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AT THE LIBRARY: Paranormal Investigators on Oct. 29; Halloween Fun on Oct. 30 & 31

Oct 24, 2018 04:11PM ● By Bill Gilman

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 To Use Lynda.com In Your Search (*RR)

Monday, October 29, 2pm

Lynda.com is an online resource of video courses taught by industry experts, with content specifically for job seekers. Learn how to access it FOR FREE with an introductory video and demonstration from librarian Robert Hayes. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Fright Night: An Evening with Paranormal Investigator Ron Kolek

Monday, October 29, 7pm

Author Ron Kolek ("More Ghost Chronicles: Stories from the Realm of the Unknown, the Unexplained, and the Unbelievable") will provide a unique perspective into the lives of people touched by the paranormal. Ron, with his down to earth scientific approach, and his colleague Maureen, with her psychic insight, will share the results of some of their recent paranormal investigations conducted across New England. Ron is the founder and lead investigator of the New England Ghost Project and host of the Ghost Chronicles radio show. With a degree in environmental science, he was the ultimate skeptic until a near-death experience prompted him to use his scientific background to seek the truth about the paranormal. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Halloween Concert For Adults with Jessica Mercy (*RR)

Wednesday, October 31, 10:30am

Enjoy a concert with the classically-trained duo of Jessica Mercy and Sergio Salvucci, featuring some frights and musical delights, as they play you through the decades of Halloween. Jessica, well-known for fusing opera with rock and pop, is the lead singer of several bands, including "Anaria" and "Walking Gray." She co-founded the Celtic new age project, "To The Ancients," with her fiancée and accompanist, Sergio Saluvcci. The audience is encouraged to come in costume. (Robert will be in costume.) Prizes will be given for best costumes. Coffee & munchkins to be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


Lunchtime Lecture: Get Help With Your Civil Legal Problems (*RR)

Thursday, November 1, 12:30pm

Crime victims often experience difficult legal problems that can’t be solved through the criminal law system. That's where The Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime Initiative comes in. Meet representatives from the CLVAC, which helps victims of crime throughout Massachusetts with their civil legal problems, including family law, housing, immigration, disability rights, child welfare, education, consumer, identity theft, employment rights, and public benefits.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Author Visit: Minerals of Massachusetts (*RR)

Thursday, November 1, 7pm

Author Peter Cristofono ("Rockhounding New England: A Guide to 100 of the Region's Best Rockhounding Sites") will introduce you to the 275 minerals that can be found in Massachusetts and the best places to find them. Specimens of different minerals will be on display, and attendees are encouraged to bring specimens for identification. Peter - who has been an avid field collector of New England minerals, gems and fossils for more than 35 years - has served as president of the Boston Mineral Club and is currently a director of the Micromounters of New England. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Film Screening: Solo – A Star Wars Story (*RR)

Friday, November 2, 12:30pm & 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Solo: A Star Wars Story, a sci-fi action adventure starring Alden Ehrenreich & Woody Harrelson. During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Rated PG-13. 135 minutes. Doors will open at 12:15pm. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at 7pm? The film will also be screened at 12:30pm.


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, October 29, 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.


Halloween Story Time

Tuesday, October 30, 11am

For ages 3 to 6. Younger siblings are always welcome! Today we will focus on some slightly spooky Halloween-y type tales. Feel free to come in costume! No registration required.


Costume-A-Rama Story Time

Tuesday, October 30, 7pm

For ages 3 to 7. Younger siblings are always welcome! This evening, we will focus on some slightly spooky Halloween-y type tales. Feel free to come in costume! No registration required.


Trick Or Treating

Wednesday, October 31, 10am-9pm

Children of all ages are encouraged to come to the Library in costume on Halloween and trick or treat at all of our service desks--the Front desk, the Children's desk, the Teen desk and the Reference desk. Treats will be available at all of the desks. No registration is required and this will go on all day!


Wiggle Time 

Thursday, November 1, 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


Movie Afternoon: The Nightmare Before Christmas (*RR)

Tuesday, October 30, 3pm

Hangout in the Teen Space and watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas"! Snacks will be provided for those who register. You can come for all or part of the movie. Open to those in grades 6-12. This movie is rated PG.


Pixel Party (*RR)

Tuesday, October 30, 5:30pm

Celebrate pixels by making a game with Bloxels, creating pixel post-it art, and making Perler bead creations! Open to all pixel fans in grades 6-12. 


Animanga Club (*RR)

Saturday, November 3, 2pm

Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to explore Japanese anime and manga? Want to share your latest anime and manga discoveries? Then join us at Animanga Club! This club meets every other Saturday from 2-3 pm. Activities may include play games, kawaii crafts, watching anime, discussing manga, drawing anime, cosplay, or other random activities. All levels of anime and manga fandom welcome!

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