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AT THE LIBRARY: Inside The Red Sox vs. Yankees Rivalry, Plus Baseball & Cuba

May 12, 2019 12:40AM

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: Preparing For Different Types Of Interviews (*RR)

Monday, May 13, 2pm

Preparing for an interview can seem like a daunting task. There are many things to consider: getting to the location, making sure you that have solid answers to the questions, making a good first impression and much more. However, at the root of having a successful interview is the preparation that you put into it ahead of time. One such thing that is overlooked however is the type of interview that you are having and the difference that it can make on how you prepare. There are around eight different interview types and each one has a purpose/directive, some of which overlap and others which are entirely separate. Learn about these types of interviews, their purpose and the preparedness you need for each kind. Led by Stacey Thompson from the Lowell Career Center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


BASEBALL WEEK: Red Sox vs. Yankees – The Rivalry Explored 

Monday, May 13, 7pm

Author Bill Nowlin ("Red Sox vs. Yankees: Hometown Experts Analyze, Debate, and Illuminate Baseball's Ultimate Rivalry") will examine sports' greatest rivalry. For more than 115 years, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have been battling it out on the diamond, playing each other over 2,000 times. This heated rivalry has stood the test of time, as one team’s triumph usually means the other’s dismay. While the teams battle on the field, the fans and cities take the rivalry just as seriously. Bill is the author of over 25 Red Sox–related books, including "Red Sox by the Numbers" and "Fenway Park at 100." In 2004, he was elected vice president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and remains on the Board of Directors. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


BASEBALL WEEK: Cuba & The Last Baseball Season (*RR)

Tuesday, May 14, 7pm

Author Jose Ramirez ("Cuba and the Last Baseball Season") will discuss how Fidel Castro's regime came into power and abolished professional baseball in Cuba during the 1960-61 season, causing young men to face difficult choices in pursuit of their dreams. Jose will also discuss his personal journey as a young boy who immigrated into the United States from Cuba in 1961. Jose lectures about Cuba, baseball, Operation Pedro Pan and his family experiences. As a member of the Society of American Baseball Research, he has written, co-authored, edited, contributed or translated over thirty books and articles on baseball. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


BASEBALL WEEK: Baseball As American Culture (*RR)

Wednesday, May 15, 12:30pm

Join us for a fascinating look at the history of America’s game with UMass Lowell Professor Frank Morris. Learn how baseball galvanized a divided nation in the 19th century and developed into “America’s Pastime” as an allegory to our cultural identity in the decades to come. Includes a history of the Boston Red Sox and a look at how the game both reinforced and challenged key cultural themes over time. Frank has taught at several colleges in Massachusetts as an associate English Professor of Literature, Writing, and American Culture. He lectures around New England on literature and sports in American culture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Crafternoon

Wednesday, May 15, 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. 


Introduction To Weaving: A Hands-On Workshop (*RR)

Thursday, May 16, 10am

This activity will give individuals an opportunity to weave on the loom from the former American Textile Museum. Individuals will also do their own “fun cardboard” weaving. When the lesson is completed, each individual will have made their own mug rug (coaster) to take home. Participants will also receive a brief overview of the history of weaving and have the opportunity to ask questions. Limited to 20 seats.  Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Valley Collaborative.


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, May 13, 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, May 14, 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.


Helping Hands Club (*RR)

Wednesday, May 15, 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 and begins on May 13. To register, enter the fields below or call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.


Tea Rex Tea Party

Wednesday, May 15, 7pm

Join Miss Kat for a tea party celebrating dinosaurs. Refreshments will be served. No need to sign up; please drop in. This program is for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.


Wiggle Time

Thursday, May 16, 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.


Teen Events

Teen Talk

Tuesday, May 14, 4pm

This group provides a safe place for teens to talk about challenges they may be facing, including topics like relationships, drug prevention, depression, anxiety, etc. This program is only for teens; parents who are interested in attending are invited to register for Let’s Be Honest. Registration is not required and will be used to reserve your spot at the program or to notify you if a date needs to be canceled or reschedule. Circle Health has partnered with the Tewksbury Public Library to bring this program to our community. A staff member who specializes in teens will facilitate Teen Talk programs on the following Tuesdays, May 14, June 18, July 16 and August 13, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Teen Games (*RR)

Wednesday, May 15, 3pm

Come play Not Parent Approved! Don't worry if you don't know how to play; we will teach you! Open to everyone in grades 6 through 12

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