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AT THE LIBRARY: Poetry Workshops on April 16, 18, Poetry Readings on April 20 Highlight Busy Vacation Week

Apr 12, 2019 07:15AM

Tewksbury Public Library

Event Registration

Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.tewksburypl.org 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


POETRY WEEK: Haiku Workshop (*RR)

Tuesday, April 16, 7pm

Enjoy the first in a two-part creative writing series exploring different poetic forms. In tonight's workshop, participants will learn how to create haikus.  There will be time for writing and (hopefully) sharing. Participants will also be introduced to the poetry forms of sijo and ghazal. Led by Jennifer Jean, a poet, educator, editor, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." Jennifer is managing editor of Talking Writing Magazine, director of Free2Write Poetry Workshops for Trauma Survivors, and she teaches writing at Boston-area universities. She has received many honors, including a 2018 Disquiet FLAD Fellowship; a 2017 Her Story Is residency, where she worked with Iraqi women artists in Dubai; a 2016 Good Bones Prize; and a 2013 Ambassador for Peace Award for her activism in the arts. Her poetry has appeared in: Poetry Magazine, Waxwing Journal, Rattle Magazine, and many others. Limited to 20 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Crafternoon

Wednesday, April 17, 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. 


POETRY WEEK: Golden Shovel Workshop (*RR)

Thursday, April 18, 7pm

Enjoy the second in a two-part creative writing series exploring different poetic forms. In tonight's workshop, participants will learn how to create The Golden Shovel, a new American form of poetry. There will be time for writing and (hopefully) sharing. Participants will also be introduced to the poetry forms of the bop and the American Sonnet. Led by Jennifer Jean, a poet, educator, editor, activist, and consummate "literary citizen." 


FILM SCREENING: The Mule (*RR)

Friday, April 19, 12:30pm 

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Mule, a crime thriller starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper. A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel. Rated R. 116 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.   


Introduction To iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

Saturday, April 20, 10am

Join Team Tewksbury for this year's City Nature Challenge, happening from April 26th to April 29th. Members of the Open Space and Recreation Committee will give an overview of the challenge and demonstrate how to use iNaturalist app in order to record and identify observations. The discussion will also highlight the best places to look in town for nature observations (hint: our own trails!).  Learn more about the challenge HERE. No registration required.


POETRY WEEK: An Afternoon of Poetry (*RR)

Saturday, April 20, 2pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month, enjoy an afternoon of poetry as four local poets read selections from their works. Participating poets include: Jon Bishop; Kevin Carey; Gayle Heney; and Pilar Quintana. Q&A and book signing to follow the event for those interested. Light refreshments will be provided.


Kids Events


Hardcover's Birthday Shellebration!

Wednesday, April 17, 2pm-3:30pm

Happy birthday to everyone's favorite turtle, HARDCOVER! Join the celebration with crafts, games, and cupcakes, and have a turtley good time!


Helping Hands Club (*RR)

Wednesday, April 17, 3:45pm

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. Register by calling 978-640-4490.


DIY Craft (*RR)

Friday, April 19, 11am

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


Movie Afternoon: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Tuesday, April 16, 2:30pm

Join us for a vacation week screening of Into the Spiderverse. Popcorn will be available for those who register. Open to anyone in grades 6 through 12.

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