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Tewksbury Library Takes You Inside The World Of Cockfighting On April 5; Ted Reinstein of WCVB Visits on April 7

Mar 29, 2016 06:18PM ● By Robert Hayes

One of the roosters seized by police when they raided a cockfighting ring last week.

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 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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Build An Attention-Getting Resume

Monday, April 4, 2pm

Is your resume getting you called in for interviews?  In this interactive session, learn how marketing our unique set of skills and experience has changed and what is now working in the marketplace. We’ll view some resume samples, discuss the “must-have” and optional sections, and learn about the key elements which, from my experience and what the research tells us, will get positive attention for your resume. Bring your resume. Get your questions answered and ideas you can put to use right away. Led by Career Coach Bonnie Petrovich. Limited to 25 seats.

Common Threads Poetry Discussion

Monday, April 4, 6:30pm

Join us as we read and discuss several poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. We will us the MassPoetry Organization's 2016 "Common Threads" poetry package.   Copies of the poems will be available one week before the event at library’s Front Desk. Limited printed copies will be available the night of the event. High school students through adults are invited to register!  Limited to 20 seats.

The Fighting Against Cockfighting

Tuesday, April 5, 7pm

Last month, Tewksbury was rocked by the news that 24 individuals were arrested for their alleged roles in a cockfighting ring in town.  Roger Lauze, a recognized expert on cockfighting with MSPCA Nevins Farm, and Christine Allenberg, a Law Enforcement Officer with the MSPCA, will discuss cockfighting and what is being done to end this illegal bloodsport.  A Q&A will follow the presentation. Limited to 75 seats.

Author Visit: An Evening with Ted Reinstein of WCVB

Thursday, April 7, 7pm

Author Ted Reinstein will discuss his new book, Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds. Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander and local writer, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England. Bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself, Reinstein demonstrates what it really means to be Wicked Pissed.  Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats.  For this particular event, attendees are strongly encouraged to become a member of the Friends of the Library at the door -- $5 for seniors and $10 for individuals.

Film Screening: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Friday, April 8, 10:30am-12:30pm AND 7:30pm-9:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the sci-fi adventure starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.  Rated PG-13.  Refreshments provided.  Limited to 100 seats.

Community Table: Alternative House

Saturday, April 9, 10am-1pm

Stop by the library from 10am to 1pm to chat with representatives from the Alternative House at the library's Community Table, located near the Front Desk. Alternative House offers shelter, support, options, counseling and legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence (and their children) who seek our help. They are committed to the empowerment of women toward self sufficiency. We do not discriminate against any race, class, culture, age group or sexual orientation.  They are based in Lowell, but their services cover Tewksbury.

Author Visit: An Afternoon with Dan Szczesny, Author of ‘The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie’

Saturday, April 9, 2pm

Author Dan Szczesny will discuss his book, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie: A Hiking Journey of Discovery Through New Hampshire's "52 With A View" Mountain List.  When hiker Dan Szczesny and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state's most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. But what followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted over a year as the two hikers cross-crossed the state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list called The 52 With a View.  The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is a special hiking memoir that chronicles the journey of the author and his young, ambitious hiking partner as this unlikely pair formed a unique and unforgettable bond that transformed both their lives. Q&A and book sale/signing after the talk.  Limited to 75 seats. 

Film Screening: Concussion

Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Concussion, the biographical drama starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks.  In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Rated PG-13.  Refreshments provided.  Limited to 100 seats. 

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