Events Calendar

This calendar shows events sponsored by the library. For information on events by other organizations held at the library call 978-774-0554.

Feb
27
Tue
Story Hour
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Thomas Jefferson: Paradox and Foodie
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
28
Wed
Story Hour
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
MCBA Book Club (Call to Register)
Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

For Students in grades 4-6
Registration Required 978-774-0554 by 2/25/18

Join us for our first MCBA Book Club, featuring the 2018 booklist. We will be meeting once a month to discus one of the 25 books on the list. For this month’s meeting we will be discussing The War That Saved My Life. Light refreshments will be served. A fun activity will follow the discussion.

What is the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award?

The MCBA (Massachusetts Children’s Book Award) list is for students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Students are given a master list of book titles. After reading five of the books, students may vote for their favorite The list is compiled from nominations of participating teachers, librarians, and interested publishers. A selection committee works with the nominations and chooses 25 titles to appear on the master list.
Mar
1
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Jazzin’ the Blues with Guitarist Paul Speidel
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A lively excursion through the history of American Jazz & Blues music with commentary and performance!

Enjoy both a concert and an historical experience with Blues and Jazz guitarist Paul Speidel as he takes listeners through the music from the 20th century to the present with examples of the Blues origins in Jazz, Latin, Soul and a little Rock-n-Roll. Paul has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area.

About Paul: Paul Speidel has produced 9 albums and been critically received nationally, including a 3½ star review in Downbeat in 2011. He performed live on WBUR’s “Radio Boston”program last year to nearly 500,000 listeners and has appeared on countless other area radio shows. Paul has shared a stage with renowned artists such as Patti Page, Howard Alden, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery and Shirley Lewis, to name just a few…

Mar
4
Sun
An Afternoon of Classical Music
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
5
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
6
Tue
Story Hour
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Mar
7
Wed
Story Hour
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Teen Early Release Day Event
Mar 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Rescheduled Due To Weather – One Session Yoga With Anna
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Due to inclement weather the event has been rescheduled to Wednesday March 28, 7:00pm
Mar
8
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Mar
12
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
13
Tue
Story Hour
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Canceled Due To Weather – Heritage Films
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Due to the likelihood of snow on Tuesday, Heritage Films Has Been Canceled
Mar
14
Wed
Story Hour
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Mar
15
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Wonder of Pi
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
19
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mar
20
Tue
Steve Blunt
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a morning of music with Steve Blunt, an award winning musician. Prepare to be entertained! Children and adults alike will enjoy listening to Steve’s songs and stories.
Funded by the Lyceum Committee
Mar
21
Wed
Story Hour
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
MCBA Book Club (Call To Sign Up)
Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

For Students in grades 4-6
Registration Required 978-774-0554 by 3/18/2018

Join us for our first MCBA Book Club, featuring the 2018 booklist. We will be meeting once a month to discus one of the 25 books on the list. For our first meeting we will be discussing Maps and Geography. Light refreshments will be served. A fun activity will follow the discussion.

What is the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award?

The MCBA (Massachusetts Children’s Book Award) list is for students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Students are given a master list of book titles. After reading five of the books, students may vote for their favorite The list is compiled from nominations of participating teachers, librarians, and interested publishers. A selection committee works with the nominations and chooses 25 titles to appear on the master list.
Cancelled – History Book Group
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The History Book Group Meets the 3rd Wednesday every month (except July and August) to discuss a history book picked by the group. All are welcome.

Mar
22
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Mar 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Oscar Movie Night: I, Tonya
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
27
Tue
Story Hour
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Heritage Films
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Movie Night: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
28
Wed
Story Hour
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
One Session Yoga With Anna
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
29
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Gardening with Herbs and Vegetables
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gardening Specialist Suzanne Crooker will discuss planting herbs and veggies in containers and in the garden. She’ll talk about the various uses of herbs: which ones dry or freeze well, which have a long shelf life, and other options for storage and preparation. Participants will leave with some of her favorite recipes for using fresh herbs in the kitchen!

About the Presenter: Suzanne has been an avid gardener for many years. After retiring from her first career as a teacher, she worked for Mahoney’s in Winchester for 15 years. She became their expert on herbs and vegetables, and her presentations combine her practical experience with her love of teaching. Recently retired, she’s happily working in her own gardens and continues to share her knowledge and love of gardening with others.

Mar
30
Fri
Library Closed – Good Friday
Mar 30 all-day
Mar
31
Sat
Danvers Easter Eggstravaganza
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Peabody Institute Library and Danvers Recreation at Peabody Park for a free Easter Egg Hunt.

Arrive early for Story Time at 12:15

Hunt Begins Promptly At 1:00. Rain, Snow, Sleet or Shine!

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Apr
1
Sun
Library Closed – Easter
Apr 1 all-day
Apr
2
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
3
Tue
Story Hour
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Apr
4
Wed
Story Hour
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Teen Early Release Day Event
Apr 4 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Apr
5
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Star Wars Discussion Group: The Last Jedi
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Of the recent Star Wars films, The Last Jedi has been incredibly polarizing. Criticisms range from being too much like The Empire Strikes Back, or not enough. Join us on Thursday April 5th, at 7:00 PM in the Gordon room for a spirited discussion on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Apr
9
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
10
Tue
Story Hour
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Heritage Films: Folklore Tales of New England Part II
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apr
11
Wed
Story Hour
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
SCORE: “Women Business Owners Roundtable”
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
12
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Author Visit: Bob Hubbard
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
16
Mon
Library Closed – Patriots Day
Apr 16 all-day
Apr
17
Tue
Sylvan Edge: Robotics (call to register)
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Build Robots, Build Friendships, Build Confidence! Grades 1-3

Build a love for STEM with Robotics at Sylvan! In this fun course, your child will learn how to build nad program robots – all while making friends, developing new skills and having a blast with STEM.

Registration is required. Sign up early. Space is limited.

Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Second Passenger Revealed
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
18
Wed
Bryson Lang
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bryson Lang has entertained thousands around the world with his creative, comedy-juggling act. Bryson’s show combines technical juggling skills with original comedy, resulting in a unique and unforgettable act. His audiences will see an energetic personality preforming captivating routines that mix audience participation, comedy, ball bouncing and spinning, giant beach balls and always a few surprises. He has performed on television and in film. He took first place on the Extreme Gong Show.

Sorry, everyone Bryson can’t juggle with fire in the library! But he knows how!!

History Book Group
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The History Book Group Meets the 3rd Wednesday every month (except July and August) to discuss a history book picked by the group. All are welcome.

Apr
19
Thu
Library Lego Club (Call To Register)
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join us after school for an afternoon of building and fun! All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room until the following week.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: Free!
  • Where: Children’s Room, Peabody Institute Library (Danvers)
  • Registration: Required, space is limited. Registration begins on Monday morning at 9:00 for that week’s program
  • What To Bring: Nothing! Just yoru imagination and creativity! All Legos and materials will be provided

Sponsored in part by the Peabody Institute Library Lyceum Committee

Oscar Movie Night: Phantom Thread
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
23
Mon
Delightful Day in Danvers
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
24
Tue
Story Hour
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
We will be sharing stories, songs and a craft each week.
All ages are welcome
This session of story hour will end March 14
Parents and caregivers are kindly asked to refrain from talking while stories are being read.
Author Visit: Hallie Ephron
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm