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Apr 16, 2015 09:10AM ● 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: 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.
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