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At Your Library: WZLX’s Carter; Backyard Chickens

Jan 24, 2019 08:25AM ● By Theresa Gilman

(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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Put Your Dream To The Test (*RR)
Monday, January 28, 2pm
Answer the ten questions that will help you determine and achieve your dreams. Take your dream from ethereal to achievable. Learn how to crystallize your vision and galvanize your commitment. Led by certified professional speaker, trainer, and coach Srdjan Perisic, of The John Maxwell Team. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

A Journey Through Rock In 50 Concerts with WZLX’s Carter Alan (*RR)
Tuesday, January 29, 7pm
Author Carter Alan, longtime DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston, will discuss his new book, "The Decibel Diaries: A Journey Through Rock In 50 Concerts." Sometimes a rock concert is more than just an event. Every so often a band’s performance becomes a musical milestone, a cultural watershed, a political statement, and a personal apotheosis. On any given night, a rock concert can tell the truth about who we are, where we are, and what’s going on in music and life right now. Alan will chronicle a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that defined such moments -- from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young playing in the rain when Richard Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk in the basement bars of New York and Boston. For each event, Alan shows us what it was like to be there and telescopes out to reveal how this show fit into the arc of the artist’s career, the artist’s place in music, and the music’s place in the wider world. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Evening Book Group Meeting: The Women In The Castle
Wednesday, January 30, 6:30pm
Join us for a discussion of The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. No registration required.

Lunchtime Lecture:  Educational Travel & Learning Vacations with Road Scholar (*RR)
Thursday, January 31, 12:30pm
Join ambassador Donna Brock as she shares information and answers questions about Road Scholar, America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults. If you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, and want to meet people who share an adventurous spirit, this informative and enthusiastic presentation is for you! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Backyard Chicken (Hen) Basics In Tewksbury (*RR)
Saturday, February 2, 11am
Health Director Susan Sawyer, Animal Inspector Pamela Thomas and Town Nurse Sarah Kinghorn BSN RN will review the recently revised Tewksbury Board of Health Regulation ("Minimum Standards for the Keeping of Animals") which now allows residents to raise backyard chickens (hens). Learn what you should know before deciding to purchase those cute chicks!

Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, January 28, 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.

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, January 29, 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.

Drop-In Toddler Craft
Wednesday, January 30, 10:30am
For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up). Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today! No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.

Wacky Words Writer’s Workshop (*RR)
Wednesday, January 30, 3:30pm
For kids ages 7 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 Children’s Desk at 978-640-4490 x 204.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, January 31, 10:15am AND 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 Movie Night: The Hate U Give (*RR)
Wednesday, January 30, 5:30pm
Come to a screening of the movie "The Hate U Give".  This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all teens.  Popcorn and water will be provided to teens who register.

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