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At The Library: Jerry Thornton Talks New England Patriots On Feb. 12; Bohemian Rhapsody On Feb. 15

Feb 06, 2019 11:14AM ● By Robert Hayes

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 Network: Getting Out Of The Habit Of Being Yourself (*RR)

Monday, February 11, 2pm

Is your life in transition? Job/career on hold (or life support)? Stuck and need a jump-start? The secret of successful change is to focus your energy, not in fighting the old, but on building the new. Join us for a fast-paced interactive experience and leave with your own plan for change and bold action! Led by Maureen B. Weisner, M.Ed., PCC, GCDF, Founder and Managing Partner of KICKSTART Your Transition is a certified coach, consultant, and professional speaker, who specializes in working with individuals in transition; typically involving career change, divorce, education and other work/life events. Introduced as a Top 10 Executive Coach by Women’s Business Boston and a featured columnist in the Boston Globe’s “Lola” magazine, she skillfully guides her audiences to create their personal roadmap to success. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Superbowl History of the New England Patriots with Jerry Thornton (*RR)

Tuesday, February 12, 7pm

Author Jerry Thornton ("Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots So Far") will provide an all-access pass to the Patriots’ years of unparalleled greatness (2001-present) from the unique perspective of an observant, obsessive, utterly dedicated fan. Jerry writes daily for Barstool Sports and co-hosts their NFL podcast "Laces Out." He is the former co-host of WEEI sports radio's "Dale and Holley with Thornton," and NBC Sports Boston's Patriots pregame show. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Poetry Circle

Wednesday, February 13, 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: A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City

Thursday, February 14, 10:30am

Join us for a discussion of A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in a Conquered City, by Philip Boehm. A wartime journal by a reporter and editor living through the Russian occupation of Berlin includes her observations of resident survival in the face of starvation, no water, and freezing conditions; the mass rapes endured by the city's women; and the corruption of Berlin citizens by their Russian occupiers. Books are available at the reference desk on the second floor.

Lunchtime Lecture:  Armchair Travel – Explore Antarctica (*RR)

Thursday, February 14, 12:30pm

Join award-winning photographer Ken Harvey on a virtual tour of Antarctica. Antarctica is a very special place. It boasts incredible wildlife that is unafraid of humans. It has extraordinary landscape with mountains over 16,000 feet high, and weather that can be serene, yet ferocious and unforgiving. The utter beauty of Antarctica is unforgettable. Blue and white icebergs towered over our ship. The dark water was sometimes as smooth as glass. The penguins, seals, and whales were delightful, often putting on a display for the happy onlookers. Ken will present a breathtaking slideshow of the trip and will explain the mission and the organization behind it. Q&A after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: Bohemian Rhapsody (*RR)

Friday, February 15, 12:30pm AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Bohemian Rhapsody, a biographical drama starring Rami Malek. The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Rated PG-13. 134 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes early. Candy & water will be served at 12:30pm; pizza & water will be served at 7pm. A $2 donation is suggested for pizza. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes

Monday, February 11, 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.

Graphic Novel Book Club (*RR)

Monday, February 11, 3:45pm

Join us to discuss this month's selection, Dog Man! Each month, we will meet and discuss a popular graphic novel. Pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Room desk. No need to put one on hold--we have them! This program is open for children ages 7 to 11, and is limited to 15. Registration is required and begins on February 4th. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, February 12, 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.

Little Einsteins (*RR)

Wednesday, February 13, 11am

For ages 3 to 6. Each month, preschoolers can explore different science themes with Miss Heather by moving through a variety of stations with their caregivers. Early STEM skills are explored in topics like, water, floating and sinking, colors, light, and much more. This program is limited to 15 children.  Registration is required and begins on February 4th. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Art Adventures (*RR)

Wednesday, February 13, 3:30pm

For ages 7 to 11. Drop in to create some cool art today! Registration is required and begins on February 4th. To register,call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Wiggle Time 

Thursday, February 14, 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.

Board Game Bonanza! 

Friday, February 15, 2pm

For ages 5-11. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Join us on your half day of school to play some board games with friends. No registration required.

DIY Craft Saturday

Saturday, February 16, 10:30am-noon

For ages 5 to 11.  Younger siblings are welcome to join with adult help. Drop by the craft room this morning to make a fun project.  No registration required. One craft per child, please.

Teen Events

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) (*RR)

Tuesday, February 12, 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. 

Teen Baking Challenge: Cookie Creations (*RR)

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30pm

Make cookie creations in our second ever baking challenge. You'll be split into two groups to see who can make the best cookie creation! There will be an hour and a half to plan, bake and decorate your cookie designs. This program is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. Please register so we can best plan for this program.

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