Monday January 22, 2018
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7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Continues Education for Hoisting Licenses

Continues Education for Hoisting License Training

CONTACT: Rick Spinale  978-935-3260  rspinale@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Continues Education for Hoisting License Training

CONTACT:
  Rick Spinale
  978.935.3260
  rspinale@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Tiny Tykes Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

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

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

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, 10:15am and 11:00am

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

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

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

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

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, 10:15am and 11:00am

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: Show Them, Don't Tell Them with Joanne Dennison

Learn how to take control of your interview and stand out by showing them what you have done, and more importantly, showing them what you can do for them. Presented by "Guidance Counselor for Grown-Ups" Joanne Dennison, MSed, CMP, founder of the Ordinary Success Project. Learn more about Dennison HERE.

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

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

Learn how to take control of your interview and stand out by showing them what you have done, and more importantly, showing them what you can do for them. Presented by "Guidance Counselor for Grown-Ups" Joanne Dennison, MSed, CMP, founder of the Ordinary Success Project. Learn more about Dennison HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Historical Commission

Regular meeting of the Historical Commission.

CONTACT: Bill Wyatt  (978) 846-2520  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Regular meeting of the Historical Commission.

CONTACT:
  Bill Wyatt
  (978) 846.2520
  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WINTER LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Dolley Madison

Actress Janet Parnes will perform her one-woman show, "Quaker Girl Takes Washington's Center Stage: The Rise of Dolley Madison." 

About Dolly: Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. President James Madison, may best be known for saving the George Washington portrait during the burning of Washington, but there is far more to her story than that!  Dolley had a quiet Quaker childhood, but wound soon wind up at the center into Washington's elite social and political worlds. She became a force for bringing women out of their homes and into the news and politics of the day; facilitating political connections; transforming the White House into an exquisite national home; and helping unite a divided citizenry. Madison defined the role that would later be known by the title "First Lady."

About Janet: As the founder and proprietor of Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Janet Parnes has been entertaining audiences with historical-character portrayals since 2001. She has performed in venues that include the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Massachusetts State House and Longfellow’s Wayside Inn as well as numerous libraries, schools, & historical societies.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

Actress Janet Parnes will perform her one-woman show, "Quaker Girl Takes Washington's Center Stage: The Rise of Dolley Madison." 

About Dolly: Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. President James Madison, may best be known for saving the George Washington portrait during the burning of Washington, but there is far more to her story than that!  Dolley had a quiet Quaker childhood, but wound soon wind up at the center into Washington's elite social and political worlds. She became a force for bringing women out of their homes and into the news and politics of the day; facilitating political connections; transforming the White House into an exquisite national home; and helping unite a divided citizenry. Madison defined the role that would later be known by the title "First Lady."

About Janet: As the founder and proprietor of Historical Portrayals by Lady J, Janet Parnes has been entertaining audiences with historical-character portrayals since 2001. She has performed in venues that include the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Massachusetts State House and Longfellow’s Wayside Inn as well as numerous libraries, schools, & historical societies.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday January 23, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

Join Miss Noelle for a great time with stories, songs, movement, instruments and plenty more. No registration required to get your early literacy skills on!

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

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

Join Miss Noelle for a great time with stories, songs, movement, instruments and plenty more. No registration required to get your early literacy skills on!

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tewksbury Public Schools PreK Information Session

PreK Information Sessions.

Thank you,

Maura Rauseo

Community Services,

Tewksbury Public Schools 

mrauseo@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

978-640-7831 x218

CONTACT: Maura Rauseo  9786407831 x218  mrauseo@tewksbury.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room

PreK Information Sessions.

Thank you,

Maura Rauseo

Community Services,

Tewksbury Public Schools 

mrauseo@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

978-640-7831 x218

CONTACT:
  Maura Rauseo
  9786407831 x218
  mrauseo@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sew Cute Things: Grades 6-12

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

In January, we will be creating mini animals!

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

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

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

In January, we will be creating mini animals!

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Spy Schools' with Daniel Golden

Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden, author of "Spy Schools: How The CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities," will reveal how academia has become a major target of foreign and domestic espionage, and why that's such troubling news for our nation's security and democratic values.

"Globalization - the influx of foreign students and professors and the outflow of Americans for study, teaching and conferences abroad - has transformed U.S. higher education into a front line for international spying," says Golden. "In labs, classrooms, and auditoriums, intelligence services from countries like China, Russia, and Cuba seek insights into U.S. policy, recruits for clandestine operations, and access to sensitive military and civilian research. The FBI and CIA reciprocate, tapping international students and faculty as informants, while universities often ignore or condone this interference." Learn more about Golden and his book HERE.

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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Golden, author of "Spy Schools: How The CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities," will reveal how academia has become a major target of foreign and domestic espionage, and why that's such troubling news for our nation's security and democratic values.

"Globalization - the influx of foreign students and professors and the outflow of Americans for study, teaching and conferences abroad - has transformed U.S. higher education into a front line for international spying," says Golden. "In labs, classrooms, and auditoriums, intelligence services from countries like China, Russia, and Cuba seek insights into U.S. policy, recruits for clandestine operations, and access to sensitive military and civilian research. The FBI and CIA reciprocate, tapping international students and faculty as informants, while universities often ignore or condone this interference." Learn more about Golden and his book HERE.

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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday January 24, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Mike Weidenfeller, Jazz Guitarist

Enjoy a concert from jazz guitarist Mike Weidenfeller, a five-time winner of the Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll. Mike has an extensive background in music education, including a Bachelor's degree from Berklee and a Master's degree from Longy. He's been performing solo and in various bands for more than 25 years, releasing six albums. Last year, he co-founded the charitable music and media organization, "First Frulla Hits."  Learn more about Mike HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series.
CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a concert from jazz guitarist Mike Weidenfeller, a five-time winner of the Boston Phoenix Reader's Poll. Mike has an extensive background in music education, including a Bachelor's degree from Berklee and a Master's degree from Longy. He's been performing solo and in various bands for more than 25 years, releasing six albums. Last year, he co-founded the charitable music and media organization, "First Frulla Hits."  Learn more about Mike HERE.

Doors to open by 10:15am. Complimentary coffee and munchkins. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's year-round Wednesday Morning Music series.
CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Little Einsteins

For ages 3 to 6.

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

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on January 16th. 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
There are 7 spaces available.

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 January 16th. 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

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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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. This month's guest speaker will be the Lowell Sun's Tewksbury reporter, Kori Tuitt. All attendees will receive a free issue of the latest Town Crier. Limited to 15 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. This month's guest speaker will be the Lowell Sun's Tewksbury reporter, Kori Tuitt. All attendees will receive a free issue of the latest Town Crier. Limited to 15 seats.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Aromatherapy Make and Take: Grades 6-12

Come learn about essential oils and healing botanicals in this hands-on workshop where you will create an aromatherapy dream pillow, bath salts, and soap!

Open to those in grades 6-12.

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

Come learn about essential oils and healing botanicals in this hands-on workshop where you will create an aromatherapy dream pillow, bath salts, and soap!

Open to those in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TPL Community Garden meeting

Meeting for the TPL Community Garden volunteers

CONTACT: Laetitia Won  9788639903  laetitiawon@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Meeting for the TPL Community Garden volunteers

CONTACT:
  Laetitia Won
  9788639903
  laetitiawon@gmail.com

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DPW Baystate Roads Workshop

 In this workshop attendees will learn about selection of materials for construction, maintenance and reconstruction of pavements; the various maintenance treatments and conditions under which they should be used; and how to identify the various pavement distress types and their causes.  This program is designed for those who have responsibility for the construction and maintenance of local roads. Highway superintendents, road foremen, crew leaders, directors of public works and town engineers are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT: Kevin Hardiman  978-640-4440 x238  khardiman@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room

 In this workshop attendees will learn about selection of materials for construction, maintenance and reconstruction of pavements; the various maintenance treatments and conditions under which they should be used; and how to identify the various pavement distress types and their causes.  This program is designed for those who have responsibility for the construction and maintenance of local roads. Highway superintendents, road foremen, crew leaders, directors of public works and town engineers are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT:
  Kevin Hardiman
  978.640.4440 x238
  khardiman@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wiggle Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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11:30 AM - 1:40 PM
Movie and Pizza in Teen Space: Lego Batman:Grades 6-12

It's an Early Release Day! Come watch Lego Batman and eat pizza in the Teen Space. Please register so that we know how much pizza to buy!

This program is open to teens in Grades 6-12.

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

It's an Early Release Day! Come watch Lego Batman and eat pizza in the Teen Space. Please register so that we know how much pizza to buy!

This program is open to teens in Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TECH TALKS: How To Download Free Magazines With RBdigital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Art Adventures

For ages 5 to 11 (grades K to 5).

Come by today to create an art project! We explore all different types of art--you never know what we'll create next! THis session, we'll be making zooflakes--snowflakes that look like animals!

No registration required. Drop in any time during the hour to work on your project.

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

For ages 5 to 11 (grades K to 5).

Come by today to create an art project! We explore all different types of art--you never know what we'll create next! THis session, we'll be making zooflakes--snowflakes that look like animals!

No registration required. Drop in any time during the hour to work on your project.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Boston's South End' with Lauren Prescott

Lauren Prescott, author of "Boston's South End," will recount the history of one of the city's most famous neighborhoods, from its inception as a wealthy residential district to a vibrant immigrant community in the early 20th century.  History lovers and Boston transplants living in the Tewksbury and the Merrimack Valley are sure to enjoy this multimedia presentation.

"The South End, steeped in history, has certainly come a long way since its inception," says Prescott, Executive Director of the South End Historical Society. "Bordered by Back Bay, Roxbury, and Chinatown, the South End was once a tidal marsh with a narrow strip of land connecting the Shawmut Peninsula (today's Downtown Boston) to the neighboring mainland town of Roxbury. Known as the 'Boston Neck,' that strip of land was the foundation upon which the neighborhood was created in the 19th century." Learn more about Prescott and her book HERE.

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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

Lauren Prescott, author of "Boston's South End," will recount the history of one of the city's most famous neighborhoods, from its inception as a wealthy residential district to a vibrant immigrant community in the early 20th century.  History lovers and Boston transplants living in the Tewksbury and the Merrimack Valley are sure to enjoy this multimedia presentation.

"The South End, steeped in history, has certainly come a long way since its inception," says Prescott, Executive Director of the South End Historical Society. "Bordered by Back Bay, Roxbury, and Chinatown, the South End was once a tidal marsh with a narrow strip of land connecting the Shawmut Peninsula (today's Downtown Boston) to the neighboring mainland town of Roxbury. Known as the 'Boston Neck,' that strip of land was the foundation upon which the neighborhood was created in the 19th century." Learn more about Prescott and her book HERE.

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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday January 26, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Battle of the Sexes

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Battle of the Sexes, a biographical drama starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

About The Film: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. 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 one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Battle of the Sexes, a biographical drama starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

About The Film: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Battle of the Sexes (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Battle of the Sexes, a biographical drama starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

About The Film: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 -- Battle of the Sexes, a biographical drama starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

About The Film: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. 86% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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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9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Teen Afterhours Movie: Cloverfield

Come to a screening of "Cloverfield" while the library is closed! Pizza will be provided for teens who register. Click here to download the permission slip for this event.

This program is after hours. Teens who would like to participate must be in grades 9-12 and have a signed permission slip. All teens must be in the building by 10 pm.

CONTACT: Aimee  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Come to a screening of "Cloverfield" while the library is closed! Pizza will be provided for teens who register. Click here to download the permission slip for this event.

This program is after hours. Teens who would like to participate must be in grades 9-12 and have a signed permission slip. All teens must be in the building by 10 pm.

CONTACT:
  Aimee
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday January 27, 2018
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Horizons for Homeless Children Volunteer Training

A training for new volunteers to play with children living in local family homeless shelters. 

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

A training for new volunteers to play with children living in local family homeless shelters. 

CONTACT:
  Steve
  978.557.2182
  scroke@horizonschildren.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DIY Craft Saturday

For ages 3 to 11.

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

No registration required.

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

For ages 3 to 11.

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

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

Monday January 29, 2018
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Tiny Tykes Story Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

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

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

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

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, 10:15am and 11:00am

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

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

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

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

Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, 10:15am and 11:00am

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect with Srdjan Perisic

If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people, and while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Presented by certified professional speaker, trainer, and coach Srdjan Perisic, from The John Maxwell Team.

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

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

If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people, and while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Presented by certified professional speaker, trainer, and coach Srdjan Perisic, from The John Maxwell Team.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WINTER LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Belva Lockwood

Actress Anne Barrett will perform her one-woman show, "Belva Lockwood for President." 

About Belva: Meet the first woman to be admitted to the Supreme Court Bar! Belva Lockwood will delight with a lively campaign speech detailing her fight to be admitted to the highest echelons of the American judiciary system, her early struggles as a woman trying to break free of social conventions, and her 1884 bid for the presidency. Working alongside Susan B. Anthony and other suffragists, this remarkable unsung hero in the fight for women's rights lived her life as the model of an independent, educated and ambitious woman. Lockwood will share her scrapbook of mementos and, in her clear soprano, she'll sing songs employed by suffrage advocates to make their point.

About Anne: Anne Barrett has been presenting to audiences large and small for over ten years, researching and developing all her own material with a focus on creating presentations that are interesting, educating and entertaining.  Barrett writes a newspaper history column, serves as Vice President of her local historical society, and publish the society's newsletter. She was named Storyteller of the Year by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for her work in creating and presenting historical context presentations for North Shore Music Theater audiences. She is also a former Mrs. Essex County, and has held a number of leading roles in community theater.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

Actress Anne Barrett will perform her one-woman show, "Belva Lockwood for President." 

About Belva: Meet the first woman to be admitted to the Supreme Court Bar! Belva Lockwood will delight with a lively campaign speech detailing her fight to be admitted to the highest echelons of the American judiciary system, her early struggles as a woman trying to break free of social conventions, and her 1884 bid for the presidency. Working alongside Susan B. Anthony and other suffragists, this remarkable unsung hero in the fight for women's rights lived her life as the model of an independent, educated and ambitious woman. Lockwood will share her scrapbook of mementos and, in her clear soprano, she'll sing songs employed by suffrage advocates to make their point.

About Anne: Anne Barrett has been presenting to audiences large and small for over ten years, researching and developing all her own material with a focus on creating presentations that are interesting, educating and entertaining.  Barrett writes a newspaper history column, serves as Vice President of her local historical society, and publish the society's newsletter. She was named Storyteller of the Year by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for her work in creating and presenting historical context presentations for North Shore Music Theater audiences. She is also a former Mrs. Essex County, and has held a number of leading roles in community theater.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

Tewksbury Historical Society board of directors meeting.

CONTACT: Bill Wyatt  (978) 846-2520  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Tewksbury Historical Society board of directors meeting.

CONTACT:
  Bill Wyatt
  (978) 846.2520
  Williamwyatt18@comcast.net

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Tuesday January 30, 2018
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7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Continues Education for Hoisting Licenses

Continues Education for Hoisting License Training

CONTACT: Rick Spinale  978-935-3260  rspinale@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Continues Education for Hoisting License Training

CONTACT:
  Rick Spinale
  978.935.3260
  rspinale@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time

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

Join Miss Noelle for a great time with stories, songs, movement, instruments and plenty more. No registration required to get your early literacy skills on!

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

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

Join Miss Noelle for a great time with stories, songs, movement, instruments and plenty more. No registration required to get your early literacy skills on!

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Donut Day: Grades 6-12

Come celebrate donuts! We will be eating donuts and making donut crafts!

Open to anyone in grades 6-12.

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

Come celebrate donuts! We will be eating donuts and making donut crafts!

Open to anyone in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Take Action: Zine Making: 6-12

Come to this hands-on workshop where we will learn about zines. Teens will have the opportunity to create their own zine about a topic of their choice!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

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

Come to this hands-on workshop where we will learn about zines. Teens will have the opportunity to create their own zine about a topic of their choice!

Open to teens in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Game Over or Game On' with David Ostrowsky
David Ostrowsky, author of "Game Over or Game On?: How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life," will highlight athletes who have leveraged their resources, money, fame and time to find success in retirement.
 
"The stigma of pro athletes struggling financially and emotionally upon retirement isn't always applicable," says Ostrowsky. "Learn how many of them have made positive contributions in the fields of entertainment, business, politics, community service, coaching, management and broadcasting once their playing careers ended. Athletes profiled include David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo, Kevin Johnson, Shawn Kemp, Scott Brosius, Butch Hobson, Warrick Dunn, Kellen Winslow, Red Sox favorite Mo Vaughn, and many more. Some of these success stories you may know. Many you do not." Learn more about Ostrowsky and his book HERE.
 
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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.
CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
David Ostrowsky, author of "Game Over or Game On?: How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life," will highlight athletes who have leveraged their resources, money, fame and time to find success in retirement.
 
"The stigma of pro athletes struggling financially and emotionally upon retirement isn't always applicable," says Ostrowsky. "Learn how many of them have made positive contributions in the fields of entertainment, business, politics, community service, coaching, management and broadcasting once their playing careers ended. Athletes profiled include David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo, Kevin Johnson, Shawn Kemp, Scott Brosius, Butch Hobson, Warrick Dunn, Kellen Winslow, Red Sox favorite Mo Vaughn, and many more. Some of these success stories you may know. Many you do not." Learn more about Ostrowsky and his book HERE.
 
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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.
CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday January 31, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Mother Goose Rhyme Time

For ages 0 to 3. Older siblings are always welcome!

Get your early literacy skills rocking with this half hour program full of movement, songs, and more. Based on the popular Mother Goose on the Loose, we focus on repetition so that everyone can participate and learn.

No registration required.

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

For ages 0 to 3. Older siblings are always welcome!

Get your early literacy skills rocking with this half hour program full of movement, songs, and more. Based on the popular Mother Goose on the Loose, we focus on repetition so that everyone can participate and learn.

No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Volunteer Training: Ages 14-18
Are you between the ages of 14 and 18 and want to be a library volunteer? Then come to this volunteer training day! All teens who participate will receive community service hours. After completing the training and passing a basic shelving test, teens can choose to become volunteers at the library!
CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Are you between the ages of 14 and 18 and want to be a library volunteer? Then come to this volunteer training day! All teens who participate will receive community service hours. After completing the training and passing a basic shelving test, teens can choose to become volunteers at the library!
CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 10 spaces available.

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

For ages 8-11

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is limited to 10. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on November 20th.

CONTACT: Children's Room  978-640-4496  hmaganzini@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 8 spaces available.

For ages 8-11

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is limited to 10. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on November 20th.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teens Create: Podcast: Grades 9-12

Are you a fan of podcasts? Have you ever wanted to create your own? Come help us create a teen-run podcast. Our current plan is to have a general pop culture podcast but we are still in the early planning stages.Participants will receive service hours.

We will be finalizing discussion topics, choosing a theme song and hopefully recording our first episode!

Open to those in grades 9-12.

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-9940  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Are you a fan of podcasts? Have you ever wanted to create your own? Come help us create a teen-run podcast. Our current plan is to have a general pop culture podcast but we are still in the early planning stages.Participants will receive service hours.

We will be finalizing discussion topics, choosing a theme song and hopefully recording our first episode!

Open to those in grades 9-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.9940
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening Book Group: This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

The library's Evening Book Group is reading This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison this month. Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About the Book: Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of her husband, who died two years earlier.

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

The library's Evening Book Group is reading This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison this month. Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

About the Book: Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of her husband, who died two years earlier.

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Pajama Jam

For ages 2-6

Put on your pjs and join Miss Bernadette for a musical bedtime adventure.  Even the youngest children can learn rhythms and simple songs and have fun.

Limited to 15. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on January 22nd. Click the register button below or call the Children's desk to sign up.

This program is funded by Community Teamwork, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room  978-640-4496  nboc@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Story Time Room
There are 15 spaces available.

For ages 2-6

Put on your pjs and join Miss Bernadette for a musical bedtime adventure.  Even the youngest children can learn rhythms and simple songs and have fun.

Limited to 15. Registration is REQUIRED and begins on January 22nd. Click the register button below or call the Children's desk to sign up.

This program is funded by Community Teamwork, Inc.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday February 1, 2018
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TECH TALKS: How To Download Free Movies (And More) With Hoopla

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'You've Got 8 Seconds' with Paul Hellman
Paul Hellman, author of "You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets For A Distracted World," will introduce strategies that will get you heard, get you remembered and get you results, both at work and in life.
 
"Every day at work, people do three things: talk, listen and pretend to listen. That's not surprising -- the average attention span has dropped to just 8 seconds," says Hellman, a high-stakes communications expert and former contributing editor to "Management Review." "To get heard, you need to focus on your message, be slightly different, and deliver with finesse. Come discover techniques to improve your FOCUS (design a strong message and hit it in seconds), VARIETY (make routine information come alive), and PRESENCE (convey confidence and command attention)." Learn more about Hellman and his book HERE.
 
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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.
 
CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Paul Hellman, author of "You've Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets For A Distracted World," will introduce strategies that will get you heard, get you remembered and get you results, both at work and in life.
 
"Every day at work, people do three things: talk, listen and pretend to listen. That's not surprising -- the average attention span has dropped to just 8 seconds," says Hellman, a high-stakes communications expert and former contributing editor to "Management Review." "To get heard, you need to focus on your message, be slightly different, and deliver with finesse. Come discover techniques to improve your FOCUS (design a strong message and hit it in seconds), VARIETY (make routine information come alive), and PRESENCE (convey confidence and command attention)." Learn more about Hellman and his book HERE.
 
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' initative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.
 
CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490 x 205
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday February 2, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Breathe

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Breathe, a dramatic romance starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

About The Film: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Rated PG-13. 118 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 one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Breathe, a dramatic romance starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

About The Film: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Breathe (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Breathe, a dramatic romance starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

About The Film: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 -- Breathe, a dramatic romance starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

About The Film: The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 February 5, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: Goal Setting For Job Seekers with Lisa Sasso

Lisa Sasso -- executive coach, motivational speaker, and author of Motivation Now! -- will assist you in setting your personal, professional, and gratitude goals for 2018. She will help you create a model of who you are, help you define your theme for this year, and help you set your values.  All of which will light your path for the New Year. Learn more about Lisa HERE.

Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

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

Lisa Sasso -- executive coach, motivational speaker, and author of Motivation Now! -- will assist you in setting your personal, professional, and gratitude goals for 2018. She will help you create a model of who you are, help you define your theme for this year, and help you set your values.  All of which will light your path for the New Year. Learn more about Lisa HERE.

Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. This program is a part of the library's '100 Authors In 2018' initiative to host 100 local authors in 1 year.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WINTER LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt

Actor Ted Zalewski will perform his one-man show, "Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Spirit and Body." 

About Teddy: Ted Zalewski brings to life one of America's greatest presidents. Combining history, drama and fun, Zalewski gives voice to many of Roosevelt's own words, writings and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Get ready for a 'bully' time!

About Ted: Ted Zalewski is the founder of "Solo Together" and a member of both the Screen Actor Guild Award and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. He has been a faculty member at Lesley College, UMass Boston, and Urban College. Zalewski has brought his Roosevelt show to audiences in 35 states, including at the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Theater, a number of Presidential Libraries, Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park. A video of his play has been permanently placed in the National Archives.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

Actor Ted Zalewski will perform his one-man show, "Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Spirit and Body." 

About Teddy: Ted Zalewski brings to life one of America's greatest presidents. Combining history, drama and fun, Zalewski gives voice to many of Roosevelt's own words, writings and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Get ready for a 'bully' time!

About Ted: Ted Zalewski is the founder of "Solo Together" and a member of both the Screen Actor Guild Award and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. He has been a faculty member at Lesley College, UMass Boston, and Urban College. Zalewski has brought his Roosevelt show to audiences in 35 states, including at the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Theater, a number of Presidential Libraries, Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park. A video of his play has been permanently placed in the National Archives.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday February 6, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rainbow Club: Card Making: Grades 6-12

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space!
Come make cards, eat snacks, and fun!
All LGBTQIA teens + friends & allies are welcome! Bring friends!

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

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space!
Come make cards, eat snacks, and fun!
All LGBTQIA teens + friends & allies are welcome! Bring friends!

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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'The River At Night' with Erica Ferencik

Author Erica Ferencik will discuss her new book, "The River at Night: A Novel." Entertainment Weekly named it a "must-read," Bustle.com called it one of the best thrillers of 2017, and it was an Oprah.com #1 pick.

About The Book: A raw, relentless, and heart-poundingly real thriller set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, The River at Night charts the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident.

About The Author: Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio. Learn more about Erica HERE.

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 Erica Ferencik will discuss her new book, "The River at Night: A Novel." Entertainment Weekly named it a "must-read," Bustle.com called it one of the best thrillers of 2017, and it was an Oprah.com #1 pick.

About The Book: A raw, relentless, and heart-poundingly real thriller set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, The River at Night charts the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident.

About The Author: Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio. Learn more about Erica HERE.

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tewksbury Community of Artists Meeting

The Tewksbury Community is holding it's first meeting of 2018. We will discuss plans our for the year ahead. This meeting is open to all current members and anyone in the community that is interested in joining the TCA.

CONTACT: Jeannette Waugh  978-455-9520  jwaugh38@mac.com
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

The Tewksbury Community is holding it's first meeting of 2018. We will discuss plans our for the year ahead. This meeting is open to all current members and anyone in the community that is interested in joining the TCA.

CONTACT:
  Jeannette Waugh
  978.455.9520
  jwaugh38@mac.com

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Cassandra Lee & The Acoustic Project

Enjoy a concert from Cassandra Lee and the Acoustic Project, a four-piece band comprised of musicians with decades of combined experience. Their sound is saturated with rich vocal harmonies over soothing acoustic guitar and keyboard, with light percussion. They've been featured in several local publications, such as The Lowell Sun, and have performed in the Lowell Folk Festival numerous times. Learn more about the band and each of their members HERE.

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

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

Enjoy a concert from Cassandra Lee and the Acoustic Project, a four-piece band comprised of musicians with decades of combined experience. Their sound is saturated with rich vocal harmonies over soothing acoustic guitar and keyboard, with light percussion. They've been featured in several local publications, such as The Lowell Sun, and have performed in the Lowell Folk Festival numerous times. Learn more about the band and each of their members HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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 15 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 15 seats.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Gaming: Grades 9-12

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

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 15 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday February 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Non-Fiction Book Group: True South by Jon Else

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group is reading True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement by Jon Else this month.  Books will be available at the second-floor Reference Desk by mid-January. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: A 30th Anniversary tribute reveals the inside story of the making of one of the most influential television shows in history, examining the production's role in reframing the course of the Civil Rights movement.

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

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group is reading True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement by Jon Else this month.  Books will be available at the second-floor Reference Desk by mid-January. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: A 30th Anniversary tribute reveals the inside story of the making of one of the most influential television shows in history, examining the production's role in reframing the course of the Civil Rights movement.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TECH TALK: How To Download Free 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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'The Last Warlord' with Brian Williams

Author Brian Glyn Williams will discuss his new book, "The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum."  Williams was an advisor to the new film, "12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers," which is currently in theatres starring Chris Hemsworth.  Many of the characters from his book are portrayed in the film.

About The Book: The book details how, after 9/11, the CIA contacted the mysterious Afghan-Mongol warrior to help US Special Forces wage a covert war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory. It sheds light on how the desperate Special Forces–Afghan cavalry campaign succeeded against all odds in liberating Afghanistan's holiest shrine and brought warriors from vastly different cultures together to fight their common Taliban enemy. The Last Warlord shows that, far from serving as a mere backdrop for American heroics, it was the horse-mounted descendants of Genghis Khan that allowed the American military to overthrow the Taliban regime in just two months.

About The Author: Brian Glyn Williams, PhD, is a professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. He has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency tracking suicide bombers in Afghanistan and is the author of Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda, Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America’s Longest War, and The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation. Learn more about Brian HERE.

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 Brian Glyn Williams will discuss his new book, "The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum."  Williams was an advisor to the new film, "12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers," which is currently in theatres starring Chris Hemsworth.  Many of the characters from his book are portrayed in the film.

About The Book: The book details how, after 9/11, the CIA contacted the mysterious Afghan-Mongol warrior to help US Special Forces wage a covert war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory. It sheds light on how the desperate Special Forces–Afghan cavalry campaign succeeded against all odds in liberating Afghanistan's holiest shrine and brought warriors from vastly different cultures together to fight their common Taliban enemy. The Last Warlord shows that, far from serving as a mere backdrop for American heroics, it was the horse-mounted descendants of Genghis Khan that allowed the American military to overthrow the Taliban regime in just two months.

About The Author: Brian Glyn Williams, PhD, is a professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. He has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency tracking suicide bombers in Afghanistan and is the author of Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda, Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America’s Longest War, and The Crimean Tatars: The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation. Learn more about Brian HERE.

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 February 9, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Only The Brave
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Only The Brave, a drama starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges.

About The FilmBased on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 88% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 134 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 one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Only The Brave, a drama starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges.

About The FilmBased on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 88% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 134 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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TBT Game Time Hang Time: Grades 6-8

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

Open to those in grades 6 through 8. 

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

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

Open to those in grades 6 through 8. 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Only The Brave (Dinner & A Movie)
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Only The Brave, a drama starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges.

About The Film: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 88% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 134 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 -- Only The Brave, a drama starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges.

About The Film: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 88% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 134 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 February 12, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: 10 Things To Know About Long Term Investing with Scott Hawley

Many people get flawed investment advice. Take a ten question quiz to test your knowledge of long term investment facts in this fun and engaging workshop. Scott and Brian Hawley from 3D Asset Management will review the questions and explain the answers. Expect to be surprised!

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

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

Many people get flawed investment advice. Take a ten question quiz to test your knowledge of long term investment facts in this fun and engaging workshop. Scott and Brian Hawley from 3D Asset Management will review the questions and explain the answers. Expect to be surprised!

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WINTER LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with George Washington

Actor John Koopman III will perform his one-man show, "President George Washington Speaks on the Constitution." 

About George: George Washington had a unique perspective on the founding of our nation: the father of our country, soldier statesman, first in war, first in peace. He'll discuss: What caused the colonists to found a new country? Why the Revolution drove Washington to the Constitutional Convention? What he thought of the Constitution? How was the new nation faced with many tests, including the Shay's and the Whiskey Rebellion? How was war averted with France?

About John: Since 2006, John Koopman III has had the honor of portraying General George Washington at many National Parks, State Parks and other historic sites all along the East Coast. He has appeared in more than 20 documentaries, films and TV shows -- often as George Washington or a Washington expert -- including the History Channel's "Secrets of the Founding Fathers;" the Travel Channel's "Untold Secrets;" and "America's First D-Day: Washington Crossing" from Continential Film Alliance.  Koopman is also the author of the historical novel, George Washington At War -- 1776.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

 

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

Actor John Koopman III will perform his one-man show, "President George Washington Speaks on the Constitution." 

About George: George Washington had a unique perspective on the founding of our nation: the father of our country, soldier statesman, first in war, first in peace. He'll discuss: What caused the colonists to found a new country? Why the Revolution drove Washington to the Constitutional Convention? What he thought of the Constitution? How was the new nation faced with many tests, including the Shay's and the Whiskey Rebellion? How was war averted with France?

About John: Since 2006, John Koopman III has had the honor of portraying General George Washington at many National Parks, State Parks and other historic sites all along the East Coast. He has appeared in more than 20 documentaries, films and TV shows -- often as George Washington or a Washington expert -- including the History Channel's "Secrets of the Founding Fathers;" the Travel Channel's "Untold Secrets;" and "America's First D-Day: Washington Crossing" from Continential Film Alliance.  Koopman is also the author of the historical novel, George Washington At War -- 1776.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday February 13, 2018
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
TECH TALK: How To Download Free Audiobooks & eBooks with Overdrive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (TAG): Grades 9-12

Teens! Do you:

  • Want to get involved @ your library? 
  • Help plan fun teen events? 
  • Help build the teen collection? 
  • Want to meet new friends? 
  • Need to earn community service hours? 

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! 
At
 TAG, we meet monthly, enjoy pizza, and figure out how to make the library a better place for teens.  

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley


For teens in grades 9-12. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian @ avillet@tewksburypl.org 

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Craft Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Teens! Do you:

  • Want to get involved @ your library? 
  • Help plan fun teen events? 
  • Help build the teen collection? 
  • Want to meet new friends? 
  • Need to earn community service hours? 

Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! 
At
 TAG, we meet monthly, enjoy pizza, and figure out how to make the library a better place for teens.  

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley


For teens in grades 9-12. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian @ avillet@tewksburypl.org 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Midlife: A Philosophical Guide' with Kieran Setiya
Author Kieran Setiya will discuss his new book, "Midlife: A Philosphical Guide." Learn how to solve your midlife crisis or help your loved ones solve theirs!

About The Book: Discover helpful philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age. How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive. You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps.

About The Author: Kieran Setiya is a Philosophy Professor at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He is the author of Practical Knowledge, Reasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong. His work on midlife has been featured in Philosophy Bites, Hi-Phi Nation, Five Books, Meaning of Life TV, and the New York Times

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 Kieran Setiya will discuss his new book, "Midlife: A Philosphical Guide." Learn how to solve your midlife crisis or help your loved ones solve theirs!

About The Book: Discover helpful philosophical wisdom and practical advice for overcoming the problems of middle age. How can you reconcile yourself with the lives you will never lead, with possibilities foreclosed, and with nostalgia for lost youth? How can you accept the failings of the past, the sense of futility in the tasks that consume the present, and the prospect of death that blights the future? In this self-help book, Kieran Setiya confronts the inevitable challenges of adulthood and middle age, showing how philosophy can help you thrive. You will learn why missing out might be a good thing, how options are overrated, and when you should be glad you made a mistake. You will be introduced to philosophical consolations for mortality. And you will learn what it would mean to live in the present, how it could solve your midlife crisis, and why meditation helps.

About The Author: Kieran Setiya is a Philosophy Professor at MIT, working mainly in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. He is the author of Practical Knowledge, Reasons without Rationalism, and Knowing Right From Wrong. His work on midlife has been featured in Philosophy Bites, Hi-Phi Nation, Five Books, Meaning of Life TV, and the New York Times

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 February 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONCERT: Julie Kinscheck, Singer & Songwriter

Enjoy a jazz concert from singer/songwriter Julie Kinscheck, who has an impressive resume when it comes to music. In addition to her solo career, she's been involved in over five different bands, featuring genres such as jazz, religious music, and more. She also teaches voice lessons and has been featured extensively on both television and radio. Learn more about Julie HERE.

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

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

Enjoy a jazz concert from singer/songwriter Julie Kinscheck, who has an impressive resume when it comes to music. In addition to her solo career, she's been involved in over five different bands, featuring genres such as jazz, religious music, and more. She also teaches voice lessons and has been featured extensively on both television and radio. Learn more about Julie HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Poetry Circle

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

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

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

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

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

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

Registration is preferred, but not required to attend. 

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Princess Bride Night: Grades 6-12

Come celebrate The Princess Bride with some themed snacks, activities, and a screening of the movie!

This program is open to teens in Grades 6-12. The movie is rated PG.

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

Come celebrate The Princess Bride with some themed snacks, activities, and a screening of the movie!

This program is open to teens in Grades 6-12. The movie is rated PG.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huntington's Disease Support Group
CONTACT: Cheryl Sullivan Staveley  csull22@gmail.com
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Sullivan Staveley
  
  csull22@gmail.com

Thursday February 15, 2018
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TECH TALK: How To Download Free Audiobooks & eBooks with Overdrive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Boston Ballerina' with Lauren Young
Author Laura Young will discuss her new book, "Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, A Company, An Era." 

About The Book: Boston Ballerina is both a memoir of Laura Young's personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet’s rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today. It is interspersed with ruminations on the history of ballet, stories from the company’s Balanchine-influenced early years under founder E. Virginia Williams, and recollections from noteworthy tours, including those featuring the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, with whom Young was frequently paired.

About The Author: Laura Young was a company dancer in the Boston Ballet since its inception in 1965 and continues with the organization as a Boston Ballet School faculty member. As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history.

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 Laura Young will discuss her new book, "Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, A Company, An Era." 

About The Book: Boston Ballerina is both a memoir of Laura Young's personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet’s rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today. It is interspersed with ruminations on the history of ballet, stories from the company’s Balanchine-influenced early years under founder E. Virginia Williams, and recollections from noteworthy tours, including those featuring the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, with whom Young was frequently paired.

About The Author: Laura Young was a company dancer in the Boston Ballet since its inception in 1965 and continues with the organization as a Boston Ballet School faculty member. As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history.

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 February 16, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Wonder
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Wonder, a drama starring Julie Robers, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

About The FilmBased on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 85% positive critics rating. Rated PG. 113 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 one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Wonder, a drama starring Julie Robers, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

About The FilmBased on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 85% positive critics rating. Rated PG. 113 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: Wonder (Dinner & A Movie)
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Wonder, a drama starring Julie Robers, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

About The FilmBased on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 85% positive critics rating. Rated PG. 113 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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 -- Wonder, a drama starring Julie Robers, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.

About The FilmBased on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 85% positive critics rating. Rated PG. 113 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 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


Tuesday February 20, 2018
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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: 'Inferno - A Doctor's Ebola Story' with Steven Hatch
Author Steven Hatch, MD will discuss his new book, "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story." 

About The Book: Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, first came to Liberia in November 2013 to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians he had served with were dead or unable to work, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Inferno is his account of the epidemic that nearly consumed a nation, as well as its deeper origins. Powerful and clear-eyed, Inferno not only explores a deadly virus and an afflicted country, but also reveals how the Ebola outbreak stoked nativist anxieties that were exploited for political gain in the United States and around the world. In telling one doctor's story, Inferno demonstrates how generations of inequality left Liberia vulnerable to crisis, and how similar circumstances might fuel another plague elsewhere. By understanding and alleviating those circumstances, Hatch writes, we may help smother the fire next time.

About The Author: Dr. Steven Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, specializing in infectious disease and immunology. In 2013-2014, Dr. Hatch lived and worked in Liberia as one of the few Western doctors fighting the Ebola epidemic. His work in Liberia was featured in The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN with Anderson Cooper, and elsewhere. 

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 Steven Hatch, MD will discuss his new book, "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story." 

About The Book: Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, first came to Liberia in November 2013 to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians he had served with were dead or unable to work, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Inferno is his account of the epidemic that nearly consumed a nation, as well as its deeper origins. Powerful and clear-eyed, Inferno not only explores a deadly virus and an afflicted country, but also reveals how the Ebola outbreak stoked nativist anxieties that were exploited for political gain in the United States and around the world. In telling one doctor's story, Inferno demonstrates how generations of inequality left Liberia vulnerable to crisis, and how similar circumstances might fuel another plague elsewhere. By understanding and alleviating those circumstances, Hatch writes, we may help smother the fire next time.

About The Author: Dr. Steven Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, specializing in infectious disease and immunology. In 2013-2014, Dr. Hatch lived and worked in Liberia as one of the few Western doctors fighting the Ebola epidemic. His work in Liberia was featured in The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN with Anderson Cooper, and elsewhere. 

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 February 21, 2018
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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

Thursday February 22, 2018
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TECH TALKS: How To Download Free Magazines With RBdigital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AUTHOR VISIT: 'Why You Eat What You Eat' with Rachel Herz
Author Rachel Herz will discuss her new book, "Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food." 

About The Book: In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption?such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes?and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other.

About The Author: A world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, Dr. Rachel Herz is a published author of both books and numerous research publications. She is also a valued consultant to the world’s largest aromachemical companies, an entrepreneur, and teaches at Brown University and Boston College. Learn more about Rachel HERE.

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

CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Author Rachel Herz will discuss her new book, "Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food." 

About The Book: In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption?such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes?and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other.

About The Author: A world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, Dr. Rachel Herz is a published author of both books and numerous research publications. She is also a valued consultant to the world’s largest aromachemical companies, an entrepreneur, and teaches at Brown University and Boston College. Learn more about Rachel HERE.

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 February 23, 2018
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: The Florida Project
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Florida Project, a drama starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, and Willem Dafoe.
 
About The FilmSet over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playments and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. 96% positive critics rating. Rated R. 111 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 one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Florida Project, a drama starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, and Willem Dafoe.
 
About The FilmSet over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playments and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. 96% positive critics rating. Rated R. 111 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.
 
About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WINTER FILM SERIES: The Florida Project (Dinner & A Movie)
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Florida Project, a drama starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, and Willem Dafoe.
 
About The FilmSet over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playments and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. 96% positive critics rating. Rated R. 111 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.
 
About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Florida Project, a drama starring Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, and Willem Dafoe.
 
About The FilmSet over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playments and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. 96% positive critics rating. Rated R. 111 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.
 
About The Event: Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza and water will be served from 6:30pm to 7pm. A $2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Saturday February 24, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Animanga Club: Grades 6-12

Teens: Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to explore Japanese anime (animation) and manga (graphic novels)?  Want to share your latest anime and manga discoveries? 

Join us at Animanga Club where we watch anime, share manga titles & eat treats!
Bring friends -
 new Animanga members and optional cosplay welcome! 

Most meetings will involve watching anime, discussing manga, opening a subscription box and eating snacks. Some meetings may include games, activity or craft.

For teens in grades 6-12! See you there!

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

Teens: Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to explore Japanese anime (animation) and manga (graphic novels)?  Want to share your latest anime and manga discoveries? 

Join us at Animanga Club where we watch anime, share manga titles & eat treats!
Bring friends -
 new Animanga members and optional cosplay welcome! 

Most meetings will involve watching anime, discussing manga, opening a subscription box and eating snacks. Some meetings may include games, activity or craft.

For teens in grades 6-12! See you there!

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
FanAntics: Riverdale: Grades 6-12

A group where teens can hang out and geek out about their favorite fandoms! Each meeting we will eat snacks and discuss current news from a variety of fandoms as well as creating a craft or playing a game based on a particular fandom. February's meeting will be focused on the tv show Riverdale.

Warning: There will be spoilers! If you haven't seen this latest episode or current season then be prepared to use your earmuffs.

This program is open to anyone in grades 6-12.

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

A group where teens can hang out and geek out about their favorite fandoms! Each meeting we will eat snacks and discuss current news from a variety of fandoms as well as creating a craft or playing a game based on a particular fandom. February's meeting will be focused on the tv show Riverdale.

Warning: There will be spoilers! If you haven't seen this latest episode or current season then be prepared to use your earmuffs.

This program is open to anyone in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday February 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: That's Not What I Said! with Clare Harlow

Did you know that 70% of all relationship problems are the result of communication breakdowns?  Do you often feel that you are misunderstood by colleagues or family members? Listening to people and interpreting what they are really saying is a lot more work than we think. If you would like to learn more about the way you communicate, the barriers to good communication, and how you can communicate more effectively, please join us for this interactive, worthwhile workshop. Led by career coach and life coach Clare Harlow, MSW. Learn more about Clare HERE.

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

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

Did you know that 70% of all relationship problems are the result of communication breakdowns?  Do you often feel that you are misunderstood by colleagues or family members? Listening to people and interpreting what they are really saying is a lot more work than we think. If you would like to learn more about the way you communicate, the barriers to good communication, and how you can communicate more effectively, please join us for this interactive, worthwhile workshop. Led by career coach and life coach Clare Harlow, MSW. Learn more about Clare HERE.

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

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WINTER LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with John Adams

Actor George Baker will perform his one-man show, "John Adams: A Lively and Revolutionary Conversation with America's Second President." 

About John: John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1735 and practiced law in Boston where he represented twelve British soldiers charged with murder in the Boston Massacre of March 1770, a case which is the first recorded instance in Colonial America that the judge instructed the jury that they cannot convict unless they are convinced of the defendants’ guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”  In 1774, he was chosen to be one of the five delegates from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.  In 1776, he was the Congress’ most strenuous advocate for American independence from Great Britain.  Later he served as ambassador from the Continental Congress to Paris, Holland and London and was Vice President in the administration of President George Washington.  In 1796, he was elected the second President of the United States.

About George: Since 2008, George Baker has portrayed the character of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country at national conventions and venues like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Kansas, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri, the New York Historical Society and was featured as John Adams on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360.  A graduate of Columbia College ’69 and Columbia Law School ’73, George practices law in Connecticut when not on the road as John Adams.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

Actor George Baker will perform his one-man show, "John Adams: A Lively and Revolutionary Conversation with America's Second President." 

About John: John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1735 and practiced law in Boston where he represented twelve British soldiers charged with murder in the Boston Massacre of March 1770, a case which is the first recorded instance in Colonial America that the judge instructed the jury that they cannot convict unless they are convinced of the defendants’ guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”  In 1774, he was chosen to be one of the five delegates from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.  In 1776, he was the Congress’ most strenuous advocate for American independence from Great Britain.  Later he served as ambassador from the Continental Congress to Paris, Holland and London and was Vice President in the administration of President George Washington.  In 1796, he was elected the second President of the United States.

About George: Since 2008, George Baker has portrayed the character of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country at national conventions and venues like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Kansas, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri, the New York Historical Society and was featured as John Adams on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360.  A graduate of Columbia College ’69 and Columbia Law School ’73, George practices law in Connecticut when not on the road as John Adams.

Doors to open by 6:45pm.  Q&A to follow the performance. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This program is a part of the library's winter living history series.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday February 27, 2018
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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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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Social Justice Book Group: 9-12

Do you like reading, need community service hours, and want to help make the world a better place? Then join the Social Justice Book Group! Each month we will read a book on a different issue and then meet to discuss the book. After talking about the book, the group will come up with ways to bring awareness or alleviate the problem. February's title is "Wrecked" by Maria Padian, copies are available to pick up today! Only teens who participate in the meeting will receive service hours.

Open to teens in grades 9-12.

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Do you like reading, need community service hours, and want to help make the world a better place? Then join the Social Justice Book Group! Each month we will read a book on a different issue and then meet to discuss the book. After talking about the book, the group will come up with ways to bring awareness or alleviate the problem. February's title is "Wrecked" by Maria Padian, copies are available to pick up today! Only teens who participate in the meeting will receive service hours.

Open to teens in grades 9-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room