And just like that, beloved patrons, we are looking at the opening days of March, and the promise of spring on the horizon. It might not feel like it today, but that’s no reason not to start scheduling some fun in for the longer days ahead of us! Here are just a few of the fun events, classes, and programs that will be held at the Main Library, Branches, and Departments over the coming weeks. Please be in touch to register for these programs, or to get more information.
And, as always, please let us know about any events you’d like to see on our scheduled. We try and tailor our programming to the community’s needs, and we need your help!
In the Creativity Lab:
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 – 8:30pm: Editing Video in Adobe Premiere
Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere, a video editing program popular among amateurs and professionals alike, in this four-session class. Skills covered include organizing files, editing footage, adding titles and music, and sharing your completed video. You may bring your own video footage to edit, or you can work on footage provided by the instructor. This 4-week class is for people aged 13 and older. Space is limited, so please register in advance.
At the Main Library:
Thursday, March 14: 3:00 – 4:00pm: Introduction to Microsoft Word
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. The library will provide equipment for this class, but please note the library has just (5) laptops available with Microsoft Word 2016, so if you can bring your own laptops with you, it would be appreciated. Check out our Introductory classes for Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel coming up in the next weeks, too (those classes require separate registration)!
At the West Branch:
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Feasting on 15-Minute Meals with Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast
We all want to eat well but our busy schedules often keep us from taking the time to cook healthy meals. Understanding what ingredients to have in your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer is key to whipping up a fast, healthy, and delicious meal. Join chef Liz Barbour to learn how to use your pantry and your local market to create and prepare delicious, healthy meals in 15 minutes. You’ll need lots of tips and tricks to pull off these meals and Liz is excited to teach them to you. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 recipes and samples for all to taste.’ This program will include a slide presentation and cooking demonstration.
At the South Branch:
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm: Peabody Rec Department Art Class
The Peabody Library’s South Branch will host Peabody Parks & Rec Department’s art class taught by Jeanette Lerner. In this class, students will be guided through fabric painting. Classes run every Tuesday evening from March 12 through April 9. This is an outside program hosted by the Library, so for more information or to register, please contact the Peabody Parks and Recreation Department at 978-536-0600 or visit their website.