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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

For all ages

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

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

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

 

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

For all ages

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

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

Image result for leap movie

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Summer Friendship Bracelets: Grades 6-12

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

LOCATION: Teen Space

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

LOCATION: Teen Space


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

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

Grades 6-12.

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

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

Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
The registration period has ended.

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

The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

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

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

No registration required. Pajamas optional.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TSEPAC Board Meeting

We have a group of 8 people who are a part of Tewksbury's Special Education Parent Advisory Council.   We want to meet to plan our year and need a public space to do this.  

CONTACT:  Dina Mancini  9788512012  cinderella1027@verizon.net

We have a group of 8 people who are a part of Tewksbury's Special Education Parent Advisory Council.   We want to meet to plan our year and need a public space to do this.  

CONTACT:
  Dina Mancini
  9788512012
  cinderella1027@verizon.net

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

For ages 3 to 6.

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

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on July 9th. 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
The registration period has ended.

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 July 9th. 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

The registration period has ended.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

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

Open to grades 6-12.

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

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

Open to grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Henry David Thoreau

Actor Brent Ranalli will perform his one-man show, "Thoreau."

About The Show: How did Henry the pencil-maker’s son become Thoreau the writer? This presentation follows that journey. There will be an opportunity for open Q&A as well. 

About Brent: Brent Ranalli is an Acton-based historian and Thoreau scholar. He serves as Editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin.

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

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

Actor Brent Ranalli will perform his one-man show, "Thoreau."

About The Show: How did Henry the pencil-maker’s son become Thoreau the writer? This presentation follows that journey. There will be an opportunity for open Q&A as well. 

About Brent: Brent Ranalli is an Acton-based historian and Thoreau scholar. He serves as Editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin.

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

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

LOCATION: Outside


Thursday July 19, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
MONTHLY FOREIGN FILM SCREENING: Loveless

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

About The Film: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Rated R. 127 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: This screening will be held in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to just 10 seats. Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

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

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

About The Film: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Rated R. 127 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: This screening will be held in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to just 10 seats. Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fractured Fairy Tales: Goldilocks & the 3 Pigs

For ages 3 and up

Join actors from Kidstock as they present a mashup of Goldilocks AND The Three Little Pigs and have it performed by...members of the audience! Kids in the audience will be pulled out to help act out the show, with support from the Kidstock actors, of course. Come have a rollickingly interactive time with theater--fun for the participants and for everyone else, too!

This program has limited space. Pick up a FREE ticket at the Children's desk beginning on July 9th. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket. Limit of 6 tickets per person, and tickets may NOT be held via phone or email. 

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

For ages 3 and up

Join actors from Kidstock as they present a mashup of Goldilocks AND The Three Little Pigs and have it performed by...members of the audience! Kids in the audience will be pulled out to help act out the show, with support from the Kidstock actors, of course. Come have a rollickingly interactive time with theater--fun for the participants and for everyone else, too!

This program has limited space. Pick up a FREE ticket at the Children's desk beginning on July 9th. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket. Limit of 6 tickets per person, and tickets may NOT be held via phone or email. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ultimate Frisbee: Grades 6-12

Play ultimate frisbee in the back of the library. Never played? Not a problem! We will go over the rules beforehand!

Snacks and water will be provided!

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

Play ultimate frisbee in the back of the library. Never played? Not a problem! We will go over the rules beforehand!

Snacks and water will be provided!

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Outside


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Could You Forgive Your Mother's Killer? with Stephanie Cassatly

Author Stephanie Cassatly will discuss her new book, "Notice of Release: A Daughter's Journey To Forgive Her Mother's Killer," a 2017 Nautilus Book Awards Winner.

About The Book: When Stephanie Cassatly was eighteen years old, her mother was shot and killed in a convenience store robbery in New Orleans, changing every preconceived notion she had about the world and what it meant to feel safe. Twenty years later, she found her mother's killer and forgave him, just before he died in the notorious Angola State Penitentiary. It was then that she realized she had been as much of a prisoner as he had been. With searing honesty that will make readers' hearts both ache and sing, Notice of Release chronicles her traumatic and at times dangerous childhood as an expatriate in South America, her shift from grieving college student to high-powered ad-executive, and how she reconciled her deep connection to her own children with her fear of being taken prematurely from them. In this memoir, she proves that shedding the weight of the past can unlock a brave and beautiful future, and comes to see that finding and forgiving her mother's killer is ultimately a journey to find herself.

About The Author: Stephanie Cassatly earned her undergraduate degree in Business from Emory University and her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, and many of those works have won awards and notable mentions. She speaks on the topic of forgiveness, is a contributor to The Forgiveness Project, and teaches writing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She resides in Florida with her husband. They have two grown daughters.

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 Stephanie Cassatly will discuss her new book, "Notice of Release: A Daughter's Journey To Forgive Her Mother's Killer," a 2017 Nautilus Book Awards Winner.

About The Book: When Stephanie Cassatly was eighteen years old, her mother was shot and killed in a convenience store robbery in New Orleans, changing every preconceived notion she had about the world and what it meant to feel safe. Twenty years later, she found her mother's killer and forgave him, just before he died in the notorious Angola State Penitentiary. It was then that she realized she had been as much of a prisoner as he had been. With searing honesty that will make readers' hearts both ache and sing, Notice of Release chronicles her traumatic and at times dangerous childhood as an expatriate in South America, her shift from grieving college student to high-powered ad-executive, and how she reconciled her deep connection to her own children with her fear of being taken prematurely from them. In this memoir, she proves that shedding the weight of the past can unlock a brave and beautiful future, and comes to see that finding and forgiving her mother's killer is ultimately a journey to find herself.

About The Author: Stephanie Cassatly earned her undergraduate degree in Business from Emory University and her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, and many of those works have won awards and notable mentions. She speaks on the topic of forgiveness, is a contributor to The Forgiveness Project, and teaches writing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She resides in Florida with her husband. They have two grown daughters.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday July 20, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Fairy House Building

For all ages.

Come make a little house fit for a fairy out of items you find in nature! We will be using sticks, grass, rocks, and more! Feel free to bring your own materials or use some of ours.

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PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

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

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

For all ages.

Come make a little house fit for a fairy out of items you find in nature! We will be using sticks, grass, rocks, and more! Feel free to bring your own materials or use some of ours.

Image result for fairy house

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Love, Simon

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Love, Simon, a romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

About The Film: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. 92% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 110 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 -- Love, Simon, a romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

About The Film: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. 92% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: Love, Simon

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Love, Simon, a romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

About The Film: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. 92% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

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

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Love, Simon, a romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

About The Film: Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. 92% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday July 23, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Happy Child Nutrition Workshop

Join us for healthy fun filled games and activities to educate children ages 5 to 12 about healthy eating. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in.

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No registration required! Open to all!

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

Join us for healthy fun filled games and activities to educate children ages 5 to 12 about healthy eating. Older and younger siblings are welcome to join in.

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No registration required! Open to all!

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
All Hands Drumming

For ages 5 to 11

Join Tony as he leads us in with heart-pounding beats in our drum circle with a variety of percussion instruments.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYRupcihK4

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

For ages 5 to 11

Join Tony as he leads us in with heart-pounding beats in our drum circle with a variety of percussion instruments.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYRupcihK4

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Music and Craft: Learn Hand Lettering: Grades 6-12

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be learning hand lettering! Snacks will be provided for teens who register.

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

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be learning hand lettering! Snacks will be provided for teens who register.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: Job Opportunities At Hanscom Air Force Base & DoD Contractors

When local people think of working for a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor, they automatically think that the large companies of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin or BAE are their only options. This presentation will provide details on employment opportunities working at Hanscom AFB, working for smaller companies providing support to the DoD. These opportunities encompass not only engineering & technical support positions but also project management & business operations positions. Led by Stephen Trudeau, the Corporate Recruiter for Oasis Systems, a DoD contractor located in Lexington, MA. He has been supporting the DoD industry for over 15 years and is very familiar with the work being conducted at Hanscom and the type of candidates being hired to support the various efforts at Hanscom.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

When local people think of working for a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor, they automatically think that the large companies of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin or BAE are their only options. This presentation will provide details on employment opportunities working at Hanscom AFB, working for smaller companies providing support to the DoD. These opportunities encompass not only engineering & technical support positions but also project management & business operations positions. Led by Stephen Trudeau, the Corporate Recruiter for Oasis Systems, a DoD contractor located in Lexington, MA. He has been supporting the DoD industry for over 15 years and is very familiar with the work being conducted at Hanscom and the type of candidates being hired to support the various efforts at Hanscom.

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Hal Holiday And The Tones

Enjoy a concert featuring oldies music from Hal Holiday And The Tones. You'll enjoy a wide variety of songs from the music of many eras. As one of the most popular cover bands in the Merrimack Valley, Hal Holiday And The Tones are certain to serve up an electrifying show! And don't let all the hits fool you. These veteran musicians are all about the B-sides, too! They love the old, deep cuts -- the ones you haven't heard in so long, yet you can still sing every line! Learn more about Hal Holiday and the Tones HERE

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

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

Enjoy a concert featuring oldies music from Hal Holiday And The Tones. You'll enjoy a wide variety of songs from the music of many eras. As one of the most popular cover bands in the Merrimack Valley, Hal Holiday And The Tones are certain to serve up an electrifying show! And don't let all the hits fool you. These veteran musicians are all about the B-sides, too! They love the old, deep cuts -- the ones you haven't heard in so long, yet you can still sing every line! Learn more about Hal Holiday and the Tones HERE

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

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


Tuesday July 24, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tewksbury History Helpers

Open hours with the Tewksbury Historical Society on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Local History Room of the 2nd floor of the Tewksbury Library. 

Visitors will be required to sign in.

Open hours with the Tewksbury Historical Society on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Local History Room of the 2nd floor of the Tewksbury Library. 

Visitors will be required to sign in.

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

For all ages

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

Join us for a classic, Paddington 2! This movie runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes, and is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

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

 

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

For all ages

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

Join us for a classic, Paddington 2! This movie runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes, and is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor.

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended. 

Register for this series by filling out the registration form for the first event on July 10th.

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

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended. 

Register for this series by filling out the registration form for the first event on July 10th.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Discover Massachusetts's Amazing Boulders with Christy Butler

Author Christy Butler will discuss his new book, "Rockachusetts: An Explorer's Guide To Amazing Boulders of Massachusetts."

About The Book: Discover new hiking destinations and fun-filled adventures for individuals, couples or the entire family. The book is richly enhanced with photographs, GPS coordinates, maps, directions along with historical backdrop, direct hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to some of the most astonishing glacial boulders, balanced or perched rocks that have been scattered throughout the now forested landscape. More than 150 boulders are highlighted, including 21 in the Merrimack Valley/North Shore area.

About The Author: Christy Butler is a visual artist with an Associate Degree in Liberal Studies-Majoring in Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Management. After being published in variety of Literary and Specialty Magazines, along with other Audio-Visual endeavors, Butler created and directed a grant-funded and web-based archive of veteran’s personal photos from their military experiences www.shoeboxphotos.net. This was followed by a series of New England State Waterfall posters created with Jan Butler. Collaborations with author Russell Dunn, began with the publication of Berkshire Region Waterfall Guide and later Connecticut Waterfalls: A Guide. Rockachusetts is their latest collaboration.

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 Christy Butler will discuss his new book, "Rockachusetts: An Explorer's Guide To Amazing Boulders of Massachusetts."

About The Book: Discover new hiking destinations and fun-filled adventures for individuals, couples or the entire family. The book is richly enhanced with photographs, GPS coordinates, maps, directions along with historical backdrop, direct hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to some of the most astonishing glacial boulders, balanced or perched rocks that have been scattered throughout the now forested landscape. More than 150 boulders are highlighted, including 21 in the Merrimack Valley/North Shore area.

About The Author: Christy Butler is a visual artist with an Associate Degree in Liberal Studies-Majoring in Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Management. After being published in variety of Literary and Specialty Magazines, along with other Audio-Visual endeavors, Butler created and directed a grant-funded and web-based archive of veteran’s personal photos from their military experiences www.shoeboxphotos.net. This was followed by a series of New England State Waterfall posters created with Jan Butler. Collaborations with author Russell Dunn, began with the publication of Berkshire Region Waterfall Guide and later Connecticut Waterfalls: A Guide. Rockachusetts is their latest collaboration.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acting Up with Reader's Theatre

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

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, the 26th. Both sessions are from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Today, we will read the book, put together our script, assign parts and rehearse.

The performance will be at 12:15pm on Thursday the 26th. All are welcome!

Limit of 12. Registration is required and begins on July 16th.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.

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

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, the 26th. Both sessions are from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Today, we will read the book, put together our script, assign parts and rehearse.

The performance will be at 12:15pm on Thursday the 26th. All are welcome!

Limit of 12. Registration is required and begins on July 16th.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizen Archive Training

In ONE hour you can save history for generations to come! 

Join us to learn how to save U.S. National Archives' historic documents, photos, and illustrations by typing and tagging!

We will teach you how to create an account, navigate the National Archives' website and get tips on transcribing and tagging. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours!

Space is limited and registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Diane Giarrusso  9786404490  dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Trustee's Room
There are 13 spaces available.

In ONE hour you can save history for generations to come! 

Join us to learn how to save U.S. National Archives' historic documents, photos, and illustrations by typing and tagging!

We will teach you how to create an account, navigate the National Archives' website and get tips on transcribing and tagging. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours!

Space is limited and registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

There are 13 spaces available.

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Create a Podcast: Grades 6-12

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

Open to those in grades 6-12.

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

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

Open to those in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.9940
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Bella Indianer -- An Immigrant's Tale

Actress Vicki Summers will perform her one-woman show, "Bella: An Immigrant's Tale." 

About The Show: Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale is a one-woman show about the life journey of Bella Indianer.  The play is performed and written by her granddaughter, Vicki Summers, who acts as numerous characters in the play.  Bella survived the pogroms in Russia and later emigrated to America in 1920, where she married and raised a family.  This is a story of resilience, courage, humor and love, universal themes that all can relate to.  The goal of this play is to bring to life a Jewish American immigrant, with all its challenges and rewards.  But more importantly, Vicki's mission is to encourage each of us to learn and record our own family stories so that they won't get lost in time. 

About Vicki: Vicki Summers is a professional actress and drama instructor/director at Riverview School in Sandwich, MA. Her favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Margie in Good People, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Bella: An Immigrant’s Tale was originally developed and produced at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster, MA. The performance is now on tour nationwide. 

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

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

Actress Vicki Summers will perform her one-woman show, "Bella: An Immigrant's Tale." 

About The Show: Bella, An Immigrant’s Tale is a one-woman show about the life journey of Bella Indianer.  The play is performed and written by her granddaughter, Vicki Summers, who acts as numerous characters in the play.  Bella survived the pogroms in Russia and later emigrated to America in 1920, where she married and raised a family.  This is a story of resilience, courage, humor and love, universal themes that all can relate to.  The goal of this play is to bring to life a Jewish American immigrant, with all its challenges and rewards.  But more importantly, Vicki's mission is to encourage each of us to learn and record our own family stories so that they won't get lost in time. 

About Vicki: Vicki Summers is a professional actress and drama instructor/director at Riverview School in Sandwich, MA. Her favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Margie in Good People, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Bella: An Immigrant’s Tale was originally developed and produced at the Cape Rep Theater in Brewster, MA. The performance is now on tour nationwide. 

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

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

LOCATION: Outside


 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Evening Book Group Meeting: The Book That Matters Most by Anne Hood

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Book That Matters Most by Anne Hood this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About The Book: An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood?one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

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

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Book That Matters Most by Anne Hood this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About The Book: An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood?one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
OPM

Background investigation

CONTACT:  Dawnielle Eldridge  703-712-3486  dawnielle.eldridge@csra.com
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Background investigation

CONTACT:
  Dawnielle Eldridge
  703.712.3486
  dawnielle.eldridge@csra.com

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acting Up with Reader's Theatre

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

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, the 26th. Both sessions are from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Today, we will practice our lines and acting, work on our costumes, and put on our performance for everyone!

The performance will be at 12:15pm on Thursday the 26th. All are welcome!

Limit of 12. Registration is required and begins on July 16th.

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

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

Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees MUST BE ABLE TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS: Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, the 26th. Both sessions are from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Today, we will practice our lines and acting, work on our costumes, and put on our performance for everyone!

The performance will be at 12:15pm on Thursday the 26th. All are welcome!

Limit of 12. Registration is required and begins on July 16th.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Performance of Acting Up with Readers Theatre!

For all ages. 

Come one, come all to Tewksbury's Acting Up with Readers Theatre performance held today for one time only! 

Doors open at 12:00, performance to begin at 12:15. Seating is first come, first served. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4490  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

For all ages. 

Come one, come all to Tewksbury's Acting Up with Readers Theatre performance held today for one time only! 

Doors open at 12:00, performance to begin at 12:15. Seating is first come, first served. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978.640.4490
  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Understanding Medical Marijuana with Ezra Parzybok

Author Ezra Parzybok will discuss his new book, "Cannabis Consulting: Helping Patients, Parents, and Practitioners Understand Medical Marijuana."

About The Book: As the movement for legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, it is important to weigh the possible benefits and pitfalls of cannabis use. Cannabis Consulting is both a handbook and a report from the front lines of medical marijuana use. This timely volume was written for patients and families, law enforcement and health professionals, who are trying to make decisions about cannabis during this critical era of transition. It is an honest, clear-eyed exploration of the marijuana debate that looks beyond the hype and disinformation on both sides to chart a new path toward rational and safe use of cannabis.

About The Author: Ezra Parzybok is a sculptor, writer, and professional marijuana consultant. He advises people on medical marijuana use and runs the website www.ezrahelps.com.

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 Ezra Parzybok will discuss his new book, "Cannabis Consulting: Helping Patients, Parents, and Practitioners Understand Medical Marijuana."

About The Book: As the movement for legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, it is important to weigh the possible benefits and pitfalls of cannabis use. Cannabis Consulting is both a handbook and a report from the front lines of medical marijuana use. This timely volume was written for patients and families, law enforcement and health professionals, who are trying to make decisions about cannabis during this critical era of transition. It is an honest, clear-eyed exploration of the marijuana debate that looks beyond the hype and disinformation on both sides to chart a new path toward rational and safe use of cannabis.

About The Author: Ezra Parzybok is a sculptor, writer, and professional marijuana consultant. He advises people on medical marijuana use and runs the website www.ezrahelps.com.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday July 27, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Bubble Day!

For all ages.

Come on down to Bubble Day!  We’ll be blowing bubbles and having fun.

Use some of our bubbles or bring your own. We welcome donations!

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PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

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

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

For all ages.

Come on down to Bubble Day!  We’ll be blowing bubbles and having fun.

Use some of our bubbles or bring your own. We welcome donations!

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PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: I Feel Pretty

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- I Feel Pretty, a comedy starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

About The Film: A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Rated PG-13. 110 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 -- I Feel Pretty, a comedy starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

About The Film: A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Rated PG-13. 110 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 - 10:30 PM
Movie Night: Ready Player One: Grades 6-12

An after-hours movie night exclusively for those in grades 6-12. Come watch Ready Player One 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-13.

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 Ready Player One 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-13.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FILM SCREENING: I Feel Pretty

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- I Feel Pretty, a comedy starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

About The Film: A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

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

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- I Feel Pretty, a comedy starring Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

About The Film: A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. Doors will open at 8pm. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday July 30, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

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

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

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

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Take Make Age Invisible with Randall Warniers

Age can influence hiring decisions in subtle and often undisclosed ways. This interactive talk and discussion will describe what a job seeker can do to minimize or eliminate the influence of age. Discuss the many ways a job seeker can improve his or her personal presentation to appear less "old." Learn how unconscious habitual "old" behaviors can have a huge negative effect on any decision to hire. Led by Randall Warniers, freelance editor, book designer and book publisher who spent nearly two decades in the world of publishing as managing editor of a research journal at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is also a photographer and a photography instructor at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, an instructor in 19th-century British literature at Acton-Boxborough Community Education, and a facilitator and member of the leadership team at Acton Networkers. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Age can influence hiring decisions in subtle and often undisclosed ways. This interactive talk and discussion will describe what a job seeker can do to minimize or eliminate the influence of age. Discuss the many ways a job seeker can improve his or her personal presentation to appear less "old." Learn how unconscious habitual "old" behaviors can have a huge negative effect on any decision to hire. Led by Randall Warniers, freelance editor, book designer and book publisher who spent nearly two decades in the world of publishing as managing editor of a research journal at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is also a photographer and a photography instructor at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, an instructor in 19th-century British literature at Acton-Boxborough Community Education, and a facilitator and member of the leadership team at Acton Networkers. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Grades 6-12

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

This movie is rated PG.

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

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

This movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Dan Walker

Enjoy an acoustic folk/rock concert from Dan Walker. Groove-oriented and soul-bound, Walker's music has earned him opportunities to support Martin Sexton, Livingston Taylor, Merle Haggard, Roseanne Cash, Slaid Cleaves, and more. He's got a voice that belongs smack-dab in the middle of popular radio's programming. A furious picker and relentless strummer, with a knack for turning the body of his acoustic guitar into a glorified hand-drum, Walker is the real deal. Learn more about Dan Walker HERE.

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

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

Enjoy an acoustic folk/rock concert from Dan Walker. Groove-oriented and soul-bound, Walker's music has earned him opportunities to support Martin Sexton, Livingston Taylor, Merle Haggard, Roseanne Cash, Slaid Cleaves, and more. He's got a voice that belongs smack-dab in the middle of popular radio's programming. A furious picker and relentless strummer, with a knack for turning the body of his acoustic guitar into a glorified hand-drum, Walker is the real deal. Learn more about Dan Walker HERE.

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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GARDENING SERIES: Creating A Home Herb Garden with Kathi Gariepy

Herb gardening has been popular for centuries but herbs were not grown solely for culinary use, as we think of them primarily today.  Herb gardens took care of the family by providing herbs for medicine, herbs for dying cloths, herbs to keep the clothes and house fresh, and many other uses. We will explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern day herb garden.

About The Presenter: Kathi Gariepy, a former teacher, is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, volunteering more than 10,000 hours, past Vice President of the MMGA, past chair of the Master Gardener Advisory Board, past president of the Attleboro Garden Club and past chair of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts’ Gardening Study School. Kathi has worked as lead teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, education coordinator for MassAudubon and studied landscape design at Rhode Island School of Design. She owns the garden design company, Pleasant Vistas. Kathi lives in an old farmhouse with perennial borders, herb gardens, a vegetable garden, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and some very old, still producing, apple trees.  

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

Herb gardening has been popular for centuries but herbs were not grown solely for culinary use, as we think of them primarily today.  Herb gardens took care of the family by providing herbs for medicine, herbs for dying cloths, herbs to keep the clothes and house fresh, and many other uses. We will explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern day herb garden.

About The Presenter: Kathi Gariepy, a former teacher, is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, volunteering more than 10,000 hours, past Vice President of the MMGA, past chair of the Master Gardener Advisory Board, past president of the Attleboro Garden Club and past chair of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts’ Gardening Study School. Kathi has worked as lead teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, education coordinator for MassAudubon and studied landscape design at Rhode Island School of Design. She owns the garden design company, Pleasant Vistas. Kathi lives in an old farmhouse with perennial borders, herb gardens, a vegetable garden, grapes, blueberries, raspberries and some very old, still producing, apple trees.  

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday July 31, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Museum of Science: Outwit the Elements

For kids entering grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12)

Join educators from the Museum of Science as they teach you how to experiment with making a treehouse that would stand against the elements and also let you figure out how to guide a snowboarder to safety from an avalanche in their Blizzards: Outwit the Elements program. This will be a hands on experimentation session for all participants.

Each of the 2 sessions is limited to 30 participants each. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk to sign up or click on the Register button below.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

For kids entering grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12)

Join educators from the Museum of Science as they teach you how to experiment with making a treehouse that would stand against the elements and also let you figure out how to guide a snowboarder to safety from an avalanche in their Blizzards: Outwit the Elements program. This will be a hands on experimentation session for all participants.

Each of the 2 sessions is limited to 30 participants each. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk to sign up or click on the Register button below.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:15 PM - 4:05 PM
Museum of Science: Outwit the Elements

For kids entering grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12)

Join educators from the Museum of Science as they teach you how to experiment with making a treehouse that would stand against the elements and also let you figure out how to guide a snowboarder to safety from an avalanche in their Blizzards: Outwit the Elements program. This will be a hands on experimentation session for all participants.

Each of the 2 sessions is limited to 30 participants each. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk to sign up or click on the Register button below.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

For kids entering grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12)

Join educators from the Museum of Science as they teach you how to experiment with making a treehouse that would stand against the elements and also let you figure out how to guide a snowboarder to safety from an avalanche in their Blizzards: Outwit the Elements program. This will be a hands on experimentation session for all participants.

Each of the 2 sessions is limited to 30 participants each. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk to sign up or click on the Register button below.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sharpie Tie Dye: Grades 6-12

Bring something plain white and boring to add some summer color to it! We will be using permanent markers, rubbing alcohol, and water to create tie-dye masterpieces. We will supply white shoelaces for anyone who registers, but feel free to bring additional materials. Suggestions for other materials to be dyed include: white cotton t-shirts and tank tops, plain white canvas sneakers, white bandanas, white tote bags, or anything else that needs some color. Most materials are available at your local craft store, or bring something from home.

LOCATION: Teen Space

Bring something plain white and boring to add some summer color to it! We will be using permanent markers, rubbing alcohol, and water to create tie-dye masterpieces. We will supply white shoelaces for anyone who registers, but feel free to bring additional materials. Suggestions for other materials to be dyed include: white cotton t-shirts and tank tops, plain white canvas sneakers, white bandanas, white tote bags, or anything else that needs some color. Most materials are available at your local craft store, or bring something from home.

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Henna: Grades 6-12

Come to the library and get a free henna tattoo! Drop in anytime from 5:30-7:30 pm to get your choice of henna tattoo. Coloring sheets will be available for teens while they wait. Henna tattoos can last up to four weeks so keep that in mind before participating.

Please be aware that lemon juice is used to make the henna.

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

Come to the library and get a free henna tattoo! Drop in anytime from 5:30-7:30 pm to get your choice of henna tattoo. Coloring sheets will be available for teens while they wait. Henna tattoos can last up to four weeks so keep that in mind before participating.

Please be aware that lemon juice is used to make the henna.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  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: World War II Hero Shares His Story with John Katsaros

Author John Katsaros will discuss his book, "Code Burgundy: The Long Escape."

About The Book: Surviving a B-17 bailout over France during World War II, airman John Katsaros was captured by the Gestapo. He was then rescued by the French underground in what begins a perilous quest for freedom through France and Spain. His detailed account unfolds a true story of grit, grace, and pure luck. Katsaros has resurrected the story after being sworn to secrecy by the US Government for 60 years. 

About The Author: John Katsaros is an American hero. His military medals include the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Cluster, French Resistance and WWII Victory Medals, POW Medal, Bronze Star, and the British Flying Boot. He also received France’s highest award, “Chevalier,” in the French Legion of Honor. He currently serves as President of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society. 

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 John Katsaros will discuss his book, "Code Burgundy: The Long Escape."

About The Book: Surviving a B-17 bailout over France during World War II, airman John Katsaros was captured by the Gestapo. He was then rescued by the French underground in what begins a perilous quest for freedom through France and Spain. His detailed account unfolds a true story of grit, grace, and pure luck. Katsaros has resurrected the story after being sworn to secrecy by the US Government for 60 years. 

About The Author: John Katsaros is an American hero. His military medals include the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Cluster, French Resistance and WWII Victory Medals, POW Medal, Bronze Star, and the British Flying Boot. He also received France’s highest award, “Chevalier,” in the French Legion of Honor. He currently serves as President of the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society. 

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday August 1, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Scientists

For ages 7 to 11.

Want to experiment with science? Calculate crazy math? Have fun engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next!

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:  Noelle Boc  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

For ages 7 to 11.

Want to experiment with science? Calculate crazy math? Have fun engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next!

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on July 23rd. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Noelle Boc
  978.640.4496
  nboc@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tewksbury News Discussion Group

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. All attendees will receive a free issue of the latest Town Crier. Limited to 20 seats.

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

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. All attendees will receive a free issue of the latest Town Crier. Limited to 20 seats.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on 2 Wednesdays per month. Each session lasts for 15 minutes. Bring your own book or borrow one of ours to read. No other adults or children are allowed in the room during the session. This is a great way to build literacy confidence and fluency with a non-judgmental canine reading partner!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Love, Simon and Oreos: Grades 6-12

A movie night featuring the film Love, Simon where we will make chocolate covered Oreos! Yes! We will have a chocolate covered Oreos station!

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

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

A movie night featuring the film Love, Simon where we will make chocolate covered Oreos! Yes! We will have a chocolate covered Oreos station!

Open to all teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Professor Henry Higgins

Actor Gary Poholek will perform his one-man show about the origins of My Fair Lady, potrarying Professor Henry Higgins.

About The Show: Based on George Bernard Shaw’s renowned play PYGMALION, our story centers around Professor Henry Higgins of London, dialect and speech expert. Higgins makes a bet with his comrade Colonel Pickering that he can take Miss Eliza Doolittle, an ordinary cockney flower girl, and pass her off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. Dressed in Victorian attire, local professional actor Gary Poholek brings the story to life, portraying all of the various roles with different accents and mannerisms. Alternating between humor and poignancy, this one-man presentation is unique and entertaining and contains four musical selections from MY FAIR LADY.

About Gary: Gary Poholek is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre. He has appeared in, directed and designed productions for professional, regional, summer stock, college, high school, and community theatre companies. Gary has performed featured roles in plays and musicals at theatres across the country, including Glassboro Summer Theatre in New Jersey and the Sunshine Dinner Playhouse in Illinois. Poholek has portrayed the role of Henry Higgins in three different productions of MY FAIR LADY. He developed this one-man play based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play PYGMAILION, the source material on which the musical is based.

Poholek was a member of the Boston company of the long-running FOREVER PLAID at the Park Plaza Terrace Room in Boston’s Theatre district. For eighteen years, Gary has performed his own one-man adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at several theaters throughout the region. When not performing, Gary works as a Teacher and Scenic Designer. He held the position of Director of Drama and Musical Theater at the Starline Academy for the Performing Arts for many years and developed a special advanced Summer Youth Theater Camp for the Mansfield Music & Arts Society and MockinBird Music Studio. He directed and choreographed an original musical version of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI at the Instages Theatre in Boston’s theatre district, following a long run portraying the legendary Mayor James Michael Curley in CURLEY, THE MUSICAL. He has worked at Barrington Stage in the Berkshires, the Christopher Ryder Opera House on Cape Cod, New Hampshire’s North Country Center for the Arts and Providence College. He was the Staff Scenic Designer for the Performing Arts Department at Dean College for twelve years and Master Scenic Artist for Rhode Island’s Festival Ballet at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Local credits include the Starline Room Dinner Theatre, J.M. Productions Dinner Theatre, Actors’ Collaborative, Mansfield Music & Arts Society, Walpole Footlighters, New World Theatre Company, Uncommon Theatre, Norton Singers, and New England Repertory Company. His setting for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was used in the film STATE AND MAIN, starring Alec Baldwin. 

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

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

Actor Gary Poholek will perform his one-man show about the origins of My Fair Lady, potrarying Professor Henry Higgins.

About The Show: Based on George Bernard Shaw’s renowned play PYGMALION, our story centers around Professor Henry Higgins of London, dialect and speech expert. Higgins makes a bet with his comrade Colonel Pickering that he can take Miss Eliza Doolittle, an ordinary cockney flower girl, and pass her off as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. Dressed in Victorian attire, local professional actor Gary Poholek brings the story to life, portraying all of the various roles with different accents and mannerisms. Alternating between humor and poignancy, this one-man presentation is unique and entertaining and contains four musical selections from MY FAIR LADY.

About Gary: Gary Poholek is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, where he earned his BFA in Musical Theatre. He has appeared in, directed and designed productions for professional, regional, summer stock, college, high school, and community theatre companies. Gary has performed featured roles in plays and musicals at theatres across the country, including Glassboro Summer Theatre in New Jersey and the Sunshine Dinner Playhouse in Illinois. Poholek has portrayed the role of Henry Higgins in three different productions of MY FAIR LADY. He developed this one-man play based on George Bernard Shaw’s classic play PYGMAILION, the source material on which the musical is based.

Poholek was a member of the Boston company of the long-running FOREVER PLAID at the Park Plaza Terrace Room in Boston’s Theatre district. For eighteen years, Gary has performed his own one-man adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at several theaters throughout the region. When not performing, Gary works as a Teacher and Scenic Designer. He held the position of Director of Drama and Musical Theater at the Starline Academy for the Performing Arts for many years and developed a special advanced Summer Youth Theater Camp for the Mansfield Music & Arts Society and MockinBird Music Studio. He directed and choreographed an original musical version of THE GIFT OF THE MAGI at the Instages Theatre in Boston’s theatre district, following a long run portraying the legendary Mayor James Michael Curley in CURLEY, THE MUSICAL. He has worked at Barrington Stage in the Berkshires, the Christopher Ryder Opera House on Cape Cod, New Hampshire’s North Country Center for the Arts and Providence College. He was the Staff Scenic Designer for the Performing Arts Department at Dean College for twelve years and Master Scenic Artist for Rhode Island’s Festival Ballet at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Local credits include the Starline Room Dinner Theatre, J.M. Productions Dinner Theatre, Actors’ Collaborative, Mansfield Music & Arts Society, Walpole Footlighters, New World Theatre Company, Uncommon Theatre, Norton Singers, and New England Repertory Company. His setting for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was used in the film STATE AND MAIN, starring Alec Baldwin. 

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

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

LOCATION: Outside


Thursday August 2, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fun Time in the Garden

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Outside

 
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
MONTHLY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Faces Places

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

About The Film: 89-year-old director Agnes Varda, oen of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and accalimed 33-year-old French photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. PG. 89 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

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

About The Film: 89-year-old director Agnes Varda, oen of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and accalimed 33-year-old French photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. PG. 89 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Water Fight: Grades 6-12

Bright your squirt guns, bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothes! We are going to have a water fight! We will provide sprinklers and water, you provide the equipment necessary to soak each other to the bone!

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

Bright your squirt guns, bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothes! We are going to have a water fight! We will provide sprinklers and water, you provide the equipment necessary to soak each other to the bone!

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Outside


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: What The Hell Just Happened To Our Country? with Steve Almond

Author Steve Almond will discuss his new book, "Bad Stories: What The Hell Just Happened To Our Country."

About The Book: Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices?from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin?to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people.

About The Author: Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard, and hosts the New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars” with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed.

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 Steve Almond will discuss his new book, "Bad Stories: What The Hell Just Happened To Our Country."

About The Book: Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices?from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin?to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people.

About The Author: Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times Bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American Mysteries series. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches at the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard, and hosts the New York Times podcast “Dear Sugars” with fellow writer Cheryl Strayed.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday August 3, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Fridays: Sprinkler Day

For all ages.

Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel! Join us for a fun day with a slip n' slide, a kiddie pool, and sprinklers.

This program will be held OUTSIDE behind the library ONLY if the weather permits, otherwise it will be cancelled.

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. No rainy location for this program.

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

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

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

For all ages.

Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel! Join us for a fun day with a slip n' slide, a kiddie pool, and sprinklers.

This program will be held OUTSIDE behind the library ONLY if the weather permits, otherwise it will be cancelled.

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PLEASE NOTE:

- Each Family Fun Friday program is drop-in: NO tickets or sign up required, and will be held OUTSIDE behind the library. No rainy location for this program.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Outside

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

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Chappaquiddick, a historical drama starring Jason Clarke and Ed Helms.

About The Film: Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. 79% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. 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 -- Chappaquiddick, a historical drama starring Jason Clarke and Ed Helms.

About The Film: Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. 79% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Chappaquiddick, a historical drama starring Jason Clarke and Ed Helms.

About The Film: Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. 79% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. 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 -- Chappaquiddick, a historical drama starring Jason Clarke and Ed Helms.

About The Film: Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. 79% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 106 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Please note the NEW start time. 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


Monday August 6, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Sprouts Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Mondays

For ages 5 to 11

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

No registration required

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

For ages 5 to 11

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

No registration required

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Music and Craft: Boho Dream Catchers: Grades 6-12

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be boho dream catchers! Snacks will be provided for teens who register.

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

Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be boho dream catchers! Snacks will be provided for teens who register.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  9786404490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Find A Job That Makes You Happy with Dina Crawford

Align your job search with what is most important to you!  In this 60-minute interactive workshop, you will define the values that are currently guiding your life, discern your core values and explore the impact a values-based approach can have on your job search. Led by Dina Crawford, a certified Life Design Coach. Crawford, who has a Masters Degree in Health Administration, has been a partner in a life coaching business; spoken on topics of personal growth, spirituality and wellness throughout New England; taught public speaking; and owned her own health and healing practice.  

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Align your job search with what is most important to you!  In this 60-minute interactive workshop, you will define the values that are currently guiding your life, discern your core values and explore the impact a values-based approach can have on your job search. Led by Dina Crawford, a certified Life Design Coach. Crawford, who has a Masters Degree in Health Administration, has been a partner in a life coaching business; spoken on topics of personal growth, spirituality and wellness throughout New England; taught public speaking; and owned her own health and healing practice.  

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm at the library. The group is open to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed, or looking to change careers. Attendees do NOT need to be residents of Tewksbury. Limited to 30 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: The Joe Mack Band

Enjoy a blues concert from The Joe Mack Band. The band covers famous artists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers, and many others. The band incorporates the best of everything the blues has become. Mack performs with a wireless guitar and wireless headset, which enables him to walk among the audience while playing and singing. Learn more about The Joe Mack Band HERE.

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

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

Enjoy a blues concert from The Joe Mack Band. The band covers famous artists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers, and many others. The band incorporates the best of everything the blues has become. Mack performs with a wireless guitar and wireless headset, which enables him to walk among the audience while playing and singing. Learn more about The Joe Mack Band HERE.

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

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


Tuesday August 7, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

For all ages

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

Rock out with Pixar's latest hit, Coco! This movie runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes, and is rated PG for thematic elements.

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

 

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

For all ages

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

Rock out with Pixar's latest hit, Coco! This movie runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes, and is rated PG for thematic elements.

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

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended. Ukuleles are limited so registering is suggested.

Register for this series by filling out the registration form for the first event on July 10th.

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

Learn ukulele with Miss Noelle! This group will meet every other week and we will build on the prior week's lesson. Attending all three sessions is recommended. Ukuleles are limited so registering is suggested.

Register for this series by filling out the registration form for the first event on July 10th.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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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: Why Are People So Mean Online & What To Do About It? with Melissa Schorr

Author Melissa Schorr will discuss her new book, "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic Of Online Hate."

About The Book: An essential toolkit to help everyone -- from parents to teenagers to educators -- take charge of their digital lives. Online shame comes in many forms, and it's surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. The book presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including: Preventing digital disasters; Defending your online reputation; Building digital resilience; and Reclaiming online civility. Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities.

About The Author: Melissa Schorr is a widely published freelance journalist. She has also written two young adult novels, the cyberbullying story Identity Crisis and the interfaith romantic comedy, Goy Crazy. She has served as a stringer for People magazine in San Francisco, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, a features reporter for the Oakland Tribune, a health writer for ABCNews.com in Boston, and an assistant editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

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 Melissa Schorr will discuss her new book, "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic Of Online Hate."

About The Book: An essential toolkit to help everyone -- from parents to teenagers to educators -- take charge of their digital lives. Online shame comes in many forms, and it's surprising how much of an effect a simple tweet might have on your business, love life, or school peers. A rogue tweet might bring down a CEO; an army of trolls can run an individual off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. The book presents an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including: Preventing digital disasters; Defending your online reputation; Building digital resilience; and Reclaiming online civility. Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities.

About The Author: Melissa Schorr is a widely published freelance journalist. She has also written two young adult novels, the cyberbullying story Identity Crisis and the interfaith romantic comedy, Goy Crazy. She has served as a stringer for People magazine in San Francisco, a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, a features reporter for the Oakland Tribune, a health writer for ABCNews.com in Boston, and an assistant editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday August 8, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Little Einsteins

For ages 3 to 6.

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

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on July 30th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:  Heather Maganzini  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 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 July 30th. Call the Children's desk or click on the Register button below to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Heather Maganzini
  978.640.4496
  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

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

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Game Night: Grades 6-12

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

Open to grades 6-12.

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

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

Open to grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Rachel Revere

Actress Jessa Piaia will perform her one-woman show, "A Visit with Rachel Revere, Wife of America's Most Notable Patriot Paul Revere." 

About The Show: Paul Revere married Rachel Walker within five months of the passing of his first wife, Sarah, who died following the birth of their sixth child; Rachel took on the care of the children, and with Paul had six more of their own.  Clad in period attire, Jessa portrays this early 19th century woman of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour,” as she relates episodes of their life during and after the American Revolution. Rachel recounts the exciting tale of life in Boston’s North End when America was still a British Crown Colony.  Hear about the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party which her husband and stepson participated in, and the stirring events that led to Paul’s famous Midnight Ride in April 1775.  

About Jessa: Jessa Piaia studied performance at London's Oval House Theatre and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Piaia currently works at Harvard University. She conducts most of her historical research at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute which specializes in the history of women in America.

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

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

Actress Jessa Piaia will perform her one-woman show, "A Visit with Rachel Revere, Wife of America's Most Notable Patriot Paul Revere." 

About The Show: Paul Revere married Rachel Walker within five months of the passing of his first wife, Sarah, who died following the birth of their sixth child; Rachel took on the care of the children, and with Paul had six more of their own.  Clad in period attire, Jessa portrays this early 19th century woman of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour,” as she relates episodes of their life during and after the American Revolution. Rachel recounts the exciting tale of life in Boston’s North End when America was still a British Crown Colony.  Hear about the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party which her husband and stepson participated in, and the stirring events that led to Paul’s famous Midnight Ride in April 1775.  

About Jessa: Jessa Piaia studied performance at London's Oval House Theatre and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Piaia currently works at Harvard University. She conducts most of her historical research at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute which specializes in the history of women in America.

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

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

LOCATION: Outside


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

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

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

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

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Thursday August 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Sprouts Craft

For ages 18 months+ to 6 years.

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

No registration required.

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

For ages 18 months+ to 6 years.

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP: Isaac's Storm

Please join us for a discussion of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. 

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy.

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

Please join us for a discussion of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. 

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

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

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

CONTACT:  Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meeting are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9. 

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rock Out Dance Party

For ages 5 to 11. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Wear your rockstar clothes and come on down! We'll be dancing to classic dance tunes with Miss Noelle showing off the moves first and then we'll all boogie on down with her.

No registration required.

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

For ages 5 to 11. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Wear your rockstar clothes and come on down! We'll be dancing to classic dance tunes with Miss Noelle showing off the moves first and then we'll all boogie on down with her.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: Healing My Life From Incest To Joy with Donna Jenson

Author Donna Jenson will discuss her new book, "Healing My Life From Incest To Joy."

About The Book: In chronicling the physical and spiritual steps she took to reclaim her life and peel away the layers of damage done by incest, Jenson shares a powerful narrative of her healing journey. And though the subject matter is deeply serious, Jenson writes with her sense of humor firmly intact, reminding us that joy is possible in the face of great pain. Poignant, brave, and helpful, Healing My Life offers a much-needed testimony for anyone affected by or concerned about childhood sexual abuse. 

About The Author: Donna Jenson founded "Time To Tell," a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, in 2009 with a mission to spark stories from lives affected by incest and sexual abuse to be told and heard. She wrote and performs her one-woman play, "What She Knows: One Woman’s Way Through Incest to Joy," which is based on her own experience of surviving incest and what she did to make her life worth living. She leads Time To Tell What We Know writing and mindfulness workshops for survivors. Donna is a leader, counselor and organizer who built grassroots women’s centers in New York City during the 1970’s and 1980’s and is still active in the leadership development consulting and training practice she established in 1986. 

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 Donna Jenson will discuss her new book, "Healing My Life From Incest To Joy."

About The Book: In chronicling the physical and spiritual steps she took to reclaim her life and peel away the layers of damage done by incest, Jenson shares a powerful narrative of her healing journey. And though the subject matter is deeply serious, Jenson writes with her sense of humor firmly intact, reminding us that joy is possible in the face of great pain. Poignant, brave, and helpful, Healing My Life offers a much-needed testimony for anyone affected by or concerned about childhood sexual abuse. 

About The Author: Donna Jenson founded "Time To Tell," a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, in 2009 with a mission to spark stories from lives affected by incest and sexual abuse to be told and heard. She wrote and performs her one-woman play, "What She Knows: One Woman’s Way Through Incest to Joy," which is based on her own experience of surviving incest and what she did to make her life worth living. She leads Time To Tell What We Know writing and mindfulness workshops for survivors. Donna is a leader, counselor and organizer who built grassroots women’s centers in New York City during the 1970’s and 1980’s and is still active in the leadership development consulting and training practice she established in 1986. 

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday August 10, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Summer Reading Club Party!

For ages 3 to 11.

Get ready to dance, get your face painted, play with bubbles and play games! Juggler & Entertainer Michael Menes of Maine will be here to send out our last Family Fun Friday of the summer with a bang.

Raffle prizes will be drawn (winner need NOT be present to win) and other final summer reading prizes will be given out, including certificates!

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PLEASE NOTE:

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978-640-4490  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Outside

For ages 3 to 11.

Get ready to dance, get your face painted, play with bubbles and play games! Juggler & Entertainer Michael Menes of Maine will be here to send out our last Family Fun Friday of the summer with a bang.

Raffle prizes will be drawn (winner need NOT be present to win) and other final summer reading prizes will be given out, including certificates!