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At Your Library: Chinese New Year Celebration For Kids; Dads & Donuts

Jan 30, 2019 06:54AM ● 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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Defining Your Personal Brand (*RR)
Monday, February 4, 2pm
This presentation will answer the question: What is a personal brand, why do I need one, and where can I get one? The talk will include a description of all the branding components, and how to frame the content of these components to your own purpose.   Led by Randall Warniers, freelance editor, book designer and book publisher who spent nearly two decades in the world of publishing as managing editor of a research journal at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is also a photographer and a photography instructor at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, an instructor in 19th-century British literature at Acton-Boxborough Community Education, and a facilitator and member of the leadership team at Acton Networkers. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening of ‘Dawnland’ and Q&A with Director (*RR)
Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
View a film screening of Dawnland, a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children. For decades, child welfare authorities have been forcibly removing Native American children from their homes to “save” them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins an unprecedented investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body deals with difficult truths, questions the meaning of reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations. After the screening, Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, will facilitate a discussion about the film. Lesser developed the teacher's guide for Dawnland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group: The House Of Silk
Wednesday, February 6, 1:30pm
Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's newest Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" The group will be discussing The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz. The House of Silk bring Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print....until now. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.

Tewksbury News Discussion Group (*RR)
Thursday, February 7, 12:30pm
Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. All attendees will receive copies of some of the most interesting Tewksbury news stories recently published in the Tewksbury Town Crier, Tewksbury Advocate, Lowell Sun, Your Tewksbury Today, and Tewksbury Patch. Limited to 20 seats.

Lunchtime Lecture:  Re-Think Your Plate with Whole Food Market (*RR)
Thursday, February 7, 12:30pm
Join Eileen Webster, the Healthy Eating Specialist from Whole Foods Market in Andover, to learn easy and delicious ways to eat more whole foods. Discover how to incorporate more nutrient dense whole foods into your food choices, while watching Eileen prepare portions of a meal and snacking on some samples. Limited to 50 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: The Wife (*RR)
Friday, February 8, 12:30pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Wife, a drama starring Glen Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Max Irons. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rated R. 100 minutes. Doors will open at 12pm. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Tiny Tykes
Monday, February 4, 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, February 5, 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.

Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 5, 3pm
For ages 3-11. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Join us to ring in Chinese New Year! We'll have crafts and games to celebrate the day. No registration required.

Wednesday, February 6, 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 January 28th. To register, enter the fields below or call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, February 7, 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.

Drop-In Preschool Craft
Friday, February 8, 11am
For ages 3-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today! No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.

Dads & Donuts
Saturday, February 9, 11am
Join us for a story time of music, books, movement...and donuts! Sharing story time with a parent or caregiver is a good way to foster a love of reading and jumpstart a journey of lifelong learning. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 7, but siblings are always welcome.  Coffee, lemonade, donuts, and graham crackers will be served after stories

Rainbow Club Movie Night: Love, Simon
Wednesday, February 6, 5:30pm
Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space! This month we will be watching "Love, Simon" and making oreos out of perler beads. A social group where we eat snacks, play games, do crafts or participating in an activity. All LGBTQIA teens, friends & allies in grades 6 through 12 are welcome! Snacks provided!

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