Social Media for Small Businesses – Mon., Feb. 26 at 6:30 PM

Small business owners wear all (or most) of the hats when it comes to their business. You know you need to do something with social media, but where do you begin? How do you keep it from becoming a time-sink? In this presentation, we’ll look at how to incorporate social media practices in your small business without losing your mind. We’ll cover such topics as: supporting your business goals with social media; best practices for engaging with your customers; and social media tools (including social media management and scheduling).

You will come away with ideas for how to make social media work for you, your business, and your time. Bring an open mind and a sense of humor. No social media experience required. This presentation is also appropriate for those involved in small non-profit organizations, as well, such as church groups.

Amy Smith is a professional writer and social media consultant, and the proprietor of The Social Media Smith (www.thesocialmediasmith.com). She enjoys helping small business owners become comfortable and proficient on social media and engage with their customers.

Registration is appreciated, but not required.
Please register below or call the library.

Social Media for Small Businesses

Evening Book Group – February 12

Join us on Monday, February 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly – thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. 

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

Evening Book Group – January 8

Join us on Monday, January 8 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

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

New Year Health Refresh (4 week series)

Join Alethea Copelas, Certified Holistic Health Counselor in this 4-week program as she works with you to tune into your bigger “WHY” when it comes to your overall health so you can stop with the yo-yo dieting, self-sabotage and any limiting beliefs that may be standing in the way from you reaching your goals.  Each week will focus on a different topic to support you on your journey: Goal Setting, The Three Keys to Health and Wellness, Cravings and How to Kick them to the Curb, and The Stress Connection to Weight Loss.

Tuesday, January 9, 16, 30 & Tuesday, February 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Registration is required for this workshop series. LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.
Please sign up below or call the library (978-352-5728).

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Evening Book Group – December 11

Join us on Monday, December 11 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

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

How-to Make Soap – Mon., Nov. 27 at 6:15PM

Learn to make unique specialty soaps with Jennifer Hofmann! Participants will receive an instruction booklet to follow up the class with some home soap making of their own. Cold process soap is created by blending oils or fat with a lye mixture; over 24 hours, this blend turns into a solid bar of soap!

You’ll see soap made during the presentation as well as learn: – the history and chemistry of soap-making – basic materials, supplies, and equipment – safety considerations and accuracy – how to color & scent soap; prepare molds; and insulate, cut, cure, & store soap. All attendees will receive a soap sample!

Registration is required.

Please sign up below or call the library (978-352-5728).

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Goats to Go Info Session ~ Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM

Come for an evening to learn about using goats for environmental and eco-friendly poison ivy and brush removal services with Michelle and Alan Aulson of Goats to Go at Great Rock Farm here in Georgetown. See pictures from local success stories and hear about this much desired method for controlling vegetation in heavily used recreational lands such as suburban backyard and gardens, local Parks & Recs, and conservation lands. 

Goats are very effective and efficient in areas that are not easily mowed neared rocks, stumps, and walls; near stream banks that are sensitive to slope erosion; and areas with near water, heavily used by human and pets, and bee populations that are impacted by the presence and use of chemicals. Areas around where the goats are browsing can continue to be used and enjoyed by the community and also draw people out to watch the goats work without the use of chemicals and machinery.

Registration is not required, but you can register here: http://www.goatstogo.farm/events/

Evening Book Group – November 13

Join us on Monday, November 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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

Evening Book Group – October 16

Join us on Monday, October 16 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

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