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Explore Abandoned Asylums On March 5, Poe’s Homes & Memorials On March 8

Feb 22, 2016 06:31PM ● By Robert Hayes

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.

An Evening with Barbara Berenson, Author of ‘Boston and the Civil War’

Thursday, February 25, 7pm

Author Barbara Berenson will discuss her new book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.  Join local historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey through Civil War Boston.  Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.

Friday Night Film: Spotlight

Friday, February 26, 10:30am AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Spotlight, the drama starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci, which was nominated for SIX Academy Awards.  The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Crafternoon

Saturday, February 27, 1:30pm-3pm

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers!  Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters.  (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft.  We will have tables and chairs reserved for you in the first-floor Fairgrieve Wing.


Saturday Night Film: Steve Jobs

Saturday, February 27, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Steve Jobs, the biographical drama starring Michael Fassbeder and Kate Winslet, which was nominated for 2 Academy Award nominations.  Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: LinkedIn From The Top with Judy Parisella

Monday, February 29, 2pm

Learn how LinkedIn can become one of your most effective job seeking assets!  You'll learn: how to build a complete and keyword rich profile; reach and maintain "all-star" profile strength; become a marketable brand; build online referrals; and expand your business network. Led by Career Coach Judy Parisella.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


Friday Night Film: Bridge of Spies

Friday, March 4, 10:30am AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Bridge of Spies, a thriller starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, and Alan Alda, which was nominated for SIX Academy Awards. During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


An Afternoon with Tammy Rebello & L.F. Blanchard, Author of ‘Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts’

Saturday, March 5, 2pm

Authors Tammy Rebello & L.F. Blanchard will discuss their new book, Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts.  The book includes a collection of photographs, history, and personal stories of those who worked at these facilities, those who were institutionalized, and their families. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Saturday Night Film: Creed

Saturday, March 5, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Creed, the drama starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Tackling Tough Interview Questions with Cheryl Landes

Monday, March 7, 2pm

What are some of the typical questions hiring managers ask? What are the best ways to answer these questions? Cheryl Landes will bring a list of questions she has compiled from speaking with job seekers and from her own experiences. We'll review these questions, talk about possible answers, and Cheryl will provide additional comments from her research. Led by Career Coach Cheryl Landes.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


An Evening with J.W. Ocker, Author of ‘Poe-Land’

Tuesday, March 8, 7pm

Author J.W. Ocker will discuss his new book, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


An Evening with Brady Carlson, Author of ‘Dead Presidents’

Thursday, March 10, 7pm

Author Brady Carlson will discuss his new book, Dead Presidents: An American Adventure Into Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders. Enjoy an entertaining exploration into the death stories of our nation’s greatest leaders and the wild ways we choose to remember and memorialize them. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Friday Night Film: Room

Friday, March 11, 10:30am AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Room, the drama starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay which was nominated for FOUR Academy Awards. After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery. Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Saturday Night Film: The Danish Girl

Saturday, March 12, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – The Danish Girl, the drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, which was nominated for FOUR Academy Awards.  A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Building A Job Search Toolbox with Randall Warniers

Monday, March 14, 2pm

Understand the necessary skills a modern job seeker needs to compete effectively and be employable.  Some of these skills are traditional (interpersonal networking), some are new (social media), and some are radical (are you on YouTube?).  Knowing the tools you need to bring your job search up-to-date is an essential step in finding your next position. Led by Career Coach Randall Warniers.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


TEDTalks @ The TPL

Monday, March 14, 6:45pm

Become a TEDHead at the Library. Join us for respectful community discussion around interesting ideas and concepts from the TED video archive! This month’s theme is Scientific Thought. Limited to 10 seats.


An Evening with Peter Grinspoon, Author of ‘Free Refills’

Tuesday, March 15, 7pm

Author Peter Grinspoon will discuss his new book, Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction. Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication, and his recovery. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


An Evening with Peter Zheutlin, Author of ‘Rescue Road’

Thursday, March 17, 7pm

Author Peter Zheutlin will discuss his new book, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway.  How far would you go to save a life? This is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Friday Night Film: The Big Short

Friday, March 18, 10:30am AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Big Short, the drama starring Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, which was nominated for FIVE Academy Awards. Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

An Afternoon with Samuel Redman, Author of ‘Bone Rooms’

Saturday, March 19, 2pm

Author Samuel J. Redman will discuss his new book, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism To Human Prehistory In Museums.  In Bone Rooms, Samuel Redman unearths the story of how human remains have become highly sought-after artifacts for both scientific research and public display.  Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Saturday Night Film: Carol

Saturday, March 19, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Carol, the dramatic romance starring Cate Blanchett, which was nominated for SIX Academy Awards.  An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.  Rated R.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.

Todd Johnson for Selectman

 


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