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At Your Library: Learn New Hobbies This Week

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
TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Networking Efforts (*RR)
Monday, January 13, 2pm
Have you ever gone to a networking event, and didn’t really get what you’d hoped out of the experience? Have you ever felt unprepared when you got there? Would you like to help other job seekers, but aren’t sure how? Come learn the answers to these questions and more, and make your networking experiences more fun, fruitful, and satisfying! Led by Mike Chase, founder and coach of Great Results!, LLC and a winner of more than 20 public speaking awards. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation.

GET A HOBBY: Learn How To Play Chess (*RR)
Tuesday, January 14, 7pm
Always wanted to learn how to play chess, but never found the time? Or maybe it's been awhile and you need a refresher? Glenn Davison, an accomplished player and instructor, will teach the fundamentals of chess in this two-hour workshop. In the first hour, participants will learn the basics of the world's most popular game of strategy. In the second hour, players will have a chance to practice what they've learned by playing with other beginners. This workshop is intended for adults, teens and children 10 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All chess supplies will be provided. Limited to 40 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Circle
Wednesday, January 15, 12pm
This program combines voluntary 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? 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.

Crafternoon
Wednesday, January 15, 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.

GET A HOBBY: Learn How To Bullet Journal (*RR)
Thursday, January 16, 7pm
Discover how to use and create a bullet journal, a tool that helps you stay organized and expresses your creativity. This is a hands-on course where you will learn discover the five primary spreads that you need to dive into the world of bullet journaling. Bullet journal and supplies will be provided. Limited to 25 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SENIOR CENTER CINEMA: Judy (*RR)
Friday, January 17, 2pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Judy, a biographical drama starring Renee Zellweger. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Film will take place at the Senior Center. Doors open 30 minutes early. Candy, popcorn & water will be served. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

DINNER A MOVIE: Judy (*RR)
Friday, January 17, 7pm
Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases – Judy, a biographical drama starring Renee Zellweger. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. Rated PG-13. 118 minutes. Film screening takes place in the Library's Meeting Room. Doors open 30 minutes early. Pizza & water will be served. A suggested $2 donation is appreciated. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

GET A HOBBY: Learn How To Letterbox
Saturday, January 18, 9am-5pm (all day)
Learn about letterboxing, which combines treasure hunts, hiking, collecting, arts & crafts, and adventure into one awesome pastime. There will be a hunt in the library all-day & a staff member to assist with questions.

KIDS' EVENTS
Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, January 13, 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 Story Time
Tuesday, January 14, 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.

Little Einsteins: Measuring! (*RR)
Wednesday, January 15, 11am
For ages 3 to 6. Do you 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 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next! This session, we'll focus on the math concept of measuring! This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required and begins on January 5.

Art Adventures (*RR)
Wednesday, January 15, 4pm
Inspired by the artwork of Charley Harper, we will be making winter cardinal art collages! This program is open for children ages 7 to 11.  Registration is required and begins on January 5.

Drop In Sprouts Craft
Friday, January 17, 10:30am
For ages 18 months - 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today! No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.

TEEN EVENTS
Teen Taste Test
Tuesday, January 14, 3:30pm
It's the battle of the OREOS!  Which oreos will be the reigning champion?  Double stuf, Oreo thins, holiday oreos -- so many options!  Sample the oreos and vote on your favorite.

SAT Strategy Session
Wednesday, January 15, 6pm
Want to learn insider secrets designed to improve your score? Our strategy sessions are packed with tips and tricks to help you crack the SAT.   

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