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Books & Booze Book Club

The Books & Booze book club meets at 7 PM every 2nd Thursday of the month at rotating downtown locations to discuss funny, strange and off the wall books.

Note: This club is for 21+ ONLY.

Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current book.

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Sand by Hugh Howey
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Careers & Occupations

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

 

O*net system serves as a source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

 

DIY

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center from Inspire is a searchable database of resources for crafts, collectibles, indoor and outdoor recreation, performing arts, and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center from Inspire is a searchable database for home improvement projects from decorating and remodeling to electrical, plumbing, and woodworking.

Timely & Timeless Book Club

The Timely and Timeless Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 12 noon, usually at a location outside of the library. New members are always welcome. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current book.

Book reviews by member Susan McHenry give some idea of what this book club is like. You can read these by clicking here. To submit your own book review, send it by email to sfield@ppl.lib.in.us.

Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Force of Nature by C.J. Box
The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The Gods of Newport by John Jakes
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Day
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Online Materials

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Read comics on your tablet or smartphone with Boopsie for Libraries (US and Canadian libraries only).
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

 

EBSCO eBook Collection from Inspire: A collection of over 6,000 multidisciplinary books. Topics include college and career development, health and medicine, and business and economics.

 

Hoopla provides free streaming movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks with an account created using your green Peabody Public Library card and PIN.

 

Newsbank

NewsBank provides news and informational resources to our patrons with coverage of local and national topics from America’s newspapers, along with specific articles, obituaries, statistics, video clips, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. With unlimited access from all library workstations and remote access 24/7, patrons can freely search, browse, print, save and email full-text articles without a fee. If you are accessing this database from a remote location, you will be prompted to enter your library card number before proceeding.

 

OverDrive offers downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, eVideos and eMusic through Indiana Digital Downloads Center. Includes special collections for Kids and Teens.

 

Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices — or download through apps. Browse from your library’s collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits. Over 2,600 magazines from 38 countries in 15 languages.

Technology Classes on Youtube

Announcements

Peabody Community Movie Night

On Wednesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Peabody is showing a FREE family movie for Community Movie Night! In November we’re showing Flubber! We will feature a family-friendly movie the first Wednesday of each month. Popcorn is provided.

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BSR Paranormal Halloween

 

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from Noon to 4 PM for BSR Paranormal Halloween!

This is a meet and greet presentation from BSR Paranormal. BSR Paranormal is based out of Northern Indiana and has two chapters–one in Fort Wayne and one in Goshen. Their mission is to use research methods to investigate all types of paranormal activity. They investigate anything from ghosts to aliens, Mothmen, Bigfooot, Dogman and anything in between. If you can’t explain it, they will try to!

For the presentation, we will discuss two aspects of the paranormal–ghosts and cryptids. Afterwards, we will have a Q&A session, and then head to Fort Wayne for their monthly meeting and investigation.

The meet and greet is open to all ages, however, individuals 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up online for this event or call Debbie at 260-244-5541. Additional questions? Email bsrparanormal@gmail.com.

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Peabody Public Library is having a pumpkin decorating contest! This contest is open to ALL AGES, and is a great way for you to show off your creativity.

Bring in your pumpkin starting October 15 in order to join the contest. Entries will be publicly displayed. Voting will begin on Saturday, October 21st and run through Saturday, October 28th. After the contest, you may pick up your pumpkin to display for Halloween! Prizes will be awarded to 3 age categories (Children, Young Adult, and Adult) for: Cutest Pumpkin, Scariest Pumpkin, and Best Overall Design. Pick up an entry form at the library, or download it here.

Contest Guidelines

  • You may use an artificial or real pumpkin
  • NO Carving!
  • One entry per person
  • Nothing too gory or gross
  • Pumpkin must be at the library by closing on Friday, October 20th
  • Be creative! You can use paint, paper, beads, feathers, markers, etc.
  • Do not put your name on your pumpkin, it will be assigned a number
  • Pick up your pumpkin after the contest by November 3rd, or it will be discarded

Picture depicts various pumpkin designs

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Family History Month in October

In honor of Family History Month, the Peabody Public Library is hosting a 4-part genealogy series, held on the first four Sundays from 2 – 4 PM. Come to all four to be entered in a drawing for some fun prizes!

Beginning Genealogy – October 1

Allison DePrey Singleton will help you know where to start, use the information you already have, and learn where to find new information.  Singleton will also give you helpful tips and organization ideas.  This workshop is for you if you are just starting out in genealogy or would like to refresh your research strategies.

Pin, Post & Tweet Your Family Tree: Social Media & Genealogy – October 8

Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are just a few of the online tools genealogist can use to connect with their family, organize research, or share an awesome find with their friends. There are multiple uses for social media when it comes to genealogy and this session will cover the basics of what you need to know.

Whitley County & Columbia City Genealogy Resources – October 15

Columbia City’s own Charlotte Blair will be here to discuss the resources available through the Whitley County Historical Museum as well as the Genealogical Society of Whitley County.

Peabody Public Library Genealogy Resources – October 22

Beth Gaff, Peabody Public Library’s Technology Trainer, will demonstrate all of the amazing genealogy resources available to you through the library and this website.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Take a puzzle—Leave a Puzzle

Many people have enjoyed working on the puzzles in the adult department. Now you can take one home, too! Only one puzzle per person at a time, please. Puzzles are on top of the Reference Shelf (by the globe and the big trophy). Enjoy this new service!

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