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Boston Bruins Talk This Saturday At TPL

Sep 04, 2014 05:12AM ● By Robert Hayes

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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, or visiting the library’s online calendar of events at Events are typically held in the library’s first-floor Meeting Room. All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

Friday Night Film: Draft Day

Friday, September 5, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Draft Day, an R-rated football drama starring Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, and Jennifer Garner.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.

Sports Talk: 100 Things Bruins Fan Should Know & Do Before They Die with Matt Kalman

Saturday, September 6, 2pm

Author Matt Kalman will discuss the current state of the Boston Bruins and his book, 100 Things Bruins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.  Matt, the founder and managing editor of, is a sportswriter who has covered the Bruins beat for nearly a decade. Q&A and book signing after the talk.

‘Booked For Lunch’ Book Club

Wednesday, September 10, 12:30pm

Hungry for new books?  The ‘Booked For Lunch’ Book Club is for you!  Come prepared to briefly discuss a book or two you’ve recently enjoyed reading.  After everyone shares their recommended titles, staff will highlight some of the library’s newest books.  Bring a book bag lunch; the library will provide the beverages.

Drug Abuse Awareness Talk: Opiate Addiction in Tewksbury

Wednesday, September 10, 7pm

Peter Saing, Health Educator from the City of Lowell’s Health Department, will discuss young adult opiate addiction in the Tewksbury area.  Q&A after the talk.

Friday Night Film: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Friday, September 12, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Captain American: The Winter Soldier, a PG-13 rated superhero film starring Chris Evans.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it on Friday night?  The film will be encored on Monday, September 15 at 10:30am.

Tewksbury Talk: Inside The Struggle For Market Basket with Grant Welker

Monday, September 15, 7pm

Lowell Sun reporter Grant Welker will take us inside the biggest Tewksbury news story of the summer – the Market Basket saga.  The supermarket chain, headquartered in Tewksbury, has grabbed the world’s attention after employees striked and customers boycotted in response to the ousting of popular CEO Arthur T. DeMoulas.  Grant, who has been reporting on the saga daily since it broke, is one of the journalists closest to the story.  Q&A after the talk.

Weird Science Talk: The Weird Science of Optics with Stephen Wilk

Tuesday, September 16, 7pm

Author Stephen Wilk will discuss his book, How The Ray Gun Got Its Zap: Odd Excursions Into Optics, with a look at the ray gun through the lenses of sciences, history and pop culture.  Stephen, who has worked on Laser Propulsion and High Energy Lasers at Textron and MIT’s Lincoln Labs, is a contribution editor for the Optical Society of America.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Target Your Job Search with Mick Verran

Wednesday, September 17, 2pm

Guest speaker Mick Veran will give his presentation, “How To Target Your Job Search.” The presentation will help you take stock of all your skills and experiences; clarify the value you bring to a potential employer; broaden your options by identifying employment possibilities you may be overlooking; target new opportunities; and identify the most profitable activities to further your search. Networking after the talk.

Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 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 other members.

True Crime Talk: Memoirs of a Boston Private Eye with John DiNatale

Thursday, September 18, 7pm

Author John DiNatale will discuss his book, The Family Business: Memoirs Of A Boston Private Eye, exploring some of his agency’s most memorable cases over the past 45 years.  The firm was started by his father, a former Boston police detective who was chosen to be one of the four investigators tasked with catching the Boston Strangler.  Q&A and book signing after the talk. 

Friday Night Film: The Fault In Our Stars

Friday, September 19, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – The Fault In Our Stars, a PG-13 rated teen romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it on Friday night?  The film will be encored on Monday, September 22 at 10:30am.

Saturday Night Film: Godzilla

Saturday, September 20, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Godzilla, a PG-13 rated sci-fi action thriller starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.

Weird Science Talk: Time Travel with Jeff Belanger

Tuesday, September 23, 7pm

Author Jeff Belanger returns for his annual visit, this year exploring time travel.  Could slips in time explain most paranormal occurrences?  Is time travel even possible?  Jeff, one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today, is the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal, including Weird Massachusetts.  He’s the founder of, host of the cable/web talk show “30 Odd Minutes,” and has served as the writer and researcher for numerous television series, including “Ghost Adventures” on the Travel Channel.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Show The Interviewer What You’ve Done, Not Just Say It with Joanne Dennison

Wednesday, September 24, 2pm

Guest speaker Joanne Dennison, the “Guidance Counselor for Grown Ups,” will give her presentation, “Show Them, Don’t Tell Them.”  The presentation will help you learn how to take control of your interview and stand out by showing the interviewer what you have done and, more importantly, showing them what you can do for them.  Networking after the talk.

Evening Book Club: Defending Jacob

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30pm

The library’s Book Club will be discussing Defending Jacob by William Landay, a legal thriller that asks: how far would you go to protect your child?  Copies of the book, named as a Boston Globe “Best Book of the Year,” are available at the Front Desk beginning August 25.  No registration necessary.  New members welcome.

True Crime Talk: How Cops & Cadaver Dogs Brought A Serial Killer To Justice with Kate Clark Flora

Thursday, September 25, 7pm

Author Kate Clark Flora will discuss her book, Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought A Killer To Justice.  Kate, an author of 12 books, is a former assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine, a past president of the “Sisters in Crime” organization, and the organizer of the popular blog,  Her latest book is a gripping true crime story of committed investigators from two countries, with search and rescue dogs from Maine, in relentless pursuit of a Canadian serial killer.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Friday Night Film: Neighbors

Friday, September 26, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Neighbors, an R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Effron.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it on Friday night?  The film will be encored on Monday, September 29 at 10:30am.

An Introduction To Meditation with David Eyerman

Monday, September 29, 7pm

Acupuncturist David Eyerman, co-owner of Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center in Andover, will introduce you to meditation with his workshop, “Meditation – The Why’s and How’s.”  Get a glimpse into how meditation can help you calm your mind, ease anxiety, and be the foundation for profound personal growth and healing.  Workshop will include a short guided meditation practice, lecture and open discussion.

Horror Talk: Inside Halloween – Learn About America’s Fright Night with Lesley Bannatyne

Tuesday, September 30, 7pm

Author Lesley Bannatyne will discuss her book, Halloween Nation: Behind The Scenes of America’s Fright Night.  Lesley, one o the nation’s foremost authorities on Halloween, has written five books on the holiday, contributed to the World Book Encyclopedia entry for Halloween, and has appeared a commentator on the History Channel’s “Haunted History of Halloween.”  Her book, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, explains why Halloween is so important today, who makes and celebrates it, and why it matters.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

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