Getting Into Genealogy

Join Seema Kenney on Monday, May 9th at 6:30PM as she presents information on how to get started in genealogy and family history. Discussion focuses on getting started, home sources, forms, and organization of materials.

Handouts are provided and additional materials are available via the MSOGINC.ORG website for attendees.

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

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

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG), a non-profit, educational organization, was founded in 1975 with the purpose of promoting and encouraging Massachusetts genealogical research at all levels, beginner, amateur, and professional. MSOG is made up of chapters throughout Massachusetts: Bristol, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex, and Worcester. Presenter, Seema Kenney, is President of the Worcester chapter, Chair of the Research & Education committee, and a professional genealogist who focuses on getting stories shared.

MassParks Pass

The Library has a new pass for our patrons to enjoy!

The MassParks Pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses or vans) at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks system that charge a day-use parking fee.

The Library has two of these passes so please stop by or call to reserve one of them today.

If you have any questions about the pass, please call us at 978-352-5728.
Check out our Museum Passes section for information on what else we offer for museum passes!

The Changing Landscape of College Admissions

Facilitated by college admissions coach Marie Lucca, this informative workshop on Monday, March 21st from 6:30 to 8 PM will explore significant changes to the college application process that have intensified admissions competition, increased costs and amplified family anxiety.  Ms. Lucca will also offer insights on how to create a strategic, lower-stress, successful college search.

This workshop is for 9-11th graders and/or parents.
Please call the Library at 978-352-5728 to register for this workshop.

Before starting Crimson College Consulting, Ms. Lucca spent over 20 years on the Harvard University admissions team as an alumna recruiter, interviewer and evaluator. Her experience as a Wall Street attorney and marketing executive, college diversity professor and youth mentor helps her provide insightful and personalized college counseling services to public, private and parochial high school students and families.

2016 Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will be having their Spring Book Sale starting Friday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 16.

We do accept book and media donations year-round, but this would be a great time to bring your donations to the library!

Books should be gently used, clean, and free from mold. We cannot accept phone books, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, Readers Digests, or VHS tapes.

Friday, March 11 from 3 PM to 7 PM
Buy 2 books, get one free!

Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Teachers and Children’s discount!

Sunday, March 13 from 1 PM to 4 PM

Monday, March 14 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Senior discount!

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

Wednesday, March 16 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

There will be a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books available.

There will also be raffle drawings for themed book bags, beautiful birdhouses, and a quilt!

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

Freegal Music

Did you know the Georgetown Peabody Library subscribes to Freegal Music? Freegal Music is a free music service where you can download 5 songs per week and have 3 hours of streaming music per day! 

Freegal Music offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. 

Click here to get started. You will need your library card number and pin number to log in.

You can find this resource and many more at our Online Resources section.

Flying Aces Club Exhibit

The Flying Aces Club will be displaying airplane models at the Library as well as exhibits illustrating the building and flying of these models. These airplanes will be on display starting February 5th through March 31st.

The Flying Aces Club is a group of like-minded individuals that enjoy building and flying rubber band powered stick and tissue model airplanes as well as preserving the history of aviation. The FAC is a national origination and our local chapter can be contacted online at Stealth Squadron FAC #49 or by calling 978-352-8331. They build and fly models from all eras and nations. Some of the most popular classes include racing planes of the 1930s as well as aircraft from World War One and Two. The FAC fly these models both indoors and outdoors, and have monthly meetings to discuss building models and exchange building and flying tips. Beginners need not be intimidated as most members are more than willing to offer support.

For more information about the exhibit and the Flying Aces Club, please contact Richard Zapf at