January/February 2023 - Services & Events Peabody Institute Library
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Peabody Institute Library Supporting Your Story January/February 2023 Services & Events Main Library 82 Main Street South Branch West Branch Library Library 78 Lynn Street 603 Lowell Street www.peabodylibrary.org
January Hours & Holidays Main Library Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9am Friday: 9am- 1pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday: 1pm - 5pm South & West Branch Libraries Monday & Wednesday: 9am - 5pm Tuesday: 9am - 9pm Thursday: 1pm - 9pm Saturday: 9am - 1pm All 3 library locations will be closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All 3 Library Locations will be closed on Monday, February 20 in Honor of Presidents' Day. The PIL is fine-free! Peabody Institute Library is now a Fine- Free Library! We have officially eliminated all overdue fines on Peabody-owned items- for everyone, forever!
More than Ever Before Our services are being used more than they were pre-Covid. We have thousands of new cardholders and millions exploring our website. We're here to support your growing need for us. Return on Investment (ROI) = NEW LIBRARY CARDS Our Value to Our Community 2,514 For every 819%* Peabody tax $1 dedicated WEBSITE to the Library, VIEWS our services offer $8.19 in s axe h e a lu e s 35,459,332 return value rly t t o t Yea t go inulated e a rly vserviceer Y P IL e d p t h a ca lc o n o f cu la t P IL r p e rs ca l rs o n pe pe *Since March 2020 *What's Your Library Worth? https://ilovelibraries.org/what-libraries- do/calculator/ (Accessed October 13, 2022) Library Circulation & Use 200,000 FY2020 & FY2022 +26% +393% +18% 150,000 +23% 100,000 50,000 +88% +34% 0 Book Circ Databases Ebook Circ Total Circ Collection Use Wifi Use Data Source: Yearly ARIS statistics sent to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Jan/Feb 2023 Adult Library Events peabodylibrary.org/calendar CRAFT & CHAT Guided Meditation and Mindfulness a hand-crafting community FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH Join expert Valerie York in the Tech Lab FEBRUARY 7 Tuesday, January 17 TECH LAB Tuesday, February 21 6:30-8:30PM 6:30 PM UNDERSTANDING YOUR CAT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7 PM Main Library Tech Lab Registration Required
Peabody Institute Library Spring Concert Series KAREN GRENIER Local singer-songwriter and former Peabody Public Schools teacher Karen Grenier returns with a concert of original songs plus some inspiration from along the way. MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 7 PM Sutton Room, Main Library brought to you by the peabody institute library foundation & the mccarthy family foundation Peabody Institute Library Spring Concert Series Stephanie James Peabody native and recording artist Stephanie James performs original music from her debut album "Unbreakable," as well as covers of well-known favorites. Monday, February 6, 7 PM Sutton Room, Main Library
Peabody Institute Library Spring Concert Series More info at peabodylibrary.org/concerts Karen Grenier Monday, January 30 at 7 PM Monday, April 24 at 7 PM Thursday, June 15- Pride Month Concert Stephanie James Monday, February 6 at 7 PM Monday, April 3 at 7 PM Áine Minogue Monday, March 6 at 7 PM Monday, May 15 at 7 PM Hungrytown Monday, March 27 at 7 PM New England Chamber Players Monday, May 1 at 7 PM Sean Gaskell Monday, June 5 at 7 PM brought to you by the peabody institute library foundation & the mccarthy family foundation
Jan/Feb 2023 Adult Library Events peabodylibrary.org/calendar ONLINE DEATH CAFÉ A safe space (online) to discuss with Debby Reelitz death with other adults. Bring your own tea or pastries! Modern Calligraphy Monday, Jan. 23, 7 PM Fun with Brush Lettering Monday, Feb. 27, 7 PM Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 12 PM LGBTQ Book Club LGBTQ Book Club January Meeting February Meeting Monday, January 23, 2022 Monday, February 27, 2022 7:00 PM 7:00 PM ONLINE ONLINE
Jan/Feb 2023 Teens peabodylibrary.org/calendar Heartstopper Vol. 5 Release Party Trivia, games, Teens Teaching Teens: snacks, Language Exchange and all Do you speak a language other than things English, or would you like to learn a Nick new language? Come share your skills and/or learn from your peers in and the Teen Room! Snacks provided. Charlie Wed., December 14 at 4:00 PM Mon. February 6, 3:30 PM TEEN MOVIE NIGHTS Button Maker FIRST & THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Monday TEEN ROOM Use the library's button maker to make your own pins! You can create your own designs, or use ours. Monday, January 9 Registration is encouraged. 4:00 PM
Jan/Feb 2023 Teens peabodylibrary.org/calendar Teen Book Club DIY DUCT TAPE Help us choose a club name! We'll vote at the first meeting. BAGS Saturday, January 28 3pm - 4pm Teen Room Make yourself a bag that is Pick up a copy of City of Ghosts from any of stylish and durable using the three Peabody Libraries! Then join us to only duct tape. Supplies will chat about the book and enjoy some snacks. be provided. For tweens and teens in grades 6 - 10. *registration required Wed. February 22, 3:30 PM Play games that teach you how to code! For tweens and teens in grades 6 - 12. Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 CODE in the Creativity Lab CLUB beginning February 2nd
Jan/Feb 2023 Creativity Lab and Tech peabodylibrary.org/calendar Drop-in Tech Help Need help using your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or e- reader? Bring your device to the library and stop by our Drop-in Tech Help! One of our librarians will be ready to help answer your questions. Every Wednesday, 1 - 3 PM Lower Level, Main Library
Stop by during our Open Lab sessions to use our tools for 3D printing, sewing, sound recording, laser cutting, woodworking, coding, vinyl cutting, graphic design, electronics, and more. Mondays 5:30-8:30 PM Lower Level, Main Library For more information, go to: www.peabodylibrary.com/creativitylab
PIL Book Groups Ongoing book groups are back at all three Peabody Libraries, at places around town, and online. Find the right one for you in the list below. Books are available at the meeting location or at the Main Library Public Service Desk. Afternoon Fiction Book Group 1st Thursday of every month, 2PM Meeting February 2: Mad Honey Meets at West Branch Library Evening History Book Group Last Thursday of the month, 7 PM Meeting January 26: Empire of Pain Meeting February 23: The Grimkes Meets at West Branch Library LGBTQ+ Book Group w/Ashland PL 4th Monday of every month, 7 PM Meeting January 23: Call Me By Your Name Meeting February 27: Let's Talk About Love Meets online Bring Your Own Book Group 2nd Thursday of every month, 7 PM Theme for January 12: Winter Theme for February 9: Romance Jan. and Feb. meetings are online Peabody Council on Aging Book Group 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10:30 AM Meeting February 15: Mayflower Meets at Torigian Center *NEW* Teen Book Cub Last Wednesday of every month, 3:30 PM Meeting February 12: City of Ghosts Meets in Teen Room, Main Library
Jan/Feb 2023 Children's Programs peabodylibrary.org/calendar Storytimes at the Main Library BABIES Every Thursday @ 10:00 in the 2nd Floor Tech Lab TODDLERS Every Thursday @ 11:00 in the 2nd Floor Tech Lab PRESCHOOL Every Wednesday @ 10:30 in the 2nd Floor Tech Lab YOGA Tuesdays @ 10:00 in the 2nd Floor Tech Lab
Tired of waiting in line for new books? Check out our new SPEED READS collection at all three library locations! New Books 14 day loan period no renewals or holds Added bonus - when the shelves are ready to be cleared, the Speed Reads go on "Speed Reads Speed Sale" for $5 each!
Peabody Institute Library Library of Things Find the list and reserve items at peabodylibrary.org/libraryofthings
Jan/Feb 2023 Children's Programs peabodylibrary.org/calendar STEAM Storytime Pajama Storytime Learn about a different Join Miss Jenny for a fun evening science topic each month, of stories, songs, and rhymes. and make a themed craft as Wearing pajamas and bringing well. your stuffed animal is optional. Sat., Jan. 14 at 11:00 AM : Snowflakes Sat., Feb. 11 at 11:00 AM : Wed., February 8 Animals and hibernation 5:30 PM, Tech Lab Please register Beginners Knitting Music and Movement Learn the basics of knitting with Aimee! Needles and yarn are Join us in the tech lab. Come provided, or bring your own. Open hear live guitar music and to ages 10+, including adults - this dance to songs and nursery is an all-ages program! rhymes ! Registration required. Saturdays Mondays Jan. 7 & 21 January 23 Feb. 4 & 18 February 6 & 27 1:30 - 3 PM 10:30 AM
Jan/Feb 2023 Children's Programs peabodylibrary.org/calendar Little Groove Baby Wiggle Come join us for Baby Wiggle presented by Little Groove. Come hear live guitar and music for kids. Open to kids ages 0-4 years old. Registration required. Located in the tech lab. Mon. , Jan. 30 at 3:00pm Monday, July Mon. , Feb.111312:00 - 1:00 PM at 3:00pm Family LEGO Fun Balloon Animal Join us for a fun morning of LEGO fun! What will your Making family construct? Larger Join us and Jonah Twists for DUPLO blocks are available for a workshop on balloon younger children. animal making. Supplies provided. Open to ages 7 & up. Saturdays Jan. 7 & 21 Feb. 4& 18 Registration Required Saturday 10 AMAugust 13, 11:00 AM 28 Sat. , Jan. - 12:30 PMAM at 10:00
Jan/Feb 2023 South Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar y Famil After School GO! LEGOs at the BIN Play to win cool prizes, South Branch Library such as a book to keep! Mondays For kids ages 5 - 12 and their caregivers. January 23 Thursday February 6 January 19 February 27 3:30-4:30PM 3:30-4:30pm For Kids Ages 5-12 at the South Branch Registration is required. Library Registration required. Drop-In Crafts Genealogy Office Hours at the South Branch Library For Kids! Join genealogist Jennifer Smith for at the South Branch Library one-on-one assistance with your personal family history research projects! Saturday 9AM - 12PM Thursdays Jan. 7th January 19 Jan. 21st All materials provided. February 16 Feb. 4th Kits available while 7:00 - 8:30 PM Feb. 18th supplies last. Registration Required
Jan/Feb 2023 South Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar Coloring Contest At the South Branch Library Pick Up and Return Your Coloring Sheet By SATURDAY, FEB. 25 for a Chance to Win a Prize! For Kids 4 - 12 Build a LEGO Snowflake! Wednesday, February 22 10:30AM at the South Branch Library For Kids ages 5-12 Registration Required
Jan/Feb 2023 West Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar CRAFT & CHILDREN'S GRAB AND GO CHAT - CRAFT KITS WEST Every Wednesday, stop by the West Branch Library and pick up a craft kit to go! Join us the second Thursday of each month to work on our projects / crafts, and chat with your fellow crafters! Preschool Storytime and Crafts Registration Required
Jan/Feb 2023 West Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar Drop In Tech Help West Branch Library Thursday, January 19 1PM - 4PM AARP Tax Filing Assistance West Branch Library Mondays, Feb. 6th - April 10th, by APPOINTMENT ONLY Need help filing your taxes? AARP Tax Preparers are here to help! Please stop by the West Branch Library to pick up the necessary paperwork. Appointments can be scheduled in person at the Public Service Desk, or over the phone. Please call the West Branch Library at 978-535-3354 for more information.
Jan/Feb 2023 West Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar End of Life Planning West Branch Library Thursday, February 9th at 2pm You are invited to learn about planning for end of life care with "Compassion and Choices", a nonprofit that helps promote conversation on planning for end of life care, and empowers people to claim their voice and agency in end-of-life care Registration is required and space is limited. Please visit the Public Service Desk at the West Branch Library, visit us online, or call 978-535-3354 for more information. Cupcake Decorating! West Branch Library Tuesday, February 28, 5PM Learn how to decorate cupcakes, and do one for yourself! Registration is required.
Jan/Feb 2023 West Branch Library peabodylibrary.org/calendar Nonfiction Book Club Jan. 26, 7 PM Feb. 23, 7 PM Fiction Readers! Join us to discuss - "Mad Honey" by Jodi Picoult February 2, 2PM West Branch Library Community Room
TACO Tuesdays @ West Thursdays @ Main 4 -5 PM Earn community service hours by participating in our Teen Advisory and Community Organization, aka TACO! No registration needed. Teen volunteers will receive one free taco or other snack the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month. For questions, please email Allison at the Main Branch at email@example.com OR Amory at the West Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org
English Conversation Circles Join an in-person or online group at the Library Conversation Circles are volunteer-led sessions that provide weekly opportunities for non-native English speakers to practice basic conversational English in an informal setting. Sessions increase vocabulary and knowledge of American culture and customs, improve pronunciation and learn idiomatic expressions. Meetings focus on topics of practical interest such as shopping, ordering food, finding a job or an apartment, hobbies or current events. We're looking for volunteers to lead circles! To find out more about being a volunteer, call 978-531-0100 x38 or fill out a contact form at www.peabodylibrary.org/ell
Museum Passes The Library offers discounted or free admission to the following cultural, educational, and recreational institutions. To reserve a pass, call the library or go to https://www.peabodylibrary.org/museumpasses Due to COVID-19, museum hours and prices are subject to change. Please check with the museum before you go. *NEW!* Mass Audubon *NEW!* Trustees of the Reservations *NEW!* North Shore Children's Museum *More Availability!* Massachusetts State Parks Boston Children's Museum House of the Seven Gables Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Science New England Aquarium Peabody Essex Museum Zoo New England
Local History Research in the Eben Dale Sutton Room The Sutton Room has thousands of books, documents, and photographs about Peabody and New England history. Advance registration is required to use the Sutton Room to prepare requested materials. Sign up at peabodylibrary.org/calendar Tuesdays Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM 2:00 - 4:00 PM 4:00 - 6:00 PM Search the catalog or view digitized items at www.peabodylibrary.org/localhistory to view yearbooks, street listings, and more
Free Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Clinic + Blood Pressure Screenings Wednesdays 2 - 6 PM Main Library 82 Main Street Courtyard/Tech Lab Ages 6 months- 4 yrs: Child Pfizer Series 1, 2, 3 Ages 5-11: Youth Pfizer Series 1 & 2, Youth Booster Ages 12+ : Adult Pfizer Series 1 & 2, *New Bivalent Booster* Walk-in only – no appointment needed! No insurance needed!
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