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.

Summer Reading Programs

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Our Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens are starting very soon!

Every Hero Has A Story is the theme for the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Sign ups for Georgetown kids start on Monday, June 15. Check out the summer program schedule for kids here for all the fun events going on at the library over the summer!

Unmask! is the theme for the Teens Summer Reading Program. Sign ups for Georgetown teens start on Monday, June 22. Check out the summer program schedule for teens here for all the awesome events going on at the library!

If you have any questions regarding the summer reading programs, please give the library a call at 978-352-5728 or come in.

Essential Oils

essentialoilsJoin Michelle Couris on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 pm as she explores ways to use essential oils and why CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) is so important. Why use them? How effective are they against viruses and bacteria? Can they help with headaches? Insomnia? Colds? Allergies? Digestive issues?

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

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

Intro to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs

pruningIt’s time to prune those overgrown trees and shrubs in your garden that you have been eyeing for months! In this pruning primer with Jen Kettell on Saturday, May 30 from 10am to 12pm, you will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear, pruning techniques, timing, and where to seek additional resources.

This two-hour program consists of an indoor slide presentation followed by an interactive outdoor demonstration.

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

Jewelry Workshop: Polymer Clay Beads

claybeadsIn this hands-on workshop with artist Sandra Golbert participants will learn: to prepare polymer clay and modeling techniques like marbling, stacking, and millefleur to create one of-a-kind beads for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. The workshop will be held on Friday, May 29 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

This FREE program is open to teens and adults. All materials and tools included.

 SPACE IS LIMITED: Registration is STRONGLY suggested

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

May Adult Book Club

bookThe May book club will meet on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm. We will be discussing What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives by Bruce Grierson.

Here is a summary of the book:

Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that’s driving Olga. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world’s leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance.

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

Reiki – April 27 & May 2

reikiReiki is energy that is passed to you through the practitioner. It is a non-intrusive laying of hands, and it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki is not just for physical ailments. Reiki can help lift your spirits and make you feel happier!

Join Reiki practitioner, Barbara Wyrocki, to learn what Reiki is all about! Barbara will conduct two sessions, Mon., April 27 at 7 pm and Sat., May 2 at 12 pm.

Registration is recommended for these sessions. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.