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At Your Library: A Week of Mystery At Tewksbury Library

Aug 19, 2019 01:06AM

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: Mindful Strategies For Transforming Conflict (*RR)
Monday, August 19, 2pm
Have you noticed conflict appears to be all around us these days? People in our lives, both in the personal and professional realm, often hold tightly to their points of view, frequently resulting in anger, hostility and/or frustration for both parties. Have you found yourself in conversations like this? Have you walked away wishing you had strategies to help you navigate these kinds of situations with greater ease and less stress? Or if a difficult conversation or conflict presents itself, do you choose to avoid it altogether? Learn new strategies and effective language to increase your confidence when conflict surfaces in your life that contributes to each other’s needs being understood and met. Led by Gina Genest, M.Ed., owner of The Mindful Zone, LLC. Genest specializes in working with individuals and groups committed to maintaining connection with others despite differing perspectives using strategic and effective language resulting in greater understanding of self and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

MYSTERY WEEK: The Stories Of A Boston Private Eye (*RR)
Monday, August 19, 7pm
David Hanrahan, author of Down-Sized with Extreme Prejudice, A Deadly Recollection, and Sanctuary: A Catalyst For Murder, will discuss his popular detective series. His main character -- Boston Private Investigator Bill Coine -- is a retired Massachusetts State Police Detective Lieutenant who comes out of retirement to solve a wide array of crimes. Hanrahan, an army veteran, is a distinguished Boston trial attorney who uses his experiences and knowledge of the law in his mystery novels. Q&A and book selling and signing after the talk for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tewksbury Community Market
Tuesday, August 20, 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.

MYSTERY WEEK: All About Sherlock Holmes (*RR)
Tuesday, August 20, 7pm
Sherlock Holmes has been fascinating audiences for 130 years.  What is it about this character that has made him a world famous phenomenon?  Join Sherlockian expert Robert Fritsch, who will be your guide to 'All Things Sherlock'. You will learn about Sherlock Holmes's main characters, including Holmes himself.  Highlights of the four novels and 56 short stories will be briefly examined, with emphasis on the women in Holmes life.  But the story of Sherlock is so much more than the literary works, which have not been out of print since they were first published! You will take a tour of it all, including the movies, TV shows, actors, magazines and Sherlockian Societies! This is a fun, fast-paced, interactive program and audience participation is welcomed. Fun mini-quizzes will be interspersed throughout the program.  Vote for your favorite Sherlock actor (Hint Hint: Jonny Lee Miller is the only correct answer!), test your knowledge of Sherlock trivia, and more!  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Yoga
Wednesday, August 21, 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.

Wednesday, August 21, 1:30pm
Calling all knitters, crocheters, needle workers, beaders, and colorers! Bring your own craft project to the Library and work on it while enjoying conversation with other crafters. (Please, no crafts involving glue or paint.) Take advantage of the many books available at the library to get ideas for your next project or to explore a new craft.

MYSTERY WEEK: CSI – Fact vs. Fiction (*RR)
Thursday, August 22, 7pm
Do popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with Northern Essex Community College Professor Mike Cross. You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of modern forensics and have the chance to test your own skills at crime solving! Cross holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah, where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA. He teaches courses in chemistry and forensic science at NECC. Prior to joining the faculty, Cross was an instructor in chemistry at the College of Eastern Utah. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film Screening: What Men Want (*RR)
Friday, August 23, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest comedies -- What Men Want. A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. Stars Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan. Rated R. 117 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.

Pajamarama Storytime
Tuesday, August 20, 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!

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