The spring story time schedule has been posted. Signups begin Tuesday March 26th.
Kate Hanlon, is our featured artist for March and April. Her exhibit titled: White Lines: the woodcuts of Kate Hanlon is now on our upstairs gallery walls! Come meet the artist on Friday, April 12 3-4:30. Kate will be offering a Woodcut workshop for adults 16 and older on Saturday, April 13, 9:30-12:30. Space will be limited for the workshop so registration will be required.
The library will not be open on Friday, February 8 due to the weather. The morning storytime is canceled. All other programs are also cancelled.
See you all tomorrow. This library will be open on Saturday from 9-1
Author Stephen Puleo, who has presented several of his historical books, will be here again on Saturday, March 9th, at 10:00 am. As this is a fundraising pressentation for both the Friends of the Library projects, and for the AAUW scholarships, tickets are being sold for $12, or two for $20. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the desk. As space is limited, tickets purchased at the door will be sold as available.
Stephen Puleo will be sharing information from his newest title, The Caning. Here are some reviews that have celebrated this rarely discussed moment in Massachusetts history: with quotes from Stephen Puleo’s publisher, and from well known book reviewers:
Author and historian Stephen Puleo’s fifth book, The Caning , tells the incredible story of a trans-formative event in American history: the beating of renowned anti – slavery Senator Charles Sumner by ardent pro – slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks in the U.S. Senate chamber in May 1856.
The book was selected by the History Book Club, the Military Book Club, and as an alternate selection of Book of the Month Club.
Published in October of 2012, the book has won critical praise for its riveting portrayal of the incident, its detailed biographic profiles of both Charles Sumner and Preston Brooks, its comprehensive coverage of pre- civil-war tensions and events, and its insight into how the caning locked pro- and anti- slavery forces on a tragic collision course.
[A] gripping, richly detailed, and well – written account of nineteenth – century America on the cusp of Civil War.” — ForeWord Reviews, Winter 2013
The caning of Sumner made nearly every American choose sides. Puleo’s account of this choosing is fast – paced, well – researched, and poignant. It is also highly recommended. ”
“What makes Puleo’s narrative distinctive is his insightful biographies of both Sumner and Brooks. Puleo strips away the ‘ stereotypical clichés.’
- ForeWord Reviews
“Go buy [The Caning]. It will reassure you that our current Congress is not the most dysfunctional that the country has ever experienced.”
—Peter J. Reilly, Forbes.com
“The Caning is an engrossing story of violence made more resonant by our awareness of the bloodbath still to come, and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Civil War and its causes.”
— Russell S. Bonds, author of War Like the Thunderbolt: The Battle and Burning of Atlanta
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For more information, please visit:
stephenpuleo.com • facebook.com/stephenpuleoauthor • twitter.com/spuleoauthor
The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library, in conjunction with the North Shore chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are pleased to host Stephen Puleo for a special fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Library community room. Puleo is the author of The Caning, Dark Tide, and A City So Grand. There will be Q&A, book signing, and books for sale. Proceeds benefit the Friends and the AAUW. Coffee, juice, and home-baked goods will be served.
Tickets are available on a will-call basis and cost $12 or two for $20. Pay at the library desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Admission at the door is available only as space allows.
For information on other local authors’ events, see the Friends’ Event page.
It’s that time of year again! The library has an extremely limited supply of State Tax forms. All Federal Tax forms are available online. Here a a few links to help you.
To file your MA return online go to: https://wfb.dor.state.ma.us/webfile/wsi/Index.aspx
TO download printable MA return forms go to : http://www.mass.gov/dor/forms
You may be eligible for assistance from VITA or AARP Tax Aid, go to : http://masscashback.ehs.state.ma.us
To file your Federal return online go to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Free-File:-Do-Your-Federal-Taxes-for-Free
To download printable Federal forms go to: http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
To find a paid professional tax preparer go to: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Authorized-IRS-e-file-Providers-for-Individuals
To buy tax preparation software go to: http://www.mass.gov/dor/tax-professionals/current-year-tax-information/approved-software-vendors/
T You may be eligible to file through the Free File Alliance, go to: http://www.mass.gov/dor/individuals/mass-free-file-alliance.html
Due to the impending storm, the Library will be closed both Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. Story time and Lego Club are canceled.