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


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 or Gloria Swanbon at To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at 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


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.

Georgetown Quilters Exhibition

IMG_1768The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to present the Third Annual Georgetown Quilters Exhibition. These quilts will be on display during the months of February and March. There will be a reception on Saturday, February 7 from 9am to 1pm where you can meet the quilters who will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

An additional attraction that day will be A Celebration for George Peabody, the benefactor of the Library, on the anniversary of his 220th birthday! Come and have a piece of cake and tour the Peabody artifacts and memorabilia as well as the quilts.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to stop by.

The Family Business: Memoirs of a Boston Private Eye

Jjohnohn DiNatale, author of The Family Business: Memoirs of a Boston Private Eye, will discuss his memoir of a multi-generational private investigation agency, founded by Phillip DiNatale, a former Boston police detective who was chosen to be one of four investigators tasked with catching the Boston Strangler.

Join us on Saturday, February 14 at 12pm for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing. There will be light refreshments and books for sale. The talk will run from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the library’s Meeting Room.

Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come into the library to register.

Digital Life: Gizmos & Gadgets

ethelYou’ve probably heard about a whole score of new gadgets out on the market, but how would you like to have a chance to play with them and test them out in real life?!

Join Dr. Ethel Schuster on Wed., January 28 at 6:30 pm as she presents a set of gadgets that include original netbooks, pens to scan text for note-taking, and more. She hopes to create an awareness of the need for skills in technology across all career fields and to encourage everyone to become comfortable with technology.

The talk will run from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room.
Registration is required for this program.
Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.

Wool Appliqué Class

woolappliqueJoin Vicki Murphy for a wool appliqué class at the library on  Sat., Nov. 15 from 11am – 1pm. Vicki will bring all the supplies for the class and attendees will leave with a kit to finish a small project from the class!

Attendees do not need any experience or special talent to try appliqué.

Registration is required as space is limited!

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

Dorian Michael

dorianDorian will play original tunes and traditional American roots music focusing on the blues during his performance at the library on Mon., Oct. 20 at 6:30 PM.

For over 40 years Dorian Michael has been playing his unique blend of blues, jazz, folk, and rock & roll. His music is both exciting and lyrical as he travels with ease through the possibilities of the guitar.

The performance will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the library’s meeting room.

All are welcome to stop by!