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100th Anniversary Of 19th Amendment; 250th Anniversary Of Boston Massacre

Mar 01, 2020 07:16AM ● By Robert Hayes

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

 

S2 Science Squared Book Discussion

Monday, March 2, 7pm

For adult (or mature teen) readers who enjoy reading about science and/or science fiction, we are launching this group in March 2020.Please let Diane Giarrusso know if you would like a copy of the Non-Fiction and Science Fiction titles we will be deciding on at the March meeting. Meets monthly on the first Monday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Trustees' Room on the second floor. Please contact Diane Giarrusso if you are interested in participating: dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.go

 

There are no programs on Tuesday, March 3 due to the Presidential Primary. Precincts 4 & 4A vote at the library.

 

Laughter Circle

Wednesday, March 4, noon

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.

 

The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group -- Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

Wednesday, March 4, 1:30pm

Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's Book Group -- "The Armchair Detectives." This month, the Group is discussing “Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman” by Tessa Arlen. Lady Montfort has been planning her annual summer costume ball for months. But when her husband's degenerate nephew is found murdered, it's more than the ball that is ruined.  Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk. 

 

Remembering The Wonderland Amusement Park (*RR)

Thursday, March 5, 12:30pm

Thirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island, Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book, "Backstage at Wonderland," and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation in 1906.

 

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: 100th Anniversary Of Women's Right To Vote (*RR)

Thursday, March 5, 7pm

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail will hold a special presentation of the history of the suffrage movement in Massachusetts. Reflective of the trail of the same name, travel through the streets of Boston learning about the greatest influencers and events of the suffrage movement without ever leaving your seat! It will include information about the arrest of suffragists during President Wilson's visit to Boston in 1919, the 1915 suffrage parade, and women including Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe and others..

 

BOSTON HISTORY SERIES: 250th Anniversary Of The Boston Massacre (*RR)

Saturday, March 7, 2pm

Author Serena Zabin will discuss her new book, "The Boston Massacre: A Family History." Discover the dramatic untold story that helped trigger the American Revolution. Learn how the Massacre arose from conflicts between Bostonians and Britons that were as personal as they were political. Zabin is a professor of history and director of the American studies program at Carleton College. She is also the co-designer of a forthcoming serious video game about the Boston Massacre, "Witness to the Revolution." A Q&A and book selling/signing will take place after the event for those interested.

Kids Events

 

Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, March 2, 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.

 

Science Club: Hexbugs! (*RR)

Wednesday, March 4, 4pm

Have you ever played with a hexbug? They're little bug-like robots that wiggle and move! We will be playing with hexbugs to see how they move, and making mazes and tracks for them to wiggle their way through. This program is open for children ages 7 to 11. 

 

Wiggle Time

Thursday, March 5, 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.

 

Drop-In Sprouts Craft

Friday, March 6, 10:30am-noon

For ages 18 months through age 6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today! Please, only one craft per child. No registration required.

 

Teen Events

 

Friendship Bracelets (*RR)

Wednesday, March 4, 3pm

Learn how to make your own friendship bracelet! This event is open to any teens in grades 6-12.  Supplies will be provided. Registration required.

 

Rainbow Club

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm

Rainbow Club is a space for members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community to hang out, talk about issues the community is facing and discuss about ways to support one another. Rainbow Club is open to all teens in grades 6-12.

 

POUND: Rockout & Workout (*RR)

Friday, March 6, 3:30pm

Join the amazing Amy Ward, POUND ICON, for a free Pound class for grades 6-12. What is Pound? "Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.    Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating

full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities." Registration required.

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