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At Your Library: Blues Concert; Social Media Civility

Aug 01, 2018 06:11AM ● 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 Find A Job That Makes You Happy with Dina Crawford (*RR)
Monday, August 6, 2:00pm
Align your job search with what is most important to you!  In this 60-minute interactive workshop, you will define the values that are currently guiding your life, discern your core values and explore the impact a values-based approach can have on your job search. Led by Dina Crawford, a certified Life Design Coach. Crawford, who has a Masters Degree in Health Administration, has been a partner in a life coaching business; spoken on topics of personal growth, spirituality and wellness throughout New England; taught public speaking; and owned her own health and healing practice. 

Monday, August 6, 6:30pm
Enjoy a blues concert from The Joe Mack Band. The band covers famous artists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers, and many others. The band incorporates the best of everything the blues has become. Mack performs with a wireless guitar and wireless headset, which enables him to walk among the audience while playing and singing. Concert to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up.

AUTHOR VISIT: Why Are People So Mean Online & What To Do About It? with Melissa Schorr (*RR)
Tuesday, August 7, 7pm
Author Melissa Schorr will discuss her new book, "Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic Of Online Hate." Schorr will present an eye-opening examination around the rise in online shaming, and offers practical advice and tips including: preventing digital disasters; defending your online reputation; building digital resilience; and reclaiming online civility. Armed with the right knowledge and skills, everyone can play a positive part in the prevention and protection against online cruelty, and become more courageous and empathetic in their communities. Schorr is a widely published freelance journalist, author of two young adult novels, and a previous an assistant editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

Poetry Circle (*RR)
Wednesday, August 8, 1:30pm
Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over. Registration is preferred, but not required to attend.

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Rachel Revere (*RR)
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30pm
Actress Jessa Piaia will perform her one-woman show, "A Visit with Rachel Revere, Wife of America's Most Notable Patriot Paul Revere." Paul Revere married Rachel Walker within five months of the passing of his first wife, Sarah, who died following the birth of their sixth child; Rachel took on the care of the children, and with Paul had six more of their own.  Clad in period attire, Jessa portrays this early 19th century woman of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour,” as she relates episodes of their life during and after the American Revolution. Rachel recounts the exciting tale of life in Boston’s North End when America was still a British Crown Colony.  Hear about the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party which her husband and stepson participated in, and the stirring events that led to Paul’s famous Midnight Ride in April 1775.  Performance to take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up.

AUTHOR VISIT: Healing My Life From Incest To Joy with Donna Jenson (*RR)
Thursday, August 9, 7pm
Author Donna Jenson will discuss her new book, "Healing My Life From Incest To Joy." Jenson will share a powerful narrative of her healing journey and the physical and spiritual steps she took to reclaim her life and peel away the layers of damage done by incest. The lecture is a must-hear for anyone affected by or concerned about childhood sexual abuse. Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested.

FILM SCREENING: Ready Player One (*RR)
Friday, August 10, 12:30pm & 8pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- “Ready Player One,” a sci-fi action adventure starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his "Easter Egg," which will give the finder his fortune. 73% positive critics rating. Rated PG-13. 140 minutes. Doors will open at 7:30pm. 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.


Summer Sprouts Story Time
Monday, August 6, 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.

Maker Monday
Monday, August 6, 2pm
For ages 5 to 11. Join us every Monday afternoon to make some kind of craft activity. It will be different each week. Drop by any time during the hour to create that week's project. No registration required.

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, August 7, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Get your early literacy on and come on down for story time! There will be books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more. No registration required.

Family Movie Matinee: Coco
Tuesday, August 7, 2pm
For all ages. Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and spread out on our meeting room floor to enjoy a classic family movie. Snacks and drinks are allowed. Some chairs will be provided. Rock out with Pixar's latest hit, Coco! This movie runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes, and is rated PG for thematic elements.

Pajamarama Story Time
Tuesday, August 7, 7pm
For ages 3 to 7 (younger siblings are always welcome). Join Miss Heather for a rocking fun night time story time! Wear your pjs and sing, dance and listen to fun stories. No registration required. Pajamas optional.

Little Einsteins (*RR)
Wednesday, August 8, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Want your preschooler to have fun with science? Math? Engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next! This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Room at 978-640-4490 to register.

Summer Sprouts Craft
Thursday, August 9, 10:30am
For ages 18 months+ to 6 years. Drop by this morning to make a fun craft with us! Limit of 1 craft per child, please. No registration required.

Rock Out Dance Party
Thursday, August 9, 2:30pm
For ages 5 to 11. Older or younger siblings are always welcome! Wear your rockstar clothes and come on down! We'll be dancing to classic dance tunes with Miss Noelle showing off the moves first and then we'll all boogie on down with her. No registration required.

Summer Reading Club Party!
Friday, August 10, 11am-noon
For ages 3 to 11. Get ready to dance, get your face painted, play with bubbles and play games! Juggler & Entertainer Michael Menes of Maine will be here to send out our last Family Fun Friday of the summer with a bang. Raffle prizes will be drawn (winner need NOT be present to win) and other final summer reading prizes will be given out, including certificates!

Music and Craft: Boho Dream Catchers: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Monday, August 6, 2pm
Hangout in the Teen Space with music and a craft! This week we will be boho dream catchers! Snacks will be provided for teens who register.

Rainbow Club: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Tuesday, August 7, 5:30pm
Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space! A social group where we eat snacks, play games, do crafts or participating in an activity. All LGBTQIA teens, friends & allies in grades 6 through 12 are welcome!Snacks provided!

Game Night: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Wednesday, August 8, 5:30pm
Stop by the Library & hang out. Enjoy Switch, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox games, as well as board games and snacks! Open to grades 6-12.

Exploding Atoms: Grades 4-8 (*RR)
Thursday, August 9, 2pm
Welcome to the Exploding Atoms science club! We do some experiments and talk about science stuff. I have books I will bring in from time to time! Meetings are in the Craft Room on June 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9.  This is a peer-run program lead by Morgan who loves science and wanted to create a club where she could do experiments and talk about science with other kids. This program will be supervised by library staff.

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