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At Your Library: Johnny Cash Tribute Band; Meet Charles Dickens

Jul 17, 2019 05:35AM

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: How To Network According To Your Personality Type (*RR)
Monday, July 22, 2pm
There are SO many ways -- both big & small -- to engage in networking. Are you an outgoing person, a more "technical" person, or a combination of the two? How can you move forward, and learn to feel comfortable, while building a better career? This lecture will discuss the ways in which you can achieve your networking goals while building confidence. You will have to move a bit outside your comfort zone to get what you want in life, but that is the cost of personal growth. Led by Anne Crawford, a certified career transition coach. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Counterfeit Cash – A Johnny Cash Tribute Band
Monday, July 22, 6:30pm
Enjoy a concert from the premiere Johnny Cash tribute band, Counterfeit Cash. Influenced by Johnny Cash in his younger years while listening to the great lyrics of the "Man in Black" and the story that they told, lead singer Rodney Brunelle – with his Johnny Cash voice – made it his mission in life to keep the stories of Johnny Cash going. The band performs the songs that "The Man In Black" made famous, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “Hurt,” “Big River,” and many more. If you close your eyes, you’ll swear you’re listening to Johnny Cash. And another country legend is expected to make a “surprise appearance” during the concert. 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 23, 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: Fermentation Basics (*RR)
Tuesday, July 23, 7pm
Join us in welcoming back friend and best-selling cookbook author Terry Walters. Terry’s presentation will empower you with knowledge and know-how to make fermented foods part of your daily ritual. Known to improve taste, increase nutrients, and support a strong immune system, fermentation has been used for centuries as a sustainable and delicious way to preserve the harvest and sustain good health. Terry will show us how to make a number of different ferments and we’ll get to taste, too! Led by Terry Walters, author of CLEAN FOOD, CLEAN START, and most recently, EAT CLEAN LIVE WELL. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist, recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards, and recipient of the World Gourmand “Second Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World” and “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the United States” Awards. Walters is a highly sought-after educator, consultant, and speaker and works extensively as a clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live. Book signing & selling after the event for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Charles Dickens
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm
Actor Gary Poholek will perform his one-man show, “Charles Dickens & A Christmas Carol.” In the show, Mr. Poholek, as Charles Dickens, acts out Dickens’s beloved Christmas story, just as the author himself often did on tour. The result is a one-man show with more than 40 characters and one heartwarming theatrical event. Come celebrate Christmas in July as the Spirits of Christmas past, present, and future come to life in a special performance you'll never forget. 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.

Tewksbury News Discussion Group (*RR)
Thursday, July 25, 12:30pm
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: Beautiful Boy (*RR)
Friday, July 26, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest films -- Beautiful Boy. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.  Stars Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet. Rated R. 115 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.

Maker Monday
Monday, July 22, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Come on down to get creative and make something unique! Kids 7 to 11 years old are invited to join us for maker crafts! No registration necessary; please drop in. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, July 23, 11am
Join Miss Kat for stories, songs, and fun! Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-6. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Movie Matinee: The Lego Movie 2
Tuesday, July 23, 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 Lego Movie 2! This movie is rated PG mild action and rude humor, and runs for 1 hour and 47 minutes. Children ages 10 and younger must have a parent with them at all times.

Pajamarama Storytime
Tuesday, July 23, 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!

Pumpernickel Puppets (*RR)
Wednesday, July 24, 2pm
Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry—everything ends happily in this fun show. Presented with large colorful hand puppets and live voices and sound effects. This show is 40 minutes long and is recommended for ages 3-8. 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 15th. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets may NOT be held via phone or email.

Little Einsteins (*RR)
Wednesday, July 24, 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.  This program is limited to 15 children. Registration is required and begins on July 15. To register, enter the fields below or call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204. For ages 3 to 6.

Sprouts Storytime
Thursday, July 25, 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.

Family Fun Fridays: Teddy Bear Picnic
Friday, July 26, 11am-noon
Every Friday, join us for Family Fun Fridays! This week, we will be having a Teddy Bear Picnic! Children are invited to bring their teddy bear, or favorite stuffed animal to the library. We will have a veterinary checkup, story, a craft, and more! 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 held 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.

Unicorn Kinetic Sand (*RR)
Tuesday, July 23, 3:30pm
Weekly Tuesday craft or science activities for anyone entering grades 6 through 12. This week we will be making Unicorn Kinetic Sand! We recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty or stained. We recommend registering for all summer programs.

Baking Challenge: Galaxy Cookies (*RR)
Wednesday, July 24, 6pm
Two teams tasked to make the best galaxy cookies. Each team gets 90 minutes to plan, create, and design their creations. Teams receive points for creativity, teamwork, taste, ability to follow directions, design, and cleanliness. The ultimate goal is to have fun and challenge yourself! We recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting food coloring on. This event is open to everyone entering grades 6 through 12.

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