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Coyotes in Tewksbury! Learn About Them on Wed, Feb 11

Feb 04, 2015 10:00AM ● 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.  Events are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  Film screenings are co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.

Food Talk: Re-Think Your Plate with Whole Foods Market
Thursday, February 5, 7pm
Join Eileen Webster, the Health Eating Specialist from Whole Foods Market in Andover, to learn easy and delicious ways to eat more whole foods.  Discover how to incorporate more nutrient dense whole foods into your food choices, while watching Eileen prepare portions of a meal and snacking on some samples.  Limited to 50 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Branding Yourself Online and In Person with Rachelle Lappinen
Monday, February 9, 2pm
Join grief counselor Chery Amari to learn how to cope in the midst of a career or job change.  In this interactive presentation, you’ll find validation for your job loss experience, as well as strategies for uncovering hidden opportunities in time of change.  Cheryl is the founder and owner of the Tewksbury-based GriefTeach, which offers grief education, consulting and coaching services for all types of loss.  There will be time for networking afterwards.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.

Food Talk: Film Screening of Fed Up
Tuesday, February 10, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of Fed Up, a new documentary examining America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it.  Rated PG.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 50 seats.

Living with Coyotes with John Maguaranis
Wednesday, February 11, 7pm
Join John Maguaranis, Massachusetts Representative for Project Coyote, to learn about coyotes, including: natural behavior, habits, identification, pet and human safety, myths and facts, hazing, and origin and history.  Learn more about these amazing animals and get tips on how to co-exist peacefully.  You’ll also see some great photography.  Limited to 75 seats. No registration required.  

Food Talk: Cooking with Chocolate with Chef Liz Barbour
Thursday, February 12, 7pm
Join chef Liz Barbour for a “cooking with chocolate” demonstration and tasting.  During Valentine’s Day week, Liz will use chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for dessert.  Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes, with samples!  Liz is the owner of The Creative Feast and has been cooking professionally in the Boston area for 25 years.  Limited to 50 seats.

Friday Night Film: Nightcrawler
Friday, February 13, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Nightcrawler, a crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Food Talk: Chocolate – The Perfect Drug with Noemi Custodia-Lora
Tuesday, February 17, 7pm
Join Dr. Noemi Custodia-Lora, Executive Director at Northern Essex Community College and former natural sciences professor, to learn why chocolate is good for you, which kinds are best, how much is healthy, how to taste for quality, and how best to eat it.  Free chocolate samples!  Limited to 50 seats.

Genealogy Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, February 18, 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.  This month, staff member Ashley Adams will discuss heritage organizations.  Limited to 15 seats.

Local History Talk: Explore The Lowell National Historical Park with Paul Marion
Wednesday, February 18, 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.

Food Talk: Hearty Italian Suppers with Ellie Deaner
Thursday, February 19, 7pm
Join chef Ellie Deaner to learn how to prepare some quick and hearty Italian recipes in an interactive demonstration.  Printed copies of the recipes and tasty samples will be provided.  Ellie has taught cooking for more than 25 years, authored two popular cookbooks, and hosts a cable TV series, “Ellie’s Foodline.”  Door prize.  Book signing after the program.  Limited to 50 seats.

Friday Night Film: Birdman
Friday, February 20, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Birdman, an Academy Award-nominated comedy starring Michael Keaton.  A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: St. Vincent
Saturday, February 21, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – St. Vincent, a critically acclaimed comedy starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.  A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Creative Job Seeking Strategies Workshop with Abby Grant
Monday, February 23, 2pm
Join Abby Grant, a former recruiter and career services professional, to discuss unique tips, strategies and techniques to invigorate your job search.  Learn to find “hidden jobs” in the economy.  There will be time for networking after the event.  Group meets every Monday at 2pm.  Limited to 25 seats.

Travel Talk: Discover Educational Travel & Learning Vacations with Road Scholar
Tuesday, February 24, 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.  (Talk was postponed from 1/27.)

Evening Book Club: False Impression by Jeffrey Archer
Wednesday, February 25, 6:30pm
This month, the Book Club will be discussing False Impression by Jeffrey Archer, a mystery that spans the globe to uncover the truth surrounding Van Gogh’s last painting. Copies and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk.  Group meets the last Wednesday evening of every month.  New members always welcome. No registration required.

Friday Night Film: The Theory of Everything
Friday, February 27, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – The Theory of Everything, an Academy Award-nominated drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.  The film explores the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: Whiplash
Saturday, February 28, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Whiplash, an Academy Award-nominated drama starring Miles Teller & J.K. Simmons.  A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

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