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.

Swords through the Ages

Join us at the library on for an amazing sword presentation by Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship. They’ll demonstrate the art of Western European swordsmanship over the centuries.

Join us at the library on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm for an amazing sword presentation by Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord from the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship. They’ll demonstrate the art of Western European swordsmanship over the centuries.

Try your hand at sword (blunt) combat!
Children ages 8 and up, teens, and adults are welcome to attend.

Thank you to the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library for funding this program.

Monday Night Madness

Students going into 3rd grade and up, teens, and adults are invited to sign up for the following summer programs:

July 13 at 6:30    Origami with Michael LaFosse

July 20 at 6:30   Search and Rescue Dog presented by Lietenant Lee Prentiss

July 27 at 6:30  Walk Along Glider

August 3 at 6:30  Super Hero Training Camp

August 10 at 6:30  Bee Keeping

Call the library at 978-352-5728 to sign up.

June Book Club

SomeLuckThe June book club will meet on Monday, June 22 at 7pm.We will be discussing Some Luck by Jane Smiley.

Here is a summary of the book:

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father’s heart.

Each chapter in Some Luck covers a single year, beginning in 1920, as American soldiers like Walter return home from World War I, and going up through the early 1950s, with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change

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

Antarctica Exhibit

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In December 2014, Georgetown residents Amy Smith and Chris Christiansen ventured to Antarctica, where they encountered whales, seals, icebergs, seabirds, and of course – penguins! Get a glimpse of the White Continent and its inhabitants via their trip photos in the Library Meeting Room during the months of June and July!

Join us at the library on Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30 PM to hear more about the Antarctica trip along with pictures that did not make it into the exhibit.