Music in the Library is an active program featuring several high-class vocal and instrumental concerts. The concerts not only provide general entertainment but also they often feature a chance to learn interesting local history with performances by folk artists who sing the praises of ocean and ship lore, reflecting an earlier time. The well-rounded, eclectic agenda also includes genres such as jazz, classical, Celtic, Appalachian, French Canadian, and even familiar bossa-nova standards from the 1960s.
The concerts are open to the public; however, donations are welcome and any size donation designated to Music in the Library are thankfully accepted; the very survival of the concerts depends on contributed funds!
Volunteers are always needed for receptions during intermission which involves setting up and manning a table for light refreshments. Also, a couple of volunteers to help set up folding chairs a few hours before the concert would be most appreciated. Please consider volunteering. The Music Committee consists of only 3 people who cannot do it all. We really need you to help out, even though you will find the duties light.
Please keep in mind that our venue is small, therefore seating for concerts is limited!
Peabody Memorial Library is currently working with local musicians, artists, authors, and book lovers to bring virtual programming to our patrons in 2021.
We are looking for the following:
Local musicians to perform short 15 – 20 minute mini music performances that will be featured online for the library’s Music in the Library Program.
Local artists and authors who would like to be featured in our online Meet the Artist and Meet the Author events.
Book lovers who would enjoy meeting monthly via zoom for our virtual Book Discussion Group.
Your ideas and suggestions…. they are always welcome!