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AT THE LIBRARY: AAA Car Doctor on June 4; Electric Car Show on June 8

May 28, 2019 11:13AM

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

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Packing For Mars

Monday, June 3, 6:30pm

Celebrate Summer Reading! Join us for a discussion of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach. Books are available at the Front Desk.  All are welcome!


CAR WEEK: Basic Car Maintenance with AAA’s Car Doctor John Paul (*RR)

Tuesday, June 4, 7pm

Learn the basics of car maintenance with AAA's Car Doctor John Paul. Bring your questions! John has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive field, beginning his career as an automotive technician. He is president of the New England Motor Press Association, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), chairman of several vocational school automotive advisory boards, and an advisor to the AAA National Automotive Engineering board. He is a regular automotive columnist for The Boston Globe and The Providence Journal newspapers and websites, and has written thousands of articles for AAA, weekly newspapers and automotive publications. He is a regular guest on radio and television shows throughout the Northeast and hosts his own weekly radio show on WROL (Boston), answering wide-ranging questions from listeners, and runs a podcast about car care. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Laughter Yoga

Wednesday, June 5, 12pm

Laughter yoga combines simulated laughter exercises with gentle breathing techniques to teach the body how to laugh without relying on jokes or humor. This is a participatory program where we will create moments to laugh in through guided actions. No need to bring a yoga mat--most of the program is seated, with options for standing or gentle movement. What are the benefits of laughter yoga? Mood elevates. Stress, depression and tension decrease. Immunity improves. Lung capacity increases through deep breathing, enhancing oxygen delivery to all parts of the body. Endorphin and serotonin levels rise. Laughter provides an excellent internal massage to digestive tract as well as improving blood supply to the internal organs. People who laugh don’t worry as much as people who don’t laugh.  There is no registration required, but please arrive on time. Session will last about 30 minutes.


The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group: Crocodile on the Sandbank

Wednesday, June 5, 1:30pm

Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's  Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" The group will be discussing Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her debut Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.  


CAR WEEK: What Can AAA Do For Me? (*RR)

Thursday, June 6, 7pm

Are you a AAA member? Learn about your membership benefits, including RMV, Financial, Travel, Insurance and Driving School services. Become familiar with the RMV services that AAA provides and the documents needed to renew a license (REAL ID or Standard) at the Tewksbury AAA location. Receive a general overview of the many other member services and get your questions answered. Led by Chelsea Holmes, Member Service Counselor for AAA Northeast. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 


CAR WEEK: New England Electric Auto Association's Car Show 

Saturday, June 8, 1pm-4pm

The New England Electric Auto Association (NEEAA) will display hybrid/electric vehicles in the library's parking lot from 1pm to 4pm. Hybrid/electric car owners will be present to share their ownership experiences and offer test drives. This event is a great opportunity to test drive a hybrid or electric car without the pressure of buying one. NEEAA is one of over 30 electric car clubs across the country and is a nonprofit chapter of the National Electric Auto Association. Drop in anytime during the three hours. No registration required. 


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, June 3, 10:15 & 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.


Science Club (*RR)

Wednesday, June 5, 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 May 24. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.


Drop-In Messy Craft

Thursday, June 6, 10:30am-noon

For ages 2-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Join us in this new program to explore different messy crafts! We'll have messy items such as markers, 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


Volunteer Info Session and Training: Grades 8-12 

Tuesday, June 4, 6pm-7:30pm

Make a colorful candy craft! Today we will be making candy mosaics! You will not be able to eat the candy after, but it will look amazing and tasty! You can eat candy during the event, but if you eat too much then you may run out of supplies or get a stomachache. 


Rainbow Club: Pride Wearables: Grades 6-12 (*RR)

Wednesday, June  5, 5:30pm

Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space! Come make Pride wearable! We will have supplies to make a variety of buttons, headbands, and flowers. Feel free to bring your own wearable project to work on. If you aren't into crafting, come anyway and just hang out. 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!  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.

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