February 6th from 3 pm to 4 pm. All ages are welcome.  We hope to see you there!

With mammoth bean bags, funky tables with bar seats, four dedicated computer terminals and a game console hooked up to a flat screen TV, teens can gather after school in a place of their own from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday.

The Georgetown Peabody Library would like to thank the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library and Library Board of Trustees who supported and funded the plan to create a space for Georgetown teens after school.


Evening Book Group – February

Join us on Monday, February 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

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

Changes to Overdrive

Do you use Overdrive to download eBooks or audiobooks to your mobile devices or computer? On February 1, Overdrive will be updating its site. What does this mean for you?

  • A new look for the website and app
  • Easier to identify information about format and availability of titles
  • Changes in how you check out eBooks/audiobooks
  • Will not affect your current checkouts or holds
  • Patrons will be able to check out up to 6 eBooks/audiobooks at a time
  • Patrons will also be able to put more eBooks/audiobooks on hold at a time

Want to see a preview of the new system? Go to Overdrive, scroll down and click the orange bar that says “The new OverDrive is coming soon!”. The library has provided updated guides for downloading eBooks/audiobooks which can be found in the library or here. Feel free to set up a one-on-one tutorial to have a staff member walk you through the process. Call us at 978-352-5728.