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At The Library: History of America’s Pirates, Hearing Loss, Free Movies And More

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.

Adult Events

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Stay Motivated During The Job Search (*RR)

Monday, November 26, 2pm

A job search can be a long, taxing process. How do you stay motivated when you hit a roadblock? One possible way is to follow the template of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” which provides a blueprint to help keep you focused on finding your “elixir.” Led by job seeker Rick Salemi, a former aerodynamic engineer and project manager. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Fright Night: The Technological Quest For The Supernatural (*RR)

Monday, November 26, 7pm

Author Peter Bebergal ("Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural") will take you on a journey through the attempts scientists and artists have made to imagine and communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, including cameras and radiowaves. Peter will also discuss how be built his own ghostly gadgets in an attempt to reach the other side, following the path of famous inventors, engineers, seekers, and seers who have tried to answer life's ultimate mysteries. Peter, who writes widely on the speculative and slightly fringe, has published four books. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This presentation is suitable for both adults and teens.

Author Visit: The Epic History Of America’s Most Notorious Pirates (*RR)

Tuesday, November 27, 7pm

Author Eric Jay Dolin ("Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates") will reveal the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” -- spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s -- when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Eric depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey, along with the pirates’ manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather, and young Benjamin Franklin. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Wednesday, November 28, 1:30pm

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers! Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters. (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft. 

Lunchtime Lecture: Your Hearing – Why You’re Losing It & Why What You Don’t Know May Hurt You (*RR)

Thursday, November 29, 12:30pm

Worried about your hearing or the hearing of a loved one? Learn about hearing aids; cochlear implants; assistive listening devices; movie theater access; Bluetooth streaming; amplified & captioned phones; and how to make your home accessible. Led by Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Author Visit: 48 Peaks – Hiking & Healing In The White Mountains (*RR)

Thursday, November 29, 7pm

Author Cheryl Suchors ("48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains") will describe her journey of hiking the highest 48 peaks in New Hampshire’s grueling White Mountains, beginning at the age of 48. Along the way, Cheryl suffers numerous injuries; her hiking buddy succumbs to ovarian cancer; and she endures breast cancer, a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and five years of adjuvant therapy herself. But she always returns to the mountains -- and in that connection she finds spiritual nourishment, as well as a space powerful enough to hold her grief. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: Crazy Rich Asians (*RR)

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

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh. This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Rated PG-13. 120 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. Can’t make it at 7pm? A screening will also take place at 12:30pm.

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, November 26, 10:15am AND 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 Story Time

Tuesday, November 27, 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 Writer’s Workshop

Wednesday, November 28, 3:30pm

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 978-640-4490 x 204.

Wiggle Time

Thursday, November 29, 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

Quiet Writing And Study Room (*RR)

Monday, November 26, 2:15pm

Whether you are working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month, need a quite place to study or want to work on a special project without the noise or bustle of the rest of the building, this is the space for you! We will be opening up our the Friendly Little Room on Monday, Nov. 5, and 26 for quiet work on a project of your choice. An optional creative prompt will be on the wall if you feel like you need inspiration but it is up to you if you would like to use it. Snacks will be provided. This is a small room (the room is named Friendly Little Room for a reason) so we recommend signing up for this space ahead of time. This event is open to those in grades 6 through 12.

DIY Chocolate Body Scrub (*RR)

Tuesday, November 27, 3pm

Learn how to make chocolate body scrub! This is a great gift for the holidays. Teens will be able to decorate and take home a bottle or two to give as a gift. Please register to guarantee we have enough supplies for all attendees. This program is open to those in grades 6 through 12. 

Bob Ross Paint Night (*RR)

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30pm

Come to paint happy little trees! Follow along as we watch a Bob Ross video and create works of art! This is not a painting class but a great way to try your hand at painting. Please register so that we have enough supplies for everyone who wants to participate. Open to anyone in grades 6-12. Dress in clothing that you don't mind getting paint on.

Teen Movie: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (*RR)

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30pm

A movie night just for teens! Join us for a screening of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom". Snacks will be provided to teens who register. This movie is rated PG-13. This program is open to those in grades 6 through 12.

AniManga Club: Paper Trees (*RR)

Saturday, December 1, 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.  This meeting we will be making paper trees! All levels of anime and manga fandom welcome!

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