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Meet Boston Celtics Legend Jo Jo White This Saturday

Oct 15, 2014 10:37AM ● Published by Bill Gilman

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 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.


Friday Night Film: Edge of Tomorrow

Friday, October 17, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Edge of Tomorrow, a PG-13-rated sci-fi action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.  An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  


Sports Talk: Meet Boston Celtics Legend Jo Jo White

Saturday, October 18, 2pm

Boston Celtics Legend Jo Jo White and author Mark Bodanza will discuss their book, Make It Count: The Life and Times of Basketball Great Jo Jo White.  Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, is considered by many to be the greatest NBA player not inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Scary Talk: Legends & Lore of the North Shore with Peter Muise

Tuesday, October 21, 7pm

Author Peter Muise will discuss his book, Legends and Lore of the North Shore, examining some of the state’s paranormal tales and legendary characters, from phantoms in Gloucester to witches in Salem to pirates in Newbury to werewolves in Dogtown.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Effectively Use Social Media In Your Job Search

Wednesday, October 22, 2pm

Guest speaker Alicia Williams will give her presentation, “How To Effectively Use Social Media In Your Job Search.”  The presentation will discuss best practices in using all forms of social media for effective networking and a successful job search.  Alicia is the CEO and Founder of Aliste Marketing, a global marketing company specializing in online marketing strategies.  Networking after the talk.


Crime Talk: Whitey on Trial with Margaret MacLean

Thursday, October 23, 7pm

Author Margaret McLean will discuss her book, Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption & The Search For The Truth.  Margaret, a lawyer who currently teaches law at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, is a legal analyst for numerous national television and radio shows, and has a weekly nationally syndicated radio show, “It’s A Crime Radio.”  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Friday Night Film: Whitey – United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

Friday, October 24, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of the brand new award-winning documentary – Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger.  Number 2 on America’s Most Wanted list after Osama Bin Laden, James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized the city of Boston for years without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor.  Did the FBI and local law enforcement give his reign of terror over Southie a free pass?  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it on Friday night?  This film will be encored on Monday, October 27 at 10:30am.


Tewksbury Talk: Explore The Cemeteries of Tewksbury with Kim Zunino

Monday, October 27, 7pm

Kim Zunino, President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, will explore cemeteries in Tewksbury in a multimedia presentation, focusing on gravestone symbolism and graveyard myths.  Kim, a member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, leads the Tewksbury Historical Society’s annual cemetery tours. Q&A after the talk.


Scary Talk: Paranormal Unwrapped with Shannon Sylvia

Tuesday, October 28, 7pm

Author Shannon Sylvia will discuss her book, Paranormal Unwrapped, with a focus on the existence of ghosts.  Shannon is a popular paranormal investigator who was a Season 1 cast member of Ghost Hunters International on SyFy and appeared in an episode of Paranormal State on A&E.  Her book explores the business side of ghost hunting, whether popular television shows are helping or hindering paranormal research, and how close the scientific community is in proving the existence of ghosts.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Get The Most Out Of Networking with Kevin Willett

Wednesday, October 29, 2pm

Guest speaker Kevin Willett will give his presentation, “How To Get The Most Out Of Networking.”  The presentation will help you improve your networking skills, as Kevin is “the most connected guy in the Merrimack Valley,” according to the Lowell Sun.  Kevin is the founder of “Friends of Kevin,” a Massachusetts networking group that brings together the business, non-profit, and artistic communities.  Networking after the talk.


Tewksbury Library Book Club: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm

The library’s Evening Book Club will meet to discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, a story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962, and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.  Copies of this New York Times “Notable Book” is available at the Front Desk.  No registration is necessary.  New members are always welcome!


Crime Talk: Inside The JFK Autopsy with Peter Cummings

Thursday, October 30, 7pm

Author Peter Cummings will explore the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy.  Peter is the Director of Forensic Neuropathology at the Boston office of the Massachusetts Medical Eaminer.  Peter will discuss his work on “Cold Case: JFK,” a PBS NOVA documentary which explores what science can tell us about the JFK Assassination.  Q&A after the talk.


Friday Night Film: X-Men – Days of Future Past

Friday, October 31, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – X-Men: Days of Future Past, a PG-13-rated sci-fi action film starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.  The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  


Sports Talk: Catching Up With The Red Sox Who Won The 2004 World Series with Ian Browne

Saturday, November 1, 2pm

Author Ian Browne will discuss his book, Idiots Revisted: Catching Up With The Red Sox Who Won The 2004 World Series.  Ian is the MLB.com’s Red Sox beat writer.  His book, with a forward written by David Ortiz, tells the story behind the amazing 2004 Red Sox season, with extensive player interviews.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Reframe Unemployment As An Opportunity with Joe Ryan

Wednesday, November 5, 2pm

Guest speaker Joe Ryan will give his presentation, “Jobs, Careers, Lives & Futures.”  The presentation will discuss succeeding in our world of rapid and perennial change, with many successful professionals finding themselves in jobs and careers that bear little resemblance to the job they held 5 to 10 years ago.  Joe, owner of “Your Future Calls,” is a professional career and leadership coach, consultant, and workshop/seminar facilitator.   Networking after the talk.

Tewksbury Author Debut: Michelle Layne Discusses ‘Rules To Die By’

Wednesday, November 5, 7pm

Michelle Layne, Tewksbury resident and 2009 Tewksbury High graduate, discusses her debut teen novel, Rules To Die By.  Michelle’s book is a teen romantic fantasy with broad appeal.  Come meet and support this local author!  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

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