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SPEED READ: Five Quick Notes From Tewksbury Public Library

May 16, 2018 06:48AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman

Speed Read

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

#1) The entire Tewksbury Library community mourns the loss of Library Trustee Gene Walsh. Walsh was one of the library’s staunchest supporters since being elected to the Board of Library Trustees in 2007.  Whenever a volunteer was needed for a library event over the past decade, Gene was the first to raise his hand.  He will be deeply missed by all those he interacted with at the library. The library staff sends its sincerest condolences to the Walsh family.

#2) The Tewksbury Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale will be held on our front lawn this Saturday, May 19, from 9am to 2pm. This is a rain or shine event. Come support your local Garden Club by purchasing a plant or two for your home, your garden or as a gift for a loved one.

#3) Are you a dog owner? The Friends of the Library are holding a Garden Basket Raffle.  The basket includes 6 different bags of dog treats courtesy of the Tewksbury-based WellPet. Tickets cost $1 each or five for $3. Tickets can be purchased at the library’s Front Desk. Drawing will be held on May 31. Winner will be notified via phone. Proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Library.

#4) The latest library art show from the Tewksbury Community of Artists is now up. The show’s theme is “Infants, Toddlers and Youth” and features photos and paintings of the young at heart.  Participating artists include Tom Borgal (watercolor), Joe Leto (charcoal), Meg Robertson (photography) and Harriet Rocheleau (pastel & graphite). The show can be found in the library’s first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. The show runs through May 1.

#5) Curious what Tewksbury was like 25, 50, 100, 200, or nearly 300 years ago? Want to learn more about the town’s fascinating history? The Tewksbury Historical Society holds drop-in hours from 1pm to 5pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the library’s Local History Room. The next drop-in hours are this coming Tuesday, May 22.  The public is encouraged to drop in, chat with members, and get their Tewksbury history questions answered.

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