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New England’s Most Haunted Locations on November 5

Oct 30, 2015 11:23AM ● By Robert Hayes

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.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2pm-3:30pm

Unemployed or underemployed? Maureen Weisner, co-founder of “Kick Start Your Transition,” will discuss how to craft and manage your own personal and professional brand to help in your job search and/or advance your career. There will be time for networking after the presentation.


Crime Time: Inside The Word of Map Thieves  

Tuesday, November 3, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Michael Blanding for a discussion of his new book, The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps. Explore a true-life story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Fright Night: Legends & Haunts of New England

Thursday, November 5, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Thomas D'Agostino for a discussion of New England's most haunted locations -- some you've heard of, some you haven't.  D'Agostino is the co-founder of the New England Paranormal United Research Society and author of several books on New England ghosts, legends, and folklore.  Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Film Screening of “The End of Tour”

Friday, November 6, 10:30am-12:30pm (1st showing)

Friday, November 6, 7pm-9pm (2nd showing)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “The End of Tour,” an R-rated drama starring Jason Siegel and Jesse Eisenberg.  It’s the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.' Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting

Monday, November 9, 2pm-3:30pm

Unemployed or underemployed? Mike Chase will deliver his popular “10 Steps To Shorten Your Job Search” presentation.  Examine your job search approach while revisiting the basics of an effective search. There will be time for networking after the presentation.


Crime Time: Film Screening of “Mr. Holmes” 

Tuesday, November 10, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Mr. Holmes,” a PG mystery starring Ian McKellan and Laura Linney.  An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Fright Night: Conquer Your Fears -- Understanding Soul Contracts 

Thursday, November 12, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author and intuitive coach Danielle MacKinnon for a discussion of her new book, Soul Contracts: Find Harmony and Unlock Your Brilliance. Learn how to recognize and release the energetic barriers lodged deep in your soul, called soul contracts. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Film Screening of “Vacation”

Friday, November 13, 10:30am-12:30pm (1st showing)

Friday, November 13, 7pm-9pm (2nd showing)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Vacation,” an R-rated comedy starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.  Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2pm-3:30pm

Unemployed or underemployed? Judy Parisella will provide an insightful overview of social media’s impact on job seeking, and speak to the “must haves”, “Dos and Don’ts,” and best practices in effectively using today’s social media. There will be time for networking after the presentation.


Crime Time: An Evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Hank Phillippi Ryan for a discussion of her newest mystery, What You See, and her career as an investigative reporter for WHDH TV in Boston. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Genealogy Support Group Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2pm-3:30pm

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: Not All Witches Are From Salem 

Thursday, November 19, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Roxie Zwicker to delve deep into New England's witchcraft history and explore the evolution and superstitions of witchcraft across the region.

Zwicker is the founder of New England Curiosities, and author of seven books, including The Haunted Cemeteries of New England. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Film Screening of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Friday, November 20, 10:30am-12:30pm (1st showing)

Friday, November 20, 7pm-9pm (2nd showing)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” an PG-13-rated action adventure, based on the 1960’s TV show, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.  In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Crime Time: Boston’s Most Historic Crimes

Tuesday, November 24, 7pm-8:30pm

Join author Christopher Daley for a discussion discuss his new book, Murder & Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub. Q&A and book signing (for those interested) to follow the event.


Film Screening of “Ricki & The Flash”

Friday, November 27, 10:30am-12:30pm (1st showing)

Friday, November 27, 7pm-9pm (2nd showing)

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases, “Ricki & The Flash,” an PG-13-rated comedy starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.  A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. Complimentary movie snacks provided.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network Meeting

Monday, November 30, 2pm-3:30pm

Unemployed or underemployed? Barbara Alevras will discuss typical interviewers’ goals; (2) standard question categories; (3) interviewing tips and techniques; and (4) common questions applicants should be prepared to answer. Attendees will have also an opportunity to practice and get constructive feedback on challenging interview questions (“mock interview”).  Leave this highly interactive session with easy-to-apply information and ideas you can put into action immediately! There will be time for networking after the presentation. 

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