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Library Events: The Age Of Ultron, Haunted Lighthouses And More

Oct 07, 2015 05:51AM ● By Bill Gilman

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 rhayes@mvlc.org, visiting the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org, or stopping by the library’s Front Desk.

Fright Night: The Haunted House Diaries  

Thursday, October 8, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author William J. Hall will discuss his new book, The Haunted House Diaries: The True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town in the Center of a Paranormal Mystery.  Learn about what of New England’s most infamous haunted houses! Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.

Friday Night Film Screening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Friday, October 9, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Avengers - Age of Ultron, a sci-fi action adventure starring Robert Downey, Jr.; Chris Hemsworth; Mark Ruffalo; Chris Evans; Scarlett Johansson; Jeremey Renner; and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film is rated PG-13. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Saturday Night Film Screening of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Saturday, October 10, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a comedic drama starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke.  High schooler Greg finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.  The film is rated PG-13. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Crime Time: Inside The Gardener Museum Heist

Tuesday, October 13, 7pm-8:30pm

Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist! Join author Stephen Kurkjian for a discussion of his new book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off The World's Greatest Art Heist. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Fright Night: Explore Some of the World’s Most Haunted Places  

Thursday, October 15, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Ron Kolek for a journey through the years and around the world to some of the strangest haunted places. His presentation is based on his book, A Ghost A Day: 365 True Tales of the Spectral, Supernatural and... Just Plain Scary! Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Friday Night Film Screening of “San Andreas”

Friday, October 16, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- San Andreas, an action film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Alexandra Daddario. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his daughter. The film is rated PG-13.  Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Learn JAVA Programming Language

Monday, October 19, 6pm-8pm

In this week’s JAVA programming class, instructor Giuliano Amantini will teach a lesson on: inheritance; abstract classes and interfaces; using the IO package; and exceptions. Bring your own laptop.


Acoustic Folk Concert with Howie Newman & Jackie Damsky

Monday, October 19, 7pm-8:30pm

Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky, longtime performers on the New England acoustic music scene, will perform a free community concert with funny original songs (suitable for all ages) as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight harmonies!


Crime Time: Shotgunned – A Local Cop Tells His Incredible Story 

Tuesday, October 20, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author and retired police officer Dana Owen for a discussion of his new book, Shotgunned: The Long Ordeal of a Wounded Cop Seeking Justice.Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event. 


Wednesday Morning Film Screening of “Tomorrowland”

Wednesday, October 21, 10:30am-12:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Tomorrowland, an action adventure starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie. Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of the mysterious “Tomorrowland.” The film is rated PG. Complimentary donuts & coffee provided.


Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 2pm-4pm

Whether you are 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.


Fright Night: Drones – Separating Facts From Fear  

Thursday, October 22, 7pm-8:30pm

Join Tewksbury resident Jamie Boudreau, owner of Airgoz Aerial Photography, who will debunk misconceptions surrounding drones (unmanned aerial vehicles).  He’ll also cover types of drones, price ranges, rules and regulations for operators, and no fly zones.  Boudreau will also display his quadcopters, answer audience questions, and show some amazing aerial footage he's taken of Tewksbury.


Friday Night Film Screening of “Jurassic World”

Friday, October 23, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Jurassic World, a sci-fi action adventure starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins. A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attract escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. The film is rated PG-13.  Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Saturday Night Film Screening of “Paper Towns”

Saturday, October 24, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Paper Towns, a drama starring Natt Wolff and Cara Delevingne, based on the John Green best-selling novel. After an all-night adventure, Quentin’s life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime. The film is rated PG-13.  Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Crime Time: The Pursuit & Capture of Whitey Bulger 

Tuesday, October 27, 7pm-8:30pm

Join authors Kevin Weeks and Phyllis Karas for a discussion on their new book, Hunted Down: The FBI's Pursuit and Capture of Whitey Bulger. Weeks once served as Whitey Bulger’s top lieutenant. They'll also take questions from the audience. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Wednesday Morning Film Screening of “Max”

Wednesday, October 28, 10:30am-12:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Max, a family adventure starring Thomas Haden Church and Josh Wiggins. A dog that helped U.S. Marines in Afghanistan returns to America and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience. The film is rated PG. Complimentary donuts & coffee provided.


Evening Book Group Meeting: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Join the library's monthly Book Group for a discussion of The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. Copies and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk beginning September 30. New members are always welcome! No registration is required.

Fright Night: The Haunted Lighthouses of New England  

Thursday, October 29, 7pm-8:30pm

Author Jeremy D'Entremont, New England's most respected lighthouse historian, will discuss our area's haunted lighthouses. D’Entremont is the author or co-author of more than ten books, including The Lighthouses of Massachusetts and The Lighthouse Handbook: New England.  Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Friday Night Film Screening of “Southpaw”

Friday, October 30, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Southpaw, a boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams.  Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. The film is rated PG-13.  Complimentary movie snacks provided.

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