Summer is here, beloved patrons, and we can only hope that you are looking forward to plenty of sunshine-filled adventures, intriguing getaways, and days filled with exploration, learning, and revelations.
And we are here to help! As always, we have been hard at work thinking of new classes, events, and presentations that will help you learn, grow, and relax a bit. Some of these are featured below, but you can check out all our sensational plans on our the calendars available on our website.
If you have paid a visit to the Main Library lately, you’ll have noticed that there are some changes afoot. We are renovating and moving our materials around in the hopes of making the library a better place for you. As a result, the offering at the Main Library are being kept on the low side for the month in order to make sure that we can complete all the tasks on our ‘to do’ list well–but rest assured, we will be back to our full schedule, and with some shiny new surprises for you at the Main Library very soon!
So please check out all the events we have on offer for you! You can register for these events on our website, or by calling the Libraries themselves:
Main Library: (978) 531-0100
South Branch: (978) 531-3380
West Branch: (978) 535-3354
And, as always, please let us know what classes and programs you would like to see at the Library. We are always working to make the Library a place where everyone feels welcome and everyone can enjoy, and your input is a critical part of that process!
At the Main Library:
Wednesday, June 20 & 27, 3:00 – 4:30pm: Intro to Excel 2016 (Two Part 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 required.
Please note: The library has just (5) available laptops with Excel 2016 for attendees, so space is limited.
In the Creativity Lab:
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Create Your Own Bumper Sticker
At the West Branch:
Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 – 2:00pm: Heritage Films Presents Wagon Trail: Legacy of the Old West
Calling fans of westerns and movie buffs! Come join us for a 40 minute film presentation by local historian and film maker Dan Tremblay of Heritage Films! This particular film will focus on the Wagon Trails and the Legacy of the Old West.
Also at the West Branch…
Tuesdays, June 19th, June 26th, July 10th and July 17th, 4:00 – 5:00pm: Latin Dance Series with Greg Coles (Four Part Class!)
Greg Coles has years of experience in teaching Latin Dance and will be teaching a basic introduction to different varieties of Latin dance in this course. No prior experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and comfortable, lightweight shoes. Signing up for the first class signs you up for the whole series.
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Library.
At the South Branch:
Wednesday, June 6, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Learn to Make Natural Deodorant