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, June 13 at 7PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Copies of the book are still available.

 

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

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

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.

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.

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.