Evening Book Group – June 12

Join us on Monday, June 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

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

Great Public Gardens of New England – Wed., May 17 at 6:30 pm

Spring is the ideal time of year to plan vacations and visits to local public gardens.  Join Suzanne Mahler, Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and take a colorful journey through the Coastal Maine, Tower Hill, and Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Elm Bank, Heritage Gardens, and several other lovely public venues.

This program is co-sponsored with the Country Gardeners of Georgetown.

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728

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Using the Internet for Genealogy – Mon., May 15 at 6:30 pm

Discussing Internet Genealogical Research, professional genealogist Seema Kenny will show the audience some techniques for searching as well as over 40 websites (included in the handout) for finding vital statistics as well as the historical and social context of our ancestors’ lives.

Presenter, Seema Kenney, is President of the Worcester chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc., Chair of the Research & Education committee, and a professional genealogist who focuses on getting stories shared.

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Evening Book Group – May 8

Join us on Monday, May 8 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Massacre on the Merrimack by Jay Atkinson. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

A riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for control of the frontier with English Protestantism, and the bloody deeds of Hannah Duston–who escaped her Native American captors and returned to her settlement of Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a collection of scalps–passed into legend. 

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

Let’s Talk Houseplants! – Wed., May 3 at 6:30 pm

If you want to learn about the health and care for your houseplants-this is the discussion for you. Join plant enthusiast, Patti Prior, as she talks about the benefits of houseplants and how to care for them.

A group discussion is also planned so bring your own tips and tricks for healthy/happy houseplants to share with the group. A plant will also be raffled off.

Patti Prior is a 23 year resident of Georgetown who earned her degree in Economics at Salem State College. She also studied Floral Design at North Shore Community College and worked at Nunan’s in Georgetown for five years where she became a professional  floral designer. Patti has written a column titled At Home and In the Garden for the Georgetown Record and she loves to share her knowledge and passion for flowers and plants.

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Retirement Planning Workshop – Tues., April 25 at 7 PM

Even though you’ve spent most of your life saving for retirement, you may need some help making your retirement savings last. James Femia, a financial advisor at Apella Capital, LLC, will help you learn about the major withdrawal pitfalls investors are prone to and how your financial advisor can help you avoid them.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of having a financial plan
  • Types of investment plans and strategies
  • How much is enough saved, and how to catch up when it isn’t
  • Controlling risks, expenses, taxes, and emotions
  • Social Security claiming strategies
  • How to plan for a lifetime

To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Evening Book Group – April 10

Join us on Monday, April 10 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets.

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

Books in Bloom – Saturday, April 29

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, April 29, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Enjoy a spectacular display of floral arrangements by local floral designers inspired by favorite literary works. Many displays will be available for raffle. Proceeds benefit library programming and museum passes.

Interested in submitting a floral arrangement? Contact Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com

Tickets are $20 which includes complimentary refreshments.

To purchase tickets, contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net, or use this link to pay by PayPal: https://goo.gl/4L2juA

Tickets will also be available at the library’s Main Desk and at the door.

Local businesses – interested in advertising your business in our program booklet? Contact Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com or Amy Smith at helade@gmail.com.

Intro to Acupuncture – Wed., April 5 at 6:30 PM

What is acupuncture? What can it do? How can it help you?
 
In this informal and informational talk by licensed acupuncturist Dave Eyerman, come learn about how acupuncture works, how it is whole-person health, and how it can help relieve symptoms of body and mind. Following the talk, you will have an opportunity to experience acupuncture for yourself!
 
To register for this program, please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Jazzin’ the Blues – Monday, April 3 at 7 PM

A lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance. Free concert!

Paul Speidel has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area, such as Scullers, Ryles, Johnny D’s, Acton Jazz Cafe, and many others.  He’s taught Jazz and Blues in the Newton Public Schools for many years, and has presented programs at public and private venues in the area, as well.  Last year, he had the privilege of performing live on WBUR’s “Radio Boston” program to nearly 500,000 listeners, and has appeared on countless other area radio shows over the years.  He has nine CDs to his credit, and has been critically received nationally, including a 3½ star review in Downbeat in 2011.  Artists performed with include Patti Page, Howard Alden, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery and Shirley Lewis, to name just a few…