• December 14 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries Santa Claus & Crafts The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce that Santa Claus will be stopping by the Children’s Library on 82 Main Street in Peabody on his way to the North Pole! Kids can come in and do fun, seasonal crafts and take a picture with Santa this Thursday, December 13 @ 3:30PM. Every child who participates will have the opportunity to complete a craft and have a picture taken with Santa. This program is free and open to the public, but to ensure we have enough craft materials, please register in advance online @ www.peabodylibrary.org, by calling 978-531-0100 or…

  • November 21 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 In this one day class, you’ll get a solid grounding in the basics of Microsoft Word 2016, including creating new documents, formatting and layouts, inserting pictures, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Microsoft Word 2016 already installed.  Please indicate when registering for this course if you will be bringing your own laptop. The library will provide equipment for this class, but please note the library has just (5) laptops available with Microsoft Word 2016, so space is limited. This class will be held on Thursday, December 6 from 3:00-4:30pm in the…

  • November 16 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries   PowerPoint, Photographs, and Digital Slideshows In this one day course, learn how to use Microsoft Powerpoint to share your favorite pictures with family and friends. Topics will include the basics of Powerpoint, digital photo editing and scanning, and creating digital slideshows using your favorite memories. Bring digital photo files that you’d like to use on a flash drive, any physical photographs that you’d like to scan, and your own laptop, if possible.  Please indicate when registering if you will need to use one of the library’s laptops, as the library has just (5) available laptops with Powerpoint 2016 for attendees. This class…

  • November 9 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Winter Wreath Workshop at the Peabody Institute Library – West Branch The Peabody Institute Library Foundation is pleased to announce a Winter Wreath Workshop taught by Evelyn Rauseo. This event will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 6 p.m. at the West Branch Library, located at 603 Lowell St. in Peabody. Decorate a 22-inch balsam wreath with instructor Evelyn Rauseo. All materials, along with wine, light refreshments, and a door prize, are included. Tickets are available to purchase at all three library locations and cost $50. Space is limited. All proceeds from this event benefit the Peabody Institute Library Foundation. For…

  • November 2 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Programs at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Open Mic Night at the Peabody Institute Library   The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce an Open Mic Night on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Come share your songs, your stories, your poems, and your jokes at the library’s Open Mic Night! Whether you’re a musician, storyteller, writer, comedian, or other type of entertainer, the mic is yours. The sign-up sheet goes out at 6 p.m., and performers can sign up on a first-come-first-serve basis.  And if performing’s really not your thing, that’s okay.  Come hang out, drink…

  • October 26 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Programs in the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Programs in the Peabody Institute Libraries   Intro to Excel 2016 (2-week class) In this two-week course, we will explore the basic functions of Microsoft Excel 2016. Topics will include creating workbooks and spreadsheets, entering and arranging data, basic formatting, shortcuts, simple formulas, and if time allows, we will discuss basic tables, charts, and graphs. Attendees must be comfortable using a computer and a mouse. Prior familiarity with Excel is helpful but not necessary. This class will take place on Wednesday, November 7th (Part 1), and Wednesday, November 14th (Part 2) from 3:00-4:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library, located at 82…

  • October 19 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Programs in the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Programs in the Peabody Institute Libraries   Intro to Excel 2016 (2-week class) In this two-week course, we will explore the basic functions of Microsoft Excel 2016. Topics will include creating workbooks and spreadsheets, entering and arranging data, basic formatting, shortcuts, simple formulas, and if time allows, we will discuss basic tables, charts, and graphs. Attendees must be comfortable using a computer and a mouse. Prior familiarity with Excel is helpful but not necessary. This class will take place on Wednesday, November 7th (Part 1), and Wednesday, November 14th (Part 2) from 3:00-4:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library, located at 82…

  • October 12 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Gadget Research – Buy with Confidence ’Tis the season for tech deals. Are you in the market for a new gadget? Come to our class to get gadget research tips and tools to buy a new tablet, computer or other tech device with confidence. We’ll talk about storage space, screen resolution, touch screens and everything in between! Then we will show you some great free resources that can help you choose what’s best for you. This class will be held on Monday, November 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library (82 Main St.…

  • October 5 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Holiday Hours at the Peabody Library The Peabody Institute Library and its branches will be closed Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday. Regular library hours resume on Tuesday, October 9. For more information please call 978.531.0100.   New England Witchcraft Tales with Roxie Zwicker The Peabody Institute Library’s South Branch is pleased to welcome Roxie Zwicker for her special presentation on New England Witchcraft Tales! This event will be held on Tuesday, October 9 from 7-8 p.m. at the South Branch (78 Lynn St. in Peabody). Do you know the tales of other New England witches outside of Salem, Massachusetts?…

  • Peabody,  September 28 2018

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Gadget Research – Buy with Confidence ‘Tis the season for tech deals. Are you in the market for a new gadget? Come to our class to get gadget research tips and tools to buy a new tablet, computer, or other tech device with confidence. We’ll talk about storage space, screen resolution, touch screens, and everything in between! Then we will show you some great free resources that can help you choose what’s best for you. This class will be held on Monday, November 5th, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library, located…