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How One Man Has Traveled 1 Million Miles To Rescue 30,000 Dogs

Mar 09, 2016 09:24AM ● 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 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.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Selling Your Age Advantage With Kit Hayes

Monday, March 21, 2pm

It's known that age discrimination is widespread in the hiring process.  How do you take on the daunting task of conducting an effective job search when you're 50+?  Kit will help you address the stereotypes, dispel self-doubts and launch or reboot a job search campaign that gets results. Led by Career Coach and author Kit Hayes.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Selling Your Age Advantage With Kit Hayes

Monday, March 21, 2pm

It's known that age discrimination is widespread in the hiring process.  How do you take on the daunting task of conducting an effective job search when you're 50+?  Kit will help you address the stereotypes, dispel self-doubts and launch or reboot a job search campaign that gets results. Led by Career Coach and author Kit Hayes.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


An Evening with Pagan Kennedy, Author of ‘Inventology’

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm

Author Pagan Kennedy will discuss her new book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change The World.  Find out where great ideas come from!  Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


An Evening with Dianne Benson Davis, ‘Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles, A Wildlife Memoir’

Thursday, March 24, 7pm

Author Dianne Benson Davis will discuss her book, Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles, A Wildlife Memoir. This is the story of one woman who helped in the miraculous restoration of the bald eagle to skies of New England after their near extinction. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Friday Night Film: Brooklyn

Friday, March 25, 10:30am AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Brooklyn, the dramatic romance starring Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Adult Crafternoon

Saturday, March 26, 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: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)

Saturday, March 26, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Hunger Games: Mockinjay (Part 2), the sci-fi adventure starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, which grossed $281 million at the box office.  This is the final installment in the Hunger games trilogy.  Rated PG-13.  Free refreshments.  Limited to 75 seats.


Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Volunteer Your Way To Your Next Job with Jack Wang

Monday, March 28, 2pm

What have you been doing? For many job seekers, this can be tough question to answer the longer you've been in transition. One way to stand out in a sea of resumes and social media profiles is to volunteer. Not hand out flyers and man tables, but volunteering in a way that can advance your career. Come learn about ways this can help you land that next job while helping a great cause! Led by Jack Wang, Executive Director of the Jericho Road Project.  Time for networking after the presentation.  Limited to 25 seats.


An Evening with Bob Halloran, Author of ‘White Devil’

Tuesday, March 29, 7pm

Author Bob Halloran will discuss his new book, White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss. Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of John Willis, aka White Devil, the only white man to ever rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.


Evening Book Group Meeting: The Orphan Train

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30pm

Join the library's monthly Book Group for a discussion of The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Copies and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk beginning February 24th. New members are always welcome! No registration required.


An Evening with Terry Greene Clark, Author of ‘Demystifying College Admissions’

Thursday, March 31, 7pm

Author Terry Greene Clark will discuss her new book, Demystifying College Admissions: A Parent-to-Parent Guide to the Reality of the College Process.  Clark offers parents a simple guide, practical advice and real world experience, bringing together all the information needed to know about the college matriculation process, from freshman year in high school to acceptance into college. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.




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