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

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

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

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.

Library Website Survey


The Georgetown Peabody Library is in the process of working with a company to redesign our website! Our goal is to make our website responsive to your needs, easy to read and use no matter if you are using a computer or a phone. Patrons can take a survey in order to help us in this process. It is a very short survey that should not take more than 5 minutes to finish. Click here to take the survey! 

Your answers will be very helpful and we thank you for your time and your opinions.

Up coming children’s program

topsfieldSummer reading hours are due August 11th in order to earn the Topsfield Fair prize.  Log on to your online account, come into the library, or call to report your hours.

Monday 8/10  from 6:30-7:30  Bee Keeping
For students going into 3rd grade and up.  Pleases call the library to sign up.

Tuesday 8/11 from 10:30-11:30  Oceans of Fun
Come and explore hands-on learning stations presented by Laura Franzone from Family & Community Connection.  There will not be any live animals.

Wednesday 8/12 at 6:00 PM Family Movie Nightup
We will be showing Up rated PG.

Friday 8/14 at 10:30  Pack-a-Snack Story Time

New Online Resources

beta-ebc-logoThe Georgetown Peabody Library has some new online resources for our patrons to try out! The Commonwealth Ebook Collection is another resource you can use to find eBooks, audio books, and more! Click here to get startedYou may need to create an account prior to downloading and depending on the device you are using you may be required to download an app or other reader.

FM_WEB_BUTTON_180x120Freegal is a free music service where you can download 5 songs per week and have 3 hours of streaming music per day! Click here to get started. You will need your library card number and pin number to log in.

You can find these online resources and more at our Online Resources Page. If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.