Monday June 18, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Tiny Tykes Story Time

For babies ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

For babies ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tiny Tykes Story Time

For babies ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

For babies ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Differentiate Yourself – It’s You They Buy! with Mark Altman

How do you make sure you are the one that employers respond to? In this presentation, you'll learn how you present yourself to others and how others see you. The characteristics that make you stand out from your peers represent how you are seen, heard and understood. By learning how to differentiate yourself, you will be able to share what makes you and your past experience(s) unique. It’s not what you do, but why you do it.  Your values, purpose, and stories you share all directly impact how you relate to others. Become memorable, confident and comfortable through telling your story proactively in an interactive workshop. Led by Mark Altman, founder of MindsetGo, a company that coaches people to be more confident and better skilled communicators. Altman has more than two decades of experience teaching sales, public speaking and engagement skills supporting a diverse group of professionals representing various industries. Prior to founding MindsetGo, Mark Altman & Associates (MA&A) was started in 2001. He grew and transformed that business to being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the nation in 2010 and 2011. 

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

How do you make sure you are the one that employers respond to? In this presentation, you'll learn how you present yourself to others and how others see you. The characteristics that make you stand out from your peers represent how you are seen, heard and understood. By learning how to differentiate yourself, you will be able to share what makes you and your past experience(s) unique. It’s not what you do, but why you do it.  Your values, purpose, and stories you share all directly impact how you relate to others. Become memorable, confident and comfortable through telling your story proactively in an interactive workshop. Led by Mark Altman, founder of MindsetGo, a company that coaches people to be more confident and better skilled communicators. Altman has more than two decades of experience teaching sales, public speaking and engagement skills supporting a diverse group of professionals representing various industries. Prior to founding MindsetGo, Mark Altman & Associates (MA&A) was started in 2001. He grew and transformed that business to being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the nation in 2010 and 2011. 

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: Mary Casiello

UPDATE: Due to the predicted 95+ degree weather, the concert will take place INSIDE, in the library's Meeting Room.

Enjoy a concert from piano player and vocalist Mary Casiello. Creative, quirky, and cathartic, Mary Casiello’s genre-bending piano pop offers something for everyone. Her music has received favorable comparison to that of Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Carole King. Mary has been a frequent face in the Boston-area music scene and is one half of the energetic rock duo, Three At Home, who will be releasing their EP Perfectly Unclear later this year. Learn more about Mary Casiello 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

UPDATE: Due to the predicted 95+ degree weather, the concert will take place INSIDE, in the library's Meeting Room.

Enjoy a concert from piano player and vocalist Mary Casiello. Creative, quirky, and cathartic, Mary Casiello’s genre-bending piano pop offers something for everyone. Her music has received favorable comparison to that of Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Ben Folds, and Carole King. Mary has been a frequent face in the Boston-area music scene and is one half of the energetic rock duo, Three At Home, who will be releasing their EP Perfectly Unclear later this year. Learn more about Mary Casiello 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


Tuesday June 19, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bob Ross Paint Night: Grades 6-12

Come paint happy little trees! Following along as we watch a Bob Ross video and create works of art! This is not a painting class but a great way to try your hand at painting. Please register so that we have enough supplies for everyone who wants to participate. 

Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Dress in clothing that you don't mind getting paint on.

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

Come paint happy little trees! Following along as we watch a Bob Ross video and create works of art! This is not a painting class but a great way to try your hand at painting. Please register so that we have enough supplies for everyone who wants to participate. 

Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Dress in clothing that you don't mind getting paint on.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TECH TALKS: How To Download Free Magazines With RBdigital

Become a library power user!  Learn how to download free magazines via RBdigital, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents. 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 RBdigital on their own.

What is RBdigital? RBdigital gives you access to the latest issues of more than 50 popular magazines, plus older issues of certain titles. Magazines can be read on your smart phone or tablet with the RBdigital App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser. All RBdigital titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but would like a class on RBdigital? 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
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Become a library power user!  Learn how to download free magazines via RBdigital, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents. 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 RBdigital on their own.

What is RBdigital? RBdigital gives you access to the latest issues of more than 50 popular magazines, plus older issues of certain titles. Magazines can be read on your smart phone or tablet with the RBdigital App for iOS and Android, or on your computer with your web browser. All RBdigital titles are always available and you can borrow as many titles as you want, whenever you want! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but would like a class on RBdigital? 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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajamarama Story Time

 

For ages 3 to 7 (younger siblings are always welcome)

Join Miss Heather for a rocking fun night time story time! Wear your pjs and sing, dance and listen to fun stories.

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

 

For ages 3 to 7 (younger siblings are always welcome)

Join Miss Heather for a rocking fun night time story time! Wear your pjs and sing, dance and listen to fun stories.

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Solving The Mystery Of America's Worst Modern Shipping Disaster with Rachel Slade

Author Rachel Slade will discuss her new book, "Into The Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro."

About The BookOn October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. 

About The Author: Rachel Slade is a Boston-based journalist, writer, and editor. She was a staff writer at Boston magazine for ten years, and her writing earned her a City and Regional Magazine Award in civic journalism. 

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 Rachel Slade will discuss her new book, "Into The Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro."

About The BookOn October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. 

About The Author: Rachel Slade is a Boston-based journalist, writer, and editor. She was a staff writer at Boston magazine for ten years, and her writing earned her a City and Regional Magazine Award in civic journalism. 

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 June 20, 2018
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Designing ADA Curb Ramps

This is an all day class for engineering staff from Tewksbury and neighboring towns on properly designing ADA curb ramps and other accessible pedestrian facilities.  Kevin Hardiman, Tewksbury DPW Director, will get two free seats in the class for Tewksbury staff. 

CONTACT:  Cynthia Schaedig  413/588-4549  cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu
LOCATION: Meeting Room

This is an all day class for engineering staff from Tewksbury and neighboring towns on properly designing ADA curb ramps and other accessible pedestrian facilities.  Kevin Hardiman, Tewksbury DPW Director, will get two free seats in the class for Tewksbury staff. 

CONTACT:
  Cynthia Schaedig
  413/588.4549
  cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon

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. 

CONTACT:  Jeanne Swartz  978-640-4490  jswartz@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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. 

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Wacky Words Writer's Workshop

For ages 8-11

Join this club to explore words, play games, and do fun creative writing activities! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is limited to 10. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on June 11th.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 7 spaces available.

For ages 8-11

Join this club to explore words, play games, and do fun creative writing activities! 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is limited to 10. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on June 11th.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Barks & Books with Misty

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 Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. 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 Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. 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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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Night: Black Panther: Grades 6-12

Join us for a screening of the Black Panther from 5:30- 7:45 pm. We will spend the last 15 minutes of the night discussing Avengers: Infinity War. Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Snacks will be provided.

This movie is rated PG-13.

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

Join us for a screening of the Black Panther from 5:30- 7:45 pm. We will spend the last 15 minutes of the night discussing Avengers: Infinity War. Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Snacks will be provided.

This movie is rated PG-13.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with James Madison

Actor Bil Lewis will perform his one-man show, "James Madison & the Founding of the United States." 

About The Show: With the assistance of audience members reading appropriate dramatic quotations from Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Dolly Madison, etc., James Madison will lead investigations into events from the House of Burgesses, the Constitutional Convention, the “Dinner Party,” etc., that marked the coming of age of the United States. More than a mere recitation of dates and facts, this will be an exploration the underlying reasons that prompted them to act as they did. Many of the issues they confronted then continue to be relevant today:

  • Should we be one Country?
  • What debts should be paid?
  • Who gets the power of Taxation?
  • Should a Private Bank issue money?
  • Should we be agrarian? Or a center of manufacturing?
  • How do we limit the influence of Great Corporations on our public life?
  • How can we protect the Common Man from the rapaciousness of the Rich and Powerful?
  • How do we eliminate Slavery?
  • How do we make real the “Spirit of ’76?” So we can truly say that “All Men are Created Equal.” 

About Bil: Bil Lewis is a Computer Scientist who has taught at Stanford and Tufts Universities. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who taught High School in Kenya and later in Palo Alto and Somerville. He is a Past District Governor for Toastmasters, a small businessman, and an Eagle Scout. Bil has presented as James Madison in many settings, including the National Archives, the Shirley-Eustis House, the offices of Congress, and the Massachusetts Statehouse. He has presented formal courses to numerous High School and College classes, along with dozens of civic clubs. 

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 Bil Lewis will perform his one-man show, "James Madison & the Founding of the United States." 

About The Show: With the assistance of audience members reading appropriate dramatic quotations from Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Dolly Madison, etc., James Madison will lead investigations into events from the House of Burgesses, the Constitutional Convention, the “Dinner Party,” etc., that marked the coming of age of the United States. More than a mere recitation of dates and facts, this will be an exploration the underlying reasons that prompted them to act as they did. Many of the issues they confronted then continue to be relevant today:

  • Should we be one Country?
  • What debts should be paid?
  • Who gets the power of Taxation?
  • Should a Private Bank issue money?
  • Should we be agrarian? Or a center of manufacturing?
  • How do we limit the influence of Great Corporations on our public life?
  • How can we protect the Common Man from the rapaciousness of the Rich and Powerful?
  • How do we eliminate Slavery?
  • How do we make real the “Spirit of ’76?” So we can truly say that “All Men are Created Equal.” 

About Bil: Bil Lewis is a Computer Scientist who has taught at Stanford and Tufts Universities. He is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who taught High School in Kenya and later in Palo Alto and Somerville. He is a Past District Governor for Toastmasters, a small businessman, and an Eagle Scout. Bil has presented as James Madison in many settings, including the National Archives, the Shirley-Eustis House, the offices of Congress, and the Massachusetts Statehouse. He has presented formal courses to numerous High School and College classes, along with dozens of civic clubs. 

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


Thursday June 21, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Day of Summer Dance Party

For ages 1 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Wear your summer flair and come welcome in the season! We'll be dancing to music of the Wiggles (and maybe a few others) with Miss Noelle showing off the moves first and then we'll all boogie on down with her.

No registration required.

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

For ages 1 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Wear your summer flair and come welcome in the season! We'll be dancing to music of the Wiggles (and maybe a few others) with Miss Noelle showing off the moves first and then we'll all boogie on down with her.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
MONTHLY FOREIGN FILM SCREENING: A Fantastic Woman

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film -- A Fantastic Woman, a drama from Chile. The film won Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards.

About The FilmMarina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Rated R. 100 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. 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.

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

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film -- A Fantastic Woman, a drama from Chile. The film won Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards.

About The FilmMarina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Rated R. 100 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. 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.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The Life & Legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver with Eileen McNamara

Author Eileen McNamara will discuss her new book, "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed The World."

About The BookA Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.  Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.

About The Author: Eileen McNamara spent nearly thirty years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She now teaches journalism at Brandeis University.

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 Eileen McNamara will discuss her new book, "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed The World."

About The BookA Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.  Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.

About The Author: Eileen McNamara spent nearly thirty years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She now teaches journalism at Brandeis University.

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 June 22, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop in Preschool Craft

For ages 3 to 6.

Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room

For ages 3 to 6.

Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: The 15:17 To Paris

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The 15:17 To Paris, a drama directed by Clint Eastwood.

About The Film: Based on a true story, three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Rated PG-13. 94 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 -- The 15:17 To Paris, a drama directed by Clint Eastwood.

About The Film: Based on a true story, three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Rated PG-13. 94 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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaming Afternoon: Grades 6-12

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

Open to grades 6-12.

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

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

Open to grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: The 15:17 To Paris

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The 15:17 To Paris, a drama directed by Clint Eastwood.

About The Film: Based on a true story, three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 -- The 15:17 To Paris, a drama directed by Clint Eastwood.

About The Film: Based on a true story, three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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


Saturday June 23, 2018
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Historical Society Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting.

CONTACT:  Bill Wyatt  978 846-2520  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Membership Meeting.

CONTACT:
  Bill Wyatt
  978 846.2520
  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday June 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Unlock Your Job Search with Dusty McNeal

Learn how to maintain a healthy balance between a job search and the rest of life. This interactive discussion will teach how to prioritize job search strategies while implementing a personal balance that will inspire healthy results. Led by Dusty McNeal, a recruitment specialist with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Over the past six years, McNeal has recruited employees for the Wilmington-based Securitas Security Services, partnering with many of the Fortune 100 companies in the area.

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 maintain a healthy balance between a job search and the rest of life. This interactive discussion will teach how to prioritize job search strategies while implementing a personal balance that will inspire healthy results. Led by Dusty McNeal, a recruitment specialist with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Over the past six years, McNeal has recruited employees for the Wilmington-based Securitas Security Services, partnering with many of the Fortune 100 companies in the area.

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: The Ukulele Scramble

Enjoy a concert from The Ukulele Scramble, consisting of Richard Perimutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; especially works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments. Richard is a songwriter, recording artist, and producer -- and most notably the creator, lyricist and featured performer of Beethoven's Wig, winner of over 50 awards, including 4 GRAMMY Award Nominations. Robin Hoffman began playing ukulele after retiring from her career as a professional ballet dancer, with companies including the Joffrey Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She teaches ukulele at Greenfield Community College. Learn more about Ukulele Scramble 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 a concert from The Ukulele Scramble, consisting of Richard Perimutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; especially works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments. Richard is a songwriter, recording artist, and producer -- and most notably the creator, lyricist and featured performer of Beethoven's Wig, winner of over 50 awards, including 4 GRAMMY Award Nominations. Robin Hoffman began playing ukulele after retiring from her career as a professional ballet dancer, with companies including the Joffrey Ballet and Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She teaches ukulele at Greenfield Community College. Learn more about Ukulele Scramble 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: Attracting Bees, Birds, And Butterflies To Your Garden with Betty Sanders

Did you know most native bees can't sting humans?  Do you appreciate butterflies and birds visiting your yard?  Pollinators all, these natives need only food, water, and shelter in order to become regular visitors.  If you have containers, flower boxes, or a garden, you already have almost everything you need to attract these beautiful neighbors to your yard.

About The Presenter: Betty Sanders is a widely recognized speaker on gardening and environmental subjects. She has lectured at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Massachusetts Horticutural Society, the Boston Flower Show, and at numerous garden clubs and civic groups throughout New England. A Lifetime Master Gardener, she is also a nationally accredited floral design judge. Her gardens have been open for the Garden Conservancy Garden Tour. Her ‘Horticultural Hints’ appear monthly in the Mass Hort Leaflet magazine and on her website, www.BettyOnGardening.com.

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

Did you know most native bees can't sting humans?  Do you appreciate butterflies and birds visiting your yard?  Pollinators all, these natives need only food, water, and shelter in order to become regular visitors.  If you have containers, flower boxes, or a garden, you already have almost everything you need to attract these beautiful neighbors to your yard.

About The Presenter: Betty Sanders is a widely recognized speaker on gardening and environmental subjects. She has lectured at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Massachusetts Horticutural Society, the Boston Flower Show, and at numerous garden clubs and civic groups throughout New England. A Lifetime Master Gardener, she is also a nationally accredited floral design judge. Her gardens have been open for the Garden Conservancy Garden Tour. Her ‘Horticultural Hints’ appear monthly in the Mass Hort Leaflet magazine and on her website, www.BettyOnGardening.com.

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tewksbury Historical Society

Meeting of the THS Board of Directors.

CONTACT:  Bill Wyatt  (978) 846-252-  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Meeting of the THS Board of Directors.

CONTACT:
  Bill Wyatt
  (978) 846.252.
  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tewksbury Historical Society Open Hours

Drop-in hours with the Tewksbury Historical Society, held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in our Local History Room. Drop by to ask questions about local history, chat, or just to learn more about the Historical Society!

CONTACT:  William Wyatt    Info@TewksburyHistoricalSociety.org

Drop-in hours with the Tewksbury Historical Society, held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in our Local History Room. Drop by to ask questions about local history, chat, or just to learn more about the Historical Society!

CONTACT:
  William Wyatt
  
  Info@TewksburyHistoricalSociety.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kid Karaoke

For ages 5 to 11

Drop by the Craft Room this afternoon for some fun singing karaoke! We'll have a playlist of popular tunes to pick from. No experience necessary!

No registration required.

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

For ages 5 to 11

Drop by the Craft Room this afternoon for some fun singing karaoke! We'll have a playlist of popular tunes to pick from. No experience necessary!

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SAVE A LIFE SERIES: Red Cross Blood Drive

The Tewksbury Public Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. Remember, the need for blood is constant and your donation can help save up to 3 lives.

What to expect? You will sign in, show an ID, and be asked to read some required information. You will answer some health-related questions in a private interview, and receive a quick, general health check. You'll be seated comfortably while a pint of blood is drawn. The actual donation only takes 8-10 minutes. After donating, you can enjoy a snack and a drink for 10-15 minutes before resuming your day. The entire donation process takes about an hour. Your blood is eventually tested and sent to a patient in need.

Drop-ins are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time on the Red Cross website.  Learn more about giving blood, including donor eligibility, HERE.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Calvin  781-636-8388  alyssa.calvin@redcross.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Tewksbury Public Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. Remember, the need for blood is constant and your donation can help save up to 3 lives.

What to expect? You will sign in, show an ID, and be asked to read some required information. You will answer some health-related questions in a private interview, and receive a quick, general health check. You'll be seated comfortably while a pint of blood is drawn. The actual donation only takes 8-10 minutes. After donating, you can enjoy a snack and a drink for 10-15 minutes before resuming your day. The entire donation process takes about an hour. Your blood is eventually tested and sent to a patient in need.

Drop-ins are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time on the Red Cross website.  Learn more about giving blood, including donor eligibility, HERE.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Calvin
  781.636.8388
  alyssa.calvin@redcross.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Summer Kick Off: Grades 6-12

Celebrate the beginning of summer with outdoor activities! Teens who sign up for the Summer Challenge will get to dunk staff in a dunk tank! We will have food, refreshments, music, games, and more!

This event will happen rain or shine! We will just move the activities inside if the weather does not cooperate.

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

Celebrate the beginning of summer with outdoor activities! Teens who sign up for the Summer Challenge will get to dunk staff in a dunk tank! We will have food, refreshments, music, games, and more!

This event will happen rain or shine! We will just move the activities inside if the weather does not cooperate.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Outside


 
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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


Wednesday June 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Curious Creatures

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For ages 3 to 11

Join us this morning for a peek at some exotic animals! Curious Creatures will bring a variety of insects, reptiles and mammals for us to peek at and learn about.

This program has limited space. A ticket is required for admittance. Every "body" entering the room requires a ticket. Pick up FREE tickets at the Children's desk beginning on June 18th. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Sorry, tickets MAY NOT be held via phone or email.

Thank you to the Friends of the Tewksbury Library for funding our programs!

 

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

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For ages 3 to 11

Join us this morning for a peek at some exotic animals! Curious Creatures will bring a variety of insects, reptiles and mammals for us to peek at and learn about.

This program has limited space. A ticket is required for admittance. Every "body" entering the room requires a ticket. Pick up FREE tickets at the Children's desk beginning on June 18th. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Sorry, tickets MAY NOT be held via phone or email.

Thank you to the Friends of the Tewksbury Library for funding our programs!

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 Robin Williams

Actor Roger Kabler will perform his one-man show, "A Tribute To Robin Williams." 

About The Show: Meet America’s premiere Robin Williams tribute artist, Roger Kabler. You will feel you are in the presence of one of the funniest and most heralded comedic icons of the 21st century.  Robin was not only a wonderful actor and stand-up comedian, but a philosopher and humanitarian.  The show you will see is funny, poignant and sometimes just a wild ride through the mind of a lovable madman.  

About Roger: Roger Kabler is a true renaissance man. Along with being one of the finest comedy impressionists in the country, he is a talented actor and portrait artist. He served as the Zima spokesman in national television commercials. He was a regular on the last Carol Burnett series in 1991. Roger also starred in his own NBC sitcom, "Rhythm and Blues." He wrote, produced and starred in the award-winning movie "Who The Hell Is Bobby Roos?" and has recently played to sold out Las Vegas showrooms. Variety Magazine calls him "an astounding impressionist." 

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 Roger Kabler will perform his one-man show, "A Tribute To Robin Williams." 

About The Show: Meet America’s premiere Robin Williams tribute artist, Roger Kabler. You will feel you are in the presence of one of the funniest and most heralded comedic icons of the 21st century.  Robin was not only a wonderful actor and stand-up comedian, but a philosopher and humanitarian.  The show you will see is funny, poignant and sometimes just a wild ride through the mind of a lovable madman.  

About Roger: Roger Kabler is a true renaissance man. Along with being one of the finest comedy impressionists in the country, he is a talented actor and portrait artist. He served as the Zima spokesman in national television commercials. He was a regular on the last Carol Burnett series in 1991. Roger also starred in his own NBC sitcom, "Rhythm and Blues." He wrote, produced and starred in the award-winning movie "Who The Hell Is Bobby Roos?" and has recently played to sold out Las Vegas showrooms. Variety Magazine calls him "an astounding impressionist." 

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: The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy 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: In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast.

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. 

With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. 

Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.

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

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy 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: In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast.

As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. 

With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. 

Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong.

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SAVE A LIFE SERIES: Mental Health First Aid Training

This free Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addiction. Limited to 50 seats (25 through Circle Health and 25 through the library). Sponsored by Circle Health/Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

This free Adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addiction. Limited to 50 seats (25 through Circle Health and 25 through the library). Sponsored by Circle Health/Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Adventures

For ages 5 to 11. Please note: our art projects may not be suitable for younger children.

Come by this afternoon for some fun with art! We might be working with paint or clay or recycled materials or more!

No registration required, just drop by any time during the hour. The earlier you come, the more time you'll have to work on your art.

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

For ages 5 to 11. Please note: our art projects may not be suitable for younger children.

Come by this afternoon for some fun with art! We might be working with paint or clay or recycled materials or more!

No registration required, just drop by any time during the hour. The earlier you come, the more time you'll have to work on your art.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Exploding Atoms: Grades 4-8
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

This is a peer-run program lead by Morgan who loves science and wanted to create a club where she could do experiments and talk about science with other kids. This program will be supervised by library staff.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

This is a peer-run program lead by Morgan who loves science and wanted to create a club where she could do experiments and talk about science with other kids. This program will be supervised by library staff.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: How To Live A Happier Life with Anna Huckabee Tull

Author Anna Huckabee Tull will discuss her new book, "Living The Deeper YES: Discovering The Finest, Truest Place Within You."

About The BookLiving the Deeper YES invites you to look with fresh eyes at the coincidences and beauties in your life. It's a journey in three parts: (1) Waking up to the powerful universal flow all around and within you; (2) Learning to draw energy from upsets rather than lose energy getting trapped in them; and (3) Clearing the way for something truly radical: the ability to create, cultivate, and invite all the voices within you beautiful dialogues, filled with wonder, and a deep resonant YES.

About The Author: Anna Huckabee Tull is a Master Life Coach of twenty years and an award-winning Singer-Songwriter with more than 250 commissioned works created for individuals all over the globe. She received her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica while simultaneously attending the Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, she founded Make Stuff Up University, helping individuals become intentional about creating a life that aligns with their deeper desires and offerings. 

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 Anna Huckabee Tull will discuss her new book, "Living The Deeper YES: Discovering The Finest, Truest Place Within You."

About The BookLiving the Deeper YES invites you to look with fresh eyes at the coincidences and beauties in your life. It's a journey in three parts: (1) Waking up to the powerful universal flow all around and within you; (2) Learning to draw energy from upsets rather than lose energy getting trapped in them; and (3) Clearing the way for something truly radical: the ability to create, cultivate, and invite all the voices within you beautiful dialogues, filled with wonder, and a deep resonant YES.

About The Author: Anna Huckabee Tull is a Master Life Coach of twenty years and an award-winning Singer-Songwriter with more than 250 commissioned works created for individuals all over the globe. She received her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica while simultaneously attending the Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, she founded Make Stuff Up University, helping individuals become intentional about creating a life that aligns with their deeper desires and offerings. 

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 June 29, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Rock n Roll Race

For ages 3 to 11.

Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of Rock n’ Roll. Pick up your challenge sheet at the children's desk and then try the challenges. Once your sheet has been stamped with all 5 challenge stamps, come back to the Children's desk for a prize!

Drop in, no registration required.

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

For ages 3 to 11.

Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of Rock n’ Roll. Pick up your challenge sheet at the children's desk and then try the challenges. Once your sheet has been stamped with all 5 challenge stamps, come back to the Children's desk for a prize!

Drop in, no registration required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Annihilation

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Annihilation, a sci-fi adventure starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

About The Film: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. 87% positive critics rating. Rated R. 115 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 -- Annihilation, a sci-fi adventure starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

About The Film: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. 87% positive critics rating. Rated R. 115 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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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Annihilation

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Annihilation, a sci-fi adventure starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

About The Film: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. 87% positive critics rating. Rated R. 115 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 -- Annihilation, a sci-fi adventure starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

About The Film: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. 87% positive critics rating. Rated R. 115 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 July 2, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Use The Boston Business Journal In Your Job Search

Learn how to use the Boston Business Journal as a valuable tool in your job search. Get tips on how to strategically read the BBJ to become an exceptional job seeker. Expand your network and cultivate your job leads. Learn more about industries and employers featured in the BBJ. The Boston Business Journal is the leading business publication covering regional business. Led by Elizabeth Toner, a Senior Audience Development Executive for the Boston Business Journal.

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 use the Boston Business Journal as a valuable tool in your job search. Get tips on how to strategically read the BBJ to become an exceptional job seeker. Expand your network and cultivate your job leads. Learn more about industries and employers featured in the BBJ. The Boston Business Journal is the leading business publication covering regional business. Led by Elizabeth Toner, a Senior Audience Development Executive for the Boston Business Journal.

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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday Movie: Incredibles: Grades 6-12

Hangout in the Teen Space and watch movies every other Monday during the Summer Challenge! This week we will be watching The Incredibles! Popcorn and water will be provided to teens who register.

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  9786404490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Hangout in the Teen Space and watch movies every other Monday during the Summer Challenge! This week we will be watching The Incredibles! Popcorn and water will be provided to teens who register.

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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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: Quentin Callewaert

Enjoy a concert from guitar prodigy Quentin Callewaert. Quentin has only been on the music scene for a few years now but he’s making a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around — and he’s still in high school! He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel, and bluegrass. Quentin plays a combination of classical, traditional, contemporary and popular material as well as his own finely crafted original compositions. Learn more about Quentin 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 a concert from guitar prodigy Quentin Callewaert. Quentin has only been on the music scene for a few years now but he’s making a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around — and he’s still in high school! He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel, and bluegrass. Quentin plays a combination of classical, traditional, contemporary and popular material as well as his own finely crafted original compositions. Learn more about Quentin 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


Tuesday July 3, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Movie Matinee

For all ages

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our meeting room floor to enjoy a classic family movie. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Some chairs will be provided.

Enjoy the action-packed movie, The Incredibles! This movie runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes, and is rated PG for action violence.

The Incredibles Poster

No registration required, just come and cool off and enjoy a film!

 

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

For all ages

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our meeting room floor to enjoy a classic family movie. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Some chairs will be provided.

Enjoy the action-packed movie, The Incredibles! This movie runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes, and is rated PG for action violence.

The Incredibles Poster

No registration required, just come and cool off and enjoy a film!

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rainbow Club: Grades 6-12

Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space!

A social group where we eat snacks, play games, do crafts or participating in an activity.

All LGBTQIA teens, friends & allies in grades 6 through 12 are welcome!Snacks provided! 

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

Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space!

A social group where we eat snacks, play games, do crafts or participating in an activity.

All LGBTQIA teens, friends & allies in grades 6 through 12 are welcome!Snacks provided! 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


Thursday July 5, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
MONTHLY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Strong Island

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary -- Strong Island. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

About The Film: Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe's wake, challenging us to change. TV-MA. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: This event is held in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to 10 people. Doors will open at 12:15pm. 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.

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

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary -- Strong Island. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

About The Film: Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe's wake, challenging us to change. TV-MA. 107 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: This event is held in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to 10 people. Doors will open at 12:15pm. 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.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Songs of Peace

For ages 3 to 11

Join Sagit Zilberman as she leads us in a journey around the world with different unusual instruments. You will be dancing and singing and fascinated with the amazing instruments Sagit shows us. 

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This program is limited to 50 people. Please pick up a FREE ticket for this program at the Children's desk. Every "body" walking into the room needs a ticket. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets may NOT be held via phone or email; they are first come, first served. Tickets will be available beginning on June 25th.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. Thank you!

Get a glimpse of some of the instruments in this video:

 

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

For ages 3 to 11

Join Sagit Zilberman as she leads us in a journey around the world with different unusual instruments. You will be dancing and singing and fascinated with the amazing instruments Sagit shows us. 

Image result for sagit zilberman

This program is limited to 50 people. Please pick up a FREE ticket for this program at the Children's desk. Every "body" walking into the room needs a ticket. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets may NOT be held via phone or email; they are first come, first served. Tickets will be available beginning on June 25th.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. Thank you!

Get a glimpse of some of the instruments in this video:

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The Top Moments & Players In Red Sox History with Evan Drellich

Author Evan Drellich will discuss his new book, "The Big 50: Boston Red Sox."

About The BookThe Big 50: Boston Red Sox is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Sox the Sox. Experienced sportswriter Evan Drellich recounts the living history of the Red Sox, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Learn about and revisit the team's remarkable stories, from Ted Williams to David Ortiz, to the roller coaster that was the 2004 playoffs, to the team’s subsequent World Series championships and current stars like Mookie Betts.

About The Author: Evan Drellich covers the Red Sox for NBC Sports Boston, and has also reported on the team for the Boston Herald, MassLive.com and MLB.com. You can catch him on WEEI and MLB Network as well.

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 Evan Drellich will discuss his new book, "The Big 50: Boston Red Sox."

About The BookThe Big 50: Boston Red Sox is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Sox the Sox. Experienced sportswriter Evan Drellich recounts the living history of the Red Sox, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Learn about and revisit the team's remarkable stories, from Ted Williams to David Ortiz, to the roller coaster that was the 2004 playoffs, to the team’s subsequent World Series championships and current stars like Mookie Betts.

About The Author: Evan Drellich covers the Red Sox for NBC Sports Boston, and has also reported on the team for the Boston Herald, MassLive.com and MLB.com. You can catch him on WEEI and MLB Network as well.

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 July 6, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Teddy Bear Picnic

For all ages.

Bring your favorite animal and some snacks, and we'll have stories, crafts, games, and much MORE!

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. Our rainy location will be the library’s meeting room.

- To make these events even more fun, don’t forget to bring sunblock, picnic blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks!

- Parking is NOT allowed anywhere on the driveway to and from the Tewksbury State Hospital.

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

For all ages.

Bring your favorite animal and some snacks, and we'll have stories, crafts, games, and much MORE!

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. Our rainy location will be the library’s meeting room.

- To make these events even more fun, don’t forget to bring sunblock, picnic blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks!

- Parking is NOT allowed anywhere on the driveway to and from the Tewksbury State Hospital.

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Blockers

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Blockers, a comedy starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinhotlz, and John Cena.

About The Film: Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. 83% positive critics rating. Rated R. 102 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 -- Blockers, a comedy starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinhotlz, and John Cena.

About The Film: Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. 83% positive critics rating. Rated R. 102 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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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Blockers

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Blockers, a comedy starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinhotlz, and John Cena.

About The Film: Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. 83% positive critics rating. Rated R. 102 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 -- Blockers, a comedy starring Leslie Mann, Ike Barinhotlz, and John Cena.

About The Film: Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. 83% positive critics rating. Rated R. 102 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 July 9, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SENIORS: An Intro To Facebook

Jenny Alejo, a staff member at Bayberry at Emerald Court, will delve deeper into the world of Facebook. Learn what can you use Facebook for, what you should know about privacy, and how Facebook can help you connect with friends and family everywhere! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Bayberry at Emerald Court.

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

Jenny Alejo, a staff member at Bayberry at Emerald Court, will delve deeper into the world of Facebook. Learn what can you use Facebook for, what you should know about privacy, and how Facebook can help you connect with friends and family everywhere! Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Bayberry at Emerald Court.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Music and Craft: Flower Crown Making: Grades 6-12

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be making flower crowns!

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  9786404490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be making flower crowns!

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: Opportunities At Middlesex Community College For Job Seekers

Learn about opportunities available at Middlesex Community College for job seekers and career changers, such as certificate programs and online degree programs, and assist those interested in the application process. Led by Jennifer Migliozzi, Assistant Director of Admissions at Middlesex Community College.

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 about opportunities available at Middlesex Community College for job seekers and career changers, such as certificate programs and online degree programs, and assist those interested in the application process. Led by Jennifer Migliozzi, Assistant Director of Admissions at Middlesex Community College.

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: The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society

Enjoy a concert featuring celtic music from The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society. The band has delighted audiences since 1971 with a lively mix of Celtic jigs and reels, American Colonial-era tunes, sing-along sea chanteys, and original songs of colorful people and places from New England's rich history. From ragtime to oldtime, the band's rollicking, friendly style is fun for all ages. The six-person band layers vibrant vocals and hearty harmonies with 16 different instruments, including fiddle, flute, banjo, tin whistle, accordion, mountain dulcimer, and guitar.  Learn more about the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society 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 a concert featuring celtic music from The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society. The band has delighted audiences since 1971 with a lively mix of Celtic jigs and reels, American Colonial-era tunes, sing-along sea chanteys, and original songs of colorful people and places from New England's rich history. From ragtime to oldtime, the band's rollicking, friendly style is fun for all ages. The six-person band layers vibrant vocals and hearty harmonies with 16 different instruments, including fiddle, flute, banjo, tin whistle, accordion, mountain dulcimer, and guitar.  Learn more about the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society 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


Tuesday July 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library Ecosystem Community Meeting

Library Community meeting to present and discuss the statewide Library Ecosystem study by Sasaki and MBLC

CONTACT:  Lauren Stara  617-725-1860 x245  lauren.stara@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Library Community meeting to present and discuss the statewide Library Ecosystem study by Sasaki and MBLC

CONTACT:
  Lauren Stara
  617.725.1860 x245
  lauren.stara@state.ma.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fun Time in the Garden

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

Drop by the Community Garden out back for some fun activities!

No registration required.

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

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

Drop by the Community Garden out back for some fun activities!

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DDS Family Support Provider Meeting

Regular meeting of Department of Developmental Services Family Support Provider agencies

CONTACT:  Amy Nazaire  978-774-5000 x386  amy.nazaire@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Regular meeting of Department of Developmental Services Family Support Provider agencies

CONTACT:
  Amy Nazaire
  978.774.5000 x386
  amy.nazaire@state.ma.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learn Ukulele: Grades 6-12

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended, but we understand if you need to miss a session. Ukuleles are limited so registering is suggested. Registering for this session will register you for the series.

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

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended, but we understand if you need to miss a session. Ukuleles are limited so registering is suggested. Registering for this session will register you for the series.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Story Time Room


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TECH TALK: How To Download Free Music With Freegal

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but want a class on Freegal? 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
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it, but want a class on Freegal? 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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (TAG): Grades 6-12

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 figure out how to make the library a better place for teens.  

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley


For teens in grades 6-12. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian @ avillet@tewksburypl.org 

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

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 figure out how to make the library a better place for teens.  

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley


For teens in grades 6-12. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian @ avillet@tewksburypl.org 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Explore The Writings Of Teddy Roosevelt with Thomas Bailey & Katherine Joslin

Authors Thomas Bailey & Katherine Joslin will discuss their new book, "Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life."

About The BookOf all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.

About The Author: Thomas Bailey is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Western Michigan University. Katherine Joslin is the author of Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life and Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

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

Authors Thomas Bailey & Katherine Joslin will discuss their new book, "Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life."

About The BookOf all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.

About The Author: Thomas Bailey is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Western Michigan University. Katherine Joslin is the author of Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life and Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

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 July 11, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Scientists

For ages 7 to 11.

Want to experiment with science? Calculate crazy math? Have fun 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 July 2nd. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:  Noelle Boc  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

For ages 7 to 11.

Want to experiment with science? Calculate crazy math? Have fun 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 July 2nd. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Noelle Boc
  978.640.4496
  nboc@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Poetry Circle

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. 

CONTACT:  Diane Giarrusso  978-640-4490  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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. 

CONTACT:
  Diane Giarrusso
  978.640.4490
  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Barks & Books with Misty

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 Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. 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 Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. 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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mama Mia Sing-Along: Grades 6-12

Get ready for the sequel to Mama Mia with a Mama Mia sing-along! Come watch the movie and feel free to belt out the lyrics!

Snacks will be provided.

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

Get ready for the sequel to Mama Mia with a Mama Mia sing-along! Come watch the movie and feel free to belt out the lyrics!

Snacks will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Nathaniel Hawthorne

Literary historian Rob Velella will perform his one-man show, "Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Haunted Mind." 

About The Show: Remembered today for his novels like "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables," Massachusetts author Nathaniel Hawthorne focused on tales and short stories for the majority of his career. Due to his reclusive nature, however, Hawthorne never offered a public reading in his lifetime and, in fact, often scorned the fame which he earned. For this presentation, however, the author himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) will return to read some of his short works which explore the dark side of human nature. A Q&A session will follow the performance.

About Rob: Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the “Prometheus of American literary scholarship,” he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries, and colleges from Pennsylvania to Maine. He has worked on museum exhibits at the Boston Public Library and at Houghton Library at Harvard University. In his ongoing efforts to bring the writers of yesterday back to the readers of today, he has dramatically brought to life literary figures Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, for which he has been featured on National Public Radio and the LA Review of Books

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

Literary historian Rob Velella will perform his one-man show, "Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Haunted Mind." 

About The Show: Remembered today for his novels like "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables," Massachusetts author Nathaniel Hawthorne focused on tales and short stories for the majority of his career. Due to his reclusive nature, however, Hawthorne never offered a public reading in his lifetime and, in fact, often scorned the fame which he earned. For this presentation, however, the author himself (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella) will return to read some of his short works which explore the dark side of human nature. A Q&A session will follow the performance.

About Rob: Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the “Prometheus of American literary scholarship,” he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries, and colleges from Pennsylvania to Maine. He has worked on museum exhibits at the Boston Public Library and at Houghton Library at Harvard University. In his ongoing efforts to bring the writers of yesterday back to the readers of today, he has dramatically brought to life literary figures Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, for which he has been featured on National Public Radio and the LA Review of Books

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 - 8:00 PM
Huntington's Disease Support Group
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Walking Tour Of Tewksbury State Hospital

Come explore the history of the legendary Tewksbury State Hospital, which opened its doors in May 1854 as the State Almshouse. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide from the Public Health Museum, join this 90-minute walking tour to explore life in days past, the history of a vibrant community, its architecture, the lives of its patients and staff, and its connection to public health. Meet at the Museum, located on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital, behind the library. Limited to 20 spots. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Come explore the history of the legendary Tewksbury State Hospital, which opened its doors in May 1854 as the State Almshouse. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide from the Public Health Museum, join this 90-minute walking tour to explore life in days past, the history of a vibrant community, its architecture, the lives of its patients and staff, and its connection to public health. Meet at the Museum, located on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital, behind the library. Limited to 20 spots. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Thursday July 12, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Sprouts Craft

For ages 18 months+ to 6 years.

Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room

For ages 18 months+ to 6 years.

Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP: TBA
CONTACT:  Rachel Steele`  978-640-4490 x 207  rsteele@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Trustee's Room
CONTACT:
  Rachel Steele`
  978.640.4490 x 207
  rsteele@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Davis & Roger: Songs and Stories

For ages 5 and up.

Join us with the extraordinary team of Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell thrill us, tickle our funny bones, and get us up on our dancing feet with stories and songs from around the world. 

Space is limited and a ticket is required to attend this event. FREE tickets are available at the Children's desk beginning on July 2nd. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket!

This program is funded by the Tewksbury Cultural Council which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

For ages 5 and up.

Join us with the extraordinary team of Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell thrill us, tickle our funny bones, and get us up on our dancing feet with stories and songs from around the world. 

Space is limited and a ticket is required to attend this event. FREE tickets are available at the Children's desk beginning on July 2nd. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket!

This program is funded by the Tewksbury Cultural Council which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Exploding Atoms: Grades 4-8
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

This is a peer-run program lead by Morgan who loves science and wanted to create a club where she could do experiments and talk about science with other kids. This program will be supervised by library staff.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

This is a peer-run program lead by Morgan who loves science and wanted to create a club where she could do experiments and talk about science with other kids. This program will be supervised by library staff.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The History Of American Journalism with Christopher Daly

Author Christopher Daly will discuss his new book, "Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism."

About The BookToday many believe that American journalism is in crisis, with traditional sources of news under siege from a failing business model, a resurgence of partisanship, and a growing expectation that all information ought to be free. In Covering America, Christopher B. Daly places the current crisis within a much broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade. Drawing on original research and synthesizing the latest scholarship, Daly traces the evolution of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the “digital revolution” of today. 

About The Author: A veteran journalist, Christopher B. Daly teaches journalism and history at Boston University. He is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, which won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians.

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 Christopher Daly will discuss his new book, "Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism."

About The BookToday many believe that American journalism is in crisis, with traditional sources of news under siege from a failing business model, a resurgence of partisanship, and a growing expectation that all information ought to be free. In Covering America, Christopher B. Daly places the current crisis within a much broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade. Drawing on original research and synthesizing the latest scholarship, Daly traces the evolution of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the “digital revolution” of today. 

About The Author: A veteran journalist, Christopher B. Daly teaches journalism and history at Boston University. He is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, which won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians.

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 July 13, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Chalk Day

For all ages.

Join us for Chalk Day!  We will be drawing with sidewalk chalk outside behind the library.

Share our chalk or bring your own. We welcome donations!

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. Our rainy location will be the library’s meeting room.

- To make these events even more fun, don’t forget to bring sunblock, picnic blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks!

- Parking is NOT allowed anywhere on the driveway to and from the Tewksbury State Hospital.

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

For all ages.

Join us for Chalk Day!  We will be drawing with sidewalk chalk outside behind the library.

Share our chalk or bring your own. We welcome donations!

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. Our rainy location will be the library’s meeting room.

- To make these events even more fun, don’t forget to bring sunblock, picnic blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks!

- Parking is NOT allowed anywhere on the driveway to and from the Tewksbury State Hospital.

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Game Night

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Game Night, a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

About The Film: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. 82% positive critics rating. Rated R. 100 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 -- Game Night, a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

About The Film: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. 82% positive critics rating. Rated R. 100 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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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Game Night

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Game Night, a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

About The Film: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. 82% positive critics rating. Rated R. 100 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 -- Game Night, a comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

About The Film: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery. 82% positive critics rating. Rated R. 100 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. 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 July 16, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

For young children ages 0 to 3 years. Older siblings are always welcome to join in!

Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills.

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am.

There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project.

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Power Network with Eric Ross

Most professional and executive jobs are found through networking; indeed, many professional jobs are never advertised and can only be accessed directly in the “hidden job” market. Further, networking becomes truly essential for those executives who have been unemployed for more than five months, have had many or long gaps, have had many short jobs, have held only one long job, or have other resume challenges; as many companies immediately screen out such applicants. This presentation will give attendees all the tools necessary to develop extensive networks that access the hidden job market and that will pay continuing dividends throughout one’s career. Attendees will learn a comprehensive step-by-step process that starts with people they already know and generates a continuing source of new and valued professional contacts. Through networking, many of these contacts become “helpers” in the job search and often become life-long professional or personal friends. Networking in a job search is truly relationship marketing of oneself in his/her target market. The presentation will give attendees a thorough overview of the total person-to-person networking process.

Led by Eric Ross, who is often acknowledged as New England’s master networker. Ross is an accomplished senior business executive who has successfully walked-the-walk of job transition, through networking. He has held a number of senior operations and general management positions in the manufacturing, renewable energy, and mechanical contracting industries. As a commissioned officer, he also served in leadership roles in U.S.A.F. manufacturing, industrial management, and logistics operations. His presentations on networking have been given at outplacement firms, to numerous networking groups, and to professional associations and alumni groups, all with rave reviews. Eric landed his most recent position, Chief Operating Officer of New England Renewable Energy Systems, in Holbrook, MA, through the networking approach and methods explained in his Power Networking presentation. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting was originally "How To Take Ownership Of Your Career with Forbes's Michael Arthur," but the presented needed to postpone.

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

Most professional and executive jobs are found through networking; indeed, many professional jobs are never advertised and can only be accessed directly in the “hidden job” market. Further, networking becomes truly essential for those executives who have been unemployed for more than five months, have had many or long gaps, have had many short jobs, have held only one long job, or have other resume challenges; as many companies immediately screen out such applicants. This presentation will give attendees all the tools necessary to develop extensive networks that access the hidden job market and that will pay continuing dividends throughout one’s career. Attendees will learn a comprehensive step-by-step process that starts with people they already know and generates a continuing source of new and valued professional contacts. Through networking, many of these contacts become “helpers” in the job search and often become life-long professional or personal friends. Networking in a job search is truly relationship marketing of oneself in his/her target market. The presentation will give attendees a thorough overview of the total person-to-person networking process.

Led by Eric Ross, who is often acknowledged as New England’s master networker. Ross is an accomplished senior business executive who has successfully walked-the-walk of job transition, through networking. He has held a number of senior operations and general management positions in the manufacturing, renewable energy, and mechanical contracting industries. As a commissioned officer, he also served in leadership roles in U.S.A.F. manufacturing, industrial management, and logistics operations. His presentations on networking have been given at outplacement firms, to numerous networking groups, and to professional associations and alumni groups, all with rave reviews. Eric landed his most recent position, Chief Operating Officer of New England Renewable Energy Systems, in Holbrook, MA, through the networking approach and methods explained in his Power Networking presentation. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting was originally "How To Take Ownership Of Your Career with Forbes's Michael Arthur," but the presented needed to postpone.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:35 PM
Movie Monday: Shrek: Grades 6-12
Hangout in the Teen Space and watch movies every other Monday during the Summer Challenge! This week we will be watching Shrek! Popcorn and water will be provided to teens who register.

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  9786404490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Teen Space
Hangout in the Teen Space and watch movies every other Monday during the Summer Challenge! This week we will be watching Shrek! Popcorn and water will be provided to teens who register.

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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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: Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards

Enjoy a concert featuring folk music from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. The duo blends distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass). Their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States and Canada since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. Learn more about Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards 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 a concert featuring folk music from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. The duo blends distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass). Their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States and Canada since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. Learn more about Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards 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


Tuesday July 17, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

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

Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. 

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Family Movie Matinee

For all ages

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our meeting room floor to enjoy a classic family movie. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Some chairs will be provided.

Join us to watch Leap, a movie about two best friends who follow their dreams! This movie runs for 1 hour and 29 minutes, and is rated PG for some impolite humor and action.

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No registration required, just come and cool off and enjoy a film!

 

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

For all ages

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our meeting room floor to enjoy a classic family movie. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Some chairs will be provided.

Join us to watch Leap, a movie about two best friends who follow their dreams! This movie runs for 1 hour and 29 minutes, and is rated PG for some impolite humor and action.

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No registration required, just come and cool off and enjoy a film!

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Summer Friendship Bracelets: Grades 6-12

Join us for an hour of friendship bracelet making. It is not truly summer until your arms are filled with fun bracelets! We will have a variety of string colors and design templates to choose from.

LOCATION: Teen Space

Join us for an hour of friendship bracelet making. It is not truly summer until your arms are filled with fun bracelets! We will have a variety of string colors and design templates to choose from.

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Trivia Night: Grades 6-12

Come try your hand at trivia in the teen space! There will be a picture bonus round, a musical bonus round, and questions on a variety of topics. Topics include things you've learned in school, movies, music, celebrities, and anything in between.

Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  9786404490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Come try your hand at trivia in the teen space! There will be a picture bonus round, a musical bonus round, and questions on a variety of topics. Topics include things you've learned in school, movies, music, celebrities, and anything in between.

Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TECH TALK: How To Download Free Audiobooks & eBooks with Overdrive

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, but would like a class on Overdrive? 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

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, but would like a class on Overdrive? 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 - 7:30 PM
Pajamarama Story Time

For ages 3 to 7 (younger siblings are always welcome)

Join Miss Heather for a rocking fun night time story time! Wear your pjs and sing, dance and listen to fun stories.

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

For ages 3 to 7 (younger siblings are always welcome)

Join Miss Heather for a rocking fun night time story time! Wear your pjs and sing, dance and listen to fun stories.

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: An Evening Of Mystery with Bestselling Author Bruce Robert Coffin

Author Bruce Robert Coffin will discuss his Detective Byron mystery series, including Among The Shadows and Beneath The Depths.

About Among The Shadows: Fall in Portland, Maine usually arrives as a welcome respite from summer's sweltering temperatures and, with the tourists gone, a return to normal life--usually. But when a retired cop is murdered, things heat up quickly, setting the city on edge. Detective Sergeant John Byron, a second-generation cop, is tasked with investigating the case--at the very moment his life is unraveling. On the outs with his department's upper echelon, separated from his wife, and feeling the strong pull of the bottle, Byron remains all business as he tries to solve the murder of one of their own. And when another ex-Portland PD officer dies under suspicious circumstances, he quickly realizes there's much more to these cases than meets the eye. The closer Byron gets to the truth, the greater the danger for him and his fellow detectives.

About Beneath The Depths: In this latest gripping mystery from bestselling author Bruce Robert Coffin, Detective Sergeant John Byron is back—and ready to prove that no one on his beat is above the law. When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side—and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him. With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. But delving further into the troubled waters of Ramsey's past only serves to lengthen the list of suspects—unleashing a perfect storm of corruption, betrayal, and murder that only Byron can stop. If he's not too late.

About The Author: Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, ME police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

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 Bruce Robert Coffin will discuss his Detective Byron mystery series, including Among The Shadows and Beneath The Depths.

About Among The Shadows: Fall in Portland, Maine usually arrives as a welcome respite from summer's sweltering temperatures and, with the tourists gone, a return to normal life--usually. But when a retired cop is murdered, things heat up quickly, setting the city on edge. Detective Sergeant John Byron, a second-generation cop, is tasked with investigating the case--at the very moment his life is unraveling. On the outs with his department's upper echelon, separated from his wife, and feeling the strong pull of the bottle, Byron remains all business as he tries to solve the murder of one of their own. And when another ex-Portland PD officer dies under suspicious circumstances, he quickly realizes there's much more to these cases than meets the eye. The closer Byron gets to the truth, the greater the danger for him and his fellow detectives.

About Beneath The Depths: In this latest gripping mystery from bestselling author Bruce Robert Coffin, Detective Sergeant John Byron is back—and ready to prove that no one on his beat is above the law. When the body of prominent Portland attorney Paul Ramsey turns up in the bottom of Casco Bay, following his loss of a multimillion dollar civil trial, Byron knows it's no accidental drowning. Golden boy Ramsey had a dark side—and Byron believes the key to solving his murder lies in uncovering those secrets someone wanted buried along with him. With the brilliant Detective Diane Joyner by his side, Byron takes on Ramsey's former employer, the powerhouse law firm of Newman, Branch & DeWitt. But delving further into the troubled waters of Ramsey's past only serves to lengthen the list of suspects—unleashing a perfect storm of corruption, betrayal, and murder that only Byron can stop. If he's not too late.

About The Author: Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, ME police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

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 July 18, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Little Einsteins

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 June 4th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:  Heather Maganzini  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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 June 4th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Heather Maganzini
  978.640.4496
  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon

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. 

CONTACT:  Jeanne Swartz  978-640-4490  jswartz@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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. 

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cupcakes and Musical Bingo: Grades 6-12

Join us for an evening of cupcake making and decorating plus musical bingo! Singing along is optional.

Open to grades 6-12.

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

Join us for an evening of cupcake making and decorating plus musical bingo! Singing along is optional.

Open to grades 6-12.