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AT THE LIBRARY: Celebrate The Patriots With 4 Interesting Talks For Die-Hard Fans

Mar 17, 2019 06:09AM

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: How Your Personal Style Affects Your Career & Life (*RR)

Monday, March 18, 2pm

Do you ever wonder why people act the way they do or why it's so easy to communicate with some people and so difficult with others? Today, we'll look at your personal style of communicating. Using the DiSC Personal Profile framework, participants will identify the four behavioral styles that are present in all of us. Tools for recognizing different behavioral styles, "people reading," will be given. Participants will have a chance to discuss how they might use these skills in daily communication with family members and co-workers, and in their job search. Led by career coach and life coach Clare Harlow, MSW. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

PATRIOTS WEEK: Stories From The Patriots Sideline, Locker Room & Press Box with Jeff Howe (*RR)

Monday, March 18, 7pm

Author Jeff Howe ("If These Walls Could Talk: Stories From The New England Patriots Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box," co-authored with Scott Zolak) will provide an insider's look into the great moments and the lowlights of arguably the most successful team in NFL history. Jeff is the New England Patriots beat reporter for The Athletic. A native of Lowell and a UMass graduate, he has covered the Patriots since 2009, including three years at NESN and six years at the Boston Herald. Jeff is also a regular contributor to NBC Sports Boston and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

PATRIOTS WEEK: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (*RR)

Tuesday, March 19, 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.


Wednesday, March 20, 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. 

PATRIOTS WEEK: Meet The Patriots Historian Who Wrote The Encyclopedia On The Team (*RR)

Thursday, March 21, 6pm

Author Bob Hyldburg ("Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise") will delve into the rich history of New England's favorite team with an unparalleled enthusiasm for the statistics and stories that comprise one of the most respected franchises in professional sports. From the team's early days in the AFL -- where the Boston Patriots were led by Butch Songin, Gino Cappelletti, and Babe Parilli -- to its dynasty days under the leadership of Tom Brady, football fans and historians are sure to enjoy this talk. Bob is a Patriots historian, an NFL photographer for Patriots home games, and a loyal Patriots fan since 1968. He's been featured on Fox 25 TV, NESN, and Steve Burton's CBS Final TV Show and appeared on WEEI, WZLX, WBZ, and 98.5 The Sports Hub. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OSCAR FILM SERIES: The Favourite (*RR)

Friday, March 22, 12:30pm & 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Favourite, a biographical drama starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The film received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture & Best Actress. In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Rated R. 119 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes early. Candy & water will be served in the afternoon. Pizza & water will be served at night. A $1-$2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

PATRIOTS WEEK: An Illustrated History Of The Patriots with The Sports Museum's Richard Johnson (*RR)

Saturday, March 23, 10:30am

Author Richard Johnson ("The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots," co-authored with Glenn Stout) will tell the story of the Patriots in this multimedia presentation, complete with archival photos and interesting tidbits from notable authors, journalists, and local celebrities. The Pats have become a dynasty, but it didn’t begin that way! Get ready to take a stroll down memory lane and remember the franchise's larger-than-life characters from throughout the years -- from founding owner Billy Sullivan, early stars like Syracuse running back Jim Nance and beloved wide receiver turned broadcaster Gino Cappeletti, to Hall of Famers and stars like John Hannah, Russ Francis, and Steve Grogan through to present-day stars like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft. Richard has served as Curator of The Sports Museum since 1982. He has authored or co-authored 23 books and served as a consultant to projects and clients including The Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, WGBH, ESPN, HBO, and The Boston Museum of Science.

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, March 18, 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.

Story Time Stations

Tuesday, March 19, 11am

Storytime Stations is a fun way to explore stories and make connections with books to a number of other skills, such as reading, writing, math, and art. Storytime Stations is designed for children aged 3-5; siblings are always welcome. This program is presented in conjunction with Community Teamwork.

Pajamarama Story Time

Tuesday, March 19, 7pm

For ages 3 to 7.  Older or younger siblings are welcome to join us, too! Have early literacy fun with stories, songs, movement and more at this early evening story time. No registration required. Pajamas are optional but encouraged.

Helping Hands Club (*RR)

Wednesday, March 20, 3:30pm

Join us for a fun project to benefit the community! Each month, we will make something that will be donated to various local non profit organizations. This program is open for children ages 7 to 11. Registration is required and begins on February 11th. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Wiggle Time

Thursday, March 21, 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.

Drop-In Messy Craft

Friday, March 22, 10:30am

For ages 2-11. 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 Events

De-Stress with Dogs: Prince & More (*RR)

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Hang out with golden retrievers Prince and Thor! Spend one-hour destressing with these lovable dogs. Either hang out the whole time or drop in for a short cuddle session. This program is open to anyone in grades 6 through 12. 

Gap Year 101 (*RR)

Wednesday, March 20, 7pm

Curious about a gap year? Not sure if it's right for your son or daughter? Do you have questions about safety, cost, and college? Hear gap year expert Jane Sarouhan address these questions and more! Jane Sarouhan is Vice President of the Center for Interim Programs, the premier gap year counseling organization in the United States. Students, parents, and staff are welcome to attend!

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