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At Your Library: Rod Stewart Tribute Concert; One-Woman Historical Play

Tewksbury Public Library

Event Registration
Please register online using our Calendar of Events at 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.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: Opportunities For Job Seekers at Middlesex Community College (*RR)
Monday, July 8, 2pm
 available at Middlesex Community College for job seekers and career changers, such as certificate programs and online degree programs, and assist those interested in the application process. Led by Jennifer Migliozzi, Assistant Director of Admissions at Middlesex Community College. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: The Ultimate Tribute To Rod Stewart
Monday, July 8, 6:30pm
Enjoy a concert from one of the country’s top Rod Stewart tribute performers, Rick Larrimore. Larrimore captures Stewart’s four decades of best-selling hits with the same humor, high energy, and sexy savoir faire that’s made him a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon. From "Maggie May” to the latest "American Songbook" classics, audience members will believe the “Rodfather" is in the house. This concert will take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concert will take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tewksbury Community Market
Tuesday, July 9, 4pm-7pm
The Tewksbury Community Market, located on the library's front lawn, is open from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesdays through September 24. Shop for food, crafts, flowers and more from local vendors and artisans.

HEALTHY LIVING SERIES: How To Eat Healthier & Still Enjoy Food (*RR)
Tuesday, July 9, 7pm
Food affects our present and future health. Healthy eating is important at any age as each phase of life builds on our current health. Get started preparing now for the future by choosing the right kinds of foods and creating healthy habits. This presentation highlights the foods to choose and the five essential guidelines you need for a healthier diet. Led by Anna Tourkakis, NRDT, MPA/H, nutritional consultant and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She is the author of Delicious Simplicity: Recipes for Today’s Busy Life, and hosts her own cooking show. Tourkakis is a longtime cooking demonstrator for Whole Foods and has developed recipes for many companies, including Welch's Food. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Poetry Circle
Wednesday, July 10, 1pm
Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over.

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Julia Ward Howe
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30pm
Actress Libby Franck will perform her one-woman show, “Be Swift My Soul: A Salon with Julia Ward Howe.” Julia Ward Howe was transformed from a wealthy New York belle to a Boston writer and abolitionist in the decades leading up to the Civil War. As the wife of reformer Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, Director of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, she entertained and visited with poets, politicians, reformers, writers and exceptional women. Libby will present Julia as the host of a salon that might have included H.W. Longfellow, Edgar Alan Poe, Florence Nightingale, Margaret Fuller, Charles Sumner and Charles Dickens among others. These acquaintances along with her travels abroad, her love of language and music all gave birth to the compelling verses of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, perhaps the most stirring and recognizable lines of music in U.S. history. This living history performance will take place on the library's back lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the library’s Fairgrieve Wing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Non-Fiction Book Group: The Sixth Extinction
Thursday, July 11, 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.  Books are available at the reference desk on the second floor.

Flower Arranging 101 Workshop (*RR)
Thursday, July 11, 1:30pm
Bring some color into your life by learning about the basics of flower arranging! The Power of Flowers Project will lead this hands-on workshop, guiding you through simple steps to create a beautiful small arrangement that you can bring home. The Power of Flowers Project is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who are lonely, isolated, or ill, by harnessing the power of flowers to lift spirits and promote healing. They do this by renewing and refreshing gently used flowers recycled from weddings, banquets, memorial services, etc.-- any event where flowers are often left behind or tossed in the trash while they are still fresh. The new arrangements are then delivered to recipients chosen through a variety of community resources. For more information on this fantastic Tewksbury-based organization, visit their website. Limited to 20 seats with a 5-person waiting list. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: Apollo 11 (*RR)
Friday, July 12, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest documentaries -- Apollo 11, nearly 50 years to the date of the space shuttle's launch. A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Rated G. 93 minutes. Doors will open at 1:30pm. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Magic with Scott Jameson (*RR)
Monday, July 8, 2pm
Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it! A ticket is required for admittance. Every person needs a ticket to enter the room; children AND adults. Pick up FREE tickets at the Children's desk beginning on July 1st. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets may NOT be held via phone or email.  This program is geared for children ages 4 to 11.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, July 9, 11am
Join Miss Kat for stories, songs, and fun! Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-6. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Movie Matinee: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Tuesday, July 9, 2:30pm
Each Tuesday, we will be showing a great movie! Bring a snack and drink from home, and stretch out on our floor with pillows and blankets if you would like. This week, we will be watching Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse! This movie is rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language. It runs for 1 hour and 57 minutes. Children ages 10 and younger must have a parent with them at all times.

Pajamarama Storytime
Tuesday, July 9, 7pm
The Community Market will be out on the lawn every Tuesday night! Make a whole evening of it by stopping into the library! Every week, we will alternate between a Pajamarama Storytime and a fun do-it-yourself craft. Be sure to stop by!

Little Einsteins (*RR)
Wednesday, July 10, 3:30pm
Each month, preschoolers can explore different science themes with Miss Heather by moving through a variety of stations with their caregivers. Early STEM skills are explored in topics like, water, floating and sinking, colors, light, and much more. For ages 3 to 6. This program is limited to 15 children. Registration is required and begins on July 1. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Sprouts Storytime
Thursday, July 11, 10:30am
Join Miss Heather for stories, songs, and fun! This program is for children from birth to age 3. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Sprouts Craft
Thursday, July 11, 2pm
Let's get crafty! Kids ages 18 months to 6 years are invited to make a fun summer craft with Miss Heather. No registration necessary; please drop in. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Family Fun Fridays: Bubble Day!
Friday, July 12, 11am-noon
Every Friday, join us for Family Fun Fridays! Blast off some bubbles with us today! Use some of our bubble solution and wands or bring your own. We also welcome donations! Please note: each program is drop-in; no tickets or sign-up required. Each will be held outside behind the library. If it rains, we will be inside the meeting room. To make these events even more fun, don't forget to bring sunblock, picnic blankets, chairs, snacks, and drinks!  Parking is not allowed anywhere on the driveway to and from the Tewksbury State Hospital.

Galaxy Bag Painting (*RR)
Tuesday, July 9, 3:30pm
Weekly Tuesday craft or science activities for anyone entering grades 6 through 12. This week we will be making Galaxy Bags! We will provide black canvas bags, paints, and the rest of the materials for the activity. We recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting paint on. Teens can bring a black t-shirt if they would prefer to decorate shirts over a bag.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting (*RR)
Tuesday, July 9, 6pm
Teens! Do you: Want to get involved at your library? Help plan fun teen events? Help build the teen collection? Want to meet new friends? Need to earn community service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) @ the Tewksbury Public Library! At TAG, we meet monthly to figure out how to make the library a better place for teens. Bring friends - new members welcome!

Teen Movie: Five Feet Apart (*RR)
Wednesday, July 10, 5:30pm
Come watch "Five Feet Apart", based on the popular teen book.  This movie is Rated PG-13. Snack will be provided. Open to all teens entering grades 6 through 12.

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