Friends Flatbread Fundraiser – Tuesday, Oct. 25

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, October 25, 2016 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. 

Crime Lab Case Files – Tues., Oct. 25 at 6:30PM

Join Paul Zambella as he discusses some of the most infamous cases in which he was involved as a forensic scientist at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. Focus of the program is on the forensic evidence and how it provided information which was instrumental in assisting prosecutors to secure the conviction of each suspect. 

Due to the nature of the subject matter, this presentation is recommended for people of high school age and older.

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

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Scott Ouellette Concert – Wed., Oct. 19 at 7PM

Scott Ouellette will be at the library to perform a solo guitarist concert. Stop by to enjoy this free concert!

Scott Ouellette is a former Georgetown resident and a self-taught classical/solo guitarist. After graduating high school, Scott was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts where he studied guitar performance and theory. Scott would spend the next twenty years developing his compositional skills, creating teaching methods for beginner and intermediate guitar students, as well as building his online presence through the internet. Scott is also a professional Music Copyist, scoring music for classical and solo guitarists globally.  

Special Needs Planning – Tues., Oct. 18 at 6:30 PM

Join Brendan Harty, Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance Company and Caleb Harty, Financial Planner with Eagle Strategies LCC, at this presentation where they will go over:

  • Maximizing government benefits
  • Preserving government benefits via estate planning techniques
  • Financial planning (creating a long term budget for child, how to efficiently fund special needs trust)
  • ABLE Act and more.

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

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Evening Book Group – October

Join us on Monday, October 17 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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

New Databases

The Library has subscribed to some new databases! We now offer to Georgetown patrons: AtoZ The USA and Global Road Warrior. You will need to input your library card number to access these databases at home.

AtoZ The USA offers detailed information on the state bird, mammal, tree, reptile, mineral, flower, stone, song, insect, gemstone, fossil, and fish for 50 states plus five territories and the District of Columbia. Learn about geography, government, history, society and culture, and much more.

Global Road Warrior offers current and reliable information on 175 countries including points of interest, demographics, travel essentials and country facts. Useful for students, business people, and travelers.

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. 

Dating Early Homes in Essex County – Wed., Oct. 5 at 7PM

Join John Cole, “The Old House Whisperer”, as he points out the telltale “sign posts” in discovering the true age of early homes in Essex County as seen from the exterior. He will also reveal the surprise of where most original rare elements of these dwellings are located. John will be focusing on several historical homes in Georgetown, added just for this special lecture.

John Cole of Haverhill, also known as the “Old House Whisperer,” was formerly a property manager for Historic New England and worked extensively with acclaimed American architectural historian, Abbott Lowell Cummings. More information about John Cole can be found at

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Interview Prep Workshop – Mon., Oct. 3 at 7PM

Join Tom Falzareno on Monday, October 3rd at 7 PM as you learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process.

This workshop is beneficial for those applying for jobs or college.
There will also be a short discussion on resume writing.

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

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Floral Design Workshop – Tues., Sept. 27 at 6:30 PM

Come learn how to care for and arrange supermarket flowers and to how to utilize different types of containers for them. Patti will also share some tips and tricks with fresh flowers. 

All the flowers will be raffled off to the attendees of the workshop.

Patti Prior is a 23 year resident of Georgetown who earned her degree in Economics at Salem State College.  She also studied Floral Design at North Shore Community College and worked at Nunan’s  in Georgetown for five years where she became a professional  floral designer. Patti has written a column titled At Home and In the Garden for the Georgetown Record and she loves to share her knowledge and passion for flowers.

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