Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Perler Beads Craft

The kids had a blast in our perler bead program! Each of them made 2-3 different designs using their imaginations!

New England Aquarium's Sharks Program

The New England Aquarium brought their shark program to the Peabody Institute Library today! Three different groups got to enjoy both learning and fun with great hands-on activities.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Topsfield Fair Prize Package Info

Just a reminder to all kids going into grades K-5 in the fall who are participating in the library's summer reading program that to qualify for Topsfield Fair prize packets you must log 500 minutes of reading by midnight on the deadline of 08/08/2016!

Author Visit with Carla Marrero

Come meet local author and art teacher Carla Marrero tomorrow, Friday, July 29th from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Children's Room! Carla has written 3 books for children that feature fun feline characters: The Magical Cat, Mimsie's Mouse, and CJ's Hideaway. Join Carla as she reads from her books and leads children in story-related activities! For ages 3 and up.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Toto the Tornado Kitten

The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to welcome Toto the Tornado Kitten on Tuesday, May 10 from 6-7pm in the Children’s Program Room of the Main Library. Toto was found in the wreckage of the tornado that struck Central Massachusetts a few years ago.  He was adopted by Jonathan Hall, who wrote the book Toto the Tornado Kitten. Jonathan brings Toto to schools and libraries around Massachusetts telling the amazing story of this kitty.  Come listen to the story, meet Toto and have the opportunity to ask Jonathan questions. There is no charge for this program, and it is open to non-Peabody residents.  Please register in advance as space is limited.  To register, visit or call 978-531-0100 ext. 32.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Free Parenting Workshop Tomorrow Night!

Tuesday April 5, 2016
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sutton Room
We will do more than talking about the importance of play in this hands on workshop.
Play offers children so much more than many adults can imagine:
● Language development
● Critical Thinking Skills
● Socialization
● Problem Solving
Come and learn about the latest in brain research and the importance of play for our
children and our society. Turn off the phones, tablets, TVs and join us.
Jan Plourde, M.Ed. is a 2014 Mass Literacy Champion and founder of The REAL Program
Brought to you by CFCE of the North Shore
Visit for more free family programs!
(978) 5366543
Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools

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Sunday, March 20, 2016


On Saturday, March 19th Ms. Katia and a group of child patrons of the library made Brigadeiro, the common Brazilian delicacy that was created in 1940. It is common throughout the entire country, as well as in Portugal, and is present in practically all the major Brazilian celebrations.  The brigadeiro is made from condensed milk, powdered chocolate, butter and chocolate sprinkles to cover the outside layer. Yummy!