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Explore The Pacific Crest Trail on 5/7, Take Closer Look At The Monuments Men on 5/14

May 06, 2015 03:00AM ● Published 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 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.

Online Book Discussion of 'Wild' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Week of Sunday, May 3 
Join our online book discussion of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed on our Facebook page and Twitter page this week (Sunday, May 3 to Saturday, May 9). A different discussion question will be posted each day.  Look for Wild-themed programs on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7 as part of our "READ, WATCH, LEARN" series.

Film Screening of 'Wild' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Tuesday, May 5, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of the film adaption of Wild. The film is a chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.  The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles.  The film is rated R for language and some violence.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  (Note: You don't have to have read the book to attend.)

Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Thursday, May 7, 7pm-8:30pm
Join Wendy Johnston for her presentation, "Wendy's Journey on the Pacific Crest Trail." From April to September of 2013, Wendy backpacked the entire 2,700-mile long Pacific Crest Trail, from the US/Mexican border to the US/Canadian border, through California, Oregon and Washington.  Enjoy a slideshow of photos taken during her 5-month journey. You will leave feeling inspired to follow your own dreams.  Limited to 75 seats. (Note: You don't have to have read the book or watched the film to attend.)

Friday Night Film: Selma
Friday, May 8, 8pm-10pm
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.  The film is rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  

Saturday Night Film: Black or White
Saturday, May 9, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Black or White, a drama starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.  The film tells the story of a grieving widower who is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.  The film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight. Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  

Online Book Discussion of 'The Monuments Men' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Week of Sunday, May 10
Join our online book discussion of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel on our Facebook page and Twitter page this week (Sunday, May 10 to Saturday, May 16). A different discussion question will be posted each day. Look for The Monuments Men-themed programs on Tuesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 14 as part of our "READ, WATCH, LEARN" series.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Job Tips From One Who Knows with Nancy Drees
Monday, May 11, 2pm-3:30pm
Join Nancy Drees, Principal and Founder of Vacare Group, for her presentation, "Job Tips From One Who Knows."  Nancy will share 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.  Nancy provides recruiting services to start-up technology companies, helping them hire candidates across multiple disciplines.  There will be time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.  

Film Screening of 'The Monuments Men' (READ, WATCH, LISTEN series)
Tuesday, May 12, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of the film adaption of The Monuments Men. The film tells the true story of an unlikely World War II platoon, which is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners.  The film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray.  The film is rated PG-13 for some images of war violence.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  (Note: You don't have to have read the book to attend.)

A Closer Look At The Monuments Men with Mary Woodward (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Thursday, May 14, 7pm-8:30pm
Join Mary Woodward for her presentation, "A Closer Look At The Monuments Men."  Enjoy this illustrated talk about the Monument Men and the European art treasures they saved during World War II. Mary is the Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum, the co-curator at The Gallery at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, and an art historian. Limited to 75 seats. Register HERE.  (Note: You don't have to have read the book or watched the film to attend.)

Friday Night Film: Still Alice
Friday, May 15, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Still Alice, a critically acclaimed drama starring Julianne Moore, who won an Academy Award for the role.  The film tells the story of a linguistics professor and her family, who find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.  The film is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  

Online Book Discussion of 'Still Alice' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Week of Sunday, May 17
Join our online book discussion of Still Alice by Lisa Genova on our Facebook page and Twitter page this week (Sunday, May 17 to Saturday, May 23). A different discussion question will be posted each day. Look for Still Alice-themed programs on Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21 as part of our "READ, WATCH, LEARN" series.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Tackling Tough Interview Questions with Cheryl Landes
Monday, May 18, 2pm-3:30pm
Join Cheryl Landes, founder of Tabby Cat Communications, for her presentation, "Tackling Tough Interview Questions."  Cheryl will bring a list of questions she has compiled from speaking with job seekers and from her own experience.  Cheryl and the group will review these questions and talk about possible answers.  Cheryl will provide additional comments from her research.  There will be time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats. 

Film Screening of 'Still Alice' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Tuesday, May 19, 8pm-10pm 
Enjoy a screening of the film adaptation of Still Alice.  The film tells the story of a linguistics professor and her family who find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.  The film stars Julianne Moore, who won an Academy Award for the role.  The film is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  (Note: You don't have to have read the book to attend.)

Genealogy Support Group Meeting: Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors with Ashley Adams
Wednesday, May 20, 2pm-3:30pm
Did your ancestors immigrate to the States in the last 150 years? Are you just beginning your research but do not know where to start?  If so, please join library staff member Ashley Adams to learn about the different techniques you can use to better your research.  Bring your notes and a laptop (or borrow of one ours) to work on your genealogy using library resources and the shared resources and experiences of others.  The group meets the third Wednesday afternoon of each month in the Trustees Room.  No registration required. 

Memory, Aging & Alzheimer's: What You Should Know (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Thursday, May 21, 7pm-8:30pm
Join a representative from the Alzheimer's Association (Massachusetts chapter) for her presentation, "Memory, Aging and Alzheimer's: What You Should Know."  Do you worry that you -- or someone you know -- will develop Alzheimer's?  This important lecture will discuss early warning signs, offer tips to maximize memory, and contrast the typical memory changes people experience as they age with the distinct memory problems of someone with Alzheimer's. Limited to 75 seats. (Note: You don't have to have read the book or watched the film to attend.)

Friday Night Film: American Sniper
Friday, May 22, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – American Sniper, a critically acclaimed drama starring Bradley Cooper.  The film received six Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.  The film tells the true story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.  Back home to his wife and kids, however, Chris finds that he can't leave the war behind him.  The film is rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  

Online Book Discussion of 'American Sniper' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Week of Sunday, May 24
Join our online book discussion of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle on our Facebook page and Twitter page this week (Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, May 30). A different discussion question will be posted each day. Look for American Sniper-themed programs on Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28 as part of our "READ, WATCH, LEARN" series.

Film Screening of 'American Sniper' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Tuesday, May 26, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of the film adaption of American Sniper.  The film tells the true story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend.  Back home to his wife and kids, however, Chris finds that he can't leave the war behind him.  The film stars Bradley Cooper, who received an Academy Award nomination for the role.  The film is rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  . (Note: You don't have to have read the book to attend.)

Evening Book Club Meeting: The Paris Wife by Pamela McLain
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30pm-7:45pm
Join the Book Club for a discussion of The Paris Wife by Pamela McLain.  Copies and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk beginning April 29.  New members are always welcome!  No registration required.

Understanding The 'Invisible Wounds of War' (READ, WATCH, LEARN series)
Thursday, May 28, 7pm-8:30pm
Join a representative from the Home Base Program for their presentation, "Understanding The Invisible Wounds of War." Explore post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the challenges faced by returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.  Learn how Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation have joined forces through the "Home Base Program" to provide clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education and research in an effort to heal the "invisible wounds of war" for service members, post-9/11 veterans and their families.  Limited to 75 seats.  (Note: You don't have to have read the book or watched the film to attend.)

Friday Night Film: Mr. Turner
Friday, May 29, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood’s newest DVD releases – Mr. Turner, a critically acclaimed drama starring Timothy Spall.  The film received four Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture.  The film explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.  The film is rated R for some sexual content.  Complimentary snacks and drinks provided.  Limited to 75 seats.  

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