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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.

Adult Events

Film Screening: The Public (*RR)

Monday, September 16, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Public, a drama starring Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, and Taylor Schilling. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes. Doors will open at 10am. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How To Build Career-Making Relationships (*RR)

Monday, September 16, 2pm

Learn how to build relationships that will help your career using both conventional & unusual methods. Discover effective communication techniques and explore calendar management and research tools. Learn why job seekers should always consider themselves in marketing and sales. Discover how to better market and sell yourself. Led by business owner Ray Mascola. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

What's Normal Aging vs. Memory Loss: An Important Talk For Adult Children (*RR)

Monday, September 16, 7pm

An early dementia diagnosis gives the person precious time to benefit from medical and non-medical interventions, make important decisions, legally protect their assets and future care wishes, develop coping strategies and more. If your mom or dad is experiencing memory loss or unusual behavioral changes, join Kim O'Connell, MSW, LCSW, Director of Community Relations at Bridges by EPOCH at Andover, to learn what’s normal, what’s not, and if it may be time for a professional memory screening. Seniors are welcome to attend this programs as well. Sponsored by the Tewksbury Senior Center and Friends of the Library.

Tewksbury Community Market

Tuesday, September 17, 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.

The Best Places To Walk, Run, Hike & Bike In Tewksbury (*RR)

Tuesday, September 17, 7pm

Bruce Shick and Jackie Stone, Co-Founders of the Friends of Tewksbury Open Space, and Paige Impink, Co-Chair of the Tewksbury Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee, will discuss the best spots and trails in town to walk, run, hike and bike -- some you may be familiar with, others you are not. Runner Jeff Tucceri will then discuss his experience of running all 306 miles of roadway in town -- EVERY street in Tewksbury -- while training for the Boston Marathon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Laughter Yoga

Wednesday, September 18, noon

This program is for all ages. 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. There is no registration required, but please arrive on time. Session will last about 30 minutes.



Wednesday, September 18, 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.


Lunchtime Lecture: Wonderland Amusement Park (*RR)

Thursday, September 19, noon

Thirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island, Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book, "Backstage at Wonderland," and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation in 1906. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tewksbury History Comes Alive: An Evening with Dr. Benjamin Kittredge (*RR)

Thursday, September 19, 7pm

Dr. Benjamin Kittredge (1740-1826), one of Tewksbury's most revered residents, was the father of 8 sons, all of whom became doctors.  An 18th century surgeon during the Revolutionary War period, Kittredge led an extraordinary life. Tewksbury resident Brian Cortez, a Revolutionary War reeneactor, will portray Kittredge in this one-man show. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury and the Tewksbury Historical Society.


Tewksbury Local Author Fair (*RR)

Saturday, September 21, 10:30am-noon

Celebrate local authors at the library's 3rd Annual Tewksbury Author Fair. This popular author fair includes a diverse collection of 12 published writers from Tewksbury.  Participating authors include Jamie Blake (“The Last Ghost”), Stephanie Callan, (“The Debt”), Jeffrey Frost (“Super Gum”), Robert MacDougall (“Rants Raves & Reflections of an American Historian”), Cathy Macri (“Richie & Shelly at the Farm Festival”), Debra Martin (“Witch’s Curse”), Nancy O’Toole Meservier (“Black and Blue”), R.C. Mulhare (“One Night In Salem”), Richard Parisi (“The Little Melting Pot of America”), Patricia Saunders (“Medford Through Time”), Jean Trounstine (“Boy With A Knife”) and Cara Wade (“Sugar & Spice.”) Each will take a 5-minute turn at the microphone, beginning at 10:30am, to briefly discuss their works. Then, from 11:30am to noon, visit each author at their table to chat. Signed books will be available for those interested. No purchase necessary. Free coffee & donuts.


Make Money By Selling Your Unwanted Stuff Online with Deb Colameta (*RR)

Saturday, September 21, 2pm

Want to turn your household clutter into cash? Are you moving? Minimizing? Downsizing? Expert seller Deb Colameta has made THOUSANDS of dollars (and created extra space in her home) by using the power of online yard sales. This workshop will teach you Deb’s best tips for how to make money while purging your home. Colameta is the author of "Best Offer, Best Life!: Deb’s Quick-Start Guide to Creating Wealth through Online Yard Sales." She lives in Boston with her husband and two young children. Besides using virtual yard sales to create space and earn cash, Colameta is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and runs a consulting practice. A book signing will take place after the presentation for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Storytime

Monday, September 16, 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 17, 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.


Nighttime Craft

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm

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!


Helping Hands Club (*RR)

Wednesday, September 18, 4pm

Join us for a fun project to benefit the community! Each month, we will make something that will be donated to various local non-profit organizations. This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on September 8. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.


Turtle Tea Party

Wednesday, September 18, 7pm

Fans of Hardcover are invited to join Miss Kat for a tea party celebrating -- turtles!! We will have a craft, a story, and a snack. No need to sign up; please drop in. This program is for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers.


Wiggle Time

Thursday, September 19, 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 Sprouts Craft

Friday, September 20, 10:30am-noon

For ages 18 months through age 6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today!  No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.


Drop In Maker Craft

Saturday, September 21, 10am-12:30pm

Let's get crafty! Kids ages 7 to 11 are invited to make a craft with Miss Heather. No registration necessary; please drop in. Siblings and caregivers are always welcome.


Teen Events


Back To School Craft: DIY Bookmarks (*RR)

Tuesday, September 17, 3:30pm

Come join us for some Back to School crafts! Today we will be making a variety of DIY bookmarks. Snacks will be provided.


Teen Movie Afternoon: Men in Black International: Grades 6-12 (*RR)

Wednesday, September 18, 3pm

Come watch the newest installment in the Men in Black franchise, "Men in Black International". This movie is Rated PG-13. Snacks will be provided. Open to all teens entering grades 6 through 12.

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