Thursday August 23, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The Story Behind One Of The World's Top Psychiatrists with Edward Hallowell

Author Dr. Edward Hallowell will discuss his new book, "Because I Came From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist."

About The Book: When Edward M. Hallowell was eleven, a voice out of nowhere told him he should become a psychiatrist. A mental health professional of the time would have called this psychosis. But young Edward (Ned) took it in stride, despite not quite knowing what "psychiatrist" meant. With a psychotic father, alcoholic mother, abusive stepfather, and two so-called learning disabilities of his own, Ned was accustomed to unpredictable behavior from those around him, and to a mind he felt he couldn't always control. The voice turned out to be right.

Now, decades later, Hallowell is a leading expert on attention disorders and the author of twenty books, including Driven to Distraction, the work that introduced ADD to the world. In Because I Come from a Crazy Family, he tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the "WASP triad" of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself. The book is an affecting, at times harrowing, ultimately moving memoir about crazy families and where they can lead, about being called to the mental health profession, and about the unending joys and challenges that come with helping people celebrate who they are.

About The Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., is the bestselling author of Driven to Distraction and many other acclaimed books, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, a world-renowned speaker, the host of the podcast Distraction, and the founder of the Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. 

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. A portion of the author's proceeds of this book will go to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Dr. Edward Hallowell will discuss his new book, "Because I Came From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist."

About The Book: When Edward M. Hallowell was eleven, a voice out of nowhere told him he should become a psychiatrist. A mental health professional of the time would have called this psychosis. But young Edward (Ned) took it in stride, despite not quite knowing what "psychiatrist" meant. With a psychotic father, alcoholic mother, abusive stepfather, and two so-called learning disabilities of his own, Ned was accustomed to unpredictable behavior from those around him, and to a mind he felt he couldn't always control. The voice turned out to be right.

Now, decades later, Hallowell is a leading expert on attention disorders and the author of twenty books, including Driven to Distraction, the work that introduced ADD to the world. In Because I Come from a Crazy Family, he tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the "WASP triad" of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself. The book is an affecting, at times harrowing, ultimately moving memoir about crazy families and where they can lead, about being called to the mental health profession, and about the unending joys and challenges that come with helping people celebrate who they are.

About The Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., is the bestselling author of Driven to Distraction and many other acclaimed books, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, a world-renowned speaker, the host of the podcast Distraction, and the founder of the Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. 

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. A portion of the author's proceeds of this book will go to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday August 24, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Rampage

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rampage, a sci-fi action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson.

About The Film: When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Just a 52% positive critics rating, but a 81% positive audience rating. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rampage, a sci-fi action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson.

About The Film: When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Just a 52% positive critics rating, but a 81% positive audience rating. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FILM SCREENING: Rampage

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rampage, a sci-fi action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson.

About The Film: When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Just a 52% positive critics rating, but a 81% positive audience rating. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rampage, a sci-fi action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson.

About The Film: When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Just a 52% positive critics rating, but a 81% positive audience rating. Rated PG-13. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday August 27, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job with Jack Wang

Learn how to improve your job prospects and keep your skills sharp at the same time by volunteering. Non-profits need your professional skills to help them run the “business” side of their enterprise. In turn, you can give back to the community, meet new people, and build relationships while keeping current. Led by Jack Wang, the former Program Site Director for Jericho Road Project of Greater Lowell and a financial planner. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. 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 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Learn how to improve your job prospects and keep your skills sharp at the same time by volunteering. Non-profits need your professional skills to help them run the “business” side of their enterprise. In turn, you can give back to the community, meet new people, and build relationships while keeping current. Led by Jack Wang, the former Program Site Director for Jericho Road Project of Greater Lowell and a financial planner. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. 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 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Barks & Books with Prince

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Story Time Room

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978.640.4496
  nboc@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Nico Rivers & The Black Grass

Enjoy an Indie Rock/Americana concert from Nico Rivers and the Black Grass. The band blurs the lines between indie rock and folk, exuding raw passion through their music. They've performed at notable venues and festivals, such as South by South West, SS Cape May, and Club Passim. Their music has also been featured on many local radio stations, most notably, 92.5 The River. Learn more about Nico Rivers and the Black Grass HERE.

Concert to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

Enjoy an Indie Rock/Americana concert from Nico Rivers and the Black Grass. The band blurs the lines between indie rock and folk, exuding raw passion through their music. They've performed at notable venues and festivals, such as South by South West, SS Cape May, and Club Passim. Their music has also been featured on many local radio stations, most notably, 92.5 The River. Learn more about Nico Rivers and the Black Grass HERE.

Concert to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GARDENING SERIES: Secrets To Composting with Gretel Anspach

Nothing is easier, cheaper, or better for your garden than compost. Composting can be as little or as much work as you want, but any compost produced will improve your garden in more ways than you imagine.

About The Presenter: Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She has volunteered for the New England Wildflower Society as an adult’s and children’s guide. She considers her horticultural interests to be eclectic. Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last eight years

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:45pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and the Tewksbury Library Community Garden.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Nothing is easier, cheaper, or better for your garden than compost. Composting can be as little or as much work as you want, but any compost produced will improve your garden in more ways than you imagine.

About The Presenter: Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She has volunteered for the New England Wildflower Society as an adult’s and children’s guide. She considers her horticultural interests to be eclectic. Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last eight years

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:45pm. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and the Tewksbury Library Community Garden.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday August 28, 2018
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dance Hour: Grades 6-12

Unwind with an hour of dancing! We will spend about 10 to 15 minutes going over basic dance moves and typical patterns you see when taking a dance class. Then we will quickly try to break down the steps to a few different YouTube dance videos and spend the rest of the class dancing! We aren't going for perfection here, we are just trying to have a good time dancing!

Please wear clothes you can move and sweat in! We will not be eating snacks at this event but we will have water available. 

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Unwind with an hour of dancing! We will spend about 10 to 15 minutes going over basic dance moves and typical patterns you see when taking a dance class. Then we will quickly try to break down the steps to a few different YouTube dance videos and spend the rest of the class dancing! We aren't going for perfection here, we are just trying to have a good time dancing!

Please wear clothes you can move and sweat in! We will not be eating snacks at this event but we will have water available. 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TECH TALKS: How To Download Free Movies (And More) With Hoopla

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but would like a class on Hoopla? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment at a mutually agreeable date and time.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but would like a class on Hoopla? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment at a mutually agreeable date and time.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Search & Rescue In The White Mountains with Sandy Stott

Author Sandy Stott will discuss his new book, "Critical Hours: Search & Rescue in the White Mountains."

About The Book: Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains -- along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.

About The Author: Sandy Stott is a former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, a longtime English teacher, and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Sandy Stott will discuss his new book, "Critical Hours: Search & Rescue in the White Mountains."

About The Book: Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains -- along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.

About The Author: Sandy Stott is a former editor of Appalachian Mountain Club’s journal Appalachia, a longtime English teacher, and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday August 29, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Create a Podcast: Grades 6-12

Are you a fan of podcasts? Have you ever wanted to create your own? Come help us create a teen-run podcast. This is a general pop culture podcast where we talk about everything from books to video games. Participants will receive service hours.

Open to those in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-9940  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room

Are you a fan of podcasts? Have you ever wanted to create your own? Come help us create a teen-run podcast. This is a general pop culture podcast where we talk about everything from books to video games. Participants will receive service hours.

Open to those in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.9940
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Albert Einstein

Actor George Capaccio will perform his one-man show, "Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar." Please note this is a DIFFERENT Einstein show than the one George performed here earlier in 2018. You do not have to have seen that show to enjoy this one!

About The Show:  For many people, the name “Einstein” is synonymous with scientific genius and intellectual greatness. His insights into the ultimate unity of space and time, and his revolutionary concept of gravity certainly qualify him as one of the greatest minds of all time. But his passion for science was matched by his commitment to social justice, human rights, and worldwide disarmament. During the 20s and 30s, Einstein’s public opposition to war — in addition to his scientific notoriety — nearly cost him his life in Nazi Germany and forced him to seek refuge in America. In this performance, George will focus on Einstein’s later years as an outspoken “rebel with a cause.” As a “reluctant superstar,” Einstein was never entirely comfortable with his celebrity and the frequent invasions of his privacy. 

“Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar” will introduce audiences to the great scientist’s principled stand against injustice and the price he paid for his unwavering devotion to humanity. The performance will begin with a brief recap of his stunning scientific breakthrough in 1919 when his general theory of relativity was confirmed. News of his triumph brought him worldwide acclaim and the status of a “superstar” in the eyes of the public.  

About George: George Capaccio has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater (ART). For several years, he acted with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater, where he performed in the Planetarium as Galileo and in the Theater of Electricity as Nikola Tesla, in addition to acting in a play celebrating the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci. George’s performing career includes working as a professional storyteller for audiences of all ages. For many years, he brought his love of stories and of performing to public schools in and around Boston, where he worked as an artist educator for grades K-8. George is also a writer and award-winning poet. His published works include both fiction and nonfiction titles for educational publishers. He is particularly proud of the books he wrote for a popular science series.

Performance to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Outside

Actor George Capaccio will perform his one-man show, "Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar." Please note this is a DIFFERENT Einstein show than the one George performed here earlier in 2018. You do not have to have seen that show to enjoy this one!

About The Show:  For many people, the name “Einstein” is synonymous with scientific genius and intellectual greatness. His insights into the ultimate unity of space and time, and his revolutionary concept of gravity certainly qualify him as one of the greatest minds of all time. But his passion for science was matched by his commitment to social justice, human rights, and worldwide disarmament. During the 20s and 30s, Einstein’s public opposition to war — in addition to his scientific notoriety — nearly cost him his life in Nazi Germany and forced him to seek refuge in America. In this performance, George will focus on Einstein’s later years as an outspoken “rebel with a cause.” As a “reluctant superstar,” Einstein was never entirely comfortable with his celebrity and the frequent invasions of his privacy. 

“Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar” will introduce audiences to the great scientist’s principled stand against injustice and the price he paid for his unwavering devotion to humanity. The performance will begin with a brief recap of his stunning scientific breakthrough in 1919 when his general theory of relativity was confirmed. News of his triumph brought him worldwide acclaim and the status of a “superstar” in the eyes of the public.  

About George: George Capaccio has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater (ART). For several years, he acted with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater, where he performed in the Planetarium as Galileo and in the Theater of Electricity as Nikola Tesla, in addition to acting in a play celebrating the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci. George’s performing career includes working as a professional storyteller for audiences of all ages. For many years, he brought his love of stories and of performing to public schools in and around Boston, where he worked as an artist educator for grades K-8. George is also a writer and award-winning poet. His published works include both fiction and nonfiction titles for educational publishers. He is particularly proud of the books he wrote for a popular science series.

Performance to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Outside


 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Evening Book Group Meeting: By Its Cover by Donna Leon

The library's Evening Book Group is reading By Its Covers by Donna Leon this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About The Book: Donna Leon's critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon's novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.

One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem--the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

CONTACT:  Jeanne Swartz  978-640-4490  jswartz@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The library's Evening Book Group is reading By Its Covers by Donna Leon this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About The Book: Donna Leon's critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture. In the pages of Leon's novels, the beloved conversations of the Brunetti family have drawn on topics of art and literature, but books are at the heart of this novel in a way they never have been before.

One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem--the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist.

As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday August 30, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Uncover The Hidden History Of Boston with Dina Vargo

Author Dina Vargo will discuss her new book, "Hidden History of Boston."

About The Book: Historian Dina Vargo shines a light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history. Boston is one of America's most historic cities, but it has quite a bit of unseen past. Did you know riotous mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night during the colonial era? Did you know a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley in 1991? Did you know The Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper published by William Monroe Trotter, was a beacon of civil rights activism at the turn of the century?  Learn about all this hidden Boston history -- and much more!

About The Author: Dina Vargo has been a lover of history and tricorn hats since dressing up at the age of six as Betsy Ross for our nation's bicentennial. After receiving her BA in fine arts from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and as an archivist for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. After moving to the Boston area, she became a volunteer docent for Boston by Foot, where she developed an interest for writing off-beat walking tours, and published her first book, Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Dina Vargo will discuss her new book, "Hidden History of Boston."

About The Book: Historian Dina Vargo shines a light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history. Boston is one of America's most historic cities, but it has quite a bit of unseen past. Did you know riotous mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night during the colonial era? Did you know a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley in 1991? Did you know The Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper published by William Monroe Trotter, was a beacon of civil rights activism at the turn of the century?  Learn about all this hidden Boston history -- and much more!

About The Author: Dina Vargo has been a lover of history and tricorn hats since dressing up at the age of six as Betsy Ross for our nation's bicentennial. After receiving her BA in fine arts from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and as an archivist for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. After moving to the Boston area, she became a volunteer docent for Boston by Foot, where she developed an interest for writing off-beat walking tours, and published her first book, Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday August 31, 2018
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