What are you doing (at the Library)?

It may still be winter, beloved patrons, but apparently we’ve gained over a half-hour of daylight a day since the Winter Solstice!  Meanwhile, we here at the Library have been busy putting together programs, events, and classes to help you learn, savor, and grow.  Here are just a few of the programs on offer in the month of March.  Be sure to check out our full Events Calendar for all the programs that are on offer.  And, as ever, don’t hesitate to tell us what kind of programs would be helpful to you–we are always open to new ideas and new programs!

To sign up for any of the events listed below (or any events listed in the full Events Calendar), you can go to www.peabodylibrary.org, or call us at (978) 531-0100.  Registration for these events begins tomorrow, February first.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Library soon!

At the Main Library:

Pleasure Grounds: Public Gardens Close to Home
Monday, March 5: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Flowers and foliage in the dull days of March! This armchair tour showcases six public gardens within just 40 miles north of Boston—gardens with important history and significant horticultural elements. The audience will ‘meet” the ladies and gentlemen who created these gardens, including the Editor of The Atlantic Monthly magazine, a nephew of Isabella Stuart Gardener, and an heiress who gave away her entire fortune to historical and charitable endeavors. Antique photos are mixed with colorful images of perennial borders, rose gardens, allées and drives, woodland paths, tropical annuals, water features, statuary, and more.  North Shore native Gail Anderson is a trained horticulturist and has been researching and photographing these gardens for nearly 10 years. Gardens covered in the lecture include: Ropes Mansion, Salem; The House of the Seven Gables, Salem; Glen Magna Farms, Danvers; Sedgwick Gardens at Long Hill, Beverly; the Crane Estate at Castle Hill, Ipswich; and the Stevens Coolidge Place, North Andover.
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.

Digital Library Freebies – E-Books, Magazines, Music, Movies and More!
Saturday, March 24: 10:00am – 12:00pm

In this workshop, we’ll show you some of the awesome FREE digital entertainment content you can get with your library card! We’ll give you the highlights of various services the library offers to help you enjoy e-books, e-audio books, music, TV shows, digital magazines, movies, comics, and more!  Feel free to bring your own device. The library does have (5) laptops and a couple of tablets available if you need one! Some of these services will require an e-mail and most will require your library card to use and/or register. Bring your logins and library card to class.
This class will take place in a new location at the Main Library – Program Room – in the basement of the building. Please contact staff if you have any questions or need directions: (978) 531-0100
Please note: Registration for this class begins on March 1.

At the West Branch: 

DIY Aromatherapy Crafts and Beauty Recipes
Monday, March 19: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Have you ever wanted to try making your own natural beauty products? Join us once a month through the spring and summer as we try a different recipe each month. We’ll make things like sugar scrubs, facial mists made with tea and essential oils, and aromatherapy eye pillows. All supplies will be provided.  Sign up for one session or multiples.  Please contact Linda if you have any questions or concerns about potential allergens (978-535-3354 x11).

At the South Branch: 

Adult Game Night at the South Branch
Thursday, March 15: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Adults 18+ are invited to the library for a night of board games and card games! Bring your friends or other family members who are 18 years or older for light snacks, laughs, and fun! Enjoy more classic games like Chess, Scrabble, and Backgammon, or indulge in newer games such as Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme?, and Codenames. All snacks and games will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own along as well! Come for all three hours or any time in between. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-ups will open one month prior to the event.

 Please note: Some of our games contain crude humor, strong language, or suggestive themes. For more information about this event, please call 978-531-3380 x11.