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Jul 22, 2015 11:10AM ● By Robert Hayes

Tewksbury Public Library

All events are FREE thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  (Film screenings are also co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Lions Club.)  All events are held in the library’s first-floor, air-conditioned Meeting Room.  A book selling and signing will take place after each author event.  There is no obligation to purchase a book.  

Registration is required for all events.  Register by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing, visiting the library’s online calendar of events at, or stopping by the library’s Front Desk.

A Book Brunch with Charlotte Gordon, Author of “Romantic Outlaws”
Wednesday, July 22, 10:30am-noon
Learn about the extraordinary lives of two female literary icons: Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter, Mary Shelley. Complimentary brunch food provided. 

An Evening with Wendy Francis, Author of “The Summer of Good Intentions”
Thursday, July 23, 7pm-8:30pm
Go inside the writing process with the author of one of the summer’s most anticipated beach reads, set in Cape Cod.

Friday Night Film Screening of “Five Flights Up”
Friday, July 24, 8:30pm-10:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Five Flights Up,” a PG-13-rated drama starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.  A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate issues when they plan to move away. Complimentary movie snacks provided.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting
Monday, July 27, 2pm-3:30pm
Learn how to improve your job search and land the job you really want with career coach Clare Harlow.  Reexamine your interests and skills – some you may not even realized you have – to find the job that’s the right fit for you.

An Evening with Linda Brossi Murphy, Author of “F*** Off, Cancer”
Tuesday, July 28, 7pm-8:30pm
Learn about a Massachusetts woman who successfully beat cancer by turning her fight into “one big party.” 

A Book Brunch with Ianna Hondros-McCarthy, Author of “Stickier Rice, Clearer Purpose’
Wednesday, July 29, 10:30am-noon
Learn the basics of Buddhism and mindfulness from a local young author who studied the religion in Thailand.  Complimentary brunch food provided.

An Evening with August Cole, Author of “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War”
Thursday, July 30, 7pm-8:30pm
Learn about national security threats and weapons of the future that America, and the world, will one day confront.

Friday Night Film Screening of “The Longest Ride”
Friday, July 31, 8:30pm-10:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “The Longest Ride,” a PG-13-rated romance starring Alan Alda, Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.  The film is based on the Nichols Sparks novel with the same name. After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Complimentary movie snacks provided.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting
Monday, August 3, 2pm-3:30pm
Learn how to decrease your stress and increase your energy and vitality during your job search with certified health coach Sarah Dubois. Dubois has studied over 100 dietary theories and practical lifestyle management techniques with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.

An Evening with Annie Wang, Author of “The Her Campus Guide To College Life”
Tuesday, August 4, 7pm-8:30pm
Are you an incoming college freshmen? Learn everything you need to know about college before move-in from Annie Wang, founder of “Her Campus.” From bonding with your roommates, to adjusting to college academics, to picking your extracurriculars, to navigating the party scene safety, Annie has the answers to your questions!

A Book Brunch with “Far From The Madding Crowd”
Wednesday, August 5, 10:30am-noon
Enjoy a screening of “Far From The Madding Crowd,” a PG-13 drama starring Carey Mulligan.  In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Complimentary brunch food provided.

An Evening with Kevin Willett, Author of “One Connection: How You Can Grow Your Business (and Change The World) One Connection At A Time”
Thursday, August 6, 7pm-8:30pm
Looking for a job? Trying to grow your business?  Learn how to become a successful networker, whether you’re an introvert or extravert, with Kevin Willett, the founder of two of the area’s most popular networking groups: “Friends with Kevin” and the “New England B2B Networking Group.”

Friday Night Film Screening of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”
Friday, August 7, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” a PG comedy starring Kevin James.  After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers!  Complimentary movie snacks provided.

Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies
Monday, August 10, 7pm-9pm
Learn about the latest in retirement planning from George and Steve Pessotti, local retirement planners and guest speakers from the Society of Financial Awareness (SOFA). This same presentation will be made to the Tewksbury Job Seekers Network earlier in the day at 2pm.

An Evening with Rich Beyer, Author of “The Ghost Army of World War II”
Tuesday, August 11, 7pm-8:30pm
Learn about the secret missions of the U.S. Army’s tactical deception unit during World War II.  Their little-known, highly imaginative, daring maneuvers helped open the way for the final drive to Germany!

A Book Brunch with “True Story”
Wednesday, August 12, 10:30am-noon
Enjoy a screening of “True Story,” an R-rated drama starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.  When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accessed killer Christian Longo – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse. Complimentary brunch food provided.

A Year Later: Market Basket Saved with Grant Welker and Daniel Korschun 
Thursday, August 13, 7pm-8:30pm
Examine last summer’s Market Basket saga and the unlikely grassroots movement that saved the business with the authors of “We Are Market Basket.”

Friday Night Film Screening of “Do You Believe?”
Friday, August 14, 8pm-10pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Do You Believe?,” a PG-13 drama starring Sean Astin and Mira Sorvino.  When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he’s reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways only God could orchestrate.  Complimentary movie snacks provided.
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