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At Your Library: An Evening with Galileo; One Of The World’s Top Psychiatrists Tells His Story

Aug 18, 2018 07:09AM ● 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.

TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How To Network According To Your Personality Type with Anne Crawford (*RR)
Monday, August 20, 2pm
There are SO many ways -- both big & small -- to engage in networking. Are you an outgoing person, a more "technical" person, or a combination of the two? How can you move forward, and learn to feel comfortable, while building a better career? This lecture will discuss the ways in which you can achieve your networking goals while building confidence. You will have to move a bit outside your comfort zone to get what you want in life, but that is the cost of personal growth. Led by Anne Crawford, a certified career transition coach.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: The Brianna Nelson Band (*RR)
Monday, August 20, 6:30pm
Enjoy a concert from The Brianna Nelson Band. Brianna, a pop artist who has been writing and performing music for six years, was cast on The Voice (Season 6). In 2015, she recorded her first EP, and started playing frequent gigs with her talented bandmates. Berklee trained, she has had the opportunity to perform at renowned venues, such as World Café Live (Philadelphia), Voltage Lounge (Philadelphia), and The Listening Room (Nashville). 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.

Flower Arranging 101 with The Power of Flowers Project
Wednesday, August 22, 10:30am
Bring some spring color into your life by learning about the basics of flower arranging! The Power of Flowers Project will lead this hands-on workshop, guiding you through simple steps to create a beautiful arrangement that you can bring home.  The Power of Flowers Project is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who are lonely, isolated, or ill, by harnessing the power of flowers to lift spirits and promote healing. They do this by renewing and refreshing gently used flowers recycled from weddings, banquets, memorial services, etc.-- any event where flowers are often left behind or tossed in the trash while they are still fresh. The new arrangements are then delivered to recipients chosen through a variety of community resources. Limited to 20 seats.

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm
Actor Mike Francis will perform his one-man show, "Galileo: The Starry Messenger." “The Starry Messenger” is a dramatic fun filled adaptation of Galileo's short treatise Siderius Nuncius. Galileo (dressed in 17th century costume) will present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo's new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation, the audience (esteemed scientists) are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. Francis is a science teacher and formerly a lecturer for ten years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science. 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: The Story Behind One Of The World's Top Psychiatrists with Edward Hallowell (*RR)
Thursday, August 23, 7pm
Author Dr. Edward Hallowell will discuss his new book, "Because I Came From A Crazy Family: The Making Of A Psychiatrist." When Hallowell was eleven, a voice out of nowhere told him he should become a psychiatrist. A mental health professional of the time would have called this psychosis. But young Edward (Ned) took it in stride, despite not quite knowing what "psychiatrist" meant. With a psychotic father, alcoholic mother, abusive stepfather, and two so-called learning disabilities of his own, Ned was accustomed to unpredictable behavior from those around him, and to a mind he felt he couldn't always control. The voice turned out to be right. Hallowell is now the bestselling author of “Driven to Distraction” and many other acclaimed books, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, a world-renowned speaker, the host of the podcast “Distraction,” and the founder of the Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested.

Friday, August 24, 12:30pm & 8pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rampage, a sci-fi action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson. When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Just a 52% positive critics rating, but a 81% positive audience rating. Rated PG-13. 107 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.

Bully Proofing (*RR)
Tuesday, August 21, 2:30pm
For ages 5 to 11. Join Mr. Garofano from ATA Black Belt Academy to learn how to deal with bullies! Kids will learn how to not fall victim to bullies and what to do to help in a situation when a friend is getting bullied. An extremely valuable workshop for any student heading back to school! Registration is required.

Stranger Danger (*RR)
Wednesday, August 22, 2:30pm
For ages 5 to 11. Join the ATA Black Belt Academy as they present this important workshop for the whole family. With the help of an interactive video, learn tips on getting away from strangers, properly answering the door & phone, family passwords, and more. Required is required.


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