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Apr 09, 2015 10:25AM ● By Robert Hayes

Tewksbury Public Library

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.

Gardening Talk: A Flower Garden’s Best Friend – A Year In The Life Of A Honeybee Colony with Birgit deWeerd
Thursday, April 9, 7pm
Join beekeeper Birgit deWeerd to learn about the lives of honeybees and their roles in the pollination process. Her presentation will take you through the activities in and around a beehive, starting in January and ending in the Fall with the honey harvest.  Q&A after the presentation.  deWeerd’s honey products will be available for purchase after the event.  Limited to 50 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Lost A Job? Good Grief! with Cheryl Amari
Monday, April 13, 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 times of change.  Amari is the owner of the Tewksbury-based GriefTeach.  There will be time for networking after the talk.  Limited to 25 seats.

Gardening Talk: Vegetable Gardening with Suzanne Crooker
Tuesday, April 14, 7pm
Join gardening instructor Suzanne Crooker to learn how to start and sustain a vegetable garden.  Crooker will discuss soil conditioning; planting and harvesting schedule; fertilizing techniques; and insect and disease identification and controls.  Crooker has worked in the vegetable department at Mahoney’s for ten years and regularly teaches gardening classes.  Q&A after the presentation.  A gift basket from Mahoney’s will be raffled off.  Limited to 50 seats.

Genealogy Support Group Meeting: How To Locate & Preserve Old Gravestones
Wednesday, April 15, 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 how to locate, care for and preserve old gravestones.  Limited to 15 seats.  No registration required.

Gardening Talk: How To Create A Pollinator Garden with Kim Smith
Thursday, April 16, 7pm
Join landscape designer Kim Smith for a stunning slideshow and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming garden for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  Native plants and examples of organic and architectural features will be discussed based on their value to particular vertebrates and invertebrates.  Smith is the founder of Kim Smith Designs, a landscape and interior design firm, and an author and filmmaker of books and movies on gardening and butterflies.  Q&A after the presentation.  Limited to 50 seats.

Friday Night Film: Wild
Friday, April 17, 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Wild, a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles.  A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: A Most Violent Year
Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – A Most Violent Year, a drama starring Oscar Issac and Jessica Chastain.  In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Teen Party: The Avengers-Age of Ultron Pre-Release Party
Tuesday, April 21, 5pm-8pm
Stuck at home during vacation?   Join us for trivia, crafts, and cookie decorating to celebrate The Avengers: Age of Ultron, coming to theatres in May.  Enter to win prizes and movie tickets!  Stick around for a screening of the 2012 film, The Avengers, the most successful superhero film to date.  Rated PG-13.  Free snacks and beverages.  For students in Grades 5 to 12.

Local History Talk: Tales of Tewksbury’s Revolutionary War Veterans with Dave Marcus
Wednesday, April 22, 7pm
Join David E. Marcus, Interim President of the Tewksbury Historical Society, to learn about Tewksbury’s role in the Revolutionary War, including stories of some of the 203 Tewksbury men who served.  100 residents fought in the Battle of Lexington and Concord; 34 residents fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill.  Q&A after the presentation.  The Historical Society’s store will be open for the public to purchase pictures or books.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 50 seats.

Gardening Talk: Vermicomposting – Recycle Kitchen Food Waste With Worms with Carol Wing
Thursday, April 23, 7pm
Join Carol Wing for a fascinating presentation on vermicomposting (that’s composting with worms).  Learn what vermicomposting is; why it is beneficial; and how worms can create beautiful compost from your trash.  Wing will also review the setup process, maintenance, and how to use all the wonderful products of your system.  Q&A after the presentation.  Limited to 50 seats.

Friday Night Film: Big Eyes
Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Big Eyes, a drama starring Christopher Waltz and Amy Adams, who won a Golden Globe for her performance.  A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Job Tips From One Who Knows with Nancy Drees
Monday, April 27, 2pm
Join Nancy Drees, a consultant who provides recruiting services to companies, for her popular presentation, “Job Tips From One Who Knows.”  Learn what employers are looking for in candidates, how you can best conduct a job search through non-traditional methods, and how to best prepare for an interview.  There will be time for networking after the talk.  Limited to 25 seats.

Gardening Talk: Gardening with Native Plants with Claudia Thompson
Tuesday, April 28, 7pm
Join Claudia Thompson, Founder and President of Grow Native Massachusetts, to learn how to garden with native plants and why they’re important.  Get an overview on native plants essential role in the ecosystem, along with a virtual tour of her 7,000 square foot garden in Cambridge.  Q&A after the presentation.  Limited to 50 seats.

Book Club Meeting: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30pm
This month, the Book Club will be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  The novel is set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.  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.

Gardening Talk: “Gardening From A Husband’s Perspective” with Neal Sanders
Thursday, April 30, 7pm
Join author Neal Sanders for his hilarious presentation, “Gardening Is Murder: Gardening From A Husband’s Perspective.”  As the spouse of an avid gardener with no “real” responsibilities other than to dig holes and move rocks, Sanders has lots of time to observe gardeners and their foibles.  Q&A after the presentation.  Book selling and signing afterwards for those interested.  Limited to 50 seats.

Friday Night Film: Selma
Friday, May 1, 8pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Selma, a critically acclaimed biopic starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo.  The film is a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Saturday Night Film: Black or White
Saturday, May 2, 8pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Black or White, a drama starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.  A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

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