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!

Salem, 1692: Season of the Witch

The Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O’Brien, author of the novel Gallows Hill, lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Picture1Salem’s licensed tour guide Rory O’Brien, author of the recently published novel, Gallows Hill (as well as four previous books on Rhode Island history) will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program at the library on Mon., October 6 at 7:00 pm, as well as have copies of his novel available to purchase afterward.

The talk will run from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the library’s meeting room.

Free and open to adults!


Wendy’s Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail

WendyFrom April to September of 2013, Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700 mile long Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican Border to the US/Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington.

Join Wendy at the library on Tues., Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm for a slideshow of hike photos, as well as a short talk focusing on what she learned from her 5-month journey. It’s Wendy’s hope that you will leave inspired and encouraged to follow your own dreams!

The talk will run from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the library’s Meeting Room.

Free and open to adults.

Upcoming Teen Programs

All events are free, and are open only to teens in grades 6 through 12 unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the programs, please call the library or email Sarah at

Afternoon Movie – Divergent (PG-13)

Wed., Sept. 24 at 2:30 PM


One choice can transform you…

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous  before it’s too late.

Free snacks to be provided! 

Yoga for Teens 

Wed., Oct. 1 at 6:30 PM

Join Dale Sampson as she teaches poses, breathing practices, and some meditation techniques to help you maneuver the stresses in your life!

Sign ups are required for the yoga session.

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