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. in Peabody). This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration begins October 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.
Facebook: Beyond the Basics
Learn some of the hidden tips and tricks to becoming a Facebook power user. We’ll talk about advanced privacy options, managing themes and friends, scheduling posts, accessing your account offline and archiving/downloading your information, how to block ads and perform advanced searches, fun extras and more.
This class is intended for active Facebook users. Please bring your Facebook login to class. If you have your own device, please indicate what you will bring at sign up. The library has five available laptops for use during class.
This class will be held on Tuesday, November 6 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. Registration is required. Registration begins October 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.
Baseball as American Culture
The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce “Baseball as American Culture,” a presentation with UMass Lowell Professor Frank Morris. This event will be held on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library (82 Main St. in Peabody).
Join us for a fascinating history of America’s game with Professor Morris. Learn how baseball galvanized a divided nation in the 19th century and developed into “America’s Pastime” as an allegory to our cultural identity in the decades to come. Includes a history of the Boston Red Sox and a look at how the game both reinforced and challenged cultural themes over time.
For more information and to register, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or register online at http://www.peabodylibrary.org. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.
“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Discussion Series
The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce a four-part discussion series of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” taught by Professor Theo Theoharis. The first of four meetings will be on Wednesday, October 24th at 11 a.m. This event will be held at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody.
Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, like Thoreau’s Walden, or Melville’s Moby Dick, is one of America’s defining books. Ernest Hemingway famously observed that all of American literature stemmed from Twain’s tale of Huck’s adventures and misadventures with the runaway slave Jim as they wander through the Mississippi river towns of the Mid-West. The book has been controversial from its first appearance, and probes the experience of loyalty, the costs of being good and bad, the value of being ‘civilized,’ the nature of love, and most importantly, the result of obeying or rebelling against ‘what everyone knows is right.’ Twain frames all this, including satiric critique of gender specific moral codes, in an unyielding assault on America’s racism, and the institution of slavery. The book, in its tone, its topics, its shaming of America’s violence towards children and toward those deemed “other” racially, and in its humane, common-sense portrait of natural virtue speaks as powerfully to America today, as it did when it was first published in 1884.
The edition we will read is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, Third Norton Critical Edition, Editor, Thomas Cooley, Norton, ISBN: 9780393966404. Books are available at the Main Library on a first-come, first served basis.
This program is generously sponsored by The Peabody Institute Library Foundation.
Personal Digital Archiving: Preserve Your Digital Memories
Learn how to organize, preserve and share your important photographs, audio and video recordings and other memorabilia using digital archiving methods. We will discuss tips for locating materials, making files accessible, best practices for selection and storage, how various formats should be handled, and how to manage your digital files as technology changes.
This class will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library, located at 82 Main Street in Peabody.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration begins September 17, 2018.
For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at www.peabodylibrary.org.