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At Your Library: Introduction To Yoga Therapy; Introduction To Letterboxing

Jan 07, 2019 05:32AM ● 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.


Introduction To Yoga Therapy (*RR)
Tuesday, January 8, 7pm
Want to create a shift in your life in this new year but don’t know where to start? The answer is within you! Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) allows you to tell your story -- to discover and manage what is happening now in your life. During this workshop, you get to sample PRYT which combines yoga postures and dialogue to help you connect to your mind, body, and breath. When you access your inner wisdom, you gain clarity what your whole self needs. Led by Swetha Kannan, a Tewksbury resident who has been teaching YIN yoga for two years and practicing yoga for 13 years. Swetha was inspired by Krishnamacharya’s one-one yoga instruction and studied at the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School. She graduated from her 500-hour yoga teacher training in 2017. She blends in mindfulness in all her yoga classes. No yoga mat is required for this workshop. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Poetry Circle
Wednesday, January 9, 1:30pm
Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over.

Non-Fiction Book Group: The Greater Journey
Thursday, January 10, 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. The best-selling author of 1776 tells the story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris--the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world; fell in love with the city and its people; and changed America through what they learned there. Books will be available at the second-floor reference desk.

Lunchtime Lecture: How To Become A Children’s Picture Book Author & Illustrator (*RR)
Thursday, January 10, 12:30pm
Children's author and illustrator Doug Sirois ("The Path") will offer helpful advice and inspiration to those who have ever thought about writing or illustrating a picture book. He'll discuss how he broke into the worlds of writing and illustration, and what motivated him to write his first children's book.  Sirois will take readers through each step of his book's development, from concept to self-publication. Sirois received a BFA in Illustration from the Art Institute of Boston and a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from CalState. He has served as an adjunct professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Sirois has been a freelance illustrator for nearly 15 years -- working as a digital painter for comics and illustrated novels (including Dark Horse Comics & IDW Comics); serving as an art designer and sketch artist for television shows (including Game of Thrones); creating package design for toy companies; and designing blu-ray and DVD cover art. After discussion and a reading, a Q&A and book selling/signing will follow for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, in cooperation with Valley Collaborative. 

Introduction To Letterboxing (*RR)
Saturday, January 12, 1pm
Learn about the best hobby you've never heard of! Letterboxing combines treasure hunts, hiking, collecting things, arts and crafts, and adventure into one awesome pastime that is great for all ages. Boxes are hidden all over the world; by following clues, you can find thousands of unique, hand-carved stamps inside, which you can then stamp into a logbook. Join us to find out more about letterboxing, and give it a try with a special indoor stamp hunt. There will be a presentation about how to letterbox from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by an indoor, Harry Potter-themed hunt and Harry Potter festivities for all ages at 2pm. 

Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, January 7, 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 Story Time
Tuesday, January 8, 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.

SMArts Club (*RR)
Wednesday, January 9, 3:30pm
Join Miss Kat for a fun science project! This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on December 31st. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, January 10, 10:15 & 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.

Drop-In Messy Craft
Friday, January 11, 10:30am-12pm
For ages 2-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Join us in this new program to explore different messy crafts! We'll have paint, stamps, shaving cream, and Play-Doh available to play with and have fun. While we have smocks available, we encourage wearing old clothes just in case. No registration required.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) (*RR)
Tuesday, January 8, 6pm
Teens! Do you: Want to get involved at your library? Help plan fun teen events? Help build the teen collection? Want to meet new friends? Need to earn community service hours?  Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! At TAG, we meet monthly to figure out how to make the library a better place for teens. Bring friends - new members welcome! Please be advised that we will no longer be serving pizza at TAG meetings.

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