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AT THE LIBRARY: Library To Offer 3 Gardening Programs & 3 Environment Programs

Apr 26, 2019 06:42AM

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

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Living An Intentionally Designed Life (*RR)

Monday, April 29, 2pm

Have you ever dreamed of doing something and never accomplished it? Have you ever noticed that your response in challenging situations is not what you want it to be but you are not sure how to change it? Do you sometimes begin projects and not see them through? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this talk is for you! In this presentation, you will be introduced to a life-changing concept, Life Design, which shows participants how to create a more vibrant and committed life and unleashes the power of who you are and what you want to be and do in the world. Led by life design coach Lynette Culverhouse. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


SPRING CONCERT SERIES: Sliding Around The World with The Solstice Sackbuts (*RR)

Monday, April 29, 7pm

Take a vacation for the night as the Solstice Sackbuts, a trombone trio, bring you on an international tour of folk and pop music from around the world. No passports are required while your toes tap to sambas, tangos, tarantellas, polkas, horahs, waltzes, jigs, calypsos, as well as rock, jazz and some of the world's most famous and popular music. Dressed in colorful international garb, the Solstice Sackbuts will transport you to Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Haiti, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Russia, the Czech Republic, Israel, Kenya and other destinations while playing lively and very familiar selections, along with humorous and educational narratives about the origins of music of many cultures. CDs for sale after the concert for those interested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Cultural Council.


GARDENING WEEK: Organic Gardening 101

Tuesday, April 30, 7pm

Just what is organic? While there is much talk about the benefits of organic gardening, there is also a great deal of confusion about what exactly this means. We will discuss what is or is not meant by organic gardening, how organic standards apply to the home gardener, and what organic techniques you can most easily employ in your own gardens. Led by Kathi Gariepy, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, past president of the Attleboro Garden Club and past chair of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts’ Gardening Study School. Kathi is a Landscape Design Consultant and on the Gardening Study Council. She has worked as lead teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and education coordinator for MassAudubon. Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Garden Club and the Friends of the Library.


GARDENING WEEK: Pets & Plants (*RR)

Wednesday, May 1, 10:30am

Your pet has the potential to be exposed to your indoor & outdoor plants. Understand what "toxic" and "poisonous" mean to your pets. Learn how to evaluate the pet, the plant, & horticultural practices to assess how much risk is involved in each situation.  Led by Master Gardener & retired 25-year veterinary nurse April Daley. Co-sponsored by the Tewksbury Garden Club and the Friends of the Library.


The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group: The Cuckoo's Calling

Wednesday, May 1, 1:30pm

Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's newest Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" The group will be discussing The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.  


ENVIRONMENT WEEK: Beyond Plastic Bags: Reduce, Reuse And Recycle For A Better Planet (*RR)

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm

The Town has made an important step in improving the environment by passing a plastic bag ban, yet there is still a lot more that each resident can do to improve the environment by cutting down on waste. Julia Greene, Municipal Assistance Coordinator from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will lead a discussion on what waste is, how to cut down on it, and how to recycle correctly. Julia will give practical advice on how to reduce, re-use and recycle in your day to day life that really makes an impact on the environment. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & the Tewksbury Beautification Committee.


GARDENING WEEK: Gardening with Herbs (*RR)

Thursday, May 2, 12:30pm

Suzanne Crooker, instructor at Mahoney’s Garden Center, will discuss optimum site and soil composition for growing herbs.  Tips for drying and freezing will be shared, as will some recipes. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Garden Club.


Film Screening: Mary Poppins Returns (*RR)

Friday, May 3, 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Mary Poppins Returns, a family comedy starring Emily Blunt. The film received 3 Academy Award nominations. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. Rated PG. 130 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.   


ENVIRONMENT WEEK: Environmental Short Documentaries Double Feature (*RR)

Friday, May 3, 6:30pm

Enjoy a screening of two short documentaries on the environment. Straws (33 mins) spotlights plastic straw litter and how we can make a sea of change one straw at a time. Facing the Surge (26 mins) examines the costs of sea level rise in Norfolk, VA, a community on the frontline of climate change. A brief discussion will take place after each film where audience members can share their reactions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & the Tewksbury Beautification Committee.


ENVIRONMENT WEEK: Library Clean Up Day (*RR)

Saturday, April 27, 10am-2pm

In conjunction with the Town Clean-Up Day, come help “clean up” the grounds of the library. Gloves & bags will be provided. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tewksbury Beautification Committee.


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, April 29, 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. 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, April 30, 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.


Science Club (*RR)

Wednesday, May 1, 3:45pm

Join Miss Kat for a fun science project! This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on April 22. To register,call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.


Pajamarama Story Time

Wednesday, May 1, 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.


Movie Matinee: Harry Potter

Thursday, May 2, 2pm

Commemorate the Battle of Hogwarts with a screening of the movie that started it all - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Watch as Harry finds out that he is actually (*gasp!*) a wizard, and delve into his first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This movie is rated PG. Children must have parents with them at all times.


Star Wars Day

Saturday, May 4, noon-4:30pm

Come celebrate Intergalactic Star Wars Day at the library! Star Wars scavenger hunt on the 1st floor from 12pm-4pm. Star War Universe trivia from 12pm-4 pm. Screening of The Last Jedi in the Meeting room from 2pm-4:30 pm. Open to Jedi of all ages!


Teen Events


Rainbow Club

Wednesday, May 1, 5:30pm

Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space! 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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