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No-Knead Bread Making

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Craisin pecan bread? Asiago cheese bread? Anadama bread?

Join us at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library to sample these delicious breads while veteran baker Denali Delmar returns to once again demonstrate how you can easily make these and other varieties of crusty artisan loaves. Delmar has simplified the New York Times’s no-knead method to three simple steps – no mess on the counter and no kneading at all. Come learn to make Denali’s “no-knead miracle bread”: It’s miraculous how easy it is to make!

For Westford resident Denali Delmar, it was love at first loaf when she learned bread baking from a college friend. Since that first loaf she has gone on to create a successful bread-baking business and has created her personal no-knead miracle bread method. She continues her bread-baking passion and is delighted to come to the South Branch to teach her easy-as-1-2-3 method.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, which is located at 78 Lynn St., on Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. This program has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve your free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person.

 

New artist featured in South Branch’s rotating art show

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The South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library is continuing its support of local artists with a new showing of watercolors by Massachusetts artist Linda T. Hurd. Twelve examples of her art are now on display in the library, which is located at 78 Lynn St. These paintings will only be on display for a limited time through the spring and are part of her latest “Art for Months” collection. This latest collection is titled “WIRED,” and we are privileged to display the originals of the works that are sold as bound books. “WIRED” uses telephone poles at metaphors for the various ways people think.

Linda Hurd has found writing and painting to be important outlets in living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Hurd, “Painting helps me honor what I see. Painting with watercolors has helped me learn skills like sitting still, planning ahead and going lightly.” She sees painting as therapeutic and a way to learn something new. Her love of art came early and was influenced by her family and art teachers at Canton High School. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Writing and Publishing. More examples of her watercolors and captions, as well as more information about the artist, can be found at www.LindaTHurd.com.

The public is invited to view her paintings anytime the South Branch is open. For more information about the paintings, please call (978) 531-3380 or visit the artist’s website. For the South Branch hours or for more information about the Peabody Institute Library, please visit www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Declutter for Good Health Seminar

The South Branch is pleased to welcome local organizer Nancy Patsios to share tips on decluttering your home or office and how these simple changes can enhance and encourage good health. If you’re curious about effective techniques to beat the clutter in your personal or professional space, or if you’re unsure where to start the decluttering process, this is a must-attend program.

everyday ORGANiZiNG is a professional organizer service specializing in residential organizing . Nancy Patsios is the owner of everyday ORGANiZiNG. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the local NAPO New England Chapter and strives to assist people to make positive transitions in their lives. Nancy is the incoming Director of Professional Development for NAPO-NE and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Chapter’s NAPO CARES Quantum Leap program, a community service effort offering organizing classes to disadvantaged women striving to make a positive transition in their lives.

The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. This program will take place at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, which is located at 78 Lynn St., on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. For more information and to register for this program, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.

   

Ease and Reduce your Stress: Exploring Mindfulness Seminar

The South Branch is pleased to welcome Sally Palmer as she teaches attendees about mindfulness and stress reduction in an informative seminar. On Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Palmer will talk about the principles of mindfulness practices, how to become more aware of stress levels in the body, the consequences of stress and how mindfulness can help anyone achieve calm, concentration, focus and more happiness in life. The program will also teach participants how to chart their own stress levels in order to have a better understanding of stressors and how they affect an individual.

Palmer holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and has completed mindfulness and stress reduction training at a clinical practicum at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Health Care and retreats at the Insight Meditation Center, and she holds certifications from Mindful Schools to teach mindfulness and the Omega Institute in Mindful Self Compassion and Compassion. She is the owner of Revive Mindfulness, LLC. To learn more about her visit http://www.revivemindfulness.com.

The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. This program will take place at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, which is located at 78 Lynn St. For more information and to register for this program, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.

 

Police increase patrols and awareness to combat anti-Semitism

Peabody Police Chief Thomas M. Griffin reassures the community that steps are being taken to ensure the preservation of safety within the Jewish community throughout the city. Directed patrols involving uniformed and plainclothes officers in specific areas will be increased to maintain public safety.

“Although there have been no recent specific threats or incidents within the city, we need to remain vigilant and protect the people and places of gatherings within the Jewish community,” said Chief Griffin.

Reports of anti-Semitic incidents continue to increase across New England and the country. These incidents may be reported as vandalism, harassment, assaults or terroristic threats. The official annual statistics have not been released for 2016; however, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – the Jewish civil rights group – as of June 2016 there were 56 reported incidents in the New England region, nearly as many for all of 2015, when 61 were reported.

The AMCHA Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigation, documenting, educating about, and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher learning, reports 618 incidents involving anti-Semitic behavior in 2016. There have been 116 documented reports as of this date in 2017.

“Our community policing officers will continue to meet with members of the Jewish community to address their concerns; if we all work together we can prevail over the alarming increase of these disturbing events,” said Chief Griffin.

   

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