Thursday April 26, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 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
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
DDS/Special Education Roundtable

Meeting between DDS Area office and Special Education Directors from local school districts to discuss transitional supports available as children age out of public school programs.

CONTACT:  Michelle Vercellone  978-697-5207  michelle.vercellone@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Meeting between DDS Area office and Special Education Directors from local school districts to discuss transitional supports available as children age out of public school programs.

CONTACT:
  Michelle Vercellone
  978.697.5207
  michelle.vercellone@state.ma.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mentalist Preston Heller Presents 'Mind To Mind'

Preston Heller won't just tell you what a mentalist is; he will show you! During his new show "Mind To Mind," every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the "unseen," including thought implantation, influence, the revealing of information known only to the spectator, the reading of body language and voice patterns, psychometry and much more.  Heller returns to the Tewksbury Public Library with his brand new show after his 2016 show ("Well Guarded Secrets") here sold out.

Preston Heller donates 100% of his fee to the local food pantry.  Let us help him give even more by bringing a donation of a nonperishable food item to the show. Doors to open by 6:45pm. Limited to 100 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Preston Heller won't just tell you what a mentalist is; he will show you! During his new show "Mind To Mind," every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the "unseen," including thought implantation, influence, the revealing of information known only to the spectator, the reading of body language and voice patterns, psychometry and much more.  Heller returns to the Tewksbury Public Library with his brand new show after his 2016 show ("Well Guarded Secrets") here sold out.

Preston Heller donates 100% of his fee to the local food pantry.  Let us help him give even more by bringing a donation of a nonperishable food item to the show. Doors to open by 6:45pm. Limited to 100 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday April 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in Toddler Craft

For 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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

Saturday April 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tewksbury Community of Artists Spring Art Show

The Tewksbury Community of Artists annual spring art show, featuring artwork from local artists. This event is free and open to the public. 

CONTACT:  Jeannette Waugh  978-886-3397  jwaugh38@mac.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Tewksbury Community of Artists annual spring art show, featuring artwork from local artists. This event is free and open to the public. 

CONTACT:
  Jeannette Waugh
  978.886.3397
  jwaugh38@mac.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Tai Chi Class on the lawn outside The Tewksbury Public Library. A free Community Event for genral public health.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD), also spelled World T'ai Chi and Ch'i Kung Day, is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of T'ai chi ch'uan and Qigong in nearly eighty countries since 1999.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  website:  http://www.taichi-universe.com/class-events

 

CONTACT:  Sharon Pei  978-501-9487  tjharmony@gmail.com
LOCATION: Outside

Tai Chi Class on the lawn outside The Tewksbury Public Library. A free Community Event for genral public health.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD), also spelled World T'ai Chi and Ch'i Kung Day, is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of T'ai chi ch'uan and Qigong in nearly eighty countries since 1999.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  website:  http://www.taichi-universe.com/class-events

 

CONTACT:
  Sharon Pei
  978.501.9487
  tjharmony@gmail.com

LOCATION: Outside

 
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
After Hours Movie Night: The Greatest Showman: Grades 6-12

An after hours movie night exclusively for those in grades 6-12.

Come watch The Greatest Showman in our Teen Space! Please register so that we know how much pizza to buy! All teens must have a permission slip signed by a legal guardian to participate in this program. 

Click here to download the permission slip,

This movie is rated PG.

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

An after hours movie night exclusively for those in grades 6-12.

Come watch The Greatest Showman in our Teen Space! Please register so that we know how much pizza to buy! All teens must have a permission slip signed by a legal guardian to participate in this program. 

Click here to download the permission slip,

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


Monday April 30, 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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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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Livingston Place Condo Assoc Annual Owners Mtg

This is the annual owners meeting of the Livingston Place Condo Association (Nolan Court, Tewksbury, MA).  Per the master deed and condo documents, the annual meeting is held at this time each year.  As with the past 4 meetings, it is planned to be held at the Tewksbury Public Library, just a 1/4 mile from the condo association homes.  Meeting agenda and materials will be distributed to owners prior to the meeting.  All Livingston Place residents are welcome to attend;  unit owners (only) may vote on official matters.

CONTACT:  Gonzalo Rubalcaba  727-543-5588  g.m.rubalcaba@computer.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

This is the annual owners meeting of the Livingston Place Condo Association (Nolan Court, Tewksbury, MA).  Per the master deed and condo documents, the annual meeting is held at this time each year.  As with the past 4 meetings, it is planned to be held at the Tewksbury Public Library, just a 1/4 mile from the condo association homes.  Meeting agenda and materials will be distributed to owners prior to the meeting.  All Livingston Place residents are welcome to attend;  unit owners (only) may vote on official matters.

CONTACT:
  Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  727.543.5588
  g.m.rubalcaba@computer.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MONTHLY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Abacus - Small Enough To Jail

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary -- Abacus: Small Enough To Jail. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

About The Film: A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis. Unrated. 98 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 10:15pm. 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 -- Abacus: Small Enough To Jail. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

About The Film: A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis. Unrated. 98 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 10:15pm. 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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time Stations

For ages 3 to 6.

Come enjoy a classic story which will be followed by a roomful of activities based on the book that will tackle math, science, crafts, fine motor skills and the power of play. Miss Noelle and Miss Deb from Community Teamwork will lead you through the different activities that you can do at your own pace.

No registration required. Program runs 45 to 60 minutes.

Thank you to Community Teamwork for partnering with us!

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

For ages 3 to 6.

Come enjoy a classic story which will be followed by a roomful of activities based on the book that will tackle math, science, crafts, fine motor skills and the power of play. Miss Noelle and Miss Deb from Community Teamwork will lead you through the different activities that you can do at your own pace.

No registration required. Program runs 45 to 60 minutes.

Thank you to Community Teamwork for partnering with us!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friends of the TPL Meeting

Date Change... Due to the library's closure on Wednesday, May 2, the Friends have moved their monthly meeting to Tuesday, May 1 for this month only. 

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library Board. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:  Diane Giarrusso  9786404490  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Date Change... Due to the library's closure on Wednesday, May 2, the Friends have moved their monthly meeting to Tuesday, May 1 for this month only. 

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library Board. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Diane Giarrusso
  9786404490
  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

Come hang out and meet like-minded teens!

This month we will be making Rainbow Cupcakes!

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

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

Come hang out and meet like-minded teens!

This month we will be making Rainbow Cupcakes!

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting 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


Wednesday May 2, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED for STAFF TRAINING
Thursday May 3, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Star Wars Marathon Part 1: Grades 6-12

Join us for the first part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: A New Hope in the Teen Space. Pizza will be available for those who register. If no one registers then we will have chips and refreshments available. 

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490 Press 3  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Teen Space

Join us for the first part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: A New Hope in the Teen Space. Pizza will be available for those who register. If no one registers then we will have chips and refreshments available. 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490 Press 3
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: A Celebration Of Mount Auburn Cemetery with John Harrison

Author and editor John Harrison will discuss his new book, "Dead In Good Company: A Celebration Of Mount Auburn Cemetery."

About The Book: Mount Auburn, one of America's first garden cemeteries, is the resting place of many famous people, a magnet for migrating birds, and a treasure trove of architectural and botanical delights. Over 55 authors, poets and photographers have contributed to this wonderful compendium. It is copiously illustrated with beautiful photographs of the wildlife in the cemetery.

About The Author: John Harrison graduated from Bentley University and then served in the U.S. Navy with the Navy Security Group. Returning to civilian life, he founded Epilog Enterprises, a book distribution company, fro which he currently serves as President. His passion for nature ultimately led to the idea for this book.  His photographs have been published by Mass Audubon, the Humane Society of the United States, and Project Coyote in CA, and have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Additionally, he initiated and has authored the Medford Wildlife Watch blog for The Medford Transcript newspaper since 2009.

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 and editor John Harrison will discuss his new book, "Dead In Good Company: A Celebration Of Mount Auburn Cemetery."

About The Book: Mount Auburn, one of America's first garden cemeteries, is the resting place of many famous people, a magnet for migrating birds, and a treasure trove of architectural and botanical delights. Over 55 authors, poets and photographers have contributed to this wonderful compendium. It is copiously illustrated with beautiful photographs of the wildlife in the cemetery.

About The Author: John Harrison graduated from Bentley University and then served in the U.S. Navy with the Navy Security Group. Returning to civilian life, he founded Epilog Enterprises, a book distribution company, fro which he currently serves as President. His passion for nature ultimately led to the idea for this book.  His photographs have been published by Mass Audubon, the Humane Society of the United States, and Project Coyote in CA, and have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Additionally, he initiated and has authored the Medford Wildlife Watch blog for The Medford Transcript newspaper since 2009.

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 May 4, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Star Wars Crafts

For ages 5 and up

Let's celebrate May the Fourth Be With You today and make some fun Star Wars themed crafts.

No registration required. Simply drop in any time during the hour.

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

For ages 5 and up

Let's celebrate May the Fourth Be With You today and make some fun Star Wars themed crafts.

No registration required. Simply drop in any time during the hour.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: The Greatest Showman

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Greatest Showman, a biographical musical starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron. The film received 1 Academy Award nomination this year.

About The Film: Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 55% positive critics rating, but an 89% audience rating. Rated PG. 105 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 Greatest Showman, a biographical musical starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron. The film received 1 Academy Award nomination this year.

About The Film: Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 55% positive critics rating, but an 89% audience rating. Rated PG. 105 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 May 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dads and Donuts Story Time

For ages 3 to 7. Younger siblings are always welcome!

Bring your favorite guy along to this dynamic story time of books, music, instruments, dancing, fingerplays and more! After we read, we'll mosey over to the Craft Room for snacks and drinks.

Moms and other caregivers are always welcome, too.

No registration required.

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

For ages 3 to 7. Younger siblings are always welcome!

Bring your favorite guy along to this dynamic story time of books, music, instruments, dancing, fingerplays and more! After we read, we'll mosey over to the Craft Room for snacks and drinks.

Moms and other caregivers are always welcome, too.

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
AUTHOR VISIT: Meet The Team Photographer For The Bruins, Celtics & Red Sox

Photographer Steve Babineau will discuss his legendary career and his new book, "The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography."

About The Book: For Red Sox fans eager to relive the glory days of their favorite players, The Hometown Team enables them to do just that, through the lens of longtime photographer Steve Babineau. From star and support players, to members of the grounds crew, Red Sox staff, alumni, and some opposing players, this book features Fenway's most memorable characters from the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of the ballpark during that time as well. This scrapbook-style book features fun and insightful commentary from veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin and images of the following BoSox legends: Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Mookie Betts, and many more.

About The Author: Steve Babineau has spent forty-four years photographing Boston-area teams, including the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Manchester Monarchs, and Worcester Sharks. "Babs" has published his photographs in Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs, in numerous magazines, yearbooks, and promotional materials, and online. He was a staff photographer for Fleer baseball card company for fourteen years (1980-1994).

Doors to open by 1:45pm.  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

Photographer Steve Babineau will discuss his legendary career and his new book, "The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography."

About The Book: For Red Sox fans eager to relive the glory days of their favorite players, The Hometown Team enables them to do just that, through the lens of longtime photographer Steve Babineau. From star and support players, to members of the grounds crew, Red Sox staff, alumni, and some opposing players, this book features Fenway's most memorable characters from the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of the ballpark during that time as well. This scrapbook-style book features fun and insightful commentary from veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin and images of the following BoSox legends: Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Mookie Betts, and many more.

About The Author: Steve Babineau has spent forty-four years photographing Boston-area teams, including the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Manchester Monarchs, and Worcester Sharks. "Babs" has published his photographs in Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs, in numerous magazines, yearbooks, and promotional materials, and online. He was a staff photographer for Fleer baseball card company for fourteen years (1980-1994).

Doors to open by 1:45pm.  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


Monday May 7, 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 Use Social Media & Online Tools In Your Search with Susu Wong

Learn how to use social media and the web for job hunting and for building a personal brand. In the online job market of today, knowing the ins and outs of social media and keeping your personal brand sharp is essential. Led by Susu Wong, Principle Chief Connector of Tomo360, an online marketing firm. Learn more about Susu HERE.

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 25 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 social media and the web for job hunting and for building a personal brand. In the online job market of today, knowing the ins and outs of social media and keeping your personal brand sharp is essential. Led by Susu Wong, Principle Chief Connector of Tomo360, an online marketing firm. Learn more about Susu HERE.

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 25 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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda Wellness Healing will be coming to share some information about Ayurveda.

CONTACT:  Sarah Kinghorn  9786404473  nurse@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Ayurveda Wellness Healing will be coming to share some information about Ayurveda.

CONTACT:
  Sarah Kinghorn
  9786404473
  nurse@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SPRING LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Walt Whitman

Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man show, "Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman." 

About The Show: The show opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He remembers a mystical experience he had in his thirty-seventh year that inspired him to write poetry. During the telling, Whitman transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back along with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the performance explores Whitman's preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with "free and brave thought..." In the second part of the performance, Whitman's life is changed forever by the occurrence of the Civil War. It is here that he finds "... the most important work of my life..." nursing the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Through poetry and readings of actual letters, experience Whitman's movement from selfishness and selflessness and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about "himself, God and death."

About Stephen: Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After twenty plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves - performing and teaching. Collins teaches seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry around the country. He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston.  Collins now has eight one-man shows and six courses where his teaching style has been described as a hybrid between lecture and performance. 

This event will be held in the Fairgrieve Wing. Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's spring living history series.

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

Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man show, "Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman." 

About The Show: The show opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce and to question his success as a man and a poet. He remembers a mystical experience he had in his thirty-seventh year that inspired him to write poetry. During the telling, Whitman transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back along with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the performance explores Whitman's preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with "free and brave thought..." In the second part of the performance, Whitman's life is changed forever by the occurrence of the Civil War. It is here that he finds "... the most important work of my life..." nursing the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Through poetry and readings of actual letters, experience Whitman's movement from selfishness and selflessness and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about "himself, God and death."

About Stephen: Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After twenty plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves - performing and teaching. Collins teaches seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry around the country. He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston.  Collins now has eight one-man shows and six courses where his teaching style has been described as a hybrid between lecture and performance. 

This event will be held in the Fairgrieve Wing. Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's spring living history series.

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


Tuesday May 8, 2018
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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 - 4:00 PM
DDS Regional Family Support Provider Meeting

Regular meeting of Family Support Providers of the MA Department of Developmental Services

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

Regular meeting of Family Support Providers of the MA Department of Developmental Services

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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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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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6:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:  Diane Giarrusso  9786404490  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Monthly meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Diane Giarrusso
  9786404490
  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov

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: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours with Joseph Rosenbloom

Author Joseph Rosenbloom will discuss his new book, "Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 131 Hours."

About The BookRedemption is an intimate look at the last thirty-one hours and twenty-eight minutes of King's life. King was exhausted from a brutal speaking schedule. He was being denounced in the press and by political leaders as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent even within the civil rights movement and among his own staff at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In Memphis, a federal court injunction was barring him from marching. As threats against King mounted, he feared an imminent, violent death. The risks were enormous, the pressure intense. 

Redemption draws on dozens of interviews by the author with people who were immersed in the Memphis events, features recently released documents from Atlanta archives, and includes compelling photos. The fresh material reveals untold facets of the story including a never-before-reported lapse by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. It unveils financial and logistical dilemmas and recounts the emotional and marital pressures that were bedeviling King. Also revealed is what his assassin, James Earl Ray, was doing in Memphis during the same time and how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled Ray to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.

About The Author: Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning journalist who has been a staff reporter for the Boston Globe, an investigative reporter for Frontline, and a senior editor for Inc. magazine. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Prospect, among other publication, and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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 Joseph Rosenbloom will discuss his new book, "Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 131 Hours."

About The BookRedemption is an intimate look at the last thirty-one hours and twenty-eight minutes of King's life. King was exhausted from a brutal speaking schedule. He was being denounced in the press and by political leaders as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent even within the civil rights movement and among his own staff at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In Memphis, a federal court injunction was barring him from marching. As threats against King mounted, he feared an imminent, violent death. The risks were enormous, the pressure intense. 

Redemption draws on dozens of interviews by the author with people who were immersed in the Memphis events, features recently released documents from Atlanta archives, and includes compelling photos. The fresh material reveals untold facets of the story including a never-before-reported lapse by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. It unveils financial and logistical dilemmas and recounts the emotional and marital pressures that were bedeviling King. Also revealed is what his assassin, James Earl Ray, was doing in Memphis during the same time and how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled Ray to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.

About The Author: Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning journalist who has been a staff reporter for the Boston Globe, an investigative reporter for Frontline, and a senior editor for Inc. magazine. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Prospect, among other publication, and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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 May 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: The Holub/Thorsteinsson Duo, Guitar Duo

Enjoy a concert from The Holub/Thorsteinsson Duo, Boston-based guitarists Phil Holub and Skuli Thorsteinsson. An eclectic mix of standards, Latin jazz, and instrumental covers creates their catchy and unique sound, perfect for easy listening. The duo has been previously featured on local radio, including 91.5 WFMO. Learn more about the duo HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

Enjoy a concert from The Holub/Thorsteinsson Duo, Boston-based guitarists Phil Holub and Skuli Thorsteinsson. An eclectic mix of standards, Latin jazz, and instrumental covers creates their catchy and unique sound, perfect for easy listening. The duo has been previously featured on local radio, including 91.5 WFMO. Learn more about the duo HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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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  9786404490  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
  9786404490
  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Star Wars Marathon Part 2: Grades 6-12

Join us for the second part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and eating snacks in the Meeting Room.

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490 Press 3  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for the second part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and eating snacks in the Meeting Room.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490 Press 3
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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5:40 PM - 8:00 PM
Star Wars Marathon Part 3: Grades 6-12

Join us for the third part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in the Meeting Room. Pizza will be available for those who register. If no one registers then we will have chips and refreshments available.

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

Join us for the third part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in the Meeting Room. Pizza will be available for those who register. If no one registers then we will have chips and refreshments available.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huntington's Disease Support Group
CONTACT:  Cheryl Sullivan Staveley    csull22@gmail.com
Thursday May 10, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in Toddler Craft

For 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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: Selection Meeting

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group will meet to discuss and choose its titles for the next 12 months.

CONTACT:  Rachel Steele`  978-640-4490 x 207  rsteele@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group will meet to discuss and choose its titles for the next 12 months.

CONTACT:
  Rachel Steele`
  978.640.4490 x 207
  rsteele@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 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
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War To End Slavery with Ray Anthony Shepard

Author Ray Anthony Shepard will discuss his new book, "Now or Never: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery."

About The Book: Now or Never is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history -- George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training, and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield. Like the other thousands of black soldiers in the regiment, they not only fought against the Confederacy and the inhumanity of slavery, but also against injustice in their own army. The regiment’s protest against unfair pay resulted in America’s first major civil rights victory -- equal pay for African American soldiers. 

About The Author: Ray Anthony Shepard is the grandson of a slave and was the first African American editor-in-chief of a major educational publishing house. He holds an MAT from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he received a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. He has taught at Phillips Andover Academy and Brandeis University. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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 Ray Anthony Shepard will discuss his new book, "Now or Never: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery."

About The Book: Now or Never is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history -- George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training, and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield. Like the other thousands of black soldiers in the regiment, they not only fought against the Confederacy and the inhumanity of slavery, but also against injustice in their own army. The regiment’s protest against unfair pay resulted in America’s first major civil rights victory -- equal pay for African American soldiers. 

About The Author: Ray Anthony Shepard is the grandson of a slave and was the first African American editor-in-chief of a major educational publishing house. He holds an MAT from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he received a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. He has taught at Phillips Andover Academy and Brandeis University. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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 May 11, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: 12 Strong

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- 12 Strong, a historical action film starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.

About The Film: Tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban. 54% positive critics rating, but an 72% audience rating. Rated R. 130 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 -- 12 Strong, a historical action film starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.

About The Film: Tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban. 54% positive critics rating, but an 72% audience rating. Rated R. 130 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
TBT Game Time Hang Time: Grades 6-8

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

Open to those in grades 6 through 8. 

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 those in grades 6 through 8. 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: 12 Strong

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- 12 Strong, a historical action film starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.

About The Film: Tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban. 54% positive critics rating, but an 72% audience rating. Rated R. 130 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 -- 12 Strong, a historical action film starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena.

About The Film: Tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban. 54% positive critics rating, but an 72% audience rating. Rated R. 130 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 May 12, 2018
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9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Horizons for Homeless Children Volunteer Training

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

CONTACT:  Stephen Croke  978-557-2182  scroke@horizonschildren.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

CONTACT:
  Stephen Croke
  978.557.2182
  scroke@horizonschildren.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The History of Bridgewater State Hospital with Michael Maddigan

Author Michael Maddigan will discuss his new book, "Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past."

About The Book: Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums. Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.

About The Author: Historian Michael J. Maddigan is the author of twelve previous books. His work is carried in the Middleboro Gazette, for which he has written more than five hundred historical columns; is featured on the blog Recollecting Nemasket; and has appeared in numerous publications. Maddigan is the founder of Recollecting Nemasket, a small publishing press devoted to the history of southeastern Massachusetts. A graduate of Stonehill College, he holds a Master of Arts degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Maddigan currently serves as the chairman of the Middleborough Historical Commission.  

Doors to open by 1:45pm.  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 Michael Maddigan will discuss his new book, "Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past."

About The Book: Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums. Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.

About The Author: Historian Michael J. Maddigan is the author of twelve previous books. His work is carried in the Middleboro Gazette, for which he has written more than five hundred historical columns; is featured on the blog Recollecting Nemasket; and has appeared in numerous publications. Maddigan is the founder of Recollecting Nemasket, a small publishing press devoted to the history of southeastern Massachusetts. A graduate of Stonehill College, he holds a Master of Arts degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Maddigan currently serves as the chairman of the Middleborough Historical Commission.  

Doors to open by 1:45pm.  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


Monday May 14, 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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mindfulness and Graceful Aging

Would you enjoy living more peacefully? Perhaps having a more restful night's sleep and not worrying as much? Mindfulness only takes a few minutes to practice each day and can produce positive changes in our lives. Learn how to take a few minutes to quiet your mind and have a happier and perhaps healthier day. Led by Diane Robinson, Community Liaison for Bayberry at Emerald Court. 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

Would you enjoy living more peacefully? Perhaps having a more restful night's sleep and not worrying as much? Mindfulness only takes a few minutes to practice each day and can produce positive changes in our lives. Learn how to take a few minutes to quiet your mind and have a happier and perhaps healthier day. Led by Diane Robinson, Community Liaison for Bayberry at Emerald Court. 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 - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: View From The Top: Tips From A Corporate Recruiter with Betsy Sheldon

How are you viewed from the perspective of the corporate recruiter and hiring manager? Betsy Sheldon, Executive Talent Acquisition Consultant (translation: corporate recruiter) with Fidelity Investments in Boston with over 20 years of recruiting experience, will share her thoughts on how to best present your successes, skills and experience. Topics for discussion will include networking, use of LinkedIn, resume preparation, Behavioral Based Interviewing, video interviewing, etc.. She loves an interactive discussion with lots of questions! 

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 25 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 are you viewed from the perspective of the corporate recruiter and hiring manager? Betsy Sheldon, Executive Talent Acquisition Consultant (translation: corporate recruiter) with Fidelity Investments in Boston with over 20 years of recruiting experience, will share her thoughts on how to best present your successes, skills and experience. Topics for discussion will include networking, use of LinkedIn, resume preparation, Behavioral Based Interviewing, video interviewing, etc.. She loves an interactive discussion with lots of questions! 

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 25 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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Introduction to Mental Health First Aid For Daycares

Erica McNamara, MPH, CPS, Director

CONTACT:  Sarah Kinghorn  9786404470  nurse@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Erica McNamara, MPH, CPS, Director

CONTACT:
  Sarah Kinghorn
  9786404470
  nurse@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time Stations

For ages 3 to 6.

Come enjoy a classic story which will be followed by a roomful of activities based on the book that will tackle math, science, crafts, fine motor skills and the power of play. Miss Noelle and Miss Deb from Community Teamwork will lead you through the different activities that you can do at your own pace.

No registration required. Program runs 45 to 60 minutes.

Thank you to Community Teamwork for partnering with us!

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

For ages 3 to 6.

Come enjoy a classic story which will be followed by a roomful of activities based on the book that will tackle math, science, crafts, fine motor skills and the power of play. Miss Noelle and Miss Deb from Community Teamwork will lead you through the different activities that you can do at your own pace.

No registration required. Program runs 45 to 60 minutes.

Thank you to Community Teamwork for partnering with us!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Library Programming (Workshop For Librarians & Library Staff)

Anna Popp, Advisor with the Massachusetts Library System, will introduce the topic of 'Whole Library Programming' to Northeast Program Planners Group members and any other interested librarians and library staff members. 

You can combine all the library has to offer with the various communication methods of your library to build simple, but rich, promotion for your programs. We’ll explore in-library merchandising techniques as well as social media approaches to program promotion that involve the whole library, with the goal of garnering broad exposure. We will workshop some ideas and attendees will leave with practical understanding of how to build unique promotional strategies using new or varied tactics. 

We’ll cover some marketing info, and delve into visual merchandising tactics. There’s a bit of workshopping – hands on exercises, to get participants thinking of ways to incorporate into promotion materials and services that might otherwise not be considered.

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

Anna Popp, Advisor with the Massachusetts Library System, will introduce the topic of 'Whole Library Programming' to Northeast Program Planners Group members and any other interested librarians and library staff members. 

You can combine all the library has to offer with the various communication methods of your library to build simple, but rich, promotion for your programs. We’ll explore in-library merchandising techniques as well as social media approaches to program promotion that involve the whole library, with the goal of garnering broad exposure. We will workshop some ideas and attendees will leave with practical understanding of how to build unique promotional strategies using new or varied tactics. 

We’ll cover some marketing info, and delve into visual merchandising tactics. There’s a bit of workshopping – hands on exercises, to get participants thinking of ways to incorporate into promotion materials and services that might otherwise not be considered.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sew Cute Things: Grades 6-12

Do you like cute things? Do you know how to sew or are interested in trying it out? Then this is the program for you! Make something for yourself or as a gift. 

May's project is tiny felties.

This event is open to teens in grades 6 through 12.

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

Do you like cute things? Do you know how to sew or are interested in trying it out? Then this is the program for you! Make something for yourself or as a gift. 

May's project is tiny felties.

This event is open to teens in grades 6 through 12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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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 - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast with Jana Milbocker

Author Jana Milbocker will discuss her new book, "The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast."

About The Book: A travel guide for weekend gardeners, landscape professionals, and vacation travelers, The Garden Tourist features 120 botanical gardens, historic estates, and destination nurseries in New England, Hudson River Valley in New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The book is richly illustrated with 665 color photos. Plan your trips with regional maps, contact information, suggested itineraries and at-a-glance symbols that illustrate garden amenities. Jana has done all the work for garden lovers to feed their passion. Her comprehensive guide is brimming with historical, descriptive and useful information and tips for planning your trip.

About The Author: Jana Milbocker is an avid gardener, plant collector, garden designer and lecturer. She is the owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in metro west Boston.

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 and the Tewksbury Garden Club. 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 Jana Milbocker will discuss her new book, "The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast."

About The Book: A travel guide for weekend gardeners, landscape professionals, and vacation travelers, The Garden Tourist features 120 botanical gardens, historic estates, and destination nurseries in New England, Hudson River Valley in New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The book is richly illustrated with 665 color photos. Plan your trips with regional maps, contact information, suggested itineraries and at-a-glance symbols that illustrate garden amenities. Jana has done all the work for garden lovers to feed their passion. Her comprehensive guide is brimming with historical, descriptive and useful information and tips for planning your trip.

About The Author: Jana Milbocker is an avid gardener, plant collector, garden designer and lecturer. She is the owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in metro west Boston.

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 and the Tewksbury Garden Club. 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 May 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Ken Budka, Singer/Songwriter

Enjoy a concert from Ken Budka, a talented guitarist, vocalist, and music teacher who writes his own original songs. His debut album, Time Flies, is available on Spotify and CD Baby. Listen to Ken's music HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

Enjoy a concert from Ken Budka, a talented guitarist, vocalist, and music teacher who writes his own original songs. His debut album, Time Flies, is available on Spotify and CD Baby. Listen to Ken's music HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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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 May 7th. 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, May 7, 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 May 7th. 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, May 7, 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 - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming: Grades 9-12

Hang out and play Switch, WiiU, PS4 or Xbox games while eating snacks! Board games and card games will also be available for use.

Open to those in grades 9-12. 

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

Hang out and play Switch, WiiU, PS4 or Xbox games while eating snacks! Board games and card games will also be available for use.

Open to those in grades 9-12. 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday May 17, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 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 - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Picasso & The Painting That Shocked The World with Miles Unger

Author Miles Unger will discuss his new book, "Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World."

About The Book: When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century. Filled with heartbreak and triumph, despair and delirium, all of it played out against the backdrop of the world’s most captivating city.

About The Author: Miles J. Unger writes on art, books, and culture for The Economist. Formerly the managing editor of Art New England, he was a contributing writer to The New York Times. He is the author of The Watercolors of Winslow HomerMagnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de’ MediciMachiavelli: A Biography; and  Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces.

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 Miles Unger will discuss his new book, "Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World."

About The Book: When Picasso became Picasso: the story of how an obscure young painter from Barcelona came to Paris and made himself into the most influential artist of the twentieth century. Filled with heartbreak and triumph, despair and delirium, all of it played out against the backdrop of the world’s most captivating city.

About The Author: Miles J. Unger writes on art, books, and culture for The Economist. Formerly the managing editor of Art New England, he was a contributing writer to The New York Times. He is the author of The Watercolors of Winslow HomerMagnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de’ MediciMachiavelli: A Biography; and  Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces.

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 May 18, 2018

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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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: Hostiles

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Hostiles, a western starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and West Studi.

About The Film: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 73% positive critics rating. Rated R. 134 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 -- Hostiles, a western starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and West Studi.

About The Film: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 73% positive critics rating. Rated R. 134 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: Hostiles

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Hostiles, a western starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and West Studi.

About The Film: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 73% positive critics rating. Rated R. 134 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 -- Hostiles, a western starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and West Studi.

About The Film: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. 73% positive critics rating. Rated R. 134 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 May 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DIY (Do It Yourself) Craft

For ages 3 to 11.

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 11.

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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2:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Star Wars Marathon Part 4: Grades 6-12

Join us for the final part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Meeting Room. We will have chips and refreshments available for snacking during this final movie.

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

Join us for the final part of our Star Wars movie marathon! We are gearing up for the new Hans Solo movie by playing Episodes 4-7! 

We will be watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Meeting Room. We will have chips and refreshments available for snacking during this final movie.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday May 21, 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 Land A Job In Today’s Market with Boston Globe's Job Doc

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm 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 25 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

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm 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 25 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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM: Vegetable Gardening For Everyone

Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener.  It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, a way to teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard!  Come learn about different types of vegetable gardens and explore layout, variety choices, and growing techniques. 

About The Presenter: Susan Hammond is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. She’s been gardening since childhood, with a special focus on edible plants.   She is the past keeper of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 6000 square foot Garden to Table Vegetable Garden, and one of the founders of the new Medford Food Pantry Garden, growing vegetables on the site of an urban food pantry while teaching volunteers and the public about vegetable gardening.

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

Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener.  It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, a way to teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard!  Come learn about different types of vegetable gardens and explore layout, variety choices, and growing techniques. 

About The Presenter: Susan Hammond is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. She’s been gardening since childhood, with a special focus on edible plants.   She is the past keeper of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 6000 square foot Garden to Table Vegetable Garden, and one of the founders of the new Medford Food Pantry Garden, growing vegetables on the site of an urban food pantry while teaching volunteers and the public about vegetable gardening.

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 May 22, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NE Reader's Advisory Round Table
CONTACT:  Diane Giarrusso  9786404490  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Diane Giarrusso
  9786404490
  

LOCATION: Meeting 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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Chat: Grades 6-12

A social group where we discuss books and book-related news while eating snacks. No required reading.

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

A social group where we discuss books and book-related news while eating snacks. No required reading.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: The Wisdom & Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children with Christopher Willard

Author Christopher Willard will discuss his new book, "Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families & Thriving Children."

About The Book: Raising Resilience is a practical guide for parents and educators of children from preschool through adolescence, detailing ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children. Dr. Christopher Willard offers a wealth of teachings on how to cultivate the virtues and qualities we most want to pass on to our children:

  • Getting through Giving—the many types of generosity we can model for kids, and the fascinating new findings on the power of giving
  • Why Doing the Right Thing Is the Right Thing to Do—living in harmony with oneself, one’s family, and one’s community
  • Less is More Parenting—how letting go of what’s no longer necessary creates space, freedom, and the possibility for something new
  • Building a Wiser Brain—three types of wisdom and how to steer kids’ “under-construction” minds toward wise action
  • Even the Buddha Had Helicopter Parents—releasing anxiety about over- or under-parenting and the desire for the “perfect” family
  • The Buddha and the Marshmallow—patience in spirituality and science, including practices to strengthen patience in yourself and your children
  • What Sets Us Free—how truthfulness and honest behavior create safety and freedom for everyone
  • Growing Up with a Grit and Growth Mindset—the best ways to encourage resilience and determination through reinforcing and rewarding the “growth mindset”
  • The Kindness Contagion—cultivating lovingkindness, compassion, and empathy
  • Finding Balance in a Broken World and Staying Steady through the Stress—how to abide life’s inevitable ups and downs through the attitude of equanimity

About The Author: Christopher Willard is a clinical psychologist and consultant specializing in bringing mindfulness into education and psychotherapy. The author of Child’s Mind and other books on the topic, Dr. Willard lives in Cambridge and teaches at Harvard Medical School and Lesley 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 Christopher Willard will discuss his new book, "Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families & Thriving Children."

About The Book: Raising Resilience is a practical guide for parents and educators of children from preschool through adolescence, detailing ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children. Dr. Christopher Willard offers a wealth of teachings on how to cultivate the virtues and qualities we most want to pass on to our children:

  • Getting through Giving—the many types of generosity we can model for kids, and the fascinating new findings on the power of giving
  • Why Doing the Right Thing Is the Right Thing to Do—living in harmony with oneself, one’s family, and one’s community
  • Less is More Parenting—how letting go of what’s no longer necessary creates space, freedom, and the possibility for something new
  • Building a Wiser Brain—three types of wisdom and how to steer kids’ “under-construction” minds toward wise action
  • Even the Buddha Had Helicopter Parents—releasing anxiety about over- or under-parenting and the desire for the “perfect” family
  • The Buddha and the Marshmallow—patience in spirituality and science, including practices to strengthen patience in yourself and your children
  • What Sets Us Free—how truthfulness and honest behavior create safety and freedom for everyone
  • Growing Up with a Grit and Growth Mindset—the best ways to encourage resilience and determination through reinforcing and rewarding the “growth mindset”
  • The Kindness Contagion—cultivating lovingkindness, compassion, and empathy
  • Finding Balance in a Broken World and Staying Steady through the Stress—how to abide life’s inevitable ups and downs through the attitude of equanimity

About The Author: Christopher Willard is a clinical psychologist and consultant specializing in bringing mindfulness into education and psychotherapy. The author of Child’s Mind and other books on the topic, Dr. Willard lives in Cambridge and teaches at Harvard Medical School and Lesley 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


Wednesday May 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Melissa Wasserman, Pop/Folk/Country

Enjoy a concert from Melissa Wasserman, a singer/songwriter who discovered her passion for music at an early age. Writing and performing throughout her childhood helped Melissa discover her blended style of pop, folk, and country music. She is currently a student at Berklee College of Music, where she's working toward a dual degree in Songwriting and Music Therapy. Melissa hopes to build a rich and meaningful career in Music Therapy at a children’s hospital, while song-writing for herself and other talented artists. Learn more about Melissa HERE

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

Enjoy a concert from Melissa Wasserman, a singer/songwriter who discovered her passion for music at an early age. Writing and performing throughout her childhood helped Melissa discover her blended style of pop, folk, and country music. She is currently a student at Berklee College of Music, where she's working toward a dual degree in Songwriting and Music Therapy. Melissa hopes to build a rich and meaningful career in Music Therapy at a children’s hospital, while song-writing for herself and other talented artists. Learn more about Melissa HERE

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MONTHLY FOREIGN FILM SCREENING: The Insult

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film -- The Insult, a thriller from Lebanon. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards.

About The FilmAfter an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. Rated R. 112 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 10:15pm. 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
The registration period has ended.

Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film -- The Insult, a thriller from Lebanon. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards.

About The FilmAfter an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. Rated R. 112 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 10:15pm. 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

The registration period has ended.

 
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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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5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Chocolate Make and Take: Grades 6-12

Calling all chocolate fans! Learn about the history of chocolate, try out chocolate trivia, and make and take your own chocolate creations. Registration is recommended.

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

Calling all chocolate fans! Learn about the history of chocolate, try out chocolate trivia, and make and take your own chocolate creations. Registration is recommended.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday May 24, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggle Time

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time.

No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room.

This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 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
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Inside The House of Seven Gables with Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook

Authors Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook will discuss their new book, "The House Of Seven Gables: Images Of America."

About The Book: The House of the Seven Gables is an American icon. It is one of the nation's oldest homes and one of its first historic house museums. Built in 1668, it is a unique and well-restored first period house displaying many preserved 17th- and 18th-century architectural features. Three generations of the seafaring Turner family lived in the home before the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne was hosted in the house by his cousin, and the setting encouraged his literary genius. After this famous association, the house attracted tourists even before it opened to the public when the artistic Upton family called the mansion home. In 1910, Caroline Emmerton, an enterprising philanthropist, opened the home to raise money to help local immigrants. She restored the structure and brought other historic houses from Salem to the property.

About The Authors: Staff members Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook have searched through the archives of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association and other local institutions to curate a selection of images. These images show the detailed architectural history of the structures, and the life within and around their walls, over the course of the century from 1860 to 1960.

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 Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook will discuss their new book, "The House Of Seven Gables: Images Of America."

About The Book: The House of the Seven Gables is an American icon. It is one of the nation's oldest homes and one of its first historic house museums. Built in 1668, it is a unique and well-restored first period house displaying many preserved 17th- and 18th-century architectural features. Three generations of the seafaring Turner family lived in the home before the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the author Nathaniel Hawthorne was hosted in the house by his cousin, and the setting encouraged his literary genius. After this famous association, the house attracted tourists even before it opened to the public when the artistic Upton family called the mansion home. In 1910, Caroline Emmerton, an enterprising philanthropist, opened the home to raise money to help local immigrants. She restored the structure and brought other historic houses from Salem to the property.

About The Authors: Staff members Ryan Conary, David Moffat, and Everett Philbrook have searched through the archives of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association and other local institutions to curate a selection of images. These images show the detailed architectural history of the structures, and the life within and around their walls, over the course of the century from 1860 to 1960.

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 May 25, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: The Commuter

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Commuter, a crime thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson.

About The Film: A businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Rated PG-13. 105 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 Commuter, a crime thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson.

About The Film: A businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SPRING FILM SERIES: The Commuter

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Commuter, a crime thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson.

About The Film: A businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 Commuter, a crime thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson.

About The Film: A businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. 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 May 26, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED to observe Memorial Day
Sunday May 27, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED to observe Memorial Day
Monday May 28, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED to observe Memorial Day
Tuesday May 29, 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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Game Hangout: Grades 6-12

Come hang out and play board and card games in the Teen Space. Drop in anytime from 5:30 to 7 pm.

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

Come hang out and play board and card games in the Teen Space. Drop in anytime from 5:30 to 7 pm.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


Wednesday May 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Eric Baldwin & Mark Carlsen, Guitar & Upright Bass

Enjoy a concert from Eric Baldwin and Mark Carlsen. Baldwin is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree from the New England Conservatory. He's been playing both guitar and banjo, as well as teaching for over twenty-five years. His interest in music from the 20s, 30s and 40s has provided him with a repertoire of hundreds of songs from artists like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin and more. He performs alongside talented bass player, Mark Carlsen. Learn more about Baldwin HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

Enjoy a concert from Eric Baldwin and Mark Carlsen. Baldwin is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree from the New England Conservatory. He's been playing both guitar and banjo, as well as teaching for over twenty-five years. His interest in music from the 20s, 30s and 40s has provided him with a repertoire of hundreds of songs from artists like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin and more. He performs alongside talented bass player, Mark Carlsen. Learn more about Baldwin HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting 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 May 21st

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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 May 21st

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mug Art: Grades 6-12

Decorate mugs and eat snacks in the Teen Space!

Open to everyone in grades 6-12.

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

Decorate mugs and eat snacks in the Teen Space!

Open to everyone in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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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.