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At Your Library: Vegetable Gardening; Inside House Of Seven Gables

May 15, 2018 06:48AM ● 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.

TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Land A Job In Today’s Market with Boston Globe’s Job Doc(*RR)
Monday, May 21, 2pm
Join the Boston Globe’s “Job Doc” Patricia Hunt Sinacole for her presentation, “A Practical Guide To Landing A Job In Today’s Employment Market.” This interactive session will be packed with information to help you become more productive, including: the use/misuse of social media in a search; networking tips; a job hunter’s elevator speech, resumes and references; and job search statistics. Patricia is the CEO and Founder of First Beacon Group, a HR consulting firm.

Vegetable Gardening For Everyone (*RR)
Monday, May 21, 7pm
Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener.  It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, a way to teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard!  Come learn about different types of vegetable gardens and explore layout, variety choices, and growing techniques. Led by Susan Hammond, Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

AUTHOR VISIT: The Wisdom & Science Of Happy Families & Thriving Children with Christopher Willard (*RR)
Tuesday, May 22, 7pm
Author Christopher Willard will discuss his new book, "Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families & Thriving Children,” a practical guide for parents outlining ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children. Dr. Christopher Willard offers a wealth of teachings on how to cultivate the virtues and qualities we most want to pass on to our children. Willard is a clinical psychologist and consultant specializing in bringing mindfulness into education and psychotherapy. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and Lesley University. Q&A and book signing after the event for those interested.

CONCERT: Melissa Wasserman, Pop/Folk/Country (*RR)
Wednesday, May 23, 10:30am
Enjoy a concert from Melissa Wasserman, a singer/songwriter who discovered her passion for music at an early age. Writing and performing throughout her childhood helped Melissa discover her blended style of pop, folk, and country music. She is currently a student at Berklee College of Music. Melissa hopes to build a rich and meaningful career in Music Therapy at a children’s hospital, while song-writing for herself and other talented artists.

Wednesday, May 23, 10:30am
Enjoy a screening of the critically acclaimed foreign film -- The Insult, a thriller from Lebanon. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards. After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention. Rated R. 112 minutes. This film will be screened in the second-floor Trustees Room and is limited to 10 people.

AUTHOR VISIT: Inside The House Of Seven Gables (*RR)
Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Authors Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook will discuss their new book, "The House Of Seven Gables: Images Of America." They have searched through the archives of the House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association and other local institutions to curate a selection of images of this American icon. These images show the detailed architectural history of the structures, and the life within and around their walls, over the course of the century from 1860 to 1960. Q&A and book signing after the event for those interested.

Friday, May 25, 12:30pm & 8pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Commuter, a crime thriller starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson. A businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. Doors will open at 7:30pm. No pizza will be served. Candy & water will be provided. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at night? The film will also be screened at 12:30pm.


Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, May 21, 10:15am and 11am
For babies ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in! Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills. Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am. There is no registration; HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

Drop In Preschool Craft
Wednesday, May 23, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please. No registration required.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, May 24, 10:15am and 11am
For 2 year olds (18 months and up). Older or younger siblings are always welcome! Continue those early literacy skills with stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and more in this active story time. No registration required, HOWEVER, space is limited in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to see if there is still space in the story time room. This story time is repeated twice; once at 10:15am and once at 11:00am.


Book Chat: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Tuesday, May 22, 5:30pm
A social group where we discuss books and book-related news while eating snacks. No required reading.

Chocolate Make & Take: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm
Calling all chocolate fans! Learn about the history of chocolate, try out chocolate trivia, and make and take your own chocolate creations. Registration is recommended.

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