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At Your Library: Secrets To Composting; Hidden History Of Boston

Aug 24, 2018 05:19AM ● 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 www.tewksburypl.org 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.

 

ADULT EVENTS
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS: How Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job with Jack Wang (*RR)
Monday, August 27, 2pm
Learn how to improve your job prospects and keep your skills sharp at the same time by volunteering. Non-profits need your professional skills to help them run the “business” side of their enterprise. In turn, you can give back to the community, meet new people, and build relationships while keeping current. Led by Jack Wang, the former Program Site Director for Jericho Road Project of Greater Lowell and a financial planner.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Nico Rivers & The Black Grass (*RR)
Monday, August 27, 6:30pm
Enjoy an Indie Rock/Americana concert from Nico Rivers and the Black Grass. The band blurs the lines between indie rock and folk, exuding raw passion through their music. They've performed at notable venues and festivals, such as South by South West, SS Cape May, and Club Passim. Their music has also been featured on many local radio stations, most notably, 92.5 The River. 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.

GARDENING SERIES: Secrets To Composting with Gretel Anspach (*RR)
Monday, August 27, 7pm
Nothing is easier, cheaper, or better for your garden than compost. Composting can be as little or as much work as you want, but any compost produced will improve your garden in more ways than you imagine. Led by Gretel Anspach, a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, a volunteer guide for the New England Wildflower Society, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon. 

AUTHOR VISIT: Search & Rescue In The White Mountains with Sandy Stott (*RR)
Tuesday, August 28, 7pm
Author Sandy Stott will discuss his new book, "Critical Hours: Search & Rescue in the White Mountains." Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains -- along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested.

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Albert Einstein (*RR)
Wednesday, August 29, 6:30pm
Actor George Capaccio will perform his one-man show, "Albert Einstein: Reluctant Superstar." For many people, the name “Einstein” is synonymous with scientific genius and intellectual greatness. His insights into the ultimate unity of space and time, and his revolutionary concept of gravity certainly qualify him as one of the greatest minds of all time. But his passion for science was matched by his commitment to social justice, human rights, and worldwide disarmament. During the 20s and 30s, Einstein’s public opposition to war — in addition to his scientific notoriety — nearly cost him his life in Nazi Germany and forced him to seek refuge in America. In this performance, George will focus on Einstein’s later years as an outspoken “rebel with a cause.” As a “reluctant superstar,” Einstein was never entirely comfortable with his celebrity and the frequent invasions of his privacy. 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 Meeting Room. Look for the overflow parking signs if the main parking lot fills up.

Evening Book Group Meeting: By Its Cover
Wednesday, August 29, 6:30pm
The library's Evening Book Group is reading “By Its Cover” by Donna Leon this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

AUTHOR VISIT: Uncover The Hidden History Of Boston with Dina Vargo (*RR)
Thursday, August 30, 7pm
Author Dina Vargo will discuss her new book, "Hidden History of Boston." Historian Dina Vargo shines a light into the cobwebbed corners of Boston's hidden history. Boston is one of America's most historic cities, but it has quite a bit of unseen past. Did you know riotous mobs celebrated their hatred of the pope in an annual celebration called Pope's Night during the colonial era? Did you know a centuries-long turf war played out on the streets of quiet Chinatown, ending in the massacre of five men in a back alley in 1991? Did you know The Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper published by William Monroe Trotter, was a beacon of civil rights activism at the turn of the century? Learn about all this hidden Boston history! Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested.

 

KIDS’ EVENTS
No Programs

 

TEEN EVENTS
Dance Hour: Grades 6-12 (*RR)
Tuesday, August 28, 4:30pm
Unwind with an hour of dancing! We will spend about 10 to 15 minutes going over basic dance moves and typical patterns you see when taking a dance class. Then we will quickly try to break down the steps to a few different YouTube dance videos and spend the rest of the class dancing! We aren't going for perfection here, we are just trying to have a good time dancing! Please wear clothes you can move and sweat in! We will not be eating snacks at this event but we will have water available.

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