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At Your Library: Fright Night, Free Films And More

Oct 29, 2019 01:10AM

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

FRIGHT NIGHT: Uncover The Scariest Stuff On The Internet with Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe (*RR)

Tuesday, October 29, 7pm

Slenderman. The Rake. The Seedeater. Ted the Caver. The internet has become the new forum for our fears. Examine famous horror-related legends or images that have been copied and pasted around the Internet, known as "creepypasta." Get an understanding of the the psychology behind why they scare us and look at the more popular forms of their stories on the web. Led by "Geek Gal" Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

FOREIGN FILM SERIES: Capernaum (*RR)

Wednesday, October 30, 2pm

Enjoy a screening of one of this year's Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Film -- Capernaum. While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect. Rated R. 126 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.

 

Evening Book Group Meeting: The Whole Town's Talking

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion of The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. "Resting place" turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town's Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. No registration required.

 

Speed-Repping: Speak With Your Local, State & Federal Elected Officials (*RR)

Saturday, November 2, 10am & 11am

What is Speed Repping? Following a format much like Speed Dating, Speed Repping provides community members five minutes to sit down with their elected officials in a one-on-one setting and ask them questions about who they are, what they do, voice concerns, or offer suggestions.

 

Participating Elected Officials: Tewksbury's federal delegation -- Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, and Congressman Seth Moulton -- will each be spending an aide to the event. Tewksbury's state delegation -- State Senator Barry Fingeold, State Representative David Robertson, and State Representative Tram Nguyen -- will be present. A representative from each of Tewksbury's locally elected boards and committees -- Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Board of Health, Board of Library Trustees, Tewksbury School Committee and Shawsheen Tech School Committee -- will also be on hand, including Selectmen Chair Jay Kelley, Planning Board Chair Stephen Johnson, and Shawsheen Tech School Committee member Patricia Meuse.

 

How can you participate? Register for one of the two hour-long sessions --10am to 11am or 11am to noon. Please note you'll be expected to speak with ALL 12 officials for 5 minutes each during the hour-long session. All participants are expected to remain civil and respectful during this event.

 

AUTHOR VISIT: Explore New England's Waterfalls with Greg Parsons (*RR)

Saturday, November 2, 2pm

Do you like to hike or travel? Want to learn where the waterfall hot spots are throughout New England? Want to discover the best waterfalls near Tewksbury? Greg Parsons, author of "New England Waterfalls: A Guide To More Than 500 Cascades and Waterfalls," will discuss all things New England waterfalls, give you the definitive must-sees, and share some of his beautiful photography. Parsons is a native New Englander who has been discovering new waterfalls and updating his popular guide for 15 years. A book signing will take place after the presentation for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

Kids Events

 

Muggle Support Group (*RR)

Wednesday, October 30, 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 “Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy” by Tui T. Sutherland. 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.

Trick or Treat at the Library

Thursday, October 31, 10am-5pm

Children of all ages are encouraged to come to the Library in costume on Halloween and trick or treat at all of our service desks--the Front desk, the Children's desk, the Teen desk and the Reference desk. Treats will be available at all of the desks. No registration is required and this will go on all day!

 

Halloween Storytime

Thursday, October 31, 11am

Join us for a not-so-scary Halloween Storytime! Stories, songs, and a costume parade. All ages are welcome. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

 

Teen Events

 

Anime Club

Tuesday, October 29, 3pm

Enjoy snacks and watch anime with your friends. 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: Hands of Fate

Wednesday, October 30, 3pm

Come watch Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: Hands of Fate while enjoying snacks!  The run time is 1 hour and 33 minutes.

 

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