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Oct 29, 2014 10:24AM ● 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, 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.

Crime Talk: 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 Examiner.  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 Revisited: Catching Up With The Red Sox Who Won The 2004 World Series.  Ian is the’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 and 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.

Crime Talk: A Local Cop Gets Justice with Dana Owen

Thursday, November 6, 7pm

Author Dana Owen will discuss his book, Shotgunned: The Long Ordeal of a Wounded Cop Seeking Justice.  Dana served as a Police Officer for 27 years in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, retiring as a Sergeant and the Armorer for the Massachusetts State Police.  He is the recipient of several police citations including the Metropolitan Police Medal of Valor, the highest honored awarded.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Friday Night Film: Maleficient

Friday, November 7, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “Maleficient,” a PG-rated action adventure starring Angelina Jolie.  A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it Monday night?  The library is encoring the film on Monday, November 10 at 10:30am.

Sports Talk: Meet The Team Photographer for the Bruins, Celtics & Red Sox

Saturday, November 8, 10:30am

Steve Babineau, team photographer for the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox, will discuss his career and share some of his iconic images.  Steve is the owner of Sports Action Photography, a former Fleet Baseball Card photographer, and co-author of Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs.  Q&A after the talk.

Beer Talk: Meet The Team Photographer for the Bruins, Celtics & Red Sox

Saturday, November 8, 2pm

Author Lauren Clark will discuss her book, Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England, from the Mayflower to Modern Day.  Lauren, founder of, is a freelance journalist and former bartender and brewer.  Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and Yankee Magazine.  Her book puts four hundred years of beer making in New England into focus with splashes of success and uncanny failures.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

‘Booked For Lunch’ Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, November 12, 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.  Staff will also discuss useful tools to help you discover new titles and authors you’ll like. Bring a brown bag lunch; the library will provide the beverages.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Improve Your Resume with Kim Coburn

Wednesday, November 12, 2pm

Guest speaker Kim Coburn will give her presentation,” How To Improve Your Resume.” A resume is your marketing brochure. Many of the people that review our resumes have no time or patience.  Come learn how to make your resume as effective as possible, respectful to your reader and as efficiently as possible to articulate the value you bring to the table.  Kim, a career coach, is the founder and owner of The Coburn Company.  Bring two copies of your resume.  Networking after the talk.

Tewksbury Substance Abuse Awareness Talk: PTSD and Addiction

Wednesday, November 12, 7pm

Grace Ghen, LMFT at the Lowell Vet Center, will discuss the connections between PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and addiction/recovery. No registration required.

Crime Talk: Journey From Black Operative To Thriller Writer with Leo Maloney

Thursday, November 13, 7pm

Author Leo Maloney will discuss his latest book, Black Skies.  Leo served as deep cover black operative contractor for a clandestine government agency, accepting highly secretive missions throughout the world.  His thriller series, inspired by his 35 years of secret missions around the globe, features Dan Morgan, a retired CIA agent, who is pulled back into the world of espionage. Q&A and book signing after the talk.


Friday Night Film: Jersey Boys

Friday, November 14, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “Jersey Boys,” an R-rated musical drama directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the Tony-Award winning play.  The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who come together to form the iconic 1960s rock group, The Four Seasons.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it Monday night?  The library is encoring the film on Monday, November 17 at 10:30am.

Sports Talk: Boston’s 100 Greatest Games with Rob Sneddon

Saturday, November 15, 2pm

Author Rob Sneddon will discuss his book, Boston’s 100 Greatest Games.  Rob is a sports historian and contributing editor at Down East magazine, whose work has appeared in Best American Sports Writing anthology.  His book ranks Boston’s 100 greatest games of all time, across all sports.  Q&A and book signing after the talk. 

An Introduction To Memoir Writing with Thatcher Freund

Monday, November 17, 7pm

Journalist and memoir writer Thatcher Freund will introduce you to memoir writing with his presentation, “Why Your Story Does Matter.”  Thatcher will discuss the importance of stories in our lives, both to ourselves and to the culture we live in, and why it matters so much that we preserve them.  Thatcher, a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and author of Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques And Those Who Pursue Them, helps people to write the stories of their lives.

Paranormal Talk: The World’s Most Haunted House with William J. Hall

Tuesday, November 18, 7pm

Author William J. Hall will discuss his book, The World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street.  His book explores the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, CT poltergeist, where a crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers and the national media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities.  Relive the experience, the terror, the rampant emotions, and the unexplainable events that took place in that house as they happened!  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 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 Know What The Hiring Manager REALLY Wants

Wednesday, November 19, 2pm

Guest speaker Steve Pangione will give his presentation, “How To Know What The Hiring Manager Really Wants.” The presentation will offer interviewing tips for job seekers from someone who actually trains hiring managers how to interview.  Get a better understanding of those what those sitting on the other side of the table are thinking during an interview!  Steve is President of HR Solutions, a human resources firm.  Networking after the talk. 

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