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AT THE LIBRARY: Meet James Patterson’s Co-Author On Sept. 24; Beatles Concert on Sept. 25

Sep 24, 2019 12:47AM

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

Film Screening: A Dog’s Journey (*RR)

Monday, September 23, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- A Dog's Journey, an adventure starring Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, and Josh Gad. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Rated PG. 109 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: Your Legal Rights During The Job Interview & Application Process (*RR)

Monday, September 23, 2pm

Learn what your legal rights are during the interview process, including your rights related to disabilities and reasonable accommodations. What can - or can't - an employer legally ask? What are your options if an employer engages in an unlawful line of questioning? What are your legal remedies if your rights are violated? Led by Melissa Pomfred, principal at Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC, where she advises and represents employees in every aspect of the employment relationship from hire through separation, and if necessary, through litigation. Prior to starting Pomfred Law Offices, Melissa spent nine years working at legal aid in Central and Western Massachusetts fighting for the rights of employees. She received her J.D from the University of Connecticut School of Law, a Masters of Ed. from Boston University and a double-degree from UMASS at Amherst. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tewksbury Community Market

Tuesday, September 24, 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.

 

Meet One Of James Patterson's Co-Authors! An Evening with Brendan DuBois (*RR)

Tuesday, September 24, 7pm

Meet award-winning mystery/suspense author Brendan DuBois, who is currently working on a number of projects with New York Times bestselling author James Patterson. Their first two collaborations -- "The First Lady" and "The Cornwalls Are Gone" -- were released earlier this year. DuBois is currently working on another novel with Patterson, as well as a new Lewis Cole mystery novel and a number of short stories. He is a former newspaper reporter and a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife Mona, their hell-raising cat Bailey, and one happy English Springer Spaniel named Spencer. DuBois is also a one-time "Jeopardy!" game show champion. A book signing will take place after the presentation for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

MORNING CONCERT: Beatles Songs with The Nerk Twins (*RR)

Wednesday, September 25, 11am

Enjoy a concert with The Nerk Twins featuring Beatles cover songs. The Nerk Twins are an acoustic duo offering melodic, harmonious, Beatles music that is stripped down, making for an intimate performance. Ever wonder what it would be like to be serenaded by Lennon and McCartney? Wonder no more! Come see members of Studio Two and see for yourself why New Hampshire Magazine voted them 2018's “Best Beatles Tribute Band in New England." Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Evening Book Group Meeting: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. No registration required.

 

Tewksbury News Discussion Group (*RR)

Thursday, September 26, 12:30pm

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. All attendees will receive copies of some of the most interesting Tewksbury news stories recently published in the Tewksbury Town Crier, Tewksbury Advocate, Lowell Sun, Your Tewksbury Today, and Tewksbury Patch. Limited to 20 seats.

 

FRIGHT NIGHT: Ghosts & Legends with Jeff Belanger (*RR)

Thursday, September 26, 7pm

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. This special presentation-- updated with all new material from his previous talks in Tewksbury -- presents highlights from his own adventures, his work from his books, podcast and television programs he's worked in, plus a look at the investigation process, and compelling audio and visual paranormal evidence. Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal, including bestsellers "The World's Most Haunted Places" and "Weird Massachusetts." He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast. Belanger is the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google. He has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series, including "Ghost Adventures," "Paranormal Challenge," and "Aftershocks" on the Travel Channel, and "Amish Haunting" on Destination America. A book signing will follow the event for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Film Screening: Rocketman (*RR)

Friday, September 27, 12:30pm AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Rocketman, a biographical drama starring Taron Egerton. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. Rated R. 121 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes water. 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.

 

Kids Events

 

Tiny Tykes Storytime

Monday, September 23, 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.

 

Trahan School Night

Monday, September 23, 6pm

All students and their families of the Trahan School are invited tonight to the library! We will take you on tours, play Book Bingo and you can find your teachers and/or principal, among other things.  Any family who attends can get all of their library fines waived (late fees only) and it's a great time to get a library card for the first time (or replace a lost card for free!). No registration required. Please drop in!

 

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, September 24, 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 24, 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!

 

Wacky Words Writer’s Workshop (*RR)

Wednesday, September 25, 4pm

For kids ages 8 to 11 (in grades 3 to 5). Do you like writing? Join Miss Heather as she leads us in writing games and challenges. Limited to 10. Registration is required. Register by calling the Children's desk at 978-640-4490.

 

Muggle Support Group (*RR)

Wednesday, September 25, 7pm

Do you love fantasy books? Are you sad you never got your Hogwarts letter? Do you wish you had a pet dragon? The Muggle Support Group is the book club for you! Each month, we will read a different fantasy book and discuss it. This month, we will be discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Pick up a copy ahead of time and be ready to talk about it at the meeting! This book club is for kids ages 8-11. Registration is required. Register by calling the Children's desk at 978-640-4490.

 

Wiggle Time

Thursday, September 26, 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.

 

Teen Events

 

Back To School Craft: Locker Pocket Organizer (*RR)

Tuesday, September 24, 3:30pm

Come join us for some Back to School crafts! Today we will be making locker pockets out of duct tape. These locker pockets will have magnets to hang in your locker and can hold your school supplies, phone, etc. while you are in class.Snacks will be provided.

 

Teen Gaming (*RR)

Wednesday, September 25, 3pm

Hang out and play video games on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One! Teens are welcome to bring their own games, but they must be rated between E and T. Snacks will be provided.

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