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Tewksbury Library To Host Talks On Happiness & Health

Jun 16, 2020 12:02PM ● By Theresa Gilman

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.

TEWKSBURY JOB SEEKERS NETWORK - Master Online Networking with LinkedIn's Mobile App ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, June 15, 2pm
Do you know that at least 85% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent, and that they’re looking 24/7? Not only is it important to your job search to be a LinkedIn member; it’s important to be on LinkedIn frequently. If you’re not using LinkedIn’s mobile app to conduct your job search, you are missing out. The LinkedIn app will keep you connected when you’re away from your computer. You can apply for positions while you’re out and about. The app is becoming increasingly more powerful. Led by Bob McIntosh, who serves as a Workshop Facilitator, Career Strategist, LinkedIn Trainer, and LinkedIn Profile & Resume Consultant at the MassHire Lowell Career Center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

How To Be Happier -- Understanding The Science Of Happiness ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, June 15, 7pm
Do you ever find yourself wishing you could feel happier? Many of us do and we think we will feel happier as a result of something – such as finding a new job, finishing a project, losing 10 pounds, etc. However, psychologists and neurologists are now realizing that happiness can be more readily achieved through changing the way we think. Come learn this revolutionary concept and receive practical tools for achieving this new mindset with Lizzie Linn Casanave, professor of philosophy at Northern Essex Community College. She currently teaches Practical Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics and First Year Seminar. Her curriculum includes a workshop on “The Science of Happiness” which looks at happiness through the lens of positive psychology. Lizzie received her BA in Philosophy/Religion and World Perspectives and her MA in Critical and Creative Thinking.

Seven Steps To Managing Your Memory ON ZOOM (*RR)
Tuesday, June 16, 7pm
Are you worried about current or future memory loss in a loved one? Or maybe you're concerned with your own memory? Dr. Andrew E. Budson, author of "Seven Steps To Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What to Do About It," will discuss how much and what type of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor. Learn how to convey your memory concerns to your doctor and what your doctor will likely do to evaluate your memory. Learn about medicines, alternative therapies, diets and exercises that may be able to improve your memory. Dr. Andrew Budson is Professor of Neurology at Boston University, Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System. He has published three books and writes regularly for "Psychology Today" and the "Harvard Health Blog."

Laughter Circle ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Wednesday, June 17, noon
This program is for all ages. 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.

Crafternoon ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, June 17, 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.

Tips On Boosting Your Immune System ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, June 17, 7pm
Learn how to boost your immune system with certified holistic health coach and organic health food specialist Mary McAlary. Mary, the author of "Go Green For Wellness: Practical Advice For Achieving Good Health," will share valuable information on staying healthy and building up your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary McAlary is an acclaimed speaker, author and certified holistic health coach. She founded New Day One Life Nutrition in 2008 and has helped people find their path to wellness by discovering healthier foods and lifestyle changes. Mary's holistic approach to her own health has helped her successfully live with Multiple Sclerosis since 2004. She is also the author of "The Fighting Spirit: The Art Of Winning Your Fight."

Improve Your Life With Laughter with Comedian Dan Rattigan ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, June 18, 7pm
Learn how to bring more humor into work and life with professional comedian Dave Rattigan. Laughter reduces stress, improves outlook, and leads to a better quality of life. Humor also serves as a great way to diffuse tense situations and "break the ice" with strangers. In this presentation, Dave will use his stand-up material to lighten the mood, and then facilitate a combination of improv games, funny stories, and Q&A’s to help the audience find humor in their lives even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professional comedian Dave Rattigan has been making people laugh for nearly 3 decades. He runs a live stand-up production company (Scamps Comedy Productions) that specializes in comedy night fundraisers, and has helped raise over $1 million for local charities. A former Boston Globe and People Magazine correspondent, Dave is now an adjunct faculty member at Northern Essex and UMass Lowell. He teaches public speaking, interpersonal communications, and professional communications.

Tiny Tykes Story Time ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Monday, June 15, 10:30am
Story time for infants and toddlers with Miss Heather! Join her for stories, songs, movement and more! This program will run live on the library’s Facebook page (

Preschool Story Time ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Tuesday, June 16, 11am
Join Miss Kat for songs, movement, and a story or two! This program will run live on the library's Facebook page (

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