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

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.

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

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, 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.