History books are a great way to learn about history, but so are oral history interviews. Our collection of interviews, both for military and local history, give first-hand accounts of events from many different points of view. Interviews are available online, so you don't have to come to the library or borrow any materials to enjoy them. And if you are, or know, someone who would be willing to share their stories, please contact Deb Lowrance at the Peabody Public Library at 244-5541.
This year brings a few major technology changes to the library. We've had some little bumps along the way, but overall we hope that these changes will be an improvement for everyone.
Peabody Public Library and downtown businesses invite you to enjoy the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt starting Friday, November 25. Pick up a game sheet at the library, online here, or any participating businesses during open hours. Visit downtown, look in the windows to find the illustrations of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Find all 12 and return your sheet to the library to get a Christmas surprise. Must be turned by Friday, December 23.
It's that time already: time to form your teams and get ready to square off in the Battle of the Books! All teams must be registered by Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in order to participate. See our Teen Programs page for more information.
This year two of our favorite musicians return to help you get in the holiday spirit. Pat Murphy will be performing traditional Christmas carols and other holiday music in the lobby on Saturday, December 3 from 2-3 PM. Kent Arnsbarger returns on Saturday, December 17 from 2-3 PM to entertain us with lively Caribbean Christmas Music on the steel drums. Take a break in your busy schedule to relax and enjoy listening to old favorites, and maybe a few that are new to you, too!
The December newsletter is available online here and at the library.
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Phone: (260) 244-5541
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We are located in Columbia City, Indiana, on Highway 205, just south of US 30 and the new Parkview Whitley hospital.
The library Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 PM. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from previous meetings are available.
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