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Go Inside A Federal Death Penalty Case At The Tewksbury Library

Sep 23, 2014 01:41PM ● Published by Robert Hayes

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.

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, MaineCrimeWriters.com.  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.

Scary 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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Sell Your Age As An Advantage

Wednesday, October 1, 2pm

Guest speaker Kit Harrington Hayes, career coach and founder of LifeWork Design, will give her presentation, “How To Sell Your Age As An Advantage.”  The presentation will help you address age stereotypes, dispel self-doubts, and launch or reboot a job search campaign that gets results.  Networking after the talk.

Crime Talk: The Hanging Judge with Michael Posnor

Thursday, October 2, 7pm

Author Michael Posnor will discuss his book, The Hanging Judge.  Michael is a federal judge who, in 2000, presided over the first capital case in Massachusetts in more than fifty years.  His debut thriller, inspired by his involvement in that high profile case, offers an unprecedented view of a federal death penalty trail.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Friday Night Film: Transformers - Age of Extinction

Friday, October 3, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Transformers: Age of Extinction, a PG-13 rated action adventure starring Mark Wahlberg.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it on Friday night?  The film will be encored on Monday, October 6 at 10:30am.


Guide To Health Living with Sarah Dubois

Monday, October 6, 7pm

Certified health coach Sarah Dubois will introduce you to healthy living with her workshop, “Increase Your Energy & Vitality.”  This interactive workshop explores food and lifestyle management tools that increase energy and vitality while reducing stress.  Q&A after the talk.


Scary Talk: Merrimack Valley Horror Author Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm

The 1st Annual Merrimack Valley Horror Author Fair will feature TEN local horror authors, all members of the New England Horror Writers organization.  Each author will be given five minutes to highlight their works.  After all have spoken, each will return to their table, where they will chat with audience members and sell and sign copies of their books.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  Participating authors will include: Inanna Arthen, Gordon Bean, Alyn Day, Scott Goudsward, Dan Keohane, Dale Phillips, Bracken MacLeod, Rob Smales, T. Stephens, and Vlad Vaslyn.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Improve Your Resume

Wednesday, October 8, 2pm

Guest speaker Anne Crawford, certified life coach, will give her presentation, “How To Improve Your Resume.”  Anne will offer tips on decisions you must make concerning content and style when crafting or updating a resume.  Please bring two copies of your resume.  Networking after the talk.

Crime Talk: North of Boston with Elisabeth Elo

Thursday, October 9, 7pm

Author Elisabeth Elo will discuss her book, North of Boston.  Her debut thriller, set locally, has received wide-spread critical acclaim, hailed as the “year’s best crime novel” by Booklist.  Elisabeth teaches writing and literature in the Boston area. Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Friday Night Film: Million Dollar Arm

Friday, October 10, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Million Dollar Arm, a PG-rated baseball drama starring John Hamm and Aasif Mandvi.  A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  


Beer Talk: The Latest Trends in American Craft Beer with Tom Acitelli

Saturday, October 11, 2pm

Writer Tom Acitelli, author of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution, will discuss the latest trends in American craft beer.  Tom is also a columnist for All About Beer, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the brewing industry.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Saturday Night Film: A Million Ways To Die In The West

Saturday, October 11, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – A Million Ways To Die In The West, an R-rated raunchy western comedy starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, and Liam Neeson.  As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  


Scary Talk: Spooky Creepy New England with Karen Mossey & Mike Sullivan

Tuesday, October 14, 7pm

Authors Mike Sullivan and Karen Mossey will discuss their book, Spooky Creep New England.  Karen and Mike are paranormal investigators based in New England who specialize in Electronic Voice Phenomena and Paranormal Photography.  Their book details some of their ghost investigations at some of the notoriously famous haunted locations in historic New England.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Tewksbury Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, October 15, 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 Job Seekers Network: How To Develop Productive Professional Relationships

Wednesday, October 15, 2pm

Guest speaker Barbara Alveras will give her presentation, “How To Develop Professional Relationships.”  The presentation will discuss the importance of developing and nurturing professional relationships, including establishing realistic networking goals; developing an effective networking plan; and implementing a pragmatic contact management strategy.  Barbara, a certified project management professional, is the founder and owner of Sage Consulting Services.  Networking after the talk.


Drug Abuse Awareness Talk: Tewksbury Treatment Center

Wednesday, October 15, 2pm

Nancy Parker, Program Director at the Tewksbury Treatment Center, will discuss the connections between mental illness and addiction.  

Crime Talk: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases with Deborah Halber

Thursday, October 16, 7pm

Author Deborah Halber will discuss her book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.  In America today, upwards of 40,000 people are dead and unaccounted for.  These murder, suicide and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths.  Deborah will explore this CSI DIY phenomena, solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room!  Q&A and book signing after the talk.



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