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At Your Library: Friday Night Films Return; Electric Car Show

Sep 08, 2019 04:16PM

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 Build Resiliency During The Job Search (*RR)
Monday, September 9, 2pm
Identify ways to stay energized, supported, optimistic, resourceful and resourced - and even have some fun! - during what can be an overwhelming, exhausting and discouraging process. This interactive talk includes participatory exercises, discussion and coaching. You'll learn about the importance of self-care, and its relationship to landing a job you'll love, and leave with a plan for supporting yourself in the way that best suits you and your goals. Led by Kim Childs, a certified life and career coach specializing in Positive Psychology (aka the “science of happiness”), creativity, and midlife transitions. Kim's writing is featured in several "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, "Natural Awakenings" magazine, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Wholebeing Institute and her blog, "A Pilgrim on the Path." There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation.

Monday Evening Book Discussion Group: Behold the Dreamers
Monday, September 9, 7pm
Join us for a discussion of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Books are available at the Front Desk one month before the discussion. All are welcome!

Tewksbury Community Market
Tuesday, September 10, 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.

How To Find & Photograph Wildlife (*RR)
Tuesday, September 10, 7pm
Receive tips on how, when and where to find and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Tewksbury photographer Jay Richard, of JayHawk Photography, will share his experiences of capturing breathtaking photographs of wildlife, both locally and in Southeast Florida. This multimedia presentation is for all levels of photographers and people who enjoy viewing wildlife. Some of Richard's photography will also be on display in the library's lobby during the month of September.

Morning Concert: Rock ‘N Roll Classics with Joe Mack (*RR)
Wednesday, September 11, 11am
Enjoy an oldies concert with Joe Mack featuring classic rock 'n roll. Mack -- a guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar teacher -- has a performance history that spans over 40 years. His musical travels have taken him across the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. He’s appeared on stage with “guitar wizard” Steve Vai, bluesman Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and has opened for the legendary Johnny Winter. In his "Solo Act" Joe covers some legendary artists and bands. You'll hear everything from Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Poetry Circle
Wednesday, September 11, 1:30pm
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.

Non-Fiction Book Group: Alexander Hamilton
Thursday, September 12, 10:30am
Join us for a discussion of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography. Books will be available at the reference desk one month before the meeting.

Lunchtime Lecture: Caring For Your Special Family Heirlooms (*RR)
Thursday, September 12, noon
Do you or your loved one have a lot of “stuff”? If you’re overwhelmed by the number of sentimental items coming your way or if you are afraid that no one else cares about your family’s heirlooms, please join us for an interactive storytelling workshop. Learn to curate your special belongings and celebrate your life so all generations of your family know they belong, have been heard, and will be remembered. Feel free to bring an heirloom and a story -- let’s have some fun sharing our stories of our “stuff!" Led by Michelle Beckman, a memoir writer, teacher and speaker. Beckman founded "Sunday Dinner Stories," a life story company whose mission is to help grateful, introspective people preserve their family stories so all generations know they belong, have been heard, and will be remembered.

Film Screening: Poms (*RR)
Friday, September 13, 12:30pm AND 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- POMS, a comedy starring Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver. POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' Rated PG-13. 91 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the film. Candy & water will be served during the day. Pizza & water will be served at night. A $1-$2 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Tewksbury Electric Car Show
Saturday, September 14, 1pm-4pm
During National Drive Electric Week, the New England Electric Auto Association (NEEAA) will host a hybrid/electric car show and ride-and-drive event in the Tewksbury Public Library's parking lot. Several dealers will be present and will be offering test drives. Hybrid/electric car owners will also be present to share ownership experiences. Make sure to check out the new electric vehicle charging stations installed at the library this summer. This event is a great opportunity to test drive a hybrid or electric car without the pressure of buying one.  NEEAA is one of over thirty electric car clubs across the country and is a nonprofit chapter of the National Electric Auto Association. This event is free and open to the public.

Tiny Tykes Storytime
Monday, September 9, 10:15am AND 11am
For  young children ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in! Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills. Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am. There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, September 10, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Younger siblings are always welcome! Join us for a story time of music, books, movement and more! Early literacy skills will set your child up for a successful school career and here's the place to begin. No registration required.

Pajamarama Storytime
Tuesday, September 10, 7pm
For ages 3 to 7. 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, September 11, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Want your preschooler to have fun with science? Math? Engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next! This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. Call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 x 204 to sign up.

Art Adventures (*RR)
Wednesday, September 11, 4pm
Join Miss Kat for an art project. What will you create? This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on September 1. Call the Children’s Desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204 to sign up.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, September 12, 10:15am AND 11am
For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up). Get your early literacy skills on with stories, songs, movement, instruments, dancing and more! No registration required, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to grab a token and ensure there is space in the story time.

Drop In Messy Craft
Friday, September 13, 10:30am
For ages 2-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Join us in this new program to explore different messy crafts! We'll have paint, stamps, shaving cream, and Play-Doh available to play with and have fun. While we have smocks available, we encourage wearing old clothes just in case.

Back To School Craft: Emoji Locker Magnets (*RR)
Tuesday, September 10, 3:30pm
Come join us for some Back to School crafts! Today we will be making Emoji shaped magnets for your locker. Snacks will be provided.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting (*RR)
Wednesday, September 11, 3pm
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!

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