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At The Library: Reception For New Residents, Creating Rain Gardens, Blood Drive And More

Oct 16, 2018 08:18AM ● By Bill Gilman

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.

Adult Events

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Manage Your Time & Organize Your Search (*RR)

Monday, October 22, 2pm

Certified life coach Linda King will discuss her new book, Jump-Start That Job Search, on time management, staying organized, keeping commitments and staying calm for job seekers. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. A book selling/signing will take place afterwards for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Welcome To Tewksbury Reception

Monday, October 22, 6pm-8pm

Have you moved to town in the past five years? Are you interested in learning more about what Tewksbury has to offer? You are invited to the 2nd Annual "Welcome To Tewksbury" Reception, sponsored by the Library & the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce. New residents are encouraged to drop in anytime during the two hours to: Meet representative from town government, schools, businesses, and community organizations; Learn about their services, programs, and volunteer opportunities; Pick up a free Welcome Bag filled with information, coupons, & gift items from Chamber businesses; and Enjoy conversation & light refreshments with other residents who are new to Tewksbury. While the night is geared towards new residents, ALL residents are welcome. No registration required.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 23, 2pm-7pm

The Tewksbury Public Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. The need for blood is constant and your donation can help save up to 3 lives. Drop-ins are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time on the Red Cross website. Donors will receive a mini swag bag with small gifts generously donated by Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce members.

Documentary Screening: Whitney (*RR)

Wednesday, October 24, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of the recently released, critically acclaimed documentary, Whitney. Take an in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. Rated R. 120 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes early. Candy and bottled water will be served. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Evening Book Group Meeting: The Spymistress 

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini this month. Books and discussion guides are available at the Front Desk beginning September 26. New readers and new points of view are always welcome! No registration required.

Lunchtime Lecture: Help The Merrimack & Shawsheen Rivers By Creating Rain Gardens (*RR)

Thursday, October 25, 12:30pm

Explore two of the region's most precious resources -- the Merrimack River and the Shawsheen River. Learn all about stormwater runoff and how individuals can do their part by creating rain gardens. Led by Rusty Russell, Executive Director of the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Interested in learning more?  Check out a traveling exhibit on stormwater runoff located on the library's Second Floor during the month of October.

Film Screening: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (*RR)

Friday, October 26, 12:30pm & 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a sci-fi action adventure starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Pizza & water will be served. A $2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

1918 Flu Pandemic: A Focus On Massachusetts

Saturday, October 27, 11am-1pm

The Public Health Museum has organized three presentations on the 1918 Flu Pandemic in Massachusetts.

(1) What Is Influenza? What Is Pandemic Influenza? What Was The 1918 Pandemic? Presented by Al DeMaria, MD, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. (2) 10,000 Grip Cases In Lynn: Nurses Needed! Presented by Barbara Poremba, EdD, MPH, MS, RNCS, Professor Emeritus of Nursing, Salem State University & Adult Nurse Practitioner. (3) Exploration of the Multi-Faceted Ways the 1918 Flu Pandemic Impacted Families, Sometimes For Generations. Presented by Lori Lyn, MAS, MLA, Independent Scholar. 

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, October 22, 10:15am & 11am

For young children ages 0 to 18  months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in! Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, 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.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 23, 11am

For ages 3 to 6. Younger siblings are always welcome! Join us for a story time of music, books, movement and more! Early literacy skills will set your child up for a successful school career and here's the place to begin. No registration required.

Wacky Words Wednesdays (*RR)

Wednesday, October 24, 11am

For kids ages 8 to 11 (in grades 3 to 5). Do you like writing? Join Miss Heather as she leads us in writing games and challenges. Limited to 10. Registration is required. Register by calling the Chidlren’s Room at 978-640-4490 x 204.

Wiggle Time 

Thursday, October 25, 10:15am & 11am

For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up). Get your early literacy skills on with stories, songs, movement, instruments, dancing and more! No registration required, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to grab a token and ensure there is space in the story time.

Teen Events

Skull Painting (*RR)

Tuesday, October 23, 3pm

We will take plain ceramic skulls and paint them vibrant colors. Skulls are limited so register to guarantee you have one to paint. This program is open to teens in grades 6-12.

Teen Gaming (*RR)

Wednesday, October 24, 6pm

Hangout, eat snacks and play video games. We will have a Switch, PS4 and XBox One available for you to play. This program is open to those in grades 6-12.

Teen After Hours Movie: A Quiet Place (*RR)

Friday, October 26, 7:15pm

An after-hours movie night exclusively for those in grades 6-12. Come watch A Quiet Place in our Teen Space! Please register so that we know how much pizza to buy! All teens must have a release form signed by a legal guardian to participate in this program. This movie is rated PG-13. 

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