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At Your Library: Remembering Danvers State Hospital; Top New England National Landmarks

Apr 16, 2018 06:09AM ● 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: Remembering Danvers State Hospital (*RR)
Tuesday, April 17, 7pm
Author Katherine Anderson will discuss her new book, "Danvers State Hospital." Perched high on the top of Hathorne Hill in what was once the village of Salem, Danvers State Insane Asylum was, for more than a century, a monument to modern psychiatry and the myriad advances in mental health treatment. Q&A and book signing after the event for those interested.

Wednesday, April 18, 10:30am
Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film – “The Square,” a comedic drama starring Claes Berg, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards. A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Rated R. 142 minutes.  This event is held in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to 10 people. Candy and water will be served.

Adult Crafternoon
Wednesday, April 18, 1:30pm
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.

AUTHOR VISIT: A Tour Of New England’s Top 100 National Landmarks (*RR)
Thursday, April 19, 7pm
Authors Patricia Harris and David Lyon will discuss their new book, "Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks." New England has nearly 400 national historic landmarks – come explore the 100 more interesting! This talk will appeal to the historical enthusiast, the armchair traveler, and both local visitors and tourists alike. Q&A and book signing after the event for those interested.

Friday, April 20, 12:30pm & 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – “Molly's Game,” a biographical crime drama starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner. The film received 1 Academy Award nomination this year. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. 82% positive critics rating. Rated R. 140 minutes. Doors will open at 7pm. Pizza and water will be served from 7pm to 7:30pm. A $2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at 7:30pm? The film will also be screened at 12:30pm.

How To Speak So Your Legislators Will Listen (*RR)
Saturday, April 21, 10am
Learn the most effective ways to reach your state legislators and make your voice heard on issues that are important to you!  Learn at what point in the legislation process is communication from constituents the most effective.  Discover why it is important to contact legislators even when you know they agree with you. Led by Nancy Brumback, chair of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts' Legislative Action Committee. Q&A to follow the presentation. This is a non-partisan event. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Limited to 50 seats.

Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Post, a historical drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The film received 2 Academy Award nominations this year. A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. 88% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes.  Doors will open at 7pm. No pizza will be served, just candy & water. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Paper Airplane Day
Wednesday, April 18, 2pm-3pm
For ages 5 and up. Come make and fly paper airplanes with us! We'll have out instructions and paper to create a few different kinds of paper airplanes. You can make your own and then try out flying them in our big meeting room! No registration required. Drop by any time during the hour.

Sock Hop Dance Party
Thursday, April 19, 11am-noon
For ages 5 and up. Join us this morning as we kick off our shoes and dance in our socks! We'll do some fun line dances and have some activity challenges, too.  No registration required. Just drop by for some active fun!

Earth Day Recycled Crafts
Friday, April 20, 11am-noon
For ages 3 to 11. Drop by today to make a craft out of recycled materials! No registration required.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Craft
Saturday, April 21, 2pm-3:30pm
For ages 3 to 11. Drop by to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please. No registration required.

Blackout Poetry: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Wednesday, April 18, 3:30pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we will be using well-loved books to create poems. To create these poems, we will Blackout most of the words on a page or pages, leaving just a few words or sentences that will come together to create an original poem.

Movie Afternoon: Coco: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Thursday, April 19, 2pm
Come hang out in the Teen Space and watch “Coco!” Snacks will be provided. Open to those in grades 6-12.

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