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AT THE LIBRARY: 3 Antiques Programs This Coming Week; Jazz Concert on May 22

May 16, 2019 08:41AM

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


How To Become A Foster Parent (*RR)

Tuesday, May 21, 7pm

Foster parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis. Children come into care almost every single day in the Greater Lowell area. Hear from a foster parent and social worker about how you can make a significant, positive influence in their lives. The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and the Friends of the Library.


ANTIQUES WEEK: Learn All About Antiques (+ 1 Free Verbal Appraisal Per Person) (*RR)

Tuesday, May 21, 7:30pm

Auctioneer and appraiser Ron Wackowski will provide answers to the most common questions he is asked about the antique trade. Ron will also take questions from the audience. Questions to be answered include: How should I start my own antique collection; How should I shop at flea markets & antique stores; How should I buy or sell at an auction?; and How are today's market conditions affecting the antique trade? A free informal "road-show" appraisal session will follow the class. Attendees can each bring one antique to be identified and evaluated. All appraisals will be verbal. The number of appraisals given may be limited due to time constraints and crowd size. Ron has more than 35 years of experience with the antique trade. He is the owner and operator of an antique shop (The Queen's Falcon); an appraisal business (Andover Antiques Inc.); and an auction house (Ron Wackowski Auctioneers). Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


SPRING CONCERT SERIES: A Morning of Jazz with Too Human (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 11am

Enjoy a morning of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook performed by Too Human, an award-winning musical act featuring vocals, guitar, percussion and upright bass. Too Human performs jazz standards as well as their own originals. Their concert will include some of the great feeling songs from the American Songbook of the 20s, 30s and 40s, including Pennies From Heaven, It Had To Be You, Nice Work If You Can Get It, All of Me, Sentimental Journey, and others. Too Human has written songs for Cher, Pat Benatar, Anne Murray, Nancy Wilson, Teddy Pendergrass and many others. CDs for sale after the concert for those interested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Cultural Council.


ANTIQUES WEEK: The History Of Clocks & Watches (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 6pm

Join Bob Frishman, owner of Bell-Time Clocks, for an overview of clock and watch history, styles, makers, values, collecting, repairing and cultural importance.  More than 100 projected images will illustrate familiar and unusual timekeepers from his own and museum collections and from the more than 7,000 clocks he has serviced. Attendees can also bring one antique clock or watch to be evaluated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


ANTIQUES WEEK: The History Of Clocks & Watches (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 6pm

Join Bob Frishman, owner of Bell-Time Clocks, for an overview of clock and watch history, styles, makers, values, collecting, repairing and cultural importance.  More than 100 projected images will illustrate familiar and unusual timekeepers from his own and museum collections and from the more than 7,000 clocks he has serviced. Attendees can also bring one antique clock or watch to be evaluated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


ANTIQUES WEEK: The Value of Old Stamps with the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 7pm

Do you have some stamp albums or boxes of stamps and envelopes that have been in your closet for years and wonder what to do with them? Are you a stamp collector but have no idea what your collection may be worth? Henry Lukas, the Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College in Weston, will give a brief talk about stamps and their potential value and then review individual collections. Bring your our boxes, albums, paper bags or any other container you have used to store your stamps. Don't have any stamps? Come anyway and learn about postal history and maybe think about starting this most enjoyable and educational hobby. You might even get some free stamps as a starter. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tewksbury News Discussion Group Meeting (*RR)

Thursday, May 23, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. All attendees will receive copies of some of the most interesting Tewksbury news stories recently published in the Tewksbury Town Crier, Tewksbury Advocate, Lowell Sun, Your Tewksbury Today, and Tewksbury Patch. Limited to 20 seats.


Film Screening: On The Basis Of Sex (*RR)

Friday, May 24, 12:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- On The Basis Of Sex, a biographical drama starring Felicity Jones. The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Rated PG-13. 120 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.    


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, May 20, 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.


Wacky Words Writer’s Workshop (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 3:45pm

For kids ages 7 to 11 (in grades 3 to 5). Do you like writing? Join Miss Heather as she leads us in writing games and challenges. Limited to 10. Registration is required and begins on May 13. Register below or by calling the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204


Wiggle Time

Thursday, May 23, 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.


DIY Maker Craft

Friday, May 24, 2pm-3:30pm

For ages 7 to 11. Younger siblings are welcome to join with adult help. Drop by the craft room to make a fun project. No registration required. One craft per child, please.


Teen Events


Teen Gaming (*RR)

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30pm

Hang out and play video games on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One! Teens are welcome to bring their own games, but they must be rated between E and T. Snacks will be provided if teens are registered by 5 pm on May 20.

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