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

Sign up here!  

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!

Boston Ballet Story Program

Join us for a special Ballet Story Program presented by the Boston Ballet School; the perfect way for families to introduce young children to the magic and fun of ballet. The program begins with a reading of the ballet story, highlighted by the use of images and hands-on items such as costumes and dance shoes.  Age appropriate for children ages 3-6 years and their families. Register online at or call 978-531-0100x32.

Music and Movement with Steve Blunt

Join us on on April 9, 2016 for the Music and Movement Concert with Steve Blunt! Steve Blunt is a New Hampshire singer/storyteller with over 20 years’ experience in the arts and education. His lively musical performances delight kids and families at schools, libraries, and concert venues throughout New England. More information is available at: For children ages 0-6 and their parents and care-givers. Register online at or call 978-531-0100 ext. 32.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The 9th Annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive kicks off on February 1 and runs through March 15, aiming to collect 6,750 PJs all over Massachusetts and raise $9,000 for children living in homelessness and poverty.
New Children’s pajamas in sizes sizes 4/5T to 18/20 can be dropped off at any Peabody Institute Library location. Monetary donations in the amount of $10 to purchase pajamas can also be dropped off at the library. Any checks should be made payable to “Cradles to Crayons”. Donations can be made at any of the library’s locations

Friday, December 18, 2015

Music, Movement, and More with MaryBeth Maes!

MaryBeth Maes brought lots of holiday energy to the Sutton Room this week! The kids shook their bells as they sang along to "Jingle Bells" and "I Have a Little Dreidel".