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Ask The New England Patriots Experts This Saturday, 2 p.m.

Nov 18, 2014 11:09AM ● 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, 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: 22 Jump Street

Friday, November 21, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “22 Jump Street,” an R-rated action comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.  After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  Can’t make it Monday night?  The library is encoring the film on Monday, November 24 at 10:30am.

Sports Talk: Ask The New England Patriots Experts

Saturday, November 22, 2pm

Authors Sean Glennon and Bob Hyldburg will discuss the current New England Patriots season, highlight their books, and answer your questions.  Bob Hyldburg, a Patriots historian and an NFL photographer for the Patriots, is the author of Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise.  Sean Glennon, a sportswriter and football historian, is the author of several Patriots books, including Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback.  Q&A and book signing after the talk. 

Saturday Night Film: Tammy

Saturday, November 22, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “Tammy,” an R-rated comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates.  After losing her job and learning her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  

Revisit The John McCabe Murder with 48 Hours Documentary

Monday, November 24, 7pm

The 1969 murder of Tewksbury teenager John McCabe haunted our community for decades. More than 40 years later, police solved the cold case. The CBS news show 48 Hours documented the case in an episode (“The Pact”) last month.  Come see a screening of the episode and stay for a brief discussion afterwards. A portion of the episode was shot in the library, and library staff assisted 48 Hours staff with research. Light refreshments will be served.

Paranormal Talk: The Ghost Hunter Next Door with Joe Rainone

Tuesday, November 25, 7pm

Joe Rainone, a Tewksbury resident and founder of Clear Vision Paranormal, will demonstrate some of his ghost hunting equipment and discuss some of his local investigations.  Q&A after the talk.

Sports Talk: The History of Cracker Jacks & Prize Cards with Tom & Ellen Zappala

Saturday, November 29, 2pm

Authors Tom & Ellen Zappala will discuss their book, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players.  Tom, host of a popular radio show, and Ellen, past president of the New England Press Association, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cracker Jack Ball Player card set.  Talk will include images of the original cards, Cracker Jack prizes, and baseball memorabilia from the era.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.

Evening Book Club’s Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 3, 6pm

The Book Club will be discussing The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg, a new funny mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are. In addition to the discussion, the Book Club will hold its Annual Holiday Party, which includes a light supper and dessert.  Pick up a copy and register at the Front Desk.

Festival of Trees Opening Night Gala

Friday, December 5, 6pm-8:30pm

Drop in and enjoy beautiful trees, refreshments and fun for the entire family as the library’s annual month-long Festival of Trees celebration begins.  At our Opening Night Gala, enjoy a free family concert with Mike The Hatman at 6:15pm and a free Christmas Concert with The Gentlemen Songsters, the official barbershop chorus of Lowell, at 7:30pm.  Children can also write letters to Santa in the Craft Room and participate in a fun scavenger hunt.

Author Visit: Abraham Lincoln & The Civil War with James Conroy

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm

Author James Conroy will discuss his new book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865. In February 1865, Lincoln slipped quietly out of the White House and traveled south to Virginia to meet Confederate leaders on a steamboat at Hampton Roads. Their goal was a peaceful end to the Civil War.  James, a respected Boston trial lawyer, is a fellow with the Massachusetts Historical Society. Q&A and book signing after the talk for those interested.

‘Booked For Lunch’ Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 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 brown bag lunch; the library will provide the beverages. 

Author Visit: Inside The JFK Assassination with Christopher Daley

Thursday, December 11, 7pm

Historian Christopher Daley, author of the upcoming Homicide in the Hub book, returns for his annual visit.  In this year’s multimedia presentation, Chris will recount the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in vivid detail, through the use of witness statements, photographs, diagrams, Chris’s own pictures and videos of sites in Dallas, and the famous Zapruder film. Q&A after the talk.

Friday Night Film: The Hundred Foot Journey

Friday, December 12, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “The Hundred Foot Journey,” a PG-rated comedic drama starring Helen Mirren. The Kadam family leaves Indian for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided

Saturday Night Film: And So It Goes

Saturday, December 13, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “And So It Goes,” a PG-13-rated romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton & Michael Douglas.  A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  

Author Visit: Tewksbury Psychotherapist Publishes Memoir

Tuesday, December 16, 7pm

Tewksbury resident Priscilla Griffin will discuss her recently published memoir, Lifting The Veil. Priscilla is a psychotherapist with a successful private practice in Tewksbury. Priscilla’s book is an intimate portrait of her professional and personal journey.  She explores how her religious beliefs and approach to spirituality and psychotherapy evolved. Q&A and book signing after the talk for those interested.

Tewksbury Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, December 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 others.

Author Visit: Get Your Red Sox Questions Answered

Thursday, December 18, 7pm

Ian Browne, Red Sox reporter for Major League Baseball, will take your baseball questions and discuss his new book, Idiots Revisited: Catching Up With The Red Sox Who Won The 2004 World Series.  Learn the story behind the amazing 2004 Red Sox season and relive your favorite moments from that magical season.  Q&A and book signing after the talk for those interested.

Friday Night Film: Magic in the Moonlight

Friday, December 19, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “Magic in the Moonlight,” a PG-13-rated romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. Amidst the music, mansions and luxury of the South of France, the wealthy elite fall under the spell of a beautiful self-proclaimed mystic visiting with her watchful mother. A skeptical Englishman is brought into town, attempting to reveal the mystic as a phony, but – in doing so – he risks his professional reputation, complicates his personal life, and may even fall in love..  Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided

Saturday Night Film: A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – “A Merry Friggn’ Christmas,” a PG-13-rated holiday comedy starring Robin Williams and Joel McHale. Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits.  Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to complete the 8-hour road trip before sunrise. Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.  

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