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!

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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!

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March Adult Book Club

library_bookThe March book club will meet on Monday, March 9 from 7-8 pm. We will be discussing The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley.

Here is a summary of the book:

In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?

In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.

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

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