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8 Travel Talks This January at Tewksbury Public Library

Dec 30, 2014 08:00AM ● 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.  Events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  Film screenings are co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Watch & Discuss 5 TED Talks For Job Seekers

Monday, January 5, 2pm

Join fellow job seekers to watch and discuss five helpful TED Talks geared towards those who are unemployed or underemployed.  TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  There will be time for networking afterwards.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual African Safari with Ken Harvey

Tuesday, January 6, 7pm

Join award-winning photographer Ken Harvey as he shares slides of his African safari to the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, a Maasai village, and other sites.  See lions, elephants, zebras and other wild animals at close range while hearing stories about the local landscape and people.  Limited to 50 seats.


Local History Talk: Explore The Lowell National Historical Park with Paul Marion

Wednesday, January 7, 7pm

Join author Paul Marion as he discusses his new book, Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park, an insider’s account of how one of the park was created.  Paul, now the Executive Director of Community Relations at UMass Lowell, previously served as an administrator with the Lowell Historical Preservation Commission.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.  Limited to 50 seats.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley of the Incas with Bryan & Linda Higgs

Thursday, January 8, 7pm

Join Bryan and Linda Higgs as they share slides and video of the ancient world of the Incas in the Peruvian Andes.  Experience Peru’s Sacred Valley with its fascinating history and amazing beauty.  Discover the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, and its ancient capital, Cusco.  Limited to 50 seats


Friday Night Film: Boyhood

Friday, January 9, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Boyhood, an expected 2015 Academy Award nominated film starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane.  Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking drama starring a boy who literally grows up on screen before our eyes, while navigating the rocky terrain of childhood.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Create An Action Plan For Your Job Search with Clare Harlow

Monday, January 12, 2pm

Join career and life coach Clare Harlow to set your intentions for the year, participate in a helpful exercise, and create an action plan for your job search.  There will be time for networking afterwards.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual Walk on the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, January 13, 7pm

Join Nancy Nee Hanifin, co-chair of the Boston Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino, as she shares slides about the history, culture, and legacy of the Camino de Santiago.  Every year, thousands of modern-day pilgrims walk a centuries-old, 500-mile trail leading to the tomb of St. James in Santiago, Spain.  Learn why so many, like Nancy, are drawn to make this journey.  Limited to 50 seats.


Author Visit: An Evening with Shannon Carter, Heir of Tara author

Wednesday, January 14, 7pm

Join local author Shannon Carter as she discusses her debut teen fantasy, The Heir of Tara.  Her novel combines Celtic mythology with the story of the Salem Witch Trials.   Fans of either are sure to enjoy this book!  Q&A and book signing after the talk.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 50 seats.


Travel Talk: Jet Setting 101 – Learn To See The World On A Budget with Marcy Yeager

Thursday, January 15, 7pm

Join Marcy Yeager, coordinator of International Studies at Northern Essex Community College and adventure travel junkie, as she shares tips on how to make international travel an economic reality.  Do you have a list of countries you want to see, with no idea how to make your travel dreams come true?  Whether solo or as a group, there is a trip out there that’s just right for you!  Limited to 50 seats.


Friday Night Film: Gone Girl

Friday, January 16, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Gone Girl, an expected 2015 Academy Award nominated film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.  With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual Getaway To Paris with Jeff Klapes

Tuesday, January 20, 7pm

Join Jeff Klapes, the “Traveling Librarian,” as he shares slides and stories of Paris and a discussion of the geography and culture of that area.  Jeff will take you on a personal journey through the many neighborhoods of Paris, stopping in famous cafes and bistros along the way.  You’ll also take several easy daytrips to the sights in the Ile-de-France region surrounding Paris, including Orleans, Provins, Laon and the chateaux of Versailles and Rambouillet.  Limited to 50 seats.


Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 2pm

Whether you’re 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.  Group meets the third Wednesday afternoon of every month.  Limited to 15 seats.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual Road Trip To All 351 Cities & Towns in Massachusetts

Thursday, January 22, 6:30pm 

Join retired educators Debbie and Peter Lincoln as they share slides from their experience of visiting all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts in seven months.  You’re sure to enjoy this two-hour interactive presentation, entitled “From Purgatory to Podunk,” which is full of photographs, anecdotes, little known history, hidden locales and travel mishaps, detailing their amazing exploration of our state!  Limited to 50 seats.


Friday Night Film: Love Is Strange

Friday, January 23, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Love Is Strange, a drama starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei.  Once Ben and George get married after 40 years of living together, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing – a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Recover From Battered Career Syndrome with Suzanne Gray

Monday, January 26, 2pm

Join career coaches Suzanne Gray and Margie Pascetta to develop goals and priorities to set you on the path to a new and improved YOU 2.0.  If you’re a job seeker who is feeling confused, isolated, powerless, or frustrated, you may be suffering from “Battered Career Syndrome!”  Come get the cure!  There will be time for networking afterwards.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.


Travel Talk: Discover Educational Travel & Learning Vacations with Road Scholar

Tuesday, January 27, 7pm

Join ambassador Donna Brock as she shares information and answers questions about Road Scholar, America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults.  If you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, and want to meet people who share an adventurous spirit, this informative and enthusiastic presentation is for you!  Limited to 50 seats.


Evening Book Club: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Win spear

Wednesday, January 28, 6:30pm

This month, the Book Club will be discussing Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, a historical mystery set in the early 1900’s in England.  The book, which won an Agatha Award and Macavity Award, was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.  Copies are available at the Front Desk.   Group meets the last Wednesday evening of every month.  No registration required.  New members always welcome.


Travel Talk: Take A Virtual Vacation Across Europe with David & Nancy Dillon

Thursday, January 29, 7pm

Join teachers David and Nancy Dillon as they share slides and stories from their latest travel excursion to Europe, where they enjoyed the sights of England (Bath), Portugal (Lisbon), Antwerp (Belgium), Amsterdam, France (Avignon and Nice), and Monaco.  The Dillons travel extensively (this was their 20th trip to Europe!) and are always eager to share their experiences with fellow travel enthusiasts.  Limited to 50 seats.


Friday Night Film: Fury

Friday, January 30, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Fury, a World War II drama starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman  Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Saturday Night Film: The Judge

Saturday, January 31, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – The Judge, a drama/comedy starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall.  Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats. 

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