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Wednesday September 29, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Book Discussion

This month we will be discussing The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

No registration is required and everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

This month we will be discussing The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

No registration is required and everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Friday October 1, 2021
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Halloween Folkore

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Halloween Folklore: History, Traditions & Customs' with Roxie Zwicker

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.**

Join paranormal author and ghost tour guide Roxie Zwicker for her popular presentation, "Halloween Folklore: History, Traditions & Customs," on Zoom. Get taken on an enchanted voyage into the magic of Halloween season as the spiritual veil to the other world is at its thinnest at this time of year. Discover the intriguing history of Halloween in early America, dive into the traditions of the holiday, and delight in Halloween-themed divinatory tools, costumes and Victorian parties. Zwicker, author of Massachusetts Book of the Dead: Graveyards Legends & Lore and 8 other paranormal books, is the owner of New England Curiosities tour guide company. Learn more about Zwicker HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Halloween Folklore: History, Traditions & Customs' with Roxie Zwicker

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.**

Join paranormal author and ghost tour guide Roxie Zwicker for her popular presentation, "Halloween Folklore: History, Traditions & Customs," on Zoom. Get taken on an enchanted voyage into the magic of Halloween season as the spiritual veil to the other world is at its thinnest at this time of year. Discover the intriguing history of Halloween in early America, dive into the traditions of the holiday, and delight in Halloween-themed divinatory tools, costumes and Victorian parties. Zwicker, author of Massachusetts Book of the Dead: Graveyards Legends & Lore and 8 other paranormal books, is the owner of New England Curiosities tour guide company. Learn more about Zwicker HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Sunday October 3, 2021
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Dickens You Say-CANCELED

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Friday October 8, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Our pick this month is Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines.

Jo Gaines believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. She provides 125 classic recipes--from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts--presenting a modern selection of American classics, personal family favorites, and comfort food from the couple's new restaurant, Magnolia Table. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Dishes include fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam, white Cheddar basque, peach caprese, and lemon pie.

Copies of the book will be available at the library one month prior to our meeting. Everyone is welcome but please don't forget to register and to let us know what dish you have chosen to share so that we can avoid duplicates.

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our pick this month is Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines.

Jo Gaines believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. She provides 125 classic recipes--from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts--presenting a modern selection of American classics, personal family favorites, and comfort food from the couple's new restaurant, Magnolia Table. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Dishes include fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam, white Cheddar basque, peach caprese, and lemon pie.

Copies of the book will be available at the library one month prior to our meeting. Everyone is welcome but please don't forget to register and to let us know what dish you have chosen to share so that we can avoid duplicates.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
When Objects Talk Back

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'When Objects Talk Back: A Look Into Haunted Objects' with TAPS

Join paranormal couple Cody Ray DesBiens & Satori Hawes from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Nation” as the dive deep into the phenomena of Haunted Objects! During this presentation you will have the chance to see some of the alleged Haunted Objects that have been recovered by Cody & Satori during their actual paranormal investigations. Both Satori & Cody are investigators with the world renowned paranormal investigation team -- TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), which was founded by Satori’s father Jason Hawes in 1990. 

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'When Objects Talk Back: A Look Into Haunted Objects' with TAPS

Join paranormal couple Cody Ray DesBiens & Satori Hawes from Travel Channel’s “Ghost Nation” as the dive deep into the phenomena of Haunted Objects! During this presentation you will have the chance to see some of the alleged Haunted Objects that have been recovered by Cody & Satori during their actual paranormal investigations. Both Satori & Cody are investigators with the world renowned paranormal investigation team -- TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), which was founded by Satori’s father Jason Hawes in 1990. 

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Saturday October 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monsters of New England

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'Monsters of New England' with Michael Girard

Join Michael Girard, founder and writer for "Strange New England: A Field Guide To New England's Legends, Folklore, Curious History and Weird Destinations," for his popular "Monsters of New England" presentation. Pull up a log and listen to outdoor explorer Michael Girard as he shares stories of some of New England's most interesting monsters. While on historic adventures of rediscovery, Michael has uncovered some historic tales of strange creatures, fiends, sinister brutes, and leviathans that most people have never heard of. Sit back and enjoy a bit of Strange New England history you never learned about in school. Learn more about Girard HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'Monsters of New England' with Michael Girard

Join Michael Girard, founder and writer for "Strange New England: A Field Guide To New England's Legends, Folklore, Curious History and Weird Destinations," for his popular "Monsters of New England" presentation. Pull up a log and listen to outdoor explorer Michael Girard as he shares stories of some of New England's most interesting monsters. While on historic adventures of rediscovery, Michael has uncovered some historic tales of strange creatures, fiends, sinister brutes, and leviathans that most people have never heard of. Sit back and enjoy a bit of Strange New England history you never learned about in school. Learn more about Girard HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Getting Started with Birdwatching

Back by popular request! Steve Hale from Open World Explorers will return for another Zoom presentation in response to the questions received from guests of other presentations. Less about the birds, this presentation provides valuable pointers, tips, and shortcuts for an interested person to quickly get the most out of birding and to become a skilled birder. Topics covered include binocular selection, field guide options (and how to use efficientlyl), best approaches to finding birds (where, when, and how), and recommendations to heighten fun and lessen frustrations.

For both beginners and intermediate birders!

Register below to receive the Zoom invitation.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Back by popular request! Steve Hale from Open World Explorers will return for another Zoom presentation in response to the questions received from guests of other presentations. Less about the birds, this presentation provides valuable pointers, tips, and shortcuts for an interested person to quickly get the most out of birding and to become a skilled birder. Topics covered include binocular selection, field guide options (and how to use efficientlyl), best approaches to finding birds (where, when, and how), and recommendations to heighten fun and lessen frustrations.

For both beginners and intermediate birders!

Register below to receive the Zoom invitation.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 14, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Witches and Warlocks

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts' with Peter Muise

Join historian and author Peter Muise for a discussion of his new book, Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts: Legends, Victims and Sinister Spellcasters, on Zoom. Learn about the earliest Puritan accounts of 17th century witches; urban legends about desolate locations haunted by ghostly witch hunt victims; tales of Cape Cod sailors battling witches; the Dogtown witches; and Half-Hanged Mary, the witch who died twice and inspired The Handmaid's Tale. Muise, who has appeared on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum," is the author of Legends and Lore of the North Shore; contributor to The Real Witches of New England; and blogger at New England Folklore. Learn more about Muise HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts' with Peter Muise

Join historian and author Peter Muise for a discussion of his new book, Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts: Legends, Victims and Sinister Spellcasters, on Zoom. Learn about the earliest Puritan accounts of 17th century witches; urban legends about desolate locations haunted by ghostly witch hunt victims; tales of Cape Cod sailors battling witches; the Dogtown witches; and Half-Hanged Mary, the witch who died twice and inspired The Handmaid's Tale. Muise, who has appeared on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum," is the author of Legends and Lore of the North Shore; contributor to The Real Witches of New England; and blogger at New England Folklore. Learn more about Muise HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here for the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday October 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Legends and Lore of the Bridgewater Triangle

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'The Legends and Lore of the Bridgewater Triangle' with Tim Weisberg

Join paranormal researcher Tim Weisberg for a journey through the history, haunts and high strangeness of southern New England's own paranormal vortex -- the Bridgewater Triangle. UFOs spotted in the skies of colonial Massachusetts, cryptid creatures in the woods and the seas, ghostly encounters, the mysterious pukwudgies roaming the Freetown State Forest – it's going to get weird, which is just how we like it here in the Triangle. Weisberg, host of "Spooky Southcoast," one of the world's leading radio programs on the paranormal, is a writer, researcher and producer for several television programs, including “Haunted Towns,” “Ghost Asylum” and “Ghost Stalkers.” He has appeared on TV’s “Ghost Adventures,” “My Ghost Story,” and “MonsterQuest." Weisberg is the author of “Ghosts of the SouthCoast” and co-author of “Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf.” 

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here to receive the Zoom link

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'The Legends and Lore of the Bridgewater Triangle' with Tim Weisberg

Join paranormal researcher Tim Weisberg for a journey through the history, haunts and high strangeness of southern New England's own paranormal vortex -- the Bridgewater Triangle. UFOs spotted in the skies of colonial Massachusetts, cryptid creatures in the woods and the seas, ghostly encounters, the mysterious pukwudgies roaming the Freetown State Forest – it's going to get weird, which is just how we like it here in the Triangle. Weisberg, host of "Spooky Southcoast," one of the world's leading radio programs on the paranormal, is a writer, researcher and producer for several television programs, including “Haunted Towns,” “Ghost Asylum” and “Ghost Stalkers.” He has appeared on TV’s “Ghost Adventures,” “My Ghost Story,” and “MonsterQuest." Weisberg is the author of “Ghosts of the SouthCoast” and co-author of “Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf.” 

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

Click here to receive the Zoom link

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Saturday October 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Haunted Lighthouses

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'Haunted Lighthouses of New England' with Jeremy D'Entremont

Join author Jeremy D'Entremont, the leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses, to explore some of the macabre tales of New England's coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, NH. D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, "Light Hearted," and has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. Learn more about D'Entremont HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'Haunted Lighthouses of New England' with Jeremy D'Entremont

Join author Jeremy D'Entremont, the leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses, to explore some of the macabre tales of New England's coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, NH. D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, "Light Hearted," and has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. Learn more about D'Entremont HERE.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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4:00 PM
Halloween Storyteller For Kids

Storyteller Alicia Quintano will present "The Dark, Dark Stairs" and other stories for the Halloween season, live and in person! Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. This event will happen indoors at Lincoln Hall, 563 Main Street; masking required by the board of health. Space is limited to allow for distancing; registration is required to attend. You may sign up for this event on or after October 4.  

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

Storyteller Alicia Quintano will present "The Dark, Dark Stairs" and other stories for the Halloween season, live and in person! Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. This event will happen indoors at Lincoln Hall, 563 Main Street; masking required by the board of health. Space is limited to allow for distancing; registration is required to attend. You may sign up for this event on or after October 4.  

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Our selection this month is Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Everyone is welcome and no registration is neccesary! Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to our meeting.

In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he can't figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button. When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean won't ask about Evvie's late husband, and Evvie won't ask about Dean's baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken--and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. But before they can find out what might lie ahead, they'll have to wrestle a few demons: the bonds they've broken, the plans they've changed, and the secrets they've kept. They'll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance-right up until the last out"--

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our selection this month is Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Everyone is welcome and no registration is neccesary! Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to our meeting.

In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he can't figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button. When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean won't ask about Evvie's late husband, and Evvie won't ask about Dean's baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken--and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. But before they can find out what might lie ahead, they'll have to wrestle a few demons: the bonds they've broken, the plans they've changed, and the secrets they've kept. They'll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance-right up until the last out"--

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday October 29, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chasing Chandler

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Chasing Chandler: Is The Tewksbury Library Haunted?'

Several current and former employees of the Tewksbury Public Library believe it is haunted. Over the past 10 years, there have been reports of unexplainable phenomena, from shadowy figures to whispering in empty rooms to falling books seemingly defying the laws of physics. The library has hosted its annual fall "Fright Night" series of paranormal programs for the past 12 years and numerous presenters, including mediums, have often "sensed something" in the library, which was built on land that once belonged to the Tewksbury State Hospital, with two hospital cemeteries nearby. Library staff has affectionately named the ghost "Chandler," after the street the library is located, with the belief that it is a relatively "friendly ghost." In September, the library commissioned several investigative groups -- working under the umbrella of Moonlight Paranormal Productions -- to gather evidence of any supernatural being haunting the library. This handpicked all-star team of paranormal researchers include Heather Wheeler from Old Souls Paranormal; Al Goncalves, Rick Smith & Vanessa Delgado from Colonial Spirit Investigations; Denise Bowen from Spirit603; and Becky Morganelli from Moonlight Paranormal Investigations. The team, which donated its time, will produce their findings -- which will include videos, photos, EVPs and other test results -- in this public presentation.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

VIRTUAL FRIGHT NIGHT SERIES: 'Chasing Chandler: Is The Tewksbury Library Haunted?'

Several current and former employees of the Tewksbury Public Library believe it is haunted. Over the past 10 years, there have been reports of unexplainable phenomena, from shadowy figures to whispering in empty rooms to falling books seemingly defying the laws of physics. The library has hosted its annual fall "Fright Night" series of paranormal programs for the past 12 years and numerous presenters, including mediums, have often "sensed something" in the library, which was built on land that once belonged to the Tewksbury State Hospital, with two hospital cemeteries nearby. Library staff has affectionately named the ghost "Chandler," after the street the library is located, with the belief that it is a relatively "friendly ghost." In September, the library commissioned several investigative groups -- working under the umbrella of Moonlight Paranormal Productions -- to gather evidence of any supernatural being haunting the library. This handpicked all-star team of paranormal researchers include Heather Wheeler from Old Souls Paranormal; Al Goncalves, Rick Smith & Vanessa Delgado from Colonial Spirit Investigations; Denise Bowen from Spirit603; and Becky Morganelli from Moonlight Paranormal Investigations. The team, which donated its time, will produce their findings -- which will include videos, photos, EVPs and other test results -- in this public presentation.

This program is brought to you by a collection of Massachusetts Libraries, under the direction of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Saturday October 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Loch Ness Monster

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'The Loch Ness Monster' with John Horrigan

Join New England Emmy Award-winning folklorist John Horrigan and explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The monster (sometimes referred to as "Nessie") is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Come and learn whether Nessie is the real deal or a mysterious folklore creature of the deep. Horrigan is the award-winning host and co-creator of “The Folklorist” television series, which offers a captivating look at some of the lesser-known occurrences in history. He is also a prolific professional sports announcer, narrator, historical researcher and lecturer who has performed in over 2,500 venues across North America. Learn more about Horrigan HERE.

Brought to you by collaboration of Massachusetts libraries, under the directrion of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323

VIRTUAL SCARY SATURDAY SERIES: 'The Loch Ness Monster' with John Horrigan

Join New England Emmy Award-winning folklorist John Horrigan and explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The monster (sometimes referred to as "Nessie") is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Come and learn whether Nessie is the real deal or a mysterious folklore creature of the deep. Horrigan is the award-winning host and co-creator of “The Folklorist” television series, which offers a captivating look at some of the lesser-known occurrences in history. He is also a prolific professional sports announcer, narrator, historical researcher and lecturer who has performed in over 2,500 venues across North America. Learn more about Horrigan HERE.

Brought to you by collaboration of Massachusetts libraries, under the directrion of the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.
Click here for the Zoom link

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  

Thursday November 4, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Beyond the Mayflower and 1620

Christoph Strobel will present an interpretive history of the indigenous peoples of New England. This talk will not attempt to provide a comprehensive history, but, rather, by focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, we will explore the story of Native Americans in the region. While this talk will not turn a blind eye to the horrendous impact that colonitzation, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England, it will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances.

Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in global and Native American history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400-1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post -Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Christoph has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many acedemic journals and in various edited collections.

This program is brought to you through the support of the libraries of Boxford, Chelmsford, Lowell, and West Newbury. This is a virtual program, offered via Zoom.

Please click here to register.

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Christoph Strobel will present an interpretive history of the indigenous peoples of New England. This talk will not attempt to provide a comprehensive history, but, rather, by focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, we will explore the story of Native Americans in the region. While this talk will not turn a blind eye to the horrendous impact that colonitzation, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England, it will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances.

Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in global and Native American history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400-1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post -Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Christoph has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many acedemic journals and in various edited collections.

This program is brought to you through the support of the libraries of Boxford, Chelmsford, Lowell, and West Newbury. This is a virtual program, offered via Zoom.

Please click here to register.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday November 12, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Our pick this month is Sababa: fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen by Adeena Sussman. Copies will be available one month prior to the meeting. Everyone is welcome but don't forget to register and let us know what recipe from the cookbook you will be bringing to share.

Sussman (Cravings) here shares how she has cooked since moving to Israel in 2015. Readers will know this cookbook is special right from the introduction where Sussman vividly describes a trek through her local Tel Aviv market and explains her cooking style, which has been increasingly influenced by the diversity of Israel, where Jewish and Arabic immigrants from many countries inspire each other. The author gives a helpful overview of her pantry and recipes for spice blends and favorite condiments. Then she offers bright, refreshing dishes and drinks, along with regional staples for hot days. Her comforting vegetable stew and roast chicken recipes feel familiar and easy, just with an Israeli twist. Large photos perfectly the capture vibrant colors and varied textures. VERDICT A solid choice for fans of flavorful Israeli cuisine or Middle Eastern food in general. (Library Journal)

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our pick this month is Sababa: fresh, sunny flavors from my Israeli kitchen by Adeena Sussman. Copies will be available one month prior to the meeting. Everyone is welcome but don't forget to register and let us know what recipe from the cookbook you will be bringing to share.

Sussman (Cravings) here shares how she has cooked since moving to Israel in 2015. Readers will know this cookbook is special right from the introduction where Sussman vividly describes a trek through her local Tel Aviv market and explains her cooking style, which has been increasingly influenced by the diversity of Israel, where Jewish and Arabic immigrants from many countries inspire each other. The author gives a helpful overview of her pantry and recipes for spice blends and favorite condiments. Then she offers bright, refreshing dishes and drinks, along with regional staples for hot days. Her comforting vegetable stew and roast chicken recipes feel familiar and easy, just with an Israeli twist. Large photos perfectly the capture vibrant colors and varied textures. VERDICT A solid choice for fans of flavorful Israeli cuisine or Middle Eastern food in general. (Library Journal)

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Sunday December 5, 2021
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Christmas Carol

The Delvena Theatre Company will present a dramatic reading, with scenes, of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.

Watch in fascination as Marley comes back from the dead to help Scrooge amend his miserly ways here on earth and transform himself in a pleasant, giving old gentlemen. WIht the help of three ghosts--The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future--the audience will be mesmerized as old Scrooge takes a long look at this life and reevaluates its path.

Classic Christmas music will put the finishing touch on this wonderful message of hope and love--so fitting for the Christmas season!

A Christmas Carol will be performed, complete with period costumes, by Lynne Moulton, Joseph Zamparelli and Fran Baron.

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

The Delvena Theatre Company will present a dramatic reading, with scenes, of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.

Watch in fascination as Marley comes back from the dead to help Scrooge amend his miserly ways here on earth and transform himself in a pleasant, giving old gentlemen. WIht the help of three ghosts--The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future--the audience will be mesmerized as old Scrooge takes a long look at this life and reevaluates its path.

Classic Christmas music will put the finishing touch on this wonderful message of hope and love--so fitting for the Christmas season!

A Christmas Carol will be performed, complete with period costumes, by Lynne Moulton, Joseph Zamparelli and Fran Baron.

This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday December 21, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net


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