Interview Workshop

Nervous about interviewing? Make sure you are ready, because this interactive workshop will help you learn how to survive the interview and more!

Join Tom Falzareno on Monday, November 30 at 6 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.

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

Commonwealth Catalog

For over 10 years, the Virtual Catalog has been the place for finding inter-library loan materials in Massachusetts. MVLC libraries have now migrated to a new system, The Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat).

ComCat has great new features including book jacket images and improved search options. With this new interface, you will be able to easily select your preferred format – hardcover, paperback, large print, audiobooks, and DVDs will appear together in your search results.

To log into the ComCat, you will need to know your library card barcode number.

If you are having trouble and need assistance with the Commonwealth Catalog, please contact us at 978-352-5728. We are happy to help!

Click the link above or find the Commonwealth Catalog and more online resources at our Online Resources section.

Holiday Centerpieces with Betsy Williams

Learn how to decorate your home for the holiday season with fresh greens and fragrant herbs combined with fruits, vegetables, berries, cones, and nuts. Using boxwood, ivies, juniper, rosemary, fresh produce and local seasonal greens, this demonstration by Betsy Williams on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 PM emphasizes the simple how-to’s and mechanics of creating lovely centerpieces with a Williamsburg feel.

Free Presentation!  Registration is REQUIRED.
Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

The Georgetown Peabody Library would like to thank the Country Gardeners for co-sponsoring this program.

Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers. A life long gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral, gardening and cooking skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks and demonstrations.

Rug Braiding


Join Sally Arrigo on Saturday, November 14th at 10:30 AM for a two hour hands-on class where participants will learn: the 5 basic steps to start a woolen rug, including the tube technique, basic braiding, and lacing. Students will take home a center strip, the start of their round or oval rug and all the information they will need to finish it at home.

All materials and tools included.

SPACE IS LIMITED:
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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

Sally Arrigo is a local Boxford resident who is the Rug Department chairman for the Topsfield Fair. Her work has been featured in the Early American Life magazine and she has taught classes at Salem State University and Northern Essex Community College.

November Adult Book Club

bookclubJoin us on Monday, November 9th at 7:00PM as we discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. New members are always welcome!

In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away in Colorado Springs, her son even farther away in Grand Junction, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in houses now empty of family, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with.

Their brave adventures—their pleasures and their difficulties—are hugely involving and truly resonant, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature.

Forensic Science Roadshow

forensicVenture into the world of CSI with this interactive program on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30PM by Paul Zambella, a retired Forensic Scientist, that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science.

Subjects include:

  • Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory
  • Functions of Forensic Scientist
  • Blood
  • DNA
  • Fingerprints
  • Crime Light

This program is appropriate for teens and adults only. 

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

October Adult Book Club

iammalalaDid you know that the Georgetown Peabody Library offers a Monday evening book discussion for adults? We read both fiction and non-fiction and new members are always welcome!

Our book this month is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. 

We will be discussing I Am Malala on
Monday, October 19th at 7PM

If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.