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Free Antique Appraisal on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

Jul 07, 2014 09:56PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Today, Town Hall


Tewksbury Public Library



The following information was submitted by the staff of the Tewksbury Public Library.

Event Information: All library events below are intended for adults.  Events are free, but registration is required.  Register by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing rhayes@mvlc.org, or visiting the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org.  Events are typically held in the library’s first-floor Meeting Room.  All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. 

Tour of The Tewksbury State Hospital 

Thursday, July 10, 6:30pm

The Tewksbury State Hospital opened its doors on May 1, 1854 as the State Almshouse.  The Public Health Museum invites you to explore the history of this legendary institution.  Led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide, this 90-minute walking tour brings to life days past; the history of the institution; its connection to public health, and the lives of its residents.  Meet at the Public Health Museum, located on the grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital, behind the library.   Limited to 20 spots.


Friday Night Film: Winter’s Tale

Friday, July 11, 8:15pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  Winter’s Tale is a romance starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Russell Crowe.  A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms.  When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.  Rated PG-13.  Limited to 100 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.  ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, July 14 at 10:30am.


Learn All About Antiques

Tuesday, July 15, 7pm

Join Ron Wackowski, auctioneer and appraiser, for a free class on antiques.  Wackowski will provide answers to the most common questions he is asked about the antique trade.  A free informal “road-show” appraisal session will follow the class.  Attendees can each bring one antique to be identified and evaluated.  All appraisals will be verbal.  The number of appraisals given may be limited due to time constraints and crowd size.  Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Meet The Boston Globe’s Job Doc

Wednesday, July 16, 2pm

Join the Boston Globe’s “Job Doc” Patricia Hunt Sinacole for her talk: “A Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Employment Market.”  Whether you are a professional in-between positions, re-entering the work force, or searching for a new career path, finding your way in the current job market can be difficult.  This interactive session will be packed with information to help you become more productive, including: the use/misuse of social media in a search; networking tips; a job hunter’s elevator speech, resumes and references; and job search statistics.  They’ll be time for networking after the talk.  Limited to 25 seats.


Tewksbury Genealogy Support Group

Wednesday, July 16, 2pm

Whether you are just starting out or have been researching your family history for years, the Genealogy Support Group has a place for you!  Bring your notes and a laptop (or borrow one of ours) to work on your genealogy using library resources and the shared resources and experiences of others.


Tewksbury Drug Abuse Awareness Talk: Drugs & Gangs

Wednesday, July 16, 7pm

Join Louie Diaz, a former drug user who now works as a substance abuse and mental health counselor for the city of Lowell, for a discussion on the relationship between drug use and gangs.  Limited to 100 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Police Department and CareWell Urgent Care.


Device Advice: 1-on-1 E-Reader Help

Thursday, July 17, 10am-4pm

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with a library staff member to learn how to download free eBooks to your eReader (e.g., Kindle, Nook, iPad) from the library’s Overdrive digital collection and the brand new Massachusetts eBook project.  NOTE: This event will be repeated on Thursday, July 31, 10am-4pm.  If you’d like some “device advice” but cannot attend a Thursday session, please contact librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205 or rhayes@mvlc.org to discuss an alternative date and time.


A Visit From The Middlesex Canal Museum

Thursday, July 17, 7pm

Join Bill Gerber, past president of the Middlesex Canal Association, to learn more about the canal’s rich history and its museum.  The Canal, built between 1793 and 1803, and operational until 1853, was the ultimate superhighway of its day.  Just 27 miles in length, it played a major role in the Industrial Revolution, and its success led to the building of the Erie Canal.  Mr. Gerber will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting.  Limited to 100 seats.


Friday Night Film: Rio 2

Friday, July 18, 8:15pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  Rio 2 is an animated comedy starring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.  It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon.  As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.  Rated PG.  Limited to 100 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.  ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, July 21 at 10:30am.


A Visit From The Museum of Russian Icons

Tuesday, July 22, 7pm

Join Laura Garrity-Arquitt, Registar of the Museum, to learn more about this incredible institution, which includes the largest collection of Russian icons and artifacts in North America.  Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.  Mrs. Garrity-Arquitt will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting.  Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Cultivating Resilience

Wednesday, July 23, 2pm

Join life coach Terri Naroian for her talk on cultivating resilience.  You’ll leave with a new perspective on change and an action plan in place to successfully manage it.  They’ll be time for networking after the talk.  Limited to 25 seats.  


A Visit From The Harvard Art Museum

Thursday, July 24, 7pm

Join Daron Manoogian, Communications Director, to learn about Harvard’s three art museums.  The Arthur M. Sackler Museum holds world-renowned collections of Asian art.  The Busch-Reisinger Museum is the only museum in North America dedicated to the study of art from German-speaking countries of central and northern Europe in all media and in all periods.  The Fogg Museum is Harvard’s oldest art museum and is renowned for its extensive holdings of European and American art from the Middle Ages to present day.  Mr. Manoogian will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting.  Limited to 100 seats.


Friday Night Film: Heaven Is For Real

Friday, July 25, 8:15pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  Heaven Is For Real is a drama starring Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly.  A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.  Rated PG.  Limited to 100 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.  ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, July 28 at 10:30am.


Learn All About Antique Clocks

Tuesday, July 29, 7pm

Join Bob Frishman, owner of Bell-Time Clocks, for a free class on antique clocks.  Learn about the history, styles, makers, values, collecting, repairing, and cultural importance of clocks.  More than 100 projected images will illustrate familiar and unusual timekeepers from Frishman’s own collection and from more than 5,000 clocks he has serviced.  A free informal “road-show” appraisal session will follow the class.  Attendees can each bring one antique clock to be identified and evaluated.  All appraisals will be verbal.  The number of appraisals given may be limited due to time constraints and crowd size.  Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Discover Other Area Networking Groups

Wednesday, July 30, 2pm

Come learn about other networking groups in the area.  Hear from representatives and pick up promotional materials from each group.  Where do they meet?  When do they meet?  How often do they meet?  How can they benefit you?  How can you learn more?  There will be time to share your own experiences with other networking groups.  Limited to 25 seats.  


A Visit From The American Textile History Museum

Thursday, July 31, 7pm

Join David Unger, Director of Interpretation at the Museum, to learn more about one of the Merrimack Valley’s most popular museums.  An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Textile History Museum tells America’s story through the art, history, and sciences of textiles.  The Museum holds the world’s largest and most important collection of tools, spinning wheels, hand looms, and early production machines, as well as more than five million pieces of textile prints, fabric samples, and costumes.  Mr. Unger will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting.  Limited to 100 seats.


Friday Night Film: Noah

Friday, August 1, 8pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  Noah is an action adventure starring Russell Crow and Jennifer Connelly.  A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.  Rated PG-13.  Limited to 100 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.  ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, August 4 at 10:30am.


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