Monday October 23, 2017
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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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12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT: Brian Pena  978-640-4440 x239  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian Pena
  978.640.4440 x239
  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Know What The Recruiters Really Want To Hear with Elaine Jackson

What do recruiters say that you are not hearing during your job interviews? Learn how to listen, respond, and “appropriately react” during a job interview and understand the types of interview questions asked. Learn strategies to stay calm and professional in addition to learning techniques to control your body language. The presentation is full of free resources and links to motivate and help you become quickly ready for your next job interviews. Read your interviewer and discover how to control what is being read from your non-verbal responses. Be the driver during your next interview! Led by Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b, a dedicated project management instructor. She is the Founder of Holistic Project Management Consulting, and is a Sustainability Management presenter. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

What do recruiters say that you are not hearing during your job interviews? Learn how to listen, respond, and “appropriately react” during a job interview and understand the types of interview questions asked. Learn strategies to stay calm and professional in addition to learning techniques to control your body language. The presentation is full of free resources and links to motivate and help you become quickly ready for your next job interviews. Read your interviewer and discover how to control what is being read from your non-verbal responses. Be the driver during your next interview! Led by Elaine Jackson, BS, PMP, GPM-b, a dedicated project management instructor. She is the Founder of Holistic Project Management Consulting, and is a Sustainability Management presenter. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome To Tewksbury Reception

Are you new to Tewksbury or have you lived here for awhile and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Tewksbury Reception. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.

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

Are you new to Tewksbury or have you lived here for awhile and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Tewksbury Reception. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Board of Director's

THS Board of Directors

CONTACT: David Marcus  978-388-7262  marcusdavidedward@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustee's Room

THS Board of Directors

CONTACT:
  David Marcus
  978.388.7262
  marcusdavidedward@gmail.com

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adult Coloring Group

Spend a relaxing, stress-free afternoon at the library and reconnect with the joy of coloring. The library will provide coloring pages, specifically designed for adults, and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer. Escape the hecticness of your daily life, express your creativity and enjoy camaraderie on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month. No registration required, just drop in.

CONTACT: Luke Terry  978-640-4490  lterry@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Spend a relaxing, stress-free afternoon at the library and reconnect with the joy of coloring. The library will provide coloring pages, specifically designed for adults, and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer. Escape the hecticness of your daily life, express your creativity and enjoy camaraderie on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month. No registration required, just drop in.

CONTACT:
  Luke Terry
  978.640.4490
  lterry@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TECH TUESDAYS: 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 Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Overdrive? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

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

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Overdrive? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session 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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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Hang Out: Grades 9-12

Teens, come hang out in the Craft Room! This is your space to share memes, play games, work on craft projects, listen to a podcast, or watch webisodes while eating snacks and chatting.

This event is open to teens in grades 9 through 12.

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

Teens, come hang out in the Craft Room! This is your space to share memes, play games, work on craft projects, listen to a podcast, or watch webisodes while eating snacks and chatting.

This event is open to teens in grades 9 through 12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

For ages 3 to 7.

Put on your pjs and have fun at a nightime story time! We'll have stories, songs, movement and more!

Pajamas are not required but we'll have ours on! No registration required.

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

For ages 3 to 7.

Put on your pjs and have fun at a nightime story time! We'll have stories, songs, movement and more!

Pajamas are not required but we'll have ours on! No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Bob Halloran ('Count The Rings!')

Author Bob Halloran will discuss his new book, Count The Rings!: Inside Boston's Wicked Awesome Reign As The City Of Champions.

About The Book: A boastful, fully illustrated, Boston fan’s celebration of the most amazing run of sports dominance any city has seen: 10 championships from 4 teams in just 16 years. The perfect gift for the Boston sports fan—a full-color, illustrated celebration of the city’s historic, unprecedented run of sports championships since the 2001-02 football season.. The champion New England Patriots (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017), Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007, 2013), Boston Celtics (2008), and Boston Bruins (2011)—each season detailed through the key moments fans will want to replay again and again. Packed with color photography and sidebars, the book captures the transformation of Boston into Title Town!

About The AuthorBob Halloran is a Boston-based award winning journalist, accomplished author, movie consultant and sports writer. Currently the sports anchor and weekend news anchor for Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB, his broadcast career has included roles at ESPN, WFXT in Boston, and WPRI in Providence, RI. At ESPN, Bob spent three years as an anchor and writer for ESPN.com. Halloran has written several books including Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward; and Impact Statement: A Family's Fight for Justice Against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi and the FBI. Halloran has won a New England Emmy Award for sportscasting, and two honors from the Associated Press.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Author Bob Halloran will discuss his new book, Count The Rings!: Inside Boston's Wicked Awesome Reign As The City Of Champions.

About The Book: A boastful, fully illustrated, Boston fan’s celebration of the most amazing run of sports dominance any city has seen: 10 championships from 4 teams in just 16 years. The perfect gift for the Boston sports fan—a full-color, illustrated celebration of the city’s historic, unprecedented run of sports championships since the 2001-02 football season.. The champion New England Patriots (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017), Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007, 2013), Boston Celtics (2008), and Boston Bruins (2011)—each season detailed through the key moments fans will want to replay again and again. Packed with color photography and sidebars, the book captures the transformation of Boston into Title Town!

About The AuthorBob Halloran is a Boston-based award winning journalist, accomplished author, movie consultant and sports writer. Currently the sports anchor and weekend news anchor for Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB, his broadcast career has included roles at ESPN, WFXT in Boston, and WPRI in Providence, RI. At ESPN, Bob spent three years as an anchor and writer for ESPN.com. Halloran has written several books including Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward; and Impact Statement: A Family's Fight for Justice Against Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi and the FBI. Halloran has won a New England Emmy Award for sportscasting, and two honors from the Associated Press.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday October 25, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FALL CONCERT SERIES: Concert with Diane Battistello

Enjoy a 60-minute acoustic folk concert with singer/songwriter and guitarist Diane Battistello, featuring sing-alongs from the 40's, 50's and 60's. A Massachusetts native,  Battistello wrote songs and poems as a hobby in her youth, but it was not until she was in her 20s when she picked up the guitar. She confesses to being a ‘closet musician’ nearly 40 years, before she began experimenting with local open mics.  She now performs as a feature artist throughout New England and serves on the Rhode Island Songwriter Association's Board of Directors. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Enjoy a 60-minute acoustic folk concert with singer/songwriter and guitarist Diane Battistello, featuring sing-alongs from the 40's, 50's and 60's. A Massachusetts native,  Battistello wrote songs and poems as a hobby in her youth, but it was not until she was in her 20s when she picked up the guitar. She confesses to being a ‘closet musician’ nearly 40 years, before she began experimenting with local open mics.  She now performs as a feature artist throughout New England and serves on the Rhode Island Songwriter Association's Board of Directors. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. 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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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 October 16th.

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

For ages 8-11

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is limited to 10. Sign up by clicking the register button or by calling the Children's desk beginning on October 16th.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TBT Book Group: Grades 6-8

A monthly book group for those in grades 6 through 8. Come share your thoughts about each month's book. Haven't finished the book or didn't like it? No worries, come share your honest opinion and vote on next month's title. 

October's book is "The Riverman" by Aaron Starmer.

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

A monthly book group for those in grades 6 through 8. Come share your thoughts about each month's book. Haven't finished the book or didn't like it? No worries, come share your honest opinion and vote on next month's title. 

October's book is "The Riverman" by Aaron Starmer.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. 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
Evening Book Group Meeting: Killer Look by Linda Fairstein

The library's Evening Book Group is reading Killer Look by Linda Fairstein this month. Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk by the end of September. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: The shady underside of glamour challenges Alex Cooper, Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, who embark on a murder investigation at the height of New York City's Fashion Week to expose dark undercurrents in the garment district and the machinations of a resolved killer.

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

The library's Evening Book Group is reading Killer Look by Linda Fairstein this month. Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk by the end of September. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: The shady underside of glamour challenges Alex Cooper, Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, who embark on a murder investigation at the height of New York City's Fashion Week to expose dark undercurrents in the garment district and the machinations of a resolved killer.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in Toddler Craft

For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up)   Older silbings are always welcome, too!

Come by to make a fun Halloween craft today! No registration required. One craft per child, please.

 

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

For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up)   Older silbings are always welcome, too!

Come by to make a fun Halloween craft today! No registration required. One craft per child, please.

 

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FALL PARANORMAL SERIES: A Celebration of 'Stranger Things'

Are you a fan of Netflix's hit television show "Stranger Things?" The night before Season 2's release, come enjoy an evening of Stranger Things-inspired trivia, games, prizes, music, and refreshments. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character!  This celebration is open to all adult fans of the show.  Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

Are you a fan of Netflix's hit television show "Stranger Things?" The night before Season 2's release, come enjoy an evening of Stranger Things-inspired trivia, games, prizes, music, and refreshments. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character!  This celebration is open to all adult fans of the show.  Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday October 27, 2017
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- War for the Planet of the Apes, an action adventure starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

About The Film: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. 93% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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 -- War for the Planet of the Apes, an action adventure starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

About The Film: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. 93% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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 Friday Art: Grades 6-8

Drop in and decorate plastic pumpkins while hanging out and listening to music! We have limited pumpkins so please register to reserve your spot.

This program is geared towards those grades 6 through 8.

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

Drop in and decorate plastic pumpkins while hanging out and listening to music! We have limited pumpkins so please register to reserve your spot.

This program is geared towards those grades 6 through 8.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Teen Space


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: War For The Planet Of The Apes (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- War for the Planet of the Apes, an action adventure starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

About The Film: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. 93% 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 -- War for the Planet of the Apes, an action adventure starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson.

About The Film: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. 93% 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


Saturday October 28, 2017
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Crafts for All! Inclusive Craft Day

For ages 4 and up

We are partnering with Liam Nation Inc to offer a wide range of crafts for differing abilities and ages. All are welcome!

This program is a drop in so no registration is required. Drop in any time to try out the crafts. Please note the crafts will be for different levels of ability, so some may not be appropriate for every child.

 

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

For ages 4 and up

We are partnering with Liam Nation Inc to offer a wide range of crafts for differing abilities and ages. All are welcome!

This program is a drop in so no registration is required. Drop in any time to try out the crafts. Please note the crafts will be for different levels of ability, so some may not be appropriate for every child.

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Terry Knopf ('The Golden Age Of Boston Television')

Author Terry Knopf will discuss her new book, The Golden Age of Boston Television.  

About The Book: Do the names “Chet and Natalie,” “Liz, Jack and Lobel” and TV showman Tom Ellis ring a bell?  All were part of a historic era in Boston's Golden Age of television news and programming. In this lively insider account, Terry Ann Knopf traces the Golden Age's origins in the 1970s through its decline in the early 1990s. She also explores pivotal events such as TV coverage of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster and Governor Mike Dukakis' 1988 run for president. Knopf delves into how Boston TV stations largely failed during the Boston’s clerical sex abuse scandal and how the persistence of racism and sexism manifested itself within Boston’s TV stations. Come take an intimate look at how Boston’s television stations refracted the city’s culture in unique ways, while at the same time setting national standards for television creativity and excellence.

About The Author: Terry Ann Knopf has worked as a TV critic for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger, and was also a Boston Globe correspondent specializing in television. Her freelance pieces have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times, and Boston Magazine, and in numerous scholarly journals. A three-time winner for Best TV Critic in Boston Magazine’s annual Best-of-Boston awards, she was also voted Best Columnist by the New England Women’s Press Association. She has been a longtime lecturer in Boston University’s journalism department.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Author Terry Knopf will discuss her new book, The Golden Age of Boston Television.  

About The Book: Do the names “Chet and Natalie,” “Liz, Jack and Lobel” and TV showman Tom Ellis ring a bell?  All were part of a historic era in Boston's Golden Age of television news and programming. In this lively insider account, Terry Ann Knopf traces the Golden Age's origins in the 1970s through its decline in the early 1990s. She also explores pivotal events such as TV coverage of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster and Governor Mike Dukakis' 1988 run for president. Knopf delves into how Boston TV stations largely failed during the Boston’s clerical sex abuse scandal and how the persistence of racism and sexism manifested itself within Boston’s TV stations. Come take an intimate look at how Boston’s television stations refracted the city’s culture in unique ways, while at the same time setting national standards for television creativity and excellence.

About The Author: Terry Ann Knopf has worked as a TV critic for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger, and was also a Boston Globe correspondent specializing in television. Her freelance pieces have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, the New York Times, and Boston Magazine, and in numerous scholarly journals. A three-time winner for Best TV Critic in Boston Magazine’s annual Best-of-Boston awards, she was also voted Best Columnist by the New England Women’s Press Association. She has been a longtime lecturer in Boston University’s journalism department.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday October 30, 2017
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12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT: Brian Pena  978-640-4440 x239  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian Pena
  978.640.4440 x239
  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job with Jack Wang

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL HEALTH SERIES: Stress Management with Self-Hypnosis with Lowell General Hospital (Part 1 of 2)

Stress makes us frustrated, ineffective, unhappy and it can even cause injury. Learn how to improve the ways you currently cope with stress by utilizing self-hypnosis and various "natural" techniques, such as relaxation, breathing, affirming and visualizing. In this workshop participants will explore techniques of relaxation, reflection, meditation, and quieting on stress reduction that utilize self-hypnosis as an effective reinforcement.

This is a two-part workshop. The first week, attendees will learn stress management skills and the following week they will return to discuss if they used them and how they worked. The second part will take place on Monday, November 6, 6:30pm-8pm. Scroll down to that date to register. Limited to 75 seats. Co-sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

Stress makes us frustrated, ineffective, unhappy and it can even cause injury. Learn how to improve the ways you currently cope with stress by utilizing self-hypnosis and various "natural" techniques, such as relaxation, breathing, affirming and visualizing. In this workshop participants will explore techniques of relaxation, reflection, meditation, and quieting on stress reduction that utilize self-hypnosis as an effective reinforcement.

This is a two-part workshop. The first week, attendees will learn stress management skills and the following week they will return to discuss if they used them and how they worked. The second part will take place on Monday, November 6, 6:30pm-8pm. Scroll down to that date to register. Limited to 75 seats. Co-sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Costume-a-rama Story Time

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

Wear your Halloween costume tonight--or any costume or your pjs!--and have fun with us on this Halloween themed night of stories, songs and movement.

No registration required (or costumes).

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

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

Wear your Halloween costume tonight--or any costume or your pjs!--and have fun with us on this Halloween themed night of stories, songs and movement.

No registration required (or costumes).

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
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10:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Trick or Treat at the Library

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Join in on our annual trick or treating tradition at the Library! Children in costume may come to visit the Library on Halloween any time from 10:00am until 9:00pm and receive a treat at all 4 of our service desks in circulation, teen, children's and reference. 

No registration is required. We look forward to celebrating this holiday with you! 

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

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Join in on our annual trick or treating tradition at the Library! Children in costume may come to visit the Library on Halloween any time from 10:00am until 9:00pm and receive a treat at all 4 of our service desks in circulation, teen, children's and reference. 

No registration is required. We look forward to celebrating this holiday with you! 

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

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

For ages 3 to 6. Younger or older siblings are always welcome!

This morning, put on that Halloween costume and join us for a Halloween themed story time with songs, stories and dancing.

No registration required, just drop in.

Costumes are NOT required. 

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

For ages 3 to 6. Younger or older siblings are always welcome!

This morning, put on that Halloween costume and join us for a Halloween themed story time with songs, stories and dancing.

No registration required, just drop in.

Costumes are NOT required. 

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TECH TUESDAYS: 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 Tuesday, but would like to learn about RBdigital? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session 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 Tuesday, but would like to learn about RBdigital? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Halloween Fest: Grades 6-12

Stop by the Teen Space and celebrate Halloween with us! We will have various activities, music, snacks, and trick-or-treating! Costumes encouraged but not required.

This program is open to all those in grades 6-12.

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

Stop by the Teen Space and celebrate Halloween with us! We will have various activities, music, snacks, and trick-or-treating! Costumes encouraged but not required.

This program is open to all those 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
FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Michael Ponsor ('The One-Eyed Judge')

Author and U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor will discuss his new book, The One-Eyed Judge.

About The Book: When FBI agents barge into Sidney Cranmer’s home accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents isn’t his, but the charge against him appears airtight, and his academic specialty—the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—convinces investigators he’s lying. Presiding over the case against Professor Cranmer, U.S. District Judge David Norcross fears his daily confrontation with evil has made him too jaded to become a husband and father. His girlfriend, Claire Lindemann, teaches in the same department as the defendant and is convinced of his innocence. Soon, she will take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile -- with his love life in turmoil and his plans for the future on hold -- a personal tragedy leaves Norcross responsible for his two young nieces. Unbeknownst to him, a vengeful child predator hovers over his new family, preparing to strike.

About The Author: Michael Ponsor graduated from Harvard, received a Rhodes Scholarship, and studied for two years at Pembroke College, Oxford. As an undergraduate, he spent a year teaching in Kabete, Kenya, just outside Nairobi. After taking his law degree from Yale and clerking in federal court in Boston, he began his legal career, specializing in criminal defense. He moved to Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1978, where he practiced as a trial attorney in his own firm until his appointment in 1984 as a US magistrate judge in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Author and U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor will discuss his new book, The One-Eyed Judge.

About The Book: When FBI agents barge into Sidney Cranmer’s home accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor’s life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents isn’t his, but the charge against him appears airtight, and his academic specialty—the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—convinces investigators he’s lying. Presiding over the case against Professor Cranmer, U.S. District Judge David Norcross fears his daily confrontation with evil has made him too jaded to become a husband and father. His girlfriend, Claire Lindemann, teaches in the same department as the defendant and is convinced of his innocence. Soon, she will take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile -- with his love life in turmoil and his plans for the future on hold -- a personal tragedy leaves Norcross responsible for his two young nieces. Unbeknownst to him, a vengeful child predator hovers over his new family, preparing to strike.

About The Author: Michael Ponsor graduated from Harvard, received a Rhodes Scholarship, and studied for two years at Pembroke College, Oxford. As an undergraduate, he spent a year teaching in Kabete, Kenya, just outside Nairobi. After taking his law degree from Yale and clerking in federal court in Boston, he began his legal career, specializing in criminal defense. He moved to Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1978, where he practiced as a trial attorney in his own firm until his appointment in 1984 as a US magistrate judge in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday November 1, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FALL CONCERT SERIES: Concert with Josiah Contreras

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Josiah Contreras. Armed with his bass and voice, Josiah Contreras, a.k.a. Red Elk, plays what he calls “Native soul,” combining modern groove-based styles (funk, soul, folk, and rock) with elements of Native American music (rhythms, chants, flutes, and percussion). Red Elk draws inspiration from artists such as Victor Wooten, A Tribe Called Red, R. Carlos Nakai, and Nahko and Medicine for the People. He hopes to create groove-based, enjoyable music that expresses his passion while reiterating the message of indigenous people. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Josiah Contreras. Armed with his bass and voice, Josiah Contreras, a.k.a. Red Elk, plays what he calls “Native soul,” combining modern groove-based styles (funk, soul, folk, and rock) with elements of Native American music (rhythms, chants, flutes, and percussion). Red Elk draws inspiration from artists such as Victor Wooten, A Tribe Called Red, R. Carlos Nakai, and Nahko and Medicine for the People. He hopes to create groove-based, enjoyable music that expresses his passion while reiterating the message of indigenous people. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. 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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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Barks & Books with Misty

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

Kids (especially those struggling with reading) are invited to sign up for a one-on-one session with our service dog Misty on Wednesdays. 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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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 - 7:00 PM
Teen Gaming: Grades 9-12

Teens, come hang out with video games, board games, and snacks in our meeting room.

Registration is appreciated. This event is for those in grades 9-12.

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  (978) 640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Teens, come hang out with video games, board games, and snacks in our meeting room.

Registration is appreciated. This event is for those in grades 9-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  (978) 640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday November 2, 2017
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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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FALL PARANORMAL SERIES: The Legend of a New England Ghost Ship with Jill Farinelli

Author Jill Farinelli will discuss her new book, The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship.  

About The Book: Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island, twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast. The ship carried emigrants from the Palatinate and its neighboring territories in what is now southwest Germany. The 105 passengers and crew on board—sick, frozen, and starving—were all that remained of the 340 men, women, and children who had left their homeland the previous spring. They now found themselves castaways, on the verge of death, and at the mercy of a community of strangers whose language they did not speak.

Shortly after the wreck, rumors began to circulate that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. The stories persisted, transforming over time as stories do and, in less than a hundred years, two terrifying versions of the event had emerged. Some claimed the ship was set ablaze to hide evidence of crimes, their stories fueled by reports of a fiery ghost ship first seen drifting in Block Island Sound on the one-year anniversary of the wreck. These tales became known as the legend of the Palatine, the name given to the ship in later years, when its original name had been long forgotten. The flaming apparition was nicknamed the Palatine Light.

The eerie phenomenon has been witnessed by hundreds of people over the centuries, and numerous scientific theories have been offered as to its origin. Its continued reappearances, along with the attention of some of nineteenth-century America’s most notable writers—among them Richard Henry Dana Sr., John Greenleaf Whittier, Edward Everett Hale, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson—has helped keep the legend alive. This despite evidence that the vessel, whose actual name was the Princess Augusta, was never abandoned, lured ashore, or destroyed by fire. So how did the rumors begin? What really happened to the Princess Augusta and the passengers she carried on her final, fatal voyage? Through years of painstaking research, Jill Farinelli reconstructs the origins of one of New England’s most chilling maritime mysteries.

About The Author: Jill Farinelli graduated from William Smith College with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies and English. Determined to live near the ocean in a city steeped in history, she moved to the Boston area where, for the past twenty-five years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, primarily in educational publishing. This is her first work of historical nonfiction, on a subject that captured her imagination after spending a week with friends on Block Island ten years ago.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Author Jill Farinelli will discuss her new book, The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship.  

About The Book: Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island, twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast. The ship carried emigrants from the Palatinate and its neighboring territories in what is now southwest Germany. The 105 passengers and crew on board—sick, frozen, and starving—were all that remained of the 340 men, women, and children who had left their homeland the previous spring. They now found themselves castaways, on the verge of death, and at the mercy of a community of strangers whose language they did not speak.

Shortly after the wreck, rumors began to circulate that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. The stories persisted, transforming over time as stories do and, in less than a hundred years, two terrifying versions of the event had emerged. Some claimed the ship was set ablaze to hide evidence of crimes, their stories fueled by reports of a fiery ghost ship first seen drifting in Block Island Sound on the one-year anniversary of the wreck. These tales became known as the legend of the Palatine, the name given to the ship in later years, when its original name had been long forgotten. The flaming apparition was nicknamed the Palatine Light.

The eerie phenomenon has been witnessed by hundreds of people over the centuries, and numerous scientific theories have been offered as to its origin. Its continued reappearances, along with the attention of some of nineteenth-century America’s most notable writers—among them Richard Henry Dana Sr., John Greenleaf Whittier, Edward Everett Hale, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson—has helped keep the legend alive. This despite evidence that the vessel, whose actual name was the Princess Augusta, was never abandoned, lured ashore, or destroyed by fire. So how did the rumors begin? What really happened to the Princess Augusta and the passengers she carried on her final, fatal voyage? Through years of painstaking research, Jill Farinelli reconstructs the origins of one of New England’s most chilling maritime mysteries.

About The Author: Jill Farinelli graduated from William Smith College with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies and English. Determined to live near the ocean in a city steeped in history, she moved to the Boston area where, for the past twenty-five years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, primarily in educational publishing. This is her first work of historical nonfiction, on a subject that captured her imagination after spending a week with friends on Block Island ten years ago.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday November 3, 2017
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: Lady Macbeth

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Lady Macbeth, a drama starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Paul Hilton.

About The Film: In 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rated R. 89 minutes. 88% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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 -- Lady Macbeth, a drama starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Paul Hilton.

About The Film: In 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rated R. 89 minutes. 88% positive critics rating. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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
FALL FILM SERIES: Lady Macbeth (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Lady Macbeth, a drama starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Paul Hilton.

About The Film: In 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rated R. 89 minutes. 88% 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 -- Lady Macbeth, a drama starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Paul Hilton.

About The Film: In 19th century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. Rated R. 89 minutes. 88% 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


Saturday November 4, 2017
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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.

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.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tewksbury Book Festival (Meet 10 Tewksbury Authors)

Details coming soon.

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

Details coming soon.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FALL CONCERT SERIES: Concert with Ruth Harcovitz

Enjoy a special concert -- "Songs of World War II" -- with singer Ruth Harcovitz, celebrating the seventy-second anniversary of the end of the Second World War and Veterans' Day. The show commemorates the end of World War II, a time when the world was new, hearts were young, and life was free once again.  Harcovitz’s presentation will include all your favorites from the era, such as “Accentuate the Positive,” “White Cliffs of Dover,” and many others. 

About The Performer: Ruth Harcovitz, a former Ms. Massachusetts, has thrilled thousands with her sparking voice and warm personality, and is in constant demand throughout the country.  A New England Conservatory graduate, she also studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. She has sung lead roles with opera companies and has been featured as soloist with choral societies and orchestras.  A favorite in resorts, she recently returned from a successful singing tour in Florida. She is known for her wide variety of programs which always draw large crowds.

Limited to 75 seats. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

Enjoy a special concert -- "Songs of World War II" -- with singer Ruth Harcovitz, celebrating the seventy-second anniversary of the end of the Second World War and Veterans' Day. The show commemorates the end of World War II, a time when the world was new, hearts were young, and life was free once again.  Harcovitz’s presentation will include all your favorites from the era, such as “Accentuate the Positive,” “White Cliffs of Dover,” and many others. 

About The Performer: Ruth Harcovitz, a former Ms. Massachusetts, has thrilled thousands with her sparking voice and warm personality, and is in constant demand throughout the country.  A New England Conservatory graduate, she also studied at the Vienna Academy of Music. She has sung lead roles with opera companies and has been featured as soloist with choral societies and orchestras.  A favorite in resorts, she recently returned from a successful singing tour in Florida. She is known for her wide variety of programs which always draw large crowds.

Limited to 75 seats. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Monday November 6, 2017
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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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12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT: Brian Pena  978-640-4440 x239  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian Pena
  978.640.4440 x239
  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: Job Opportunities at Hanscom Air Force Base with Stephen Trudeau

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

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

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL HEALTH SERIES: Stress Management with Self-Hypnosis with Lowell General Hospital (Part 2 of 2)

Stress makes us frustrated, ineffective, unhappy and it can even cause injury. Learn how to improve the ways you currently cope with stress by utilizing self-hypnosis and various "natural" techniques, such as relaxation, breathing, affirming and visualizing. In this workshop participants will explore techniques of relaxation, reflection, meditation, and quieting on stress reduction that utilize self-hypnosis as an effective reinforcement.

This is a two-part workshop. The first week, attendees will learn stress management skills and the following week they will return to discuss if they used them and how they worked. The first part will take place on Monday, October 30, 6:30pm-8pm. Scroll up to that date to register. Limited to 75 seats. Co-sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

Stress makes us frustrated, ineffective, unhappy and it can even cause injury. Learn how to improve the ways you currently cope with stress by utilizing self-hypnosis and various "natural" techniques, such as relaxation, breathing, affirming and visualizing. In this workshop participants will explore techniques of relaxation, reflection, meditation, and quieting on stress reduction that utilize self-hypnosis as an effective reinforcement.

This is a two-part workshop. The first week, attendees will learn stress management skills and the following week they will return to discuss if they used them and how they worked. The first part will take place on Monday, October 30, 6:30pm-8pm. Scroll up to that date to register. Limited to 75 seats. Co-sponsored by Lowell General Hospital and the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday November 7, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adult Coloring Group

Spend a relaxing, stress-free afternoon at the library and reconnect with the joy of coloring. The library will provide coloring pages, specifically designed for adults, and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer. Escape the hecticness of your daily life, express your creativity and enjoy camaraderie on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month. No registration required, just drop in.

CONTACT: Luke Terry  978-640-4490  lterry@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Spend a relaxing, stress-free afternoon at the library and reconnect with the joy of coloring. The library will provide coloring pages, specifically designed for adults, and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer. Escape the hecticness of your daily life, express your creativity and enjoy camaraderie on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month. No registration required, just drop in.

CONTACT:
  Luke Terry
  978.640.4490
  lterry@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TECH TUESDAYS: 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. [Defintion from www.tewksburyma.freegalmusic.com]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Freegal? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

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

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Freegal? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session 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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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Movie Matinee: Aladdin

For kids of all ages.

The kids are off from school, so that makes it a great day to catch up on one of Disney's anniversary classics, Aladdin, celebrating 25 years. This charming and hilarious take on the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Did you know this film is currently in production for a live action version?

Bring a sleeping bag or blanket to spread out on the floor, your pillows and snacks and enjoy a matinee showing. No registration is required. Chairs will be available for those who would prefer to sit. Fairly good movie behavior is expected.

Check out the trailer for the movie below:

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

For kids of all ages.

The kids are off from school, so that makes it a great day to catch up on one of Disney's anniversary classics, Aladdin, celebrating 25 years. This charming and hilarious take on the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Did you know this film is currently in production for a live action version?

Bring a sleeping bag or blanket to spread out on the floor, your pillows and snacks and enjoy a matinee showing. No registration is required. Chairs will be available for those who would prefer to sit. Fairly good movie behavior is expected.

Check out the trailer for the movie below:

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space!
Come for crafts, stories, health & wellness, and fun!
All LGBTQIA teens + friends & allies are welcome! Bring friends! Snacks provided! 

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

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space!
Come for crafts, stories, health & wellness, and fun!
All LGBTQIA teens + friends & allies are welcome! Bring friends! Snacks provided! 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


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

For ages 3 to 7.

Put on your pjs and have fun at a nighttime story time! We'll have stories, songs, movement and more!

Pajamas are not required but we'll have ours on! No registration required.

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

For ages 3 to 7.

Put on your pjs and have fun at a nighttime story time! We'll have stories, songs, movement and more!

Pajamas are not required but we'll have ours on! No registration required.

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Margo Burns ('Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt')

Editor Margo Burns will discuss her book, Records Of The Salem Witch-Hunt.

About The Presentation: On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

About The Speaker: Margo Burns is the 10th-generation great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft. A historian specializing in the Salem witch trials, Burns is an Associate Editor and the Project Manager of the book "Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt," a collection of all the primary source legal records of those trials. Burns appears in a variety of documentaries about the Salem witchcraft trials, including "Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence.” which plays at the Visitor Center in Salem, MA; "Salem: Unmasking the Devil," discussing the case of Rebecca Nurse with author Katherine Howe for the National Geographic Channel, and most recently on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” talking with actor Scott Foley (“Scandal,” “Felicity”) about his ancestor, Samuel Wardwell, who was executed in Salem.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

Editor Margo Burns will discuss her book, Records Of The Salem Witch-Hunt.

About The Presentation: On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

About The Speaker: Margo Burns is the 10th-generation great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft. A historian specializing in the Salem witch trials, Burns is an Associate Editor and the Project Manager of the book "Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt," a collection of all the primary source legal records of those trials. Burns appears in a variety of documentaries about the Salem witchcraft trials, including "Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence.” which plays at the Visitor Center in Salem, MA; "Salem: Unmasking the Devil," discussing the case of Rebecca Nurse with author Katherine Howe for the National Geographic Channel, and most recently on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” talking with actor Scott Foley (“Scandal,” “Felicity”) about his ancestor, Samuel Wardwell, who was executed in Salem.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday November 8, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FALL CONCERT SERIES: Concert with Mark West

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with pianist Mark West. This young, talented musician will play both classical and jazz, with a few modern tunes thrown in. From Bach to the Beatles, Mozart's Sonatas to Cole Porter's Songs, you're sure to enjoy the morning.  West, who has previously played at the Tewksbury Country Club and Bayberry at Emerald Court in town, regularly performs throughout the Merrimack Valley at restaurants, country clubs, weddings, parties, churches, libraries and senior living facilities. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with pianist Mark West. This young, talented musician will play both classical and jazz, with a few modern tunes thrown in. From Bach to the Beatles, Mozart's Sonatas to Cole Porter's Songs, you're sure to enjoy the morning.  West, who has previously played at the Tewksbury Country Club and Bayberry at Emerald Court in town, regularly performs throughout the Merrimack Valley at restaurants, country clubs, weddings, parties, churches, libraries and senior living facilities. Coffee and munchkins will be served.  Limited to 75 seats. 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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop in Preschool Craft

For ages 3 to 6.

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

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

For ages 3 to 6.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TBT Snack Break: Grades 6-8
Come hang out in the Meeting Room after school and create some snacks! Each month's snack will focus on a special ingredient or theme: November's theme is fall treats. 

TBT Snack Break is for those in Grades 6-8.

CONTACT: Aimee Villet  978-640-4490  avillet@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Come hang out in the Meeting Room after school and create some snacks! Each month's snack will focus on a special ingredient or theme: November's theme is fall treats. 

TBT Snack Break is for those in Grades 6-8.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Improv Nights: Grades 9-12

Teens, interested in trying some improv games for the fun of it? Come to our improv night! Try improv in a safe space without the expectation of performing in front of a crowd.

Open to those in grades 9-12.

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

Teens, interested in trying some improv games for the fun of it? Come to our improv night! Try improv in a safe space without the expectation of performing in front of a crowd.

Open to those in grades 9-12.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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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 November 9, 2017
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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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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Adult Non-Fiction Book Group: Midnight In Broad Daylight by Pamela Sakamoto

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group is reading Midnight In Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto this month.  Books will be available at the second-floor Reference Desk by mid-October. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America.

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

The library's Non-Fiction Book Group is reading Midnight In Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto this month.  Books will be available at the second-floor Reference Desk by mid-October. New readers are always welcome!

About the Book: Meticulously researched and beautifully written, the true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II—an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption—this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America.

CONTACT:
  Robert Hayes
  978.640.4490
  rhayes@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Trustee's 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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FALL PARANORMAL SERIES: A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger
World renowned paranormal investigator Jeff Belanger will present his popular lecture -- "A Supernatural Evening."

About The Event: Jeff Belanger knows all about things that go bump in the night. For the past 20 years, he’s searched the world for monsters, ghosts, and other paranormal legends that have seeped into our culture, folklore, religion, and even our history books. Belanger’s talk will include images, audio clips, and video from some of the world’s most infamous haunts plus a question and answer session for the audience. 

About The Author: Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal, including bestsellers The World's Most Haunted Places and Weird Massachusetts. He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast. He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google. A noted speaker and media personality, Belanger has spoken at MENSA’s national conference and has given a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today, and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including "Ghost Adventures," "Paranormal Challenge," and "Aftershocks" on the Travel Channel, and "Amish Haunting" on Destination America. Since 1997, Belanger has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He’s the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained. 

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT: Robert Hayes  978-640-4490 x 205  rhayes@tewksburypl.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
World renowned paranormal investigator Jeff Belanger will present his popular lecture -- "A Supernatural Evening."

About The Event: Jeff Belanger knows all about things that go bump in the night. For the past 20 years, he’s searched the world for monsters, ghosts, and other paranormal legends that have seeped into our culture, folklore, religion, and even our history books. Belanger’s talk will include images, audio clips, and video from some of the world’s most infamous haunts plus a question and answer session for the audience. 

About The Author: Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal, including bestsellers The World's Most Haunted Places and Weird Massachusetts. He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast. He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google. A noted speaker and media personality, Belanger has spoken at MENSA’s national conference and has given a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today, and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including "Ghost Adventures," "Paranormal Challenge," and "Aftershocks" on the Travel Channel, and "Amish Haunting" on Destination America. Since 1997, Belanger has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He’s the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained. 

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday November 10, 2017
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: Beguiled (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Beguiled, a drama starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.

About The Film: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Rated R. 99 minutes. 78% 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 -- The Beguiled, a drama starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.

About The Film: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Rated R. 99 minutes. 78% 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


Monday November 13, 2017
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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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12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Concepts and Practices of Drinking Water Distribution


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT: Brian Pena  978-640-4440 x239  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov
LOCATION: Meeting Room


This course has been designed to introduce the general concepts of drinking water distribution operations leading to certification as a D2, D3, or D4 operator, or operator in training. Basic math skills are necessary for this course.

 

CONTACT:
  Brian Pena
  978.640.4440 x239
  bpena@tewksbury-ma.gov

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Handle Stress During The Job Search with Cheryl Landes

When we’re laid off from a job or leave on our own, it’s stressful. Add to that the hunt for another job, which can be a full-time job in itself, and the tension builds. The longer we’re searching, the more stressful we become. We begin to wonder whether something is wrong with us, and the guilt and shame we manufacture propels us into more anxiety. All of this affects our health and our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues. And, if left unchecked, it can affect our success in finding a job. Taking care of ourselves, mentally and physically, is important—whether we’re looking for work or not. Our health and our outlook affect our abilities and attitude. Learn how to take care of yourself during those challenging journeys to the next job.  Discover tips on how to detect when your stress begins to come your life and how to stop it before it grows out of control. Led by Cheryl Landes, founder of Tabby Cat Communications. As a full-time communications consultant, Cheryl is constantly looking for her next project, so she has learned a lot on stress management during her career. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

When we’re laid off from a job or leave on our own, it’s stressful. Add to that the hunt for another job, which can be a full-time job in itself, and the tension builds. The longer we’re searching, the more stressful we become. We begin to wonder whether something is wrong with us, and the guilt and shame we manufacture propels us into more anxiety. All of this affects our health and our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues. And, if left unchecked, it can affect our success in finding a job. Taking care of ourselves, mentally and physically, is important—whether we’re looking for work or not. Our health and our outlook affect our abilities and attitude. Learn how to take care of yourself during those challenging journeys to the next job.  Discover tips on how to detect when your stress begins to come your life and how to stop it before it grows out of control. Led by Cheryl Landes, founder of Tabby Cat Communications. As a full-time communications consultant, Cheryl is constantly looking for her next project, so she has learned a lot on stress management during her career. 

The Tewksbury Job Seekers Network meets every Monday at 2pm in the library's second-floor Trustees Room. 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 15 seats. There will be time for networking after each presentation. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dewing School Night at the Library

All students and their families at the Dewing School are welcome to visit the library tonight!

Along with members of the Dewing School staff, you can play Book Bingo, go on a scavenger hunt, go on a tour of the Children's Room, get your late fines cleared for your whole family, get a library card (your first one or replace an old one) for free, and mingle with other families as you learn about what we have to offer at the library!

No registration required; drop by any time from 6pm to 7:30pm.

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

All students and their families at the Dewing School are welcome to visit the library tonight!

Along with members of the Dewing School staff, you can play Book Bingo, go on a scavenger hunt, go on a tour of the Children's Room, get your late fines cleared for your whole family, get a library card (your first one or replace an old one) for free, and mingle with other families as you learn about what we have to offer at the library!

No registration required; drop by any time from 6pm to 7:30pm.

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL HEALTH SERIES: Flower Essence Therapy with Elaine Lee

Explore practical and creative ways to use Flower Essences for yourself, your family and your pets to achieve wellness. The ways in which Flower Essences can be used is only limited by your imagination!  Led by Elaine Lee, a certified Reiki Master Teaching Instructor, Advanced Pranic Healer, Reconnection Healer, and a Flower Essence Practitioner.  Lee was trained and certified in Flower Essence Therapy by both the Nelson Bach Education Program and the Alaskan Flower Essence Project. 

This event is part of a 3-part holistic health series for body, mind and spirit from Elaine Lee.  If interested, scroll down and register for November 20 (Meditation) and November 27 (Energy Therapy Practices).

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

Explore practical and creative ways to use Flower Essences for yourself, your family and your pets to achieve wellness. The ways in which Flower Essences can be used is only limited by your imagination!  Led by Elaine Lee, a certified Reiki Master Teaching Instructor, Advanced Pranic Healer, Reconnection Healer, and a Flower Essence Practitioner.  Lee was trained and certified in Flower Essence Therapy by both the Nelson Bach Education Program and the Alaskan Flower Essence Project. 

This event is part of a 3-part holistic health series for body, mind and spirit from Elaine Lee.  If interested, scroll down and register for November 20 (Meditation) and November 27 (Energy Therapy Practices).

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday November 14, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TECH TUESDAYS: 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. [Defintion from www.bpl.org]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Hoopla? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session 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. [Defintion from www.bpl.org]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't make it Tuesday afternoon, but would like to learn about Hoopla? Email rhayes@tewksburypl.org to set up an appointment for an abbreviated 20-minute session at a mutually agreeable date and time.

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

LOCATION: Trustee's Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
To Be Teen Advisory Group (TBTAG): Grades 6-8

Are you in grades 6 through 8 and want to:

  • Get involved @ your library? Image result for pizzA
  • Come up with fun TBT and Teen events? 
  • Help us pick books, dvd, and other items for our collection? 
  • Meet new friends?

Join the To Be Teen Advisory Group (TBTAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! 
At
 TBTAG, we meet monthly, enjoy pizza, and figure out how to make the library a better place for those in grades 6 through 12.

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley

For those in grades 6 through 8. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian at avillet@tewksburypl.org 

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

Are you in grades 6 through 8 and want to:

  • Get involved @ your library? Image result for pizzA
  • Come up with fun TBT and Teen events? 
  • Help us pick books, dvd, and other items for our collection? 
  • Meet new friends?

Join the To Be Teen Advisory Group (TBTAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! 
At
 TBTAG, we meet monthly, enjoy pizza, and figure out how to make the library a better place for those in grades 6 through 12.

Bring friends - new members welcome! smiley

For those in grades 6 through 8. See you there! 
Questions? Email Aimee Villet, Teen Librarian at avillet@tewksburypl.org 

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room


 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 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 

LOCATION: Teen Space
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 

LOCATION: Teen Space

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Emily Sweeney ('Gangland Boston')

Author Emily Sweeney will discuss her new book, Gangland Boston: A Tour Through The Deadly Streets Of Organized Crime.

About The Book: Gangsters have played a shady role in shaping Greater Boston’s history. While lurking in local restaurants or just around the corner inside that inconspicuous building, countless criminals have quietly made their mark on the city and surrounding communities. Gangland Boston reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to when the North End was wrought with gun violence, Hanover Street was known as a “shooting gallery,” and guys named King Solomon, Beano Breen, and Mickey the Wiseguy ruled the underworld. Drawing upon years of research and an extensive collection of rare photographs, author Emily Sweeney sheds light on how gang violence unfolded during Prohibition, how the Italian mafia rose to power, and how the Gustin Gang came to be. She also uncovers little-known facts about well-known crime figures. From South Boston to Somerville, Chinatown to Charlestown, and every neighborhood in between, get to know mobsters in ways they never have before. 

About The Author: Emily Sweeney has written for the Boston Globe since 2001. A proud native of Dorchester, she’s the author of Boston Organized Crime and she appeared in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie, and The Departed, a documentary film that is featured on the DVD of the Oscar-winning movie The Departed.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Author Emily Sweeney will discuss her new book, Gangland Boston: A Tour Through The Deadly Streets Of Organized Crime.

About The Book: Gangsters have played a shady role in shaping Greater Boston’s history. While lurking in local restaurants or just around the corner inside that inconspicuous building, countless criminals have quietly made their mark on the city and surrounding communities. Gangland Boston reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to when the North End was wrought with gun violence, Hanover Street was known as a “shooting gallery,” and guys named King Solomon, Beano Breen, and Mickey the Wiseguy ruled the underworld. Drawing upon years of research and an extensive collection of rare photographs, author Emily Sweeney sheds light on how gang violence unfolded during Prohibition, how the Italian mafia rose to power, and how the Gustin Gang came to be. She also uncovers little-known facts about well-known crime figures. From South Boston to Somerville, Chinatown to Charlestown, and every neighborhood in between, get to know mobsters in ways they never have before. 

About The Author: Emily Sweeney has written for the Boston Globe since 2001. A proud native of Dorchester, she’s the author of Boston Organized Crime and she appeared in Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie, and The Departed, a documentary film that is featured on the DVD of the Oscar-winning movie The Departed.

Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Wednesday November 15, 2017
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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 month's Little Einsteins is in partnership with Dr. Mickey's Pediatric Dental office in Stoneham. We'll be learning about dental health through various stations!

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on November 6th. 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

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 month's Little Einsteins is in partnership with Dr. Mickey's Pediatric Dental office in Stoneham. We'll be learning about dental health through various stations!

This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on November 6th. 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

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Crafternoon

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Jeanne Swartz
  978.640.4490
  jswartz@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Trustee's Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TBT Book Group: Grades 6-8

A monthly book group for those in grades 6 through 8. Come share your thoughts about each month's book. Haven't finished the book or didn't like it? No worries, come share your honest opinion and vote on next month's title. 

November titles TBD.

This group is for those in grades 6 through 8.

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

A monthly book group for those in grades 6 through 8. Come share your thoughts about each month's book. Haven't finished the book or didn't like it? No worries, come share your honest opinion and vote on next month's title. 

November titles TBD.

This group is for those in grades 6 through 8.

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Craft Room

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

For students reading INDEPENDENTLY in Grades K to 5

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is available now!

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

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

LOCATION: Story Time Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Eat to Win: Grades 6-12

Teens, you need extra calories to fuel your brains, sports performance and growing bodies. If you play sports, dance, or belong to an after school club this program is for you. Join chef/cooking instructor Liz Barbour for this delicious program that will show you what to eat, when to eat, and how much you need to eat so you can perform at your highest level.

Liz’s slide presentation will be followed by a demonstration and sampling of snacks anyone can prepare!

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

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

Teens, you need extra calories to fuel your brains, sports performance and growing bodies. If you play sports, dance, or belong to an after school club this program is for you. Join chef/cooking instructor Liz Barbour for this delicious program that will show you what to eat, when to eat, and how much you need to eat so you can perform at your highest level.

Liz’s slide presentation will be followed by a demonstration and sampling of snacks anyone can prepare!

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

CONTACT:
  Aimee Villet
  978.640.4490
  avillet@tewksburypl.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday November 16, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Drop in Toddler Craft

For 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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

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

For 2 year olds, ages 18 months and up.

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

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

LOCATION: Craft Room

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 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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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FALL PARANORMAL SERIES: Salem Witch Hysteria with the Delvena Theatre Company

Enjoy a theatrical presentation of the Salem's witch trials from the Delvena Theatre Company.

Watch history come alive with these fascinating dramatizations of the true stories of the Salem Witch Hysteria. The setting is Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, a year in which, of the approximate 168 men and women accused of practicing witchcraft, 20 were executed. Let’s see how things go in 2017 when the audience members become the jury in the trial of Susannah Martin. The audience will have the opportunity to question the defendant and form their own opinion as to her guilt or innocence.  The cast will then open up to the audience after the performance for a lively discussion.  

Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

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

Enjoy a theatrical presentation of the Salem's witch trials from the Delvena Theatre Company.

Watch history come alive with these fascinating dramatizations of the true stories of the Salem Witch Hysteria. The setting is Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, a year in which, of the approximate 168 men and women accused of practicing witchcraft, 20 were executed. Let’s see how things go in 2017 when the audience members become the jury in the trial of Susannah Martin. The audience will have the opportunity to question the defendant and form their own opinion as to her guilt or innocence.  The cast will then open up to the audience after the performance for a lively discussion.  

Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

 

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Friday November 17, 2017
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12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
FALL FILM SERIES: The House

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The House, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

About The Film: After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money. Rated R. 98 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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 House, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

About The Film: After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money. Rated R. 98 minutes. Watch the movie trailer HERE.

About The Event: Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $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 Wii U, PS4 and Xbox games, as well as board games, fun activities, 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 Wii U, PS4 and Xbox games, as well as board games, fun activities, 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
FALL FILM SERIES: The House (Dinner & A Movie)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The House, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

About The Film: After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money. Rated R. 98 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.