• July 27 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events of the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming Events of the Peabody Institute Library   “Winesburg, Ohio” Discussion Series continues Monday, July 30 and August 13 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Professor Theo Theoharis teaches this four-part discussion series on Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg, Ohio,” which was first published in 1919, and is widely regarded as a classic of American literature and one of the first and best works in the “modernist” mode. A collection of short stories centered around the figure of George Willard, a newspaper reporter in a small Ohio town before the First World War, the book is part novel and part group portrait, depicting the private and public experiences of longing, disappointment, hope, religious…

  • July 20 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Libraries   Summertime Bingo The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce Summertime Bingo on Wednesdays, August 1 & August 15 from 10:30am-12:00pm at the South Branch, located at 78 Lynn Street in Peabody. Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to the South Branch to play a few friendly Bingo rounds with the chance to win prizes. If you can count up to 75, you can play! Space is limited and registration is required for both events. To register, please visit www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380, or stop by in person!   Psychic Awareness The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce the special event “Psychic…

  • July 13 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library   Libraries Rock Everyone – FINAL EVENT – DIGERIDOO DOWN UNDER! Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy fusion of Australia music, culture, puppetry, and comedy! All ages welcome and encouraged to attend!  Please register in advance to reserve your spot! This concert will take place Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Peabody Institute West Branch Library Community Room, located at 603 Lowell Street in Peabody. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration will secure your space.   Can I Use That? Can They Do That? An Intro to Copyright, Intellectual Property and Fair Use…

  • July 13 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library   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 exposure to Excel is helpful but not necessary. This class will take place on Wednesday, August 1st (Part 1), and Wednesday, August 8th (Part 2) from 3:00-4:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library, located at 82…

  • July 6 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library ~   Summer Reading Bookmark Weaving The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce the program Summer Reading Bookmark Weaving at the South Branch! This program will be held on Monday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Peabody South Branch Library (78 Lynn St. in Peabody). Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to get creative with bookmarks! By weaving colorful gimp through clear plastic canvas, kids will take home their own unique bookmark for their summer reading books! This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.peabodylibrary.org, call…

  • June 29 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming events at the Peabody Institute Library ~   Summer Reading Bookmark Weaving The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce the program Summer Reading Bookmark Weaving at the South Branch! This program will be held on Monday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Peabody South Branch Library (78 Lynn St. in Peabody). Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to get creative with bookmarks! By weaving colorful gimp through clear plastic canvas, kids will take home their own unique bookmark for their summer reading books! This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.peabodylibrary.org, call…

  • June 29 2018,  Peabody

    Holiday Hours at the Peabody Library

    Holiday Hours at the Peabody Library The Peabody Institute Library and its branches will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 3 and remain closed on Wednesday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. The library and its branches will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 5. As a reminder, the Main Library is closed on Sundays through the Labor Day weekend. For more information please call 978.531.0100.

  • June 22 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library ~   Hands Up for Summer Reading The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce Hands Up for Summer Reading! on Wednesday, July 18 from 10:30AM-12:00PM at the South Branch, located at 78 Lynn Street in Peabody. Kick off summer reading at the South Branch by helping us with a fun art project! One of our children’s bookcases is in need of a fresh coat of paint and some bright summer colors, so we are asking kids in grades K-5 to help us decorate with their hand print. Come dip your hand in skin-safe paint and leave your mark on the South Branch…

  • June 15 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming events at the at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming events at the at the Peabody Institute Library   Tai Chi for Healthy Aging The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce “Tai Chi for Healthy Aging.”  This 7-week class begins on Thursday, July 12th at 11 a.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Please note that due to popular demand, initial registration for this class is limited to first-time participants. Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that involves a series of movements, known as forms, which are performed in a slow, focused manner combined with controlled breathing. It is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints,…

  • May 25 2018,  Peabody

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library

    Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library   “Walking the Camino de Santiago”   The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce “Walking the Camino de Santiago” presented by Theresa Fersch.  This event will be held on Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Theresa Fersch never considered herself much of an adventurer but in 2015, she found herself in the middle of Spain having the adventure of a lifetime. From May 17th to June 22, 2015, Theresa hiked the entire length of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The Camino is…