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At Your Library: It's Armchair Travel Week At Tewksbury Public Library

Feb 07, 2020 06:54PM

Tewksbury Public Library

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


TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKRES NETWORK: Don’t Turn Your Job Interview Into A Train Wreck (*RR)

Monday, February 10, 2pm

Applying for your next big career opportunity requires a lot of work. You must reach out to your network, arrange information meetings, talk to recruiters and submit resumes. Finally you land the interview. What’s next? Come learn what you need to do on your next interview to help you land the job. Led by Maureen B. Weisner, M.Ed., PCC, CPCC, Founder and Managing Partner of KICKSTART Your Transition. She is a certified coach, consultant, and professional speaker, who specializes in working with individuals in transition, typically involving career change, divorce, education and other work/life events. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Children's Oral Heath Educational Event

Monday, February 10, 6pm

A visit from Tewksbury Dental Associates for parents to talk about children's dental health. Children are welcome to attend!


Laughter Circle

Monday, February 10, 7pm

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. For all ages.


GET AWAY: Armchair Travel To Africa (*RR)

Tuesday, February 11, 7pm

Have you always dreamed of going on an African safari but felt the cost was too prohibitive? It doesn’t have to be! Travel with the Robinson girls through Botswana on a 7-day authentic, affordable safari designed for the adventure traveler. Led by Tewksbury resident and frequent traveler Liz Robinson. Q&A after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


50+ Job Seekers Networking Group of the Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, February 12, 1pm-3pm

The 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group of the Merrimack Valley meets from 1pm to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Tewksbury Public Library. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is perfect for you. This week's topic (February 12) is "You Are A Star! So Tell Me A Little Bit About Yourself... " The meeting will focus on creating an effective elevator speech. This program is funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, managed by the Massachusetts Council on Aging and supported by AARP. Locally, the group is supported by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.


Poetry Circle

Wednesday, February 12, 1:30pm

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over.


Non-Fiction Book Group: Madame Fourcade's Secret War

Thursday, February 13, 10:30am

Join us for a discussion of “Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler” by Lynne Olson. Tells the true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, who was captured twice by the Nazis and managed to escape both times while keeping her network together. Books will be available at the reference desk one month before the meeting.


GET AWAY: Armchair Travel To Iceland (*RR)

Thursday, February 13, 12:30pm

Join award-winning photographer Ken Harvey on a virtual tour of Iceland. Iceland is a marvelous place with outstanding landscapes, friendly people, and unique experiences. There is ice, of course, but Iceland’s location atop the mid-Atlantic ridge supplies it with plenty of heat from deep within the Earth, resulting in volcanoes, geysers, and enough geothermal heat to warm 95% of the buildings for free. And you may recognize Kirkjufell on the west coast as “Arrowhead Mountain” from The Game of Thrones. Harvey will present a breathtaking slideshow of his trip to the land of fire and ice. Q&A after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


GET AWAY: Armchair Travel On The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage (Spain & France) (*RR)

Thursday, February 13, 7pm

Come explore the historical legacy and contemporary cultural heritage of one of Europe’s oldest and most significant pilgrimages. Join Kristine Malpica on a visual and musical odyssey along the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across France and Spain, which attracts thousands of international travelers each year. This fun, informative armchair pilgrim adventure features original live music, travel tales, tips and more! Malpica received a Gilman International Study Abroad Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, which funded her initial Camino pilgrimage and research. She later received a UMass Boston Beacon Success Fellowship for her archaeolocial and ethnographic fieldwork in Spain related to the Camino. Q&A after the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The History Of The Civil Rights Movement (*RR)

Friday, February 14, 7pm

Enjoy a performance piece, entitled "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round," which examines the history of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967. Charlie King & Candace Cassin recreate these dramatic events using first person historical narrative with over a dozen songs and more than 200 images from the Civil Rights Struggle, with an emphasis on individual acts of courage and inspired action from activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker. Following the 50-minute scripted performance, there will be a period of discussion and Q&A. Charlie King is a musical storyteller, movement historian and political satirist. He is the 2017 recipient of the annual Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs. Pete Seeger hailed him as “one of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Candace Cassin is a social service provider, spiritual director and teacher of Buddhist practice. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


GET AWAY: Educational Travel & Learning Vacations with Road Scholar (*RR)

Saturday, February 15, 2pm

Join ambassador Donna Brock as she shares information and answers questions about Road Scholar, America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults. If you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, and want to meet people who share an adventurous spirit, this informative and enthusiastic presentation is for you! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Kids Events


Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, February 10, 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, February 11, 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: Floating and Sinking! (*RR)

Wednesday, February 12, 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 science concept of floating and sinking! This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.


Art Adventures: Pastel Chalk Hearts! (*RR)

Wednesday, February 12, 4pm

For ages 7 to 11. Join Miss Kat for Art Adventures! Every month we do a different fun art project. This month, we will be creating pastel heart artwork! Please register online or at the children's desk. Registration is required.


Wiggle Time

Thursday, February 13, 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


Teen Taste Test

Tuesday, February 11, 3pm

At our previous taste test, Double Stuff Oreos were the CHAMPIONS OF TEWKSBURY!  Now it's time for the best battle - the battle of the chips! There will be TWO rounds.  Brands of potato chips will battle it out.  The second round will be the battle of the odd flavor chips.  Sample different brands and flavors of chips and vote on your favorite. Which crunchy delicious snack will be the Tewksbury champion?


Teen Gaming

Thursday, February 13, 3pm

Get your game on with the latest and greatest PS4, XBOX One and Nintendo Switch games! Open play, games chosen by most votes and appropriate ratings.


Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Friday, February 14, 3:30pm

Sick of the romance, the PDA and everything included in Valentine's Day? Celebrate with others who feel the same way at our Anti Valentine's Day party.  What does that entail? Play games, take pictures with our photo props and decorate anti-valentines day cookies.  (This is open to all teens, if you love or aren't a fan of Valentine's Day!)


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