Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Harry Potter Movie Release Party

This past Saturday, the Children and Teen departments hosted a Harry Potter Movie Release party to celebrate this week's release of J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'. The kids and teens participated in a Sorting Hat quiz, Harry Potter trivia, and some awesome crafts! They made wands, house pins and felt ties, perler bead house crests, broomsticks, and bookmarks. We were lucky to be joined by the Boston University Quidditch team who spent a couple of hours teaching the kids the basics of the game!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Kids had lots of fun decorating festive Halloween treats this past Saturday at the Main Library!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Our Programs at a Glance

Perler Beads Craft

Family Lego Saturdays
Bilingual Story Time

Build Your Own Cuddle Bear 

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 www.peabodylibrary.org 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 www.CFCEoftheNorthShore.com 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!

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 www.peabodylibrary.org 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: www.steveblunt.com. For children ages 0-6 and their parents and care-givers. Register online at www.peabodylibrary.org 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