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.

October Adult Book Club

iammalalaDid you know that the Georgetown Peabody Library offers a Monday evening book discussion for adults? We read both fiction and non-fiction and new members are always welcome!

Our book this month is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. 

We will be discussing I Am Malala on
Monday, October 19th at 7PM

If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.

Essential Oils

essentialoilsMichelle Couris is back to present ways to use essential oils and why the quality is so important. On Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 PM, you will learn how to strengthen your immune system, ease stress and tension, relieve achy joints and muscles, ease digestive issues in a safe, affordable and effective manner.

Bring a friend. All attendees names will be entered for a prize! 

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.

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

Michelle is a Yoga Teacher and a Health and Wellness Advocate using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils to live a life full of vibrancy, balance, and learning. She uses oils in most of her classes to enhance the yoga experience for every body.

Green Burial

GreenBurialThis informative talk by Dr. Carol Coan, PhD, on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 AM will introduce you to the increasingly popular concept of green burial.

¨ What is green burial, and what makes it “green”? 
¨ What are the options for the disposition of remains and where does green burial fit in?
¨ How and where can it be done? Is it available in Massachusetts? 

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

Dr. Coan is an anthropologist with a special interest in what we do with our bodies after death.  She regularly teaches classes on end of life options and planning. She is a former president of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts, and continues to field calls to the FCAWM’s information line.  Carol is also a founding member of Green Burial Massachusetts, whose mission is to start Massachusetts’ first conservation cemetery, open to all, and which has teamed up with Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust to locate suitable land for that project. 

College Planning

Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist and a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP), will discuss financial aid solutions on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 PM that will benefit both parents and students.

The following topics will be covered:

¨ How families of all income levels are receiving financial aid
¨ Why some families incorrectly assume they could never qualify for aid
¨ Which college gives you the best financial aid packages
¨ Learn how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.
You can also sign up at www.atlanticip.net

September Book Club

geminiThe September Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm.
We will be discussing Gemini by Carol Cassella.

Here is a summary of the book:

When an unidentified Jane Doe, the victim of a hit-and-run, arrives in Dr. Charlotte Reese’s intensive care unit, she brings with her mysteries—both medical and personal. As Charlotte cares for Jane, she becomes increasingly caught up in the questions of her patient’s identity and what led to her accident. Why has no one stepped forward to claim Jane? What will happen if she doesn’t wake up?

When Charlotte’s search for answers reveals links between Charlotte and her patient, the repercussions will forever change her life and her understanding of what love can make possible.

Copies of the book will be available behind the Main Desk.
If you have any questions, please call the library at 978-352-5728.