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.

Diggin’ Ipswich – April 29

DougDoug Brendel returns to the library on Wed., April 29 at 7pm, performing more small-town New England “humah”. Doug writes “The Outsidah”, a column appearing in the Ipswich Chronicle and at Outsidah.com. His “Only in Ipswich” book series has delighted New Englanders and their faraway relatives and friends for years.

Join us for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing. Doug’s books will be available for purchase. Registration is recommended for this program. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.

Looking to see what else is happening at the library? Check out our Events page!

Jet setting 101 – April 8

marcyDo you day dream about taking a hiatus from your everyday life to reconnect with yourself through exploration and travel? Do you have list of countries you long to see and no idea how to get make your travel dreams a reality? Whether solo or as a group there is a trip that is just right for you!

Join Marcy Yeager, coordinator of International Studies at Northern Essex Community College and adventure travel junkie on Wed., April 8 at 7 pm, as she shares her own travel triumphs and woes and helps make international travel an economic reality.

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

This program is paid for by the Northern Essex Community College Speakers’ Bureau.

Intro to Meditation – April 4

davidCome explore the how’s and why’s of meditation, getting a glimpse into how it can help you calm your mind, ease anxiety, and be the foundation for profound personal growth and healing. Join David Eyerman on Saturday, April 4 from 11:30 am to 1 pm through a short guided meditation practice, lecture and open discussion.

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.

This workshop is great if you:
– have wanted to try meditation but don’t know where to start
– have tried meditating before and were frustrated
– have experience with meditation and are looking to expand and deepen your practice

David Eyerman is a licensed acupuncturist and co-owner of the Clear and Now​ ​Holistic Healing Center located in Andover, MA.  He has been a student of​ ​meditation for nearly twenty years, and leads weekly sessions in his​ ​office, and offers weekend intensives on meditation and personal growth.

Intro to Digital Photography – April 1

digital-photographyLocal author and amateur photographer Scott Jones will be presenting his book “Digital Photography Quick Reference Guide” and providing practical tips for shooting digital photographs on Wed., April 1 at 7 pm. A number of specific Georgetown locations will be featured with information on how the photograph was taken.

Patrons who attend this session will develop a better understanding of how to take high quality photographs! This session should be ideal for anyone who wants to understand how to get the most out of their camera.

No previous photographic experience is necessary!

Registration for this program is recommended. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Looking to see what else is happening at the library? Check out our Events page!

Chocolate, the perfect drug – March 28

Join Dmiker. Michael Cross, science professor at Northern Essex Community College, on Saturday, March 28 at 11:45 am as he presents which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect drug.

Mike’s program includes why chocolate is good for you, which kinds are best, how much is healthy, how to taste for quality, and most importantly how to eat it! 

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.

This program is paid for by the Northern Essex Community College Speakers’ Bureau.

Looking to see what else is happening at the library? Check out our Events page!

Books in Bloom – Saturday, March 21

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The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, March 21st, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

“Books in Bloom” features floral arrangements that represent books and other media available at the library. Local floral designers – amateur and professional – are welcome to participate. The displays will be placed throughout the library that evening for guests to admire. Many of the displays will be available for raffle.

Tickets are $20. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Those interested in submitting a floral arrangement can contact Joan Chatterton at jdchat@verizon.net or Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com. To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net. The Library also has a limited number of tickets to purchase.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Library children’s programs, the museum pass program, and the purchase of books and other resources!

Intro to Computer Graphics with Blender

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Ever wanted to know more about how Pixar movies like Toy Story or Monsters Inc. are made? Now you can learn and create your own scene in Blender, a free software application for computer generation! Learn the basics of modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering and materials in Blender!

The workshop will run on Wednesday, March 11 from 7-8.

Make sure to bring a laptop in order to participate!

Live & Local: History of the Radio on the North Shore

donnaJoin media historian Donna Halper on Saturday, February 28 at 11:30 am as she discusses the history of radio, focusing on the North Shore: what would people in Georgetown have listened to in radio’s early days? And as time passed, who were the favorite announcers, and what were the favorite stations?

Dr. Halper will also discuss why radio changed, and why some listeners believe the programs were better years ago. In addition to her talk, she will bring some rare artifacts, including old radio magazines and memorabilia from the stations you may have grown up listening to.

The talk will run from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in the library’s Meeting Room. Registration is recommended. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.