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 stop by in person.

 

Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology and Behavior Lecture

The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce a 90-minute Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology and Behavior Lecture on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, which is located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. In this 90-minute picture and video presentation, Jonathan (Jon) Way will discuss the ecology and behavior of eastern coyotes and coywolves.

Way has a B.S. (UMass Amherst), M.S. (UConn Storrs), and doctorate (Boston College) related to the study of eastern coyotes/coywolves. He is the author of two books: “Suburban Howls: Tracking the Eastern Coyote in Urban Massachusetts” and “My Yellowstone Experience,” which details – in full color – the spectacular wildlife, scenery and hydrothermal features that can be found in the world’s first national park. Jon founded and runs an organization, Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, where he is continuing his goal of long-term ecological and behavioral research on coywolves. To supplement his research, he makes regular trips to Yellowstone National Park. He is seeking a publisher for a third book project of his: “Coywolf.”

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 for more information and to reserve your seat.

 

Get to Know Your E-Reader

Bring your e-reader or tablet and learn how to download e-books and how to use free library services, such as Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla, and learn basic troubleshooting techniques for these reading devices. Be sure to bring your own device, any log in information and an instruction manual, if available. The library does not have any e-readers or tablets available for public use.

This class will take place on Wednesday, January 9, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody). This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

All About Social Networking: Social Media Services and What’s Right for You

One of the easiest ways to stay in touch with friends and family is through social media. In this class we’ll walk you through the most popular social networks and talk about which ones are best for you. Feel free to bring your own smartphone and laptop or just follow along.

This class will take place on Tuesday, January 15, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Peabody Institute Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody). This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Online Privacy and Digital Safety

Do you know how to protect your privacy online? Join us for a discussion on best practices for digital safety and privacy. We’ll talk about browsers, digital tracking, passwords, avoiding scams, managing social media settings, and more so you can be safe while using the Internet.

This class will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody). This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

PC Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks

In this two-week workshop, we’ll discuss some helpful tips and tricks for keeping your PC in shape. Topics will include general maintenance, improving performance, managing settings, keyboard shortcuts, backing up data, and basic troubleshooting practices.

This class will be held on Tuesday, February 5, and Tuesday, February 12, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody).

Please indicate when signing up if you will be bringing your own laptop to this class, as the library has just five laptops available for public use. Signing up automatically registers you for both sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins January 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Writing for Professional Success

Strong writing skills and a good understanding of grammar are more than just helpful assets to list on a resume. In fact, effective business writing skills, from emails and memos to reports and presentations, are the tools that can launch and build careers. This workshop is designed for those who are looking to explore the fundamental skills needed for effective professional writing. We will focus on some basic rules of grammar and sentence structure that will provide clarity to your writing, as well as tips and tricks for making your writing more credible and persuasive. We will also discuss etiquette for composing workplace emails and helpful strategies for networking and collaborating with coworkers. This course is designed for those who are new to professional writing, or just entering the workforce, as well as those looking to brush up on their writing skills or make a career change.

This class will be held on Tuesday, February 19, and Tuesday, February 26, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody). Signing up automatically registers you for both sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins January 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Getting Organized With Google

Google provides a wide array of free interconnected programs and apps that can make everyday life easier, organized and more efficient. Learn the basics of Gmail email, Drive cloud file sharing, Calendar, and keeping to-do lists, and more – plus how to share and sync information and documents with others, using your computer and your smartphone.

If you already have a Google account, please bring your log in information and bring your own laptop or smartphone if available. The library has just five laptops available for public use.

This class will be held on Thursday, February 21, and Thursday, February 28, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody). Signing up automatically registers you for both sessions. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins January 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Gray Seals and Great White Sharks of Cape Cod Lecture

The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce a lecture on the Gray Seals and Great White Sharks of Cape Cod. This program will be held on Monday, January 7th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody.

Follow seal researchers as they capture and sample newborn Gray seal pups on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area south of Chatham. Witness the first documentation of this species mating in The United States, and learn about the seals complete life history while in New England. Great white sharks have been returning in ever increasing numbers to hunt their favorite snack – Gray seals. Exclusive underwater photographs provided courtesy of the MA Division of Marine Fisheries and the Great White Shark Consortium show this apex predator in Cape Cod waters.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.

Please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 for more information and to reserve your seat.

 

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