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Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:40 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MONDAY MORNING CONCERT: The American Songbook & Beyond with Too Human Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Concert has been postponed due to illness. All registrants notified by Monday at 9am.

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Too Human, performing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, along with jazzy “bluesy” originals. Whether performing breezy, jazzy, toe tapping swing; a bluesy, heartfelt ballad; or a familiar standard, Too Human will move you with their music. With vocals, guitar, percussion and upright bass, they have a jazzy / bluesy feel with a lot of heart. Their original songs will touch you in so many ways. And the standards take on a life of their own with a fresh interpretation. Ellen's earthy voice combines perfectly with Roger's unusual percussion style and sweet vocals. High quality musicianship with humor and passion, totally in sync with each other, they create a strong and intimate atmosphere. Their songs have been recorded by a broad spectrum of artists, including Cher.  Munchkins and coffee will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: What's Next In Your Career Life? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

The baby boomers, born during the years of 1946 -1964, seventy-eight million strong, are changing our notions about aging and the traditional view of retirement.  Due to medical advances and better self-care, we are experiencing a longevity revolution. People may have 30+ years past the “traditional” retirement age of 62 -65. This doesn’t necessarily mean longer “old age” but can be viewed as an extended “middle stage” of life. Middle age is now being viewed as 45 -75+. These bonus years give us an opportunity to be more conscious and intentional in figuring out “What’s next?” It’s an opportunity to look at the various parts of your life and to “puzzle” out what’s important to you. It’s hard enough for individuals and can be more complicated if you’re part of a couple and you each have different values, goals, dreams and time-lines for the years ahead.   All of this can be even more complicated if you’ve lost your job and don’t want to be “retired” from your work life and are trying to figure out “what’s next?” in your career life. Being retired from a job does NOT mean being retired from life. 

In this interactive presentation, we’ll talk about: The impact of the longevity revolution and the “changing face of retirement;" Some of the “myths” of aging; Normal shifts in identity and roles that occur as we get older; Some important conversations for transitioning to “the second half of life;" Some of the issues when you’re in a job transition process; What is a transition?; The importance of connection, engagement and purpose and meaning in life; Some 21st century strategies for thinking  about work; and Some tips for job seeking. Led by Dorian Mintzer, a licensed Psychologist, Career/Life and Retirement Transition Coach, Money and Relationship Coach, Executive Coach, Writer, Teacher and Speaker.  She is the Owner and President of www.revolutionizeretirement.com and co-author of The Couples Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must- Have Conversations for Transitioning to the Second Half of Life.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's first-floor Meeting Room. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 25 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Barks & Books with Prince Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Prince on Mondays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM THC Public Hearing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Wyatt   978-846-2520   Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
   

Public Hearing for 592 Main Street as required by Tewkbury's “Demolition of Historic Buildings” By-Law.

    Location: Meeting Room
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajamarama Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

Ages 3 to 7

Come listen to stories, sing songs, and do some movement at this special evening story time!

Wear your pajamas if you'd like to!

This is a drop in story time, no registration required.    

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Tewksbury Historical Society Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Marcus   978-388-7262   marcusdavidedward@gmail.com
   

Monthly Board of Director's Meeting

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time with Special Guests Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome.

Today, special guests from Dr. Mickey's dental office will be joining us to talk a little bit about taking care of your teeth!

Plus Miss Noelle will still have stories, songs, dancing, instruments and more in this early literacy session.

 

No registration required.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TECH TUESDAYS: How To Download Free Audiobooks & eBooks with Overdrive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Learn how to download free eBooks and Audiobooks via Overdrive, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Tewksbury Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Overdrive on their own.

What is Overdrive? Overdrive provides a huge collection of downloadable audio and eBooks, along with a mobile app for enjoying both. Borrow up to 5 items at a time and put unavailable items on hold. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Overdrive? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

    Location: Meeting Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_quilt3 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Create It Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Teens are you: into creative writing, art, music, or other crafty activities? Meet new friends and enjoy fun projects and explore your creative side!

Feel free to bring any work you have to share or just come and enjoy creating something that night!

Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Craft Room
       
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TPL Community Garden Steering Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laetitia Won   9788639903   laetitiawon@gmail.com
   

Meeting for the TPL Community Garden Steering Committee

    Location: Trustee's Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BOSTON TALKS: The Best of Boston Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

No stranger to movie screens, the City of Boston has appeared in countless feature films. What movies are set in the state's capital city? What are some recognizable filming locations? And why can actors never seem to get the accent right? Go behind the scenes with high school teacher and film blogger Frank Mandosa to learn more about movies that take place in Boston, were shot in the city and the surrounding areas, and promote hometown pride! Free handouts and raffle tickets for movie-themed door prizes.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
trans_plane1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: Take A Virtual African Safari with Linda & Bryan Higgs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Join Linda & Bryan Higgs as they take you on a virtual African Safari.  In 2009, the Higgs went on a Safari to Tanzania, in East Africa. It was Linda's number one "bucket list" travel item. The married couple visited four National Parks: Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park. It was the trip of a lifetime, and included a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. They experienced countless animals, including the great migration of wildebeests and zebras. Their presentation will feature a video of their memorable trip, with still photos and short clips. Q&A after the presentation. Rescheduled from February 8.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Wacky Words Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For children in grades 3 to 5, ages 8 to 11.

Join Miss Heather in our new writer's club. Held once per month, this club will explore words, play games, and do fun creative writing activities. 

This program is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required and begins on March 20th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

    Location: Craft Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Barks & Books with Misty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting: Station Eleven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group is reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel this month.  Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk by the end of February. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: 

An actor playing King Lear dies onstage just before a cataclysmic event changes the future of everyone on Earth. What will be valued and what will be discarded? Will art have a place in a world that has lost so much? What will make life worth living? These are just some of the issues explored in this beautifully written dystopian novel.

    Location: Meeting Room
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM TOWN TOPICS: Tewksbury News Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these bi-weekly meetings to review the week’s local news & receive a free paper. Reporters will occasionally join us.

    Location: Trustee's Room
       
 
nat_leaf_green 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Videographers Dan and Marilyn Brielmann of e-Awakening, a website for 'The Preservation of Nature & the Protection of Resources,' will share their beautifully shot documentary videos about the Bay Circuit Trail, a wonderful 230-mile permanent recreation trail and greenway extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts, including Tewksbury, linking parks and open space in in 57 Boston-area communities. The speakers hope to inspire you to both hike and preserve this natural resource.

The idea for the Bay Circuit Trail & Greenway first arose in 1929. It would be an “outer Emerald Necklace,” proponents said—a greenbelt that would mirror the famous string of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks threading through urban Boston—and would provide open space for the metropolitan area’s quickly expanding population. Over the next several decades, various public and private parks and reservations were established in the area between what is now Route 128 and Interstate 495, but they failed to keep pace with commercial and residential development. In the 1980s, interest in the project was renewed, and in 1990 the Bay Circuit Alliance formed to make the trail and greenway a reality. The BCA has focused on linking segments of the Bay Circuit Trail, which provides a place for recreation while ensuring the protection of open space in the region by adding more “pearls” to the “emerald necklace.” Beginning at Plum Island and ending in Kingston Bay, the trail and greenway is located close to 4 million people in Eastern Massachusetts. The trail provides close-to-home recreation including: walking, biking, snowshoeing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Many sections of the trail are accessible by the MBTA commuter rail and other public transit systems.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Setup For Town Election Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Meeting Room
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Town Election Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Meeting Room
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Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Land A Job In Today's Market with the Boston Globe's 'Job Doc' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Join the Boston Globe’s “Job Doc” Patricia Hunt Sinacole for her talk, “A Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Employment Market.” This interactive session will be packed with information to help you become more productive, including: the use/misuse of social media in a search; networking tips; a job hunter’s elevator speech, resumes and references; and job search statistics. Patricia is the CEO and Founder of First Beacon Group, a HR consulting firm.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's first-floor Meeting Room. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 25 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Barks & Books with Prince Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

Image may contain: 1 person, dog

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Prince on Mondays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM THC Public Hearing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Wyatt   (978) 846-2520   Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
   

Public hearing for 624 Clark Road.

    Location: Meeting Room
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time Stations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Join us for story plus playtime! Each month features a different classic tale which we will read, then families are free to move as they would like among several different stations that include crafts, math, science, gross or fine motor skills and more to have fun with based on the story. We'll clean up and come all back together at the end for one more activity together. 

No registration required. 

We partner with Miss Debbie from Community Teamwork. Thank you! 

    Location: Meeting Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Rainbow Community Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space!
Come for crafts, stories, health & wellness, and fun!
All LGBTQIA teens + friends & allies are welcome! Bring friends! Snacks provided! 

    Location: Craft Room
       
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajamarama Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

Ages 3 to 7

Come listen to stories, sing songs, and do some movement at this special evening story time!

Wear your pajamas if you'd like to!

This is a drop in story time, no registration required.    

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BOSTON TALK: Boston Strong with Dave Wedge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Dave Wedge will discuss his book, Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy.  Listen to the author on Tuesday, April 4, then watch the film (Patriots Day) based on the book this Friday, April 7 at 10:30am or 7:30pm.

About The Book: Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts—and so much more. Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones. 

About The Author: Dave Wedge is an accomplished author and writer, who spent 14 years as an investigative reporter at the Boston Herald. A Boston College graduate, Dave continues to write for numerous publications including VICE, Esquire, and Newsweek, amongst others. He is currently writing his second book, Challenge, the story of ALS hero and Ice Bucket Challenge creator Pete Frates. A film based on that story is in development. Wedge has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and E! True Hollywood Stories. He’s also a regular guest on several Boston radio shows and has hosted on WRKO 680-AM in Boston.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM How To Download Free Magazines With Zinio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Become a library power user!  Learn how to download free magazines via Zinio, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Boston Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Zinio on their own.

What is Zinio? Zinio gives you access to the latest issues of over 5000 popular magazines, plus older issues of certain titles. Magazines can be read on your smart phone or tablet with the Zinio App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser. All Zinio titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want! [Defintion from www.bpl.org]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Wednesday, but would like to learn about Zinio? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
anim_dog1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Barks & Books with Misty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

Image may contain: dog

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the TPL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

The Friends of the Library Executive Board meets at 4:30pm in the 2nd Floor Trustees Room on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June. 

All are welcome!

    Location: Trustee's Room
 
z_cust_mcteen 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   
Teens! Do you:
  • Want to get involved @ your library? 
  • Help plan fun teen events? 
  • Help build the teen collection? 
  • Want to meet new friends? 
  • Need to earn community service hours? 

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! 
At
 TAG, we meet monthly, enjoy pizza, and participate in a fun activity.  

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley


For teens in grades 6-12. Registration recommended. See you there! 

 

 

    Location: Craft Room
       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Tewksbury Recycling Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM TOWN TOPICS: Tewksbury News Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these bi-weekly meetings to review the week’s local news & receive a free paper. Reporters will occasionally join us.

    Location: Trustee's Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ONE-WOMAN PLAY: Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st American Woman Doctor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Lynn Eckhert, MD, MPH, DrPH, will give a dramatic reading of her one-act play, “A Lady Alone: Elizabeth Blackwell, First American Woman Doctor.”
 
About The Event: Enjoy this "widely acclaimed" dramatic reading from the author.  The play, which has been performed more than 50 times around the country to enthusiastic reviews, highlights the trials and tribulations of women in medicine in the 1800s.  A Q&A will follow the event. Admission is free, but donations to the Public Health Museum are welcomed. This event is part of the Public Health Museum's lineup of Public Health Week programs.
 
    Location: Meeting Room
       
Friday April 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop in Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up)

Come make a fun craft with us today! Drop in any time during the hour to create a craft project. 

No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.

    Location: Craft Room
 
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Patriots Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Patriots Day, a drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons.

About The Film: The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which included the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Rated R. 133 minutes. 80% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Afternoon Teen Hangout & Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Stop by the Library & hang out. Enjoy Wii U, PS4 and Xbox games, as well as board games, fun activities and snacks!

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
ent_film-reel 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Patriots Day (Dinner & A Movie) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Patriots Day, a drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons.

About The Film: The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which included the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. Rated R. 133 minutes. 80% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. The film will begin at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_bell 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM COMMUNITY TABLE: Alternative House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Come learn about Alternative House. This local non-profit organization will have an information table, manned with volunteers, in the library's lobby this morning. The mission of Alternative House, based in Lowell, is to facilitate the creation of a society in which violence will no longer exist. As a means to this end, it offers shelter, support, options, counseling and legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence (and their children) who seek its help. Alternative House is committed to the empowerment of women toward self sufficiency.

 
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM AUTHOR VISIT: ACK in Ashes with Doug 'VB' Goudie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Author Doug "VB" Goudie will discuss his brand new book, ACK in Ashes: Nantucket's Great Fire of 1846.

About The Book: On the night of July 13th, 1846, the island of Nantucket went to bed after another busy day as a bustling one-industry town which was known throughout the world. On the morning of July 14th, 1846, Nantucket woke up to find that it was all gone, and everything the island had become up until that point was destroyed overnight by a devastating fire. Nantucket's success in the 1800s had depended upon two main forces: one, Nantucket's stubborn independent spirit, and two, whale oil. And yet, it was those same two factors that would play such major roles in the island's Great Fire of 1846. This book tells the story of that fateful fire, and it also tells the stories of many of the men who would help see the island through its devastation. The island may have been small but these men were not; they were men who achieved great success prior to the fire, and they were men who would demonstrate greatness in the decisions they made for Nantucket following the fire. While many cities in the United States experienced great fires in the 1800s, none faced the challenges that Nantucket did in trying to recover and rebuild from its near-total devastation. Remember, there was an ocean between Nantucket and ANY help whatsoever, and time was of the essence as the island tried desperately to survive. But survive it did, and this book tells the story of how it all happened, warts and all.

About The Author: Doug "VB" Goudie has spent much of his career in talk radio in Boston, first as a sidekick on the Howie Carr Show (Carr thinks this book is too good to have been written by VB), then as a host on VB's Pleasure Pit, and now as a host on the Boston.com Morning Show on WRKO. He also spent eleven plus years in television as a commentator on the Fox 25 Morning News show in Boston. He is a lifelong visitor to Nantucket, and he has always wanted to read a book about Nantucket's Great Fire of 1846. Although a patient man, he could only wait so long, and since no one else seemed willing to take on the challenge, he finally decided to write the book himself. And as if having an ocean between him and the source material wasn't challenging enough, he also wrote this book while trying to help his wife raise three kids (all under five!) and train a new puppy! He hopes to sell enough books so that he can finally buy a place on Nantucket.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:40 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MONDAY MORNING CONCERT: Jazzin' The Blues with Paul Speidel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Paul Speidel, as he takes you on a lively excursion through the history of American Jazz and Blues with commentary and performance. Jazz and blues are simultaneously old and new styles of music. Every time a new generation discovers the language, styles, musical forms, and rhythms of old, they add their voice to the chorus of those that preceded them. Paul Speidel is recognized as a talented and energetic performer and has been playing guitar for more than 25 years, performing professionally with major names in the music business, including Jay Gelis, Patti Page, James Montgomery, Duke Robillard, and Toni Lynn Washington.  Paul also has many years' experience managing bands and producing live music across the country. Munchkins and coffee will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Reignite Your Job Search And Turn The Red Light To Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

How’s your job search going? Did you start the New Year with good intentions but you’re finding that challenges or obstacles are getting in the way? If so, are you maintaining your energy and flow or procrastinating on the follow through?  If you feel stuck, you’re not alone - in fact, you’re in good company! Join us for an interactive session for tips on overcoming roadblocks, maintaining your mindset so that you attract opportunities, and turning that red light to a green light. It is possible to find work you love that matters and is fulfilling! Led by Clare Harlow, a Career and Life Coach who specializes in helping clients find courage, clarity and confidence so they can achieve work/life balance, and create their own personal road map for success. Rescheduled from February 13.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's first-floor Meeting Room. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 25 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Barks & Books with Prince Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Prince on Mondays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome.

Join Miss Noelle for stories, songs, dancing, instruments and more in this early literacy session.

No registration required.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board.

    Location: Trustee's Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BOSTON TALK: Boston In The American Revolution with Brooke Barbier Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Brooke Barbier will discuss her brand new book, Boston In The American Revolution: A Town Versus An Empire

About The Book: In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston's backlash. For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not quite the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn't recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant. With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world's most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.

About The Author: Brooke Barbier received her PhD in American history from Boston College. She founded and owns Ye Olde Tavern Tours, offering spirited tours of Boston's Freedom Trail. When she's not thinking or talking about history, she's watching baseball, especially the Red Sox. A native of San Diego, she has resided in Boston for fifteen years.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Little Einsteins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6.

Want your preschooler to have fun with science? Math? Engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next!

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on April 3rd. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

 

    Location: Craft Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM How To Download Free Music With Freegal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Become a library power user! Learn how to download free music via Freegal, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Tewksbury Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Freegal on their own.

What is Freegal? Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. [Defintion from www.tewksburyma.freegalmusic.com]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Wednesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Freegal? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
anim_dog1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Barks & Books with Misty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM AUTHOR VISIT: Hammer Head -- From Writer To Carpenter with Nina MacLaughlin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Nina MacLaughlin will discuss her new book, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter.  The Friends of the Library will be holding a brief Annual Meeting prior to Sutherland's presentation.  Non-Friends members are strongly encouraged to join the Friends at the doors!

About The Book: Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist—Carpenter’s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply—despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter. Writing with infectious curiosity, MacLaughlin describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand, reveals the challenges of working as a woman in an occupation that is 99 percent male, and explains how manual labor changed the way she sees the world. Hammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat, swearing, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life.

About The Author: Nina MacLaughlin grew up in Massachusetts and lives in Cambridge, where she works as a carpenter. Formerly an editor at the Boston Phoenix, she has written for the Believer, Bookslut, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
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Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 6th Annual Bunny Hop Parade and Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

All ages are invited to our annual Bunny Hop! Suggested ages: 2 to 6.

We will spend the first half of the party in the craft room making our bunny ears to wear and having fun with other activities. At 11:00am we'll parade around the Library and show off our bunny hopping moves! Then we'll make it back to the meeting room to enjoy the rest of the party dancing our bunny hearts out.

No registration required. Hop on down!

Here's what happened last year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia4PNcGS470&list=PLtk_RSzgvVO_6GYbDKHeRwBS9IEGNFTPc

    Location: Meeting Room
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Adult Non-Fiction Book Group: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Sharbrough   978-640-4490 x 207   csharbrough@tewksburypl.org
   

Join us on the second Thursday of each month in the Trustees Room for stimulating discussion of a variety of non-fiction books. Meetings are from 10:30am-12:30pm. Books are available at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk beginning March 9. Register at the Reference Desk.

In April, we will discuss An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. Stopping was never part of the plan... She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

    Location: Trustee's Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM AUTHOR VISIT: Rescuing Penny Jane with Amy Sutherland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Amy Sutherland will discuss her brand new book, Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes.

About The Book: What shelter dogs need is obvious—a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them. Through conversations with leading shelter directors, researchers, trainers, adoption counselors, and caretakers across the country, Sutherland offers a nuanced, fully informed picture of the rescue world, along with its challenges, champions, and triumphs. Rich, moving, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Rescuing Penny Jane ultimately explores what it is to be a Canis lupus familiaris and what it is to be a Homo sapien.

About The Author: Amy Sutherland is the bestselling author of three previous books, most recently What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage. She writes the popular Bibliophiles column in the Boston Globe’s Book Section and has contributed to the New York Times, Smithsonian, Preservation, and other outlets. She lives in Boston with her husband and two rescue dogs, Walter Joe and Penny Jane.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Friday April 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Lion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Lion, a critically acclaimed drama starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.  The film received 6 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Art Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For kids in grades 1 to 5 (ages 5 to 11)

Join us each month for a different foray into the world of art! This might include drawing, clay, music, theater, art projects or more. 

 

    Location: Craft Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Lion (Dinner & A Movie) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Lion, a critically acclaimed drama starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.  The film received 6 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. The film will begin at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Monthly Art Exhibit Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Meet the artists behind this month's art exhibit at the library! Members of the Tewksbury Community of Artists will be on hand to answer questions about their "Touching"-themed show. This is an informal, drop-in event in the library's first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. No registration required.

 
rec_scissors&glue 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Do It Yourself Craft Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 11

Drop in today to make a cool fun craft with us!

No registration required. One craft per child.

    Location: Craft Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Swartz   978-640-4490   jswartz@mvlc.org
   

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers!  Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters.  (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft.  We will meet in the 2nd floor Trustees Room. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Writing expression group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brittany Haley   978-500-4015   bhaley1104@gmail.com
   

This is an open and public group that will explore the use of writing, literature, and at times, art for self-expression. Group members are encouraged to participate to their comfort zone. Group members are also invited to share their work within the group (time limits TBD) and recieve feedback and responses from other members. 

    Location: Meeting Room
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time Stations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Join us for story plus playtime! Each month features a different classic tale which we will read, then families are free to move as they would like among several different stations that include crafts, math, science, gross or fine motor skills and more to have fun with based on the story. We'll clean up and come all back together at the end for one more activity together. 

No registration required. 

We partner with Miss Debbie from Community Teamwork. Thank you! 

    Location: Meeting Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM Scene Stealers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For kids in GRADES 2 to 5 (ages 7 to 11)

Join us for a fun program where we read a scene from a famous book and then compare it to the scene from the movie (we'll watch that part of the movie, too!). We'll also include some fun activities with some trivia and crafts.

Limited to 12. Registration is required and begins on April 10th. Click on the Register button to sign up or call the Children's desk.

    Location: Craft Room
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misc_quilt3 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Create It Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Teens are you: into creative writing, art, music, or other crafty activities? Meet new friends and enjoy fun projects and explore your creative side!

Feel free to bring any work you have to share or just come and enjoy creating something that night!

Registration is appreciated.

    Location: Craft Room
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BOSTON TALK: Wild Women of Boston with Dina Vargo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Dina Vargo will discuss her book, Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub

About The Book: The sons of liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston--but what of their sisters? An audacious and determined procession of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made the city what it is today. One hundred years before Rosa Parks, African American abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond refused to give up her seat while attending a play in Boston. Fiery activists Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall led a boycott against bird plumage in ladies' dress and brought the fashion industry to its knees. Rachel Wall was the last woman to be hanged in Massachusetts after leading a daring life as a robber and pirate. Later, women like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer also blazed their own trails. Author Dina Vargo unearths the remarkable stories of the wild women of the Hub.

About The Author: Dina Vargo has been a lover of history and tri-corn hats since dressing up as Betsy Ross for our nation's bicentennial. She is a volunteer tour guide for Boston By Foot, where she has developed an expertise in and giving "off-beat" walking tours. Dina is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently resides writing in Salem, Massachusetts.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Acting Up with Reader's Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For independent readers ages 8 to 11. Kids will have the most success if they are comfortable reading out loud in front of a crowd.

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, April 19th, and Thursday, April 20th.  

On this day, we will read the book, put together our script, assign parts through a low-key audition, and begin rehearsing.

Registration is required for this event as it is limited to 12. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on April 10th.

No prior experience in acting or theatre necessary!

    Location: Meeting Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM How To Download Free Movies (And More) With Hoopla Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Become a library power user!  Learn how to download free movies via Hoopla, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Boston Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Hoopla on their own.

What is Hoopla? Hoopla offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media -- including movies -- on your computer's browser or through the Hoopla app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Borrow up to 10 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold. [Defintion from www.bpl.org]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Wednesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Hoopla? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
anim_dog1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Barks & Books with Misty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Meditation & Movement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Attention teens in grades 6-12:

Stressed about exams? Anxious about life, school, or home? Come to the library to find your calm.

A certified yoga instructor will lead teens in meditation beginning with breath work and gentle yoga movements before experiencing a progressive relaxation and a guided meditation. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.
Registration recommended. 

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Acting Up with Reader's Theatre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For independent readers ages 8 to 11. Kids must be comfortable reading out loud in front of a crowd.

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, April 19th, and Thursday, April 20th.  

On this day (day 2), we will practice our lines and acting, work on our costumes, and put on our performance for everyone!

Registration is required for this event as it is limited to 12. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on April 10th.

No prior experience in acting or theatre necessary!

The performance will be today at 12:15pm. All are welcome!

    Location: Meeting Room
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  12:30 PM Reader's Theatre Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

All ages are invited to watch our performance by the actors in Acting Up with Reader's Theatre!

    Location: Meeting Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM TOWN TOPICS: Tewksbury News Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these bi-weekly meetings to review the week’s local news & receive a free paper. Reporters will occasionally join us.

    Location: Trustee's Room
       
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee: Moana Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's ROom   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For all ages!

Come bring your blankets or sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our floor. We'll be showing the Disney hit film Moana. Snacks are allowed.

No registration required. Enjoy a casual afternoon at the movies.

    Location: Meeting Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM AUTHOR VISIT: Animation And The American Imagination with Gordon Arnold Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Author Gordon Arnold will discuss his new book, Animation And The American Imagination: A Brief History.

About The Book/Talk: In a talk based on his book, professor Gordon Arnold traces the development and cultural impact of animated cartoons in America from the 1920s through the years immediately following World War II. It was an era during which many of the most memorable cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Popeye, Snow White, became a familiar part of American life, even as the nation descended into the Great Depression and then into World War II and beyond. Cartoons were an entertaining respite from the ordinary world in these critical years. More than that, they reflected their times and provide us with a unique window into American life and culture of the era.

About The Author: Gordon B. Arnold, PhD, is professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, where he teaches film and animation history.

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Hidden Figures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Hidden Figures, a critically acclaimed drama starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  The film received 3 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Rated PG. 127 minutes. 92% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sparky's Puppets: Old Favorite Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 11.

Sparky brings her puppets along to tell us from of our favorite fairy tales, like The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and many more! 

A ticket is required for admittance to this event. FREE tickets are available beginning on April 10th. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket, grown ups, too!

This program is funded by Community Teamwork. Thank you!

    Location: Meeting Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM FILM SCREENING: Hidden Figures (Dinner & A Movie) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Hidden Figures, a critically acclaimed drama starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  The film received 3 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Rated PG. 127 minutes. 92% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. The film will begin at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_bell 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM COMMUNITY TABLE: Strongwater Farm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Come learn about Strongwater Farm. This local non-profit organization will have an information table, manned with volunteers, in the library's lobby this morning. Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center strives to enrich lives through the healing power of horses. Its mission is to enhance and enrich lives by providing education, social opportunities and emotional support for its communities through equine assisted activities and therapies.

 

 
food_coffeecup 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Dads & Donuts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 7

Children and their favorite guy are invited to listen to stories and enjoy snacks at the library! Coffee, juice and donuts will be served at the END of the program. Moms and all caregivers are invited as well, of course, as are older or younger siblings.

No registration required.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM AUTHOR VISIT: Maximum Harm with Michele McPhee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Author Michele McPhee will discuss her brand new book, Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing.

About The Book: In Maximum Harm, veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. She examines the bombers’ roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States.  The book also compellingly examines the Tsarnaev brothers’ movements in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing, the subsequent investigation, the Tsarnaevs’ murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the high-speed chase and shootout that killed Tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured Dzhokhar. McPhee untangles the many threads of circumstance, coincidence, collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadliest attack on the city of Boston to date.

About The Author: Michele McPhee has been nominated for three Emmy awards for investigative journalism and works as a Boston-based producer for the Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News. She is the host of a daily radio talk show on Boston’s WMEX. McPhee earned many journalism awards as the police bureau chief at the New York Daily News and wrote an award-winning column at the Boston Herald. She has written for New York, Newsweek, People, and other national and international magazines. She is the author of five true crime titles: A Date with Death, which became a Lifetime movie; A Professor’s Rage; When Evil Rules; Heartless; and A Mob Story, currently in development as a feature film. 

About The Event: After the presentation, there will be time for a Q&A.  Following the Q&A, there will be a book selling and signing for those interested.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:40 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM MONDAY MORNING CONCERT: Two Old Friends -- Songs, Tunes and Stories from Ireland and America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Two Old Friends -- Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast -- who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic music and American country music. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture. Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin. Hutch is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music, ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville. He now resides in New Hampshire and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene. Munchkins and coffee will be served.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Tiny Tykes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For babies ages 0 months through 18 months

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Make A Great First Impression Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Research confirms in 7 seconds, people make rapid judgments about you, even before you say a word. Never underestimate the power of a good first impression! Learn how to make one, with an emphasis on the importance of how our dress. Never forget -- attire greatly impacts our personal brand! Led by Sharon Jensen, owner of Embrace Your Wardrobe and an image and style consultant.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's first-floor Meeting Room. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 25 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Barks & Books with Prince Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Prince on Mondays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Tewksbury Historical Society Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Marcus   978-388-7262   marcusdavidedward@gmail.com
   

Monthly Board of Director's Meeting

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome.

Join Miss Noelle for stories, songs, dancing, instruments and more in this early literacy session.

No registration required.

    Location: Story Time Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_fingerprint.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM BOSTON TALK: Murder And Mayhem -- The Dark Side Of Boston Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Join 'Boston By Foot' to explore the city's dark and dangerous underbelly in this arm-chair travel slideshow presentation. Learn seemingly-staid Boston's little-known history of mystery and suspense by entering the Dark Side. From Beacon Hill to the North End: crime, disease, disaster, and intrigue - this talk covers it all!  Hear about the great molasses flood, the infamous Brink's Robbery, the scourges of smallpox and Spanish flu, and the shocking murder of Beacon Hill gentleman, George Parkman. Discover Boston's history of mob violence, hear tales of the "sleepwalking" murderer, the dangers of Richmond Street and more. Boston By Foot is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage by offering a wide range of guided tours.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_pencil 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Wacky Words Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
   

For children in grades 3 to 5, ages 8 to 11.

Join Miss Heather in our new writer's club. Held once per month, this club will explore words, play games, and do fun creative writing activities. 

This program is limited to 10 participants.

Registration is required and begins on April 18th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

    Location: Craft Room
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog1 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Barks & Books with Misty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

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For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 6

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

Sign up for your 15 minute time slot by calling the Children’s Room Desk at 978.640.4496. 

    Location: Story Time Room
 
misc_balloons 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Community Service Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Are you interested in helping out your community? Earning Community Service Hours? Getting involved with the Library?

Join us for Teen Community Service Night! We will meet, brainstorm and plan community service activities and work on a project that helps the community. 

Registration is appreciated!

    Location: Craft Room
       
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting: After You by Jojo Moyes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group is reading After You by Jojo Moyes this month.  Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk by the end of March. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: This unexpected sequel to Moyes's Me Before You reveals what happened to Louisa Clark after that book's heart-wrenching finale. Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await. After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes—a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do—revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected. 

    Location: Meeting Room
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Wiggle Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session.

For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more!

There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time.

    Location: Story Time Room
Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM FILM SCREENING: La La Land Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- La La Land, a critically acclaimed musical drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.  The film received 14 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. 93% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
 
rec_scissors&glue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop in Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6 (older and younger siblings are always welcome)

Drop in any time during the session today to make a fun craft with us! Limit of one craft per child.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Craft Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM FILM SCREENING: La La Land (Dinner & A Movie) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- La La Land, a critically acclaimed musical drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.  The film received 14 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture.

About The Film: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. 93% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. The film will begin at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

    Location: Meeting Room
       
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Annual Meeting-Livingston Place Condo Assoc Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michael Rubalcaba   7275435588   g.m.rubalcaba@computer.org
   

This meeting is for the regular Annual Owners Meeting of the Livingston Place Condo Association, which homes are located on Nolan Ct in Tewksbury, MA.  The purpose of the Annual Owners meeting is to present/discuss budget matters, management of the units, and conducting votes on specific matters.

    Location: Meeting Room
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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Story Time Stations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   9786404496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Join us for story plus playtime! Each month features a different classic tale which we will read, then families are free to move as they would like among several different stations that include crafts, math, science, gross or fine motor skills and more to have fun with based on the story. We'll clean up and come all back together at the end for one more activity together. 

No registration required. 

We partner with Miss Debbie from Community Teamwork. Thank you! 

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the TPL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

The Friends of the Library Executive Board meets at 4:30pm in the 2nd Floor Trustees Room on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June. 

All are welcome!

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board.

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
        There are many spaces available.
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Horizons for Homeless Children volunteer training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Croke   978-557-2182   scroke@horizonschildren.org
   

We will be doing a training/orientation for new volunteers who will be going to area homeless shelters to play with the children who live there. 

    Location: Meeting Room
 
rec_knitting 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Swartz   978-640-4490   jswartz@mvlc.org
   

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers!  Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters.  (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft.  We will meet in the 2nd floor Trustees Room. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM MVLC Executive and Annual Membership Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Meeting Room
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Tewksbury Historical Society Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Marcus   978-388-7262   marcusdavidedward@gmail.com
   

Monthly Board of Director's Meeting

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Reader's Advisory Round Table Genre Study Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Meeting Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting: Kitchens of the Great Midwest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group is reading Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Jojo Moyes this month.  Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk by the end of April. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: 

The story of a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country’s most coveted dinner reservation. When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine—and a dashing sommelier—he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He’s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter—starting with pureed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva’s journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

    Location: Meeting Room
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Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends of the TPL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

The Friends of the Library Executive Board meets at 4:30pm in the 2nd Floor Trustees Room on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June. 

All are welcome!

    Location: Trustee's Room
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Library Trustee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting of the Board.

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Story Time with Elmo! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-640-4496   nboc@tewksburypl.org
   

Image result for elmoFor ages 2 to 6 (older and younger siblings are always welcome!)

Join the StartU Reading program as they share and act out a fun story with us. At the end, special guest ELMO will come join us and take photos with whomever wants one! Don't forget your cameras or phones.

Attendance is limited. Please pick up a FREE ticket at the Children's desk beginning on June 12th. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Sorry, tickets CANNOT be held via phone or email.

    Location: Meeting Room
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tewksbury Historic Society Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Marcus   978-388-7262   marcusdavidedward@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Historical Society Drop-In Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Henna Tattoos for Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes   9786404490   rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

Teens in grades 6-12

Learn about the art and history of mehndi -  henna tattooing! Manisha Travedi, a professional henna artist from Henna Cafe, will come to the Library to share the art of henna with teens. Come to the library for your own henna design!

Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED for this event. To sign up, please use the registration link below. This event is for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY. 

IMPORTANT: Teens are required to have a permission slip signed by their parent/legal guardian. Parents may sign the permission slip at the event contact the Teen Librarian to request a permission slip to print & sign at home. 

This program is made possible in part by the Tewksbury Cultural Council and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
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Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
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Wednesday April 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Group Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Steele   978-640-4490 x 203   rsteele@tewksburypl.org
   

The library's Evening Book Group meeting, title TBA!

    Location: Meeting Room
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Giarrusso   9786404490   dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
   

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month!

Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. 

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

    Location: Trustee's Room
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