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New England Quilt Museum Visits on Thursday, Aug. 7

Jul 31, 2014 10:49AM ● Published by Robert Hayes

New England Quilt Museum

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. 

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.


Tuesday Night Talk: Social Security – Your Questions Answered        

Tuesday, August 5, 7pm

Join Patrick McGuiness, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments, to learn how to maximize your social security benefit amounts based on age, life expectancy, employment and need.  Jones currently works in the Andover branch and will be opening up a branch in Tewksbury in the coming months. Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Build Your Leadership Skills 

Wednesday, August 6, 2pm

Join professional speaker and career coach Laurie-Ann Murabito, author of “Rethink Leadership: 4 Lessons To Make You Remarkable,” for an eye-opening presentation on how you can become a leader at work.  There will be time for networking after the talk. Limited to 25 seats. 


1-on-1 E-Reader Classes

Thursday, August 7, 10am-4pm

Join library staff for a 30-minute, 1-on-1 class to learn how to download free library ebooks to your e-reader.  Got a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other tablet, but don’t know how to access the library’s digital collection?  This class is for you!  Classes will also be held on Thursday, August 21, 10am-4pm.


A Visit From The New England Quilt Museum
Thursday, August 7, 7pm

Join Nora Burchfield, Executive Director of the New England Quilt Museum, to learn more about the only museum in the Northeast dedicated to the art and history of quiltmaking. Mrs. Burchfield will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting. Limited to 100 seats.


Friday Night Film: The Other Woman
Friday, August 8, 8pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases. The Other Woman is a comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying.  And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing scoundrel. Rated PG-13. Limited to 100 seats. Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club. ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, August 11 at 10:30am.


Tuesday Night Talk: Strengthen Or Start Your Own Small Business        

Tuesday, August 12, 7pm

Join Lisa Gonzalez Welch, economic development specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, to learn about the various SBA programs and services available to start-up and existing small businesses.  General information will be provided on SCORE; Small Business Development Centers; Center for Women and Enterprise; SBA 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program; and Government Contract Opportunities. Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Learn A New Approach To Networking 

Wednesday, August 13, 2pm

Join Steve Hatel, a local independent financial  planner who has successfully built his practice exclusively through referrals and personal introductions, for his insightful presentation – “A Fresh Approach To Networking.”  Learn some proven methods in a hands-on, how-to format that people can follow to improve their networking results.  There will be time for networking after the talk. Limited to 25 seats. 


1-on-1 E-Computer Classes

Thursday, August 14, 10am-4pm

Join library staff for a 30-minute, 1-on-1 class to learn if you’re interested in learning more about computers, social media, or the Internet.  Classes can be customized to cover computer basics, Internet basics, email, Facebook and Twitter.  


A Visit From The Buttonswood Museum
Thursday, August 14, 7pm

Join Kaleigh Pare, Program Coordinator at the Buttonswood Museum, to learn about more about institution and a bit about the history of the Merrimack Valley.  Mrs. Pare will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting. Limited to 100 seats.


Friday Night Film: Divergent
Friday, August 15, 8pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  Divergent is a science fiction adventure starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in.  When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Rated PG-13. Limited to 100 seats. Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club. ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, August 18 at 10:30am.


Tuesday Night Talk: Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies        

Tuesday, August 19, 7pm

Join George and Steve Pessotti, local retirement planners and guest speakers for the Society of Financial Awareness, for a presentation on advanced retirement planning strategies.  Learn about estate planning; social security benefits; collection of spousal benefits; and annuity options. Limited to 100 seats.


Tewksbury Genealogy Support Group Meeting 

Wednesday, August 20, 2pm

Whether you are just starting out or have been researching your family history for years, the library’s 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 sources and the shared resources and experiences of others. Limited to 20 seats. 


Tewksbury Substance Abuse Awareness Talk: The Speakers For Hope

Wednesday, August 20, 7pm

Tewksbury’s young people are facing an epidemic of addiction.  The Speakers For Hope program is part of the Gavin Foundation’s continuum of care that includes education, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services through various programs.  The program uses motivational speakers, often young adults who have overcome addiction, to facilitate substance abuse prevention sessions.


A Visit From The Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Thursday, August 21, 7pm

Join Sarah Alger, Museum Director of the Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation, to learn about the 200-year evolution of health care and medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Discover the hospital’s important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present.  Mrs. Alger will also take your questions and offer some insider tips for visiting. Limited to 100 seats. 


Friday Night Film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Friday, August 22, 8pm

Enjoy one of Hollywood’s latest DVD releases.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a superhero adventure starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.  Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.  Rated PG-13. Limited to 100 seats. Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club. ENCORE: This film will be encored on Monday, August 25 at 10:30am.

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