Evening Book Group – December

Join us on Monday, December 12 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. 

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

Hungrytown Concert – Wed., Nov. 16 at 7PM

Stop by to listen to a free performance by Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thingin 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.

Evening Book Group – November

Join us on Monday, November 14 at 6PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. We will be meeting at 6PM rather than 7PM so patrons can attend Special Town Meeting.

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi’s wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.

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

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.

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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.

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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! 
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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 www.oldhousewhisperer.com

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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.

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