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At Your Library: Beatles Tribute Concert; An Evening with the Museum of Bad Art

Jul 22, 2019 01:17AM ● By Theresa Gilman

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: Rewrite Your Script with Jackie Davis (*RR)
Monday, July 29, 2pm
You may be out of work, but you’ve still got it! Take control of the narrative. Discover the 5 key strategies to go from job seeker to sought after employee or successful business owner. Then, in a hands-on exercise, you’ll learn tools to help you navigate the job transition process. Led by Jackie Davis, who has made several career transitions in over 30 years due to corporate acquisitions, job eliminations and the decision to pursue her passion. During this presentation and workshop, Jackie -- who owns her own interior design company and has appeared on HGTV for more than a decade -- will share her wit and wisdom to help you stay on track and make your next career move. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: 4EverFab – A Beatles Tribute Concert
Monday, July 29, 6:30pm
Enjoy a concert from the popular Beatles tribute band, 4EverFab. 4EverFab brings to life timeless Beatles music through brilliant lead vocals, precise three-part harmonies and true-to-the-record musicianship. 4EverFab will play this show “By Request” so that the audience will hear the songs that they want to hear. In addition, 4EverFab engages the audience with stories behind the songs, placing them in musical, cultural and historical context. This show is family-friendly and attracts fans from every generation. All the well-known hits will be featured including “She Loves You,” “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” plus sing-alongs like “Yellow Submarine” and “Hey Jude.”  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. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tewksbury Cultural Council.

Tewksbury Community Market
Tuesday, July 30, 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: Intro To Yoga Therapy (*RR)
Tuesday, July 30, 7pm
Want to create a shift in your life in this new year but don’t know where to start? The answer is within you! Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) allows you to tell your story -- to discover and manage what is happening now in your life. During this workshop, you get to sample PRYT which combines yoga postures and dialogue to help you connect to your mind, body, and breath. When you access your inner wisdom, you gain clarity what your whole self needs.  Led by Swetha Kannan, a Tewksbury resident who has been teaching YIN yoga for two years and practicing yoga for 13 years. Swetha was inspired by Krishnamacharya’s one-one yoga instruction and studied at the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School. She graduated from her 500-hour yoga teacher training in 2017. She blends in mindfulness in all her yoga classes. No yoga mat is required for this workshop. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Herman Melville
Wednesday, July 31, 6:30pm
Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man show, “Herman Melville: Sailing Towards My Father.” Explore the life of Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. Learn about Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathanial Hawthorne. 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.

An Evening with the Museum of Bad Art (*RR)
Thursday, August 1, 7pm
Join Louise Sacco – Executive Director of the Museum of Bad Art – for the worst art you've ever seen! The Museum of Bad Art has collected, exhibited and celebrated the worst of art for more than 20 years. Sacco will describe the thinking behind the museum, their selection criteria and its relationship to the artists. She will have slides of many of MOBA's masterpieces and will even bring along actual pieces from their collection. Think you have a museum-worthy piece of bad art? Want to donate it to the world's leading (and only) museum dedicated to bad art? Bring it along and get an on-the-spot evaluation. If your piece is accepted, you'll be an actual art museum donor! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: Instant Family (*RR)
Friday, August 2, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest comedies -- Instant Family. A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. Stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Rated PG-13. 118 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.

Sprouts Storytime
Monday, July 29, 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.

Maker Monday
Monday, July 29, 2:30pm
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 30, 11am
Join Miss Kat for stories, songs, and fun! Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-6. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Movie Matinee: Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase
Tuesday, July 30, 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 2019's Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase! This movie is rated PG for peril, suggestive material, thematic elements and language. It runs for 1 hour and 27 minutes. Children ages 10 and younger must have a parent with them at all times.

Nighttime Craft
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30pm
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!

Summer Science (*RR)
Wednesday, July 31, 3:30pm
Join Miss Kat for fun summer science experiments! This program is for kids ages 7 to 11. Registration is required and begins on July 21.

Sprouts Storytime
Thursday, August 1, 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.

Alien Balloon Twisting with Ed the Wizard (*RR)
Thursday, August 1, 2pm
For ages 5 to 11. (4 year olds are welcome with the aid of a caregiver.) Learn how to twist balloons and make your own balloon alien. Younger children will need adult help. All materials are provided and each child will take home their own creation. (Popping is beyond our control!) Ed the Wizard uses Q260 Latex Balloons; these are professional grade balloons for performers. Latex allergies need to be considered. This program is limited to 50 participants. A ticket is required for admittance. Every CHILD needs a ticket to enter the room; adults and infants do not need one. Pick up FREE tickets at the Children's desk beginning on July 22nd. Limit of 6 tickets per person. Tickets may NOT be held via phone or email.

Family Fun Fridays: Game Day
Friday, August 2, 11am
Every Friday, join us for Family Fun Fridays! Head to the library to play some giant classic games, such as Jenga and Connect 4. We'll have music playing, and various games for kids to play with their favorite grownup, or a new friend. 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.

Teen Babysitting Course: Ages 10-18 (*RR)
Monday, July 29, 12pm-4pm
Everyone ages 10 and older will learn babysitting skills, such as basic safety issues, first-aid, growth and development, baby-sitter activities, bottle-feeding, bath time and bedtime, care and handling of infants and more! Circle Health has partnered with the Tewksbury Public Library to bring this program to our community.

Celestial Bracelets (*RR)
Tuesday, July 30, 3:30pm
Weekly Tuesday craft or science activities for anyone entering grades 6 through 12. This week we will be making Celestial Bracelets! We recommend registering for all summer programs.

Teen Astrology (*RR)
Wednesday, July 31, 6pm
Join Sally Cragin – astrology author, columnist, and expert – for an astrology workshop for everyone in grades 6 through 12! Bewitched, bothered or bewildered? Knowing your sun sign gives you a great start on understanding astrology. But if you want to dig deeper into the mysteries of the planets, sun and moon, come to this entertaining and informative workshop. Come learn the basics of your sign and how you interact with family and friends.

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