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Virtual Road Trip To All 351 Cities & Towns in Massachusetts on January 22

Jan 12, 2015 11:36AM ● By Kieran 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.  Events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  Film screenings are co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.

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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Branding Yourself Online and In Person with Rachelle Lappinen

Monday, February 2, 2pm

Join social media job search coach Rachelle Lappinen for a discussion on using social media to brand yourself; where to look and what you’ll find with online job hunting; and power networking to uncover the “Hidden Job Market.”  Rachelle is a Career Counselor at the YWCA, a certified resume writer, and an advisory board member of MIT’s Institute of Career Transitions.  There will be time for networking afterwards.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: All About Cocktails with Joe Carlin

Tuesday, February 3, 7pm

Join Joe Carlin, author of Cocktails: A Global History, to uncover how many of our favorite cocktails were invented.  Joe has served as associated editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, is on the editorial board of Nutrition Today, and frequently appears on the History Channel as an expert on food and drink in America.  Q&A and book signing after the talk for those interested.  No alcohol will be served.  Limited to 75 seats.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: All About Cocktails with Joe Carlin

Wednesday, February 4, 7pm

Join Dr. Heather DiRocco, of Optimal Health Family Chiropractic in Tewksbury, for tips on how to keep your family naturally healthy in the face of the common cold, sore throats, sinus infections, ear infections, and allergies.  Dr. Heather’s mission is to get her community healthy – one family at a time.  Talk will be held in the second-floor Conference Room, not Meeting Room.  Limited to 12 seats.

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