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At The Library: Relive Your Childhood Cartoons; Michele McPhee

Apr 18, 2017 06:23AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

Tewksbury Public Library

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Tewksbury Public Library.)

Event Registration
Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling 978- 640-4490.  We strongly recommend registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring our programs.

Author Visit: Wild Women of Boston with Dina Vargo (*RR)
Tuesday, April 18, 7pm
Author Dina Vargo will discuss her book, Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the HubThe sons of liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston--but what of their sisters? Author Dina Vargo unearths the remarkable stories of the wild women of the Hub, from Sarah Parker Remond to Harriet Hemenway, from Rachel Wall to Kathrine Switzer. Q&A and book selling & signing after the event for those interested.

How To Download Free Movies (And More) With Hoopla (*RR)
Wednesday, April 19, 2pm
Become a library power user!  Learn how to download free movies via Hoopla, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Boston Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Hoopla on their own.

Author Visit: Relive The Cartoons You Grew Up With (*RR)
Thursday, April 20, 7pm
Author Gordon Arnold will discuss his new book, Animation And The American Imagination: A Brief History. In a talk based on his book, Gordon Arnold traces the development and cultural impact of animated cartoons in America from the 1920s through the years immediately following World War II. It was an era during which many of the most memorable cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Popeye, Snow White, became a familiar part of American life. Arnold is professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art where he teaches film and animation history. Q&A and book selling & signing after the event for those interested.

Dinner & A Movie: Hidden Figures (*RR)
Friday, April 21, 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Hidden Figures, a critically acclaimed drama starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  The film received 3 Academy Award nominations this year, including one for Best Picture. The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Rated PG. 127 minutes. 92% positive critics rating. Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. The film will begin at 7:30pm. Can’t make it at 7:30pm? The film will also be screened earlier in the day at 10:30am.

Author Visit: An Afternoon with Michele McPhee (*RR)
Saturday, April 22, 2pm
Author Michele McPhee will discuss her brand new book, Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing. Veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. McPhee has been nominated for three Emmy awards for investigative journalism and works as a Boston-based producer for the Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News. She is the host of a daily radio talk show on Boston’s WMEX. McPhee earned many journalism awards as the police bureau chief at the New York Daily News and wrote an award-winning column at the Boston Herald. She is the author of five true crime books. Q&A and book selling & signing after the event for those interested.


Teen Create It Club (*RR)
Tuesday, April 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Teens are you: into creative writing, art, music, or other crafty activities? Meet new friends and enjoy fun projects and explore your creative side! Feel free to bring any work you have to share or just come and enjoy creating something that night! Registration is recommended.

Teen Meditation & Movement Workshop (*RR)
Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm-7pm
Attention teens in grades 6-12: Stressed about exams? Anxious about life, school, or home? Come to the library to find your calm. A certified yoga instructor will lead teens in meditation beginning with breath work and gentle yoga movements before experiencing a progressive relaxation and a guided meditation.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration recommended.

Story Time Stations
Tuesday, April 18, 11am
Join us for story plus playtime! Each month features a different classic tale which we will read, then families are free to move as they would like among several different stations that include crafts, math, science, gross or fine motor skills and more to have fun with based on the story. We'll clean up and come all back together at the end for one more activity together. For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome!

Scene Stealers (*RR)
Tuesday, April 18, 2:30pm
Join us for a fun program where we read a scene from a famous book and then compare it to the scene from the movie (we'll watch that part of the movie, too!). We'll also include some fun activities with some trivia and crafts. For ages 7 to 11. Limited to 12. Registration is required.

Acting Up With Reader’s Theatre (*RR)
Wednesday, April 19, 10:30am-noon
Thursday, April 20, 10:30am-noon
Join us as we create a short one-of-a-kind play based on a book. Attendees must be able to attend BOTH sessions. For independent readers ages 8 to 11. No prior experience in acting or theatre necessary! Kids will have the most success if they are comfortable reading out loud in front of a crowd. Registration is required for this event as it is limited to 12.

Movie Matinee: Moana
Thursday, April 20, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Come bring your blankets or sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our floor. We'll be showing the Disney hit film Moana. Snacks are allowed. For all ages. Enjoy a casual afternoon at the movies. No registration required.

Sparky Puppets: Old Favorite Stories
Friday, April 21, 2pm-3pm
Sparky brings her puppets along to tell us from of our favorite fairy tales, like The Three Little Pigs, Red Riding Hood and many more! For ages 3 to 11. A ticket is required for admittance to this event. FREE tickets are available beginning on April 10th. Every "body" coming into the room needs a ticket, grown ups, too! This program is funded by Community Teamwork.

Dads & Donuts
Saturday, April 22, 10:30am-11:15am
Children and their favorite guy are invited to listen to stories and enjoy snacks at the library! Coffee, juice and donuts will be served at the end of the program. Moms and all caregivers are invited as well, of course, as are older or younger siblings. For ages 3 to 7. No registration required.

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