Reducing Stress through Meditation

Join Dr. Allan Hughes on Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Registration is required. Please call the Library at 978-352-5728 or sign up below:

Reducing Stress Through Meditation Registration

Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration and Maintenance

Join Terry Palardy on Monday, May 23 at 6:30PM as she presents the history of sewing machines from the mid-19th century to present day. A display of vintage sewing machines will be on hand for view and demonstration by Terry.

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.
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Terry Palardy is the owner of Quilter’s Quarters located in Georgetown. She volunteers as the Company Clerk for Erie 4 Fire Association ~ the oldest, still-privately-funded fire company operating within a municipal fire department in the United States. She is also  vice president and co-treasurer for the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library.

The Gifts of Chronic Illness

Join Wendy Johnston on Tuesday, May 17 at 6PM as she discusses the causes and common elements of autoimmune disorders, as well as offer information on how to restore health to the body. Although the emphasis of the talk will be on chronic illness, its message can be applied to any adversity one faces in life.

As the toxins in our environment and in our food increase,  more and more people are becoming chronically sick with illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, and many other autoimmune disorders. Over 45% of Americans are currently suffering from chronic illnesses, with the numbers rapidly rising. Wendy Johnston is one of those people.

Free Program! Pre-Registration is Appreciated, but not required.
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Wendy Johnston has a degree in biology and has worked in a biochemistry lab at MIT for 16 years. In the past year, she has conducted her own research in the fields of nutrition, current scientific literature, and mind-body healing. She desires to offer hope to others who are currently struggling with chronic health conditions.

We Are Market Basket

Join us as we host Grant Welker, co-author of We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement that Saved a Beloved Business on Wednesday, April 20 at 7PMWe all lived through this exciting time in American business history. Here’s your chance to ask questions.

Free book talk! Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
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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.

FREE PRESENTATION! 
Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

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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.

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.

Evening Book Group

Join us on Monday, May 9 at 7PM in the Local History Room as we discuss Girl at War by Sara Novic. Copies of the book are still available.

Zagreb, summer of 1991. Ten-year-old Ana Jurić is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia’s capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival.

Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York. She’s been hiding her past from her boyfriend, her friends, and most especially herself. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, she returns alone to Croatia, where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she’s lost.

For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here!

Color Bliss: Coloring Lab and Playspace for Grown-Ups

This is not your preschooler’s coloring workshop! Test drive different materials for coloring : colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens, and different kinds of papers.

Drop-in any time on Wednesday, May 25 between 6pm and 7pm: we’ll provide everything you’ll need for a colorful, relaxing experience.

Free drop-in program! Pre-Registration is appreciated but not required.
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College Admissions Workshop

Join James Obernesser, a college admissions consultant and founder of Your Way To College, on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 PM as he talks about the challenges for students and how parents can respond in the complex world of college admissions today.

While allowing plenty time for questions, we will plan to cover:

  • Exploring college choices to making the final decision
  • Avoiding traps, misconceptions, & stress
  • Keys to finding the right college fit
  • Early Action, Early Decision, & other admission plans
  • Myths & realities in college admissions

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