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AT THE LIBRARY: Edgar Allan Poe Lecture on Oct. 1; Ghost Hunter Dustin Pari on Oct. 3

Sep 25, 2019 11:39PM ● By Robert Hayes

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: The Hustle (*RR)

Monday, September 30, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- The Hustle, a comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them. Rated PG-13. 99 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 Volunteering Can Help You Land Your Next Job (*RR)

Monday, September 30, 2pm

It is said repeatedly that the way to access the hidden job market is through networking. And it is true that getting a job involves who you know as much as what you know. But what if you hate networking? What do you talk about? What do you do afterwards? What if there is a different way to network? What if you can showcase your skills while doing good? And be able to answer the question of "What have you been doing in between jobs?" Jack Wang will discuss networking in general, but specifically how skills based volunteering can be a great way to network while showcasing your skills that can help lead to your next opportunity! Wang, a financial coach with Longhorn Financial, is the former Program Site Director for Jericho Road Project of Greater Lowell. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

FRIGHT NIGHT: The Haunted Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (*RR)

Tuesday, October 1, 7pm

Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction! Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity. His life was odd, his literature is odd, his legacy is odd. Actually, his legacy is the oddest part about him. Explore Poe's strange physical legacy along the East Coast and across the ocean from someone who has toured Poe's homes, examined artifacts from his life, and traveled to the many memorials dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.  Led by J. W. Ocker, author of the Edgar Award-winning "Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe." Ocker runs the website OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, nature, and history. His first two books, "The New England Grimpendium" and "The New York Grimpendium," are personal travelogues of his visits to deathly sites in those regions. Both won Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. A book signing will follow the event for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Laughter Yoga

Wednesday, October 2, 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.

 

The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Wednesday, October 2, 1:30pm

Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" The group will be discussing The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by C. Alan Bradley. Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.  Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. 

 

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Revere Beach Memories (*RR)

Thursday, October 3, 12:30pm

Don't miss this trip down memory lane. Revere Beach, established as America's first public beach in 1896, was a place that created lasting memories for millions of beach goers. The Revere Beach of old comes alive through photos and stories presented by Bob Upton, a Revere Beach enthusiast, historian and author. Join us for an afternoon of history and nostalgia. Bring your own photos and stories to share as well. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

FRIGHT NIGHT: Spirits of the World with Dustin Pari (*RR)

Thursday, October 3, 7pm

Internationally renowned paranormal investigator Dustin Pari will deliver his popular presentation, “Spirits of the World.” Pari has been a part of investigations in 26 countries across the globe, conducting research on 6 of the 7 continents. In this special presentation, Pari will share some of his favorite stories from investigations in Irish castles, French chateaus, Australian prisons, and more. Grab your passport and prepare for a fun and frightening journey! Pari is well known for his paranormal investigative work on several TV shows, including "Ghost Hunters," "Ghost Hunters International," and "Destination Truth." Pari is co-author of "The Complete Approach: The Scientific and Metaphysical Guide To The Paranormal" and "My Home Is Haunted... Now What?." A book signing will follow the event for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Film Screening: Aladdin (*RR)

Friday, October 4, 12:30pm AND 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Aladdin (2019), an adventure starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott & Will Smith. A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Rated PG. 128 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 30, 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.

 

Heath Brook School Night

Monday, September 30, 6pm

All students and their families of the Heath Brook 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, October 1, 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.

 

Laughter Yoga

Wednesday, October 2, 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.

 

Science Club (*RR)

Wednesday, October 2, 4pm

Join Miss Kat for a fun science project! This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on September 22. To register, call the Children's desk at 978-640-4490 ext. 204.

 

Wiggle Time

Thursday, October 3, 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.

 

Song & Dance Around The Planet

Saturday, October 5, 11am

Song and Dance Around the Planet is a musical program with rare instruments from around the world that bring joy and also teach and inspire, the instruments are captivating to children especially but also for their adult care takers. The library is thrilled to welcome back Sagit Zilberman, an international musician from Israel and graduate of Berklee college of Music in Boston. She has performed internationally and toured in more than 15 countries and 4 continents - among them South-America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa - where she picked up songs and instruments, that she will play for us. This program is designed for children aged 6-10, but all ages are welcome.

 

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