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At Your Library: Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Aug 02, 2019 06:35AM

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
Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Unlock Your Job Search (*RR)
Monday, August 5, 2pm
Learn how to maintain a healthy balance between a job search and the rest of life. This interactive discussion will teach how to prioritize job search strategies while implementing a personal balance that will inspire healthy results. Led by Dusty McNeal, a recruitment specialist with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Over the past six years, McNeal has recruited employees for the Wilmington-based Securitas Security Services, partnering with many of the Fortune 100 companies in the area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: The Astronaut Wives Club
Monday, August 5, 7pm
Celebrate Summer Reading! Join us for a discussion of The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel. As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Together with the other wives, they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history. Books are available at the Front Desk one month before the discussion.

Tewksbury Community Market
Tuesday, August 6, 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: Eat Your Blues Away (*RR)
Tuesday, August 6, 7pm
Cheryl Major, a certified nutrition and wellness coach, will chronicle her personal recovery from years of struggle with chronic depression by changing what she eats. Her transformation was accidental, amazing and life changing, and it has lasted for more than six years. Cheryl will share the steps she took and include important information about how food affects us both mentally, not just physically. Major is the author of "Eat Your Blues Away: Disappearing Depression by Changing How You Eat." She speaks publicly, hosts a podcast, holds teleseminars and writes and hosts a cable show, "Thin Strong Healthy." A book signing and selling will follow the event for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Baby Sign Language Class (*RR)
Wednesday, August 7, 10:30am
Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your pre-verbal child the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Review research and benefits, learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby through games, songs and more! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started signing right away. This workshop is led by certified parent educator Sheryl White, owner of BabyKneads. White has been teaching programs and working with families for 17 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Baby Development Consultant, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication. Class is for caregivers AND their pre-verbal children (2 months of age and older). Limited to 15 families. (When registering, please just register for 1 under one parent's name.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Yoga
Wednesday, August 7, noon
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. This program is for all ages.

Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group: Maisie Dobbs
Wednesday, August 7, 1:30pm
Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" The group will be discussing Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. After the Armistice in the spring of 1929, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but turns up something else, a tombstone with only a first name. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. 

OUTDOOR LIVING HISTORY SERIES: An Evening with Rudyard Kipling
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30pm
Actor Jackson Gillman will perform his one-man show, “Rudyard Kipling Revisited.” Rudyard Kipling was the most internationally celebrated author of his day, best known for The Jungle Book. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in Vermont where he built his dream house, now preserved as a historical landmark.  These were very productive, happy, and troubled years for the young literary giant.  He was a guarded, private individual but this performance will provide an inside look at his experience in New England and some of the controversy surrounding this complex man.  The performance will also include a selection of Kipling’s poems and stories. Gillman portrays Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling’s Vermont home. 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 Devil In The White City
Thursday, August 8, 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson. A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths. Books are available at the reference desk a month before the meeting.

Film Screening: The Upside (*RR)
Friday, August 9, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest comedies -- The Upside. A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. Stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston & Nicole Kidman. Rated PG-13. 126  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.

KIDS’ EVENTS
Sprouts Storytime
Monday, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 6, 11am
Join Miss Kat for stories, songs, and fun! Preschool Storytime is for ages 3-6. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.

Movie Matinee: Wonder Park
Tuesday, August 6, 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 Wonder Park! This movie is rated PG for some mild thematic elements and action. Children ages 10 and younger must have a parent with them at all times.

Pajamarama Storytime
Tuesday, August 6, 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!

Baby Sign Language Class (*RR)
Wednesday, August 7, 10:30am
Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your pre-verbal child the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Review research and benefits, learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby through games, songs and more! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started signing right away. This workshop is led by certified parent educator Sheryl White, owner of BabyKneads. White has been teaching programs and working with families for 17 years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Baby Development Consultant, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication. Class is for caregivers AND their pre-verbal children (2 months of age and older). Limited to 15 families. (When registering, please just register for 1 under one parent's name.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Yoga
Wednesday, August 7, noon
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. This program is for all ages.

Little Einsteins (*RR)
Wednesday, August 7, 3:30pm
For ages 3 to 6. 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 29. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

Monster Tea Party
Wednesday, August 7, 7pm
Little (and big!) monsters are invited to join Miss Kat for a tea party celebrating not-so-scary monsters! We will have a craft, story, tea, and a snack. No need to sign up; please drop in. This program is for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

Sprouts Craft
Thursday, August 8, 2pm
Let's get crafty! Kids ages 18mos 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.

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party!
Friday, August 9, 11am
Every Friday, join us for Family Fun Fridays! On this Friday, we are celebrating the end of summer reading. Toe Jam Puppet Band will be providing the tunes, and we will have face painting, games, and fun galore! Raffle prizes will be drawn today at 12pm. Winners need not be present to claim their prize. Certificates and other prizes will also be handed out! 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.

TEEN EVENTS
Paper Airplane Challenge (*RR)
Wednesday, August 7, 3:30pm
What is the best style paper airplane? Which ones will fly the farthest? Which ones can resist the most wind? Find out at this challenge! This event will be held indoors and will be held rain or shine!

Rainbow Club Movie Night: Bohemian Rhapsody (*RR)
Wednesday, August 7, 6pm-8:15pm
Meet like-minded teens in a bully-free space! Special Movie night for Bohemian Rhapsody. Rated PG-13. 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!

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