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Tewksbury Library To Host Virtual Aquarium Visit, Virtual Trivia Night

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 – How To Build Career-Making Relationships ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, June 22, 2pm
Learn how to build relationships that will help your career using both conventional & unusual methods. Discover effective communication techniques and explore calendar management and research tools. Learn why job seekers should always consider themselves in marketing and sales. Discover how to better market and sell yourself. Led by business owner Ray Mascola. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

An Evening For Dog Lovers with Bestselling Author Peter Zheutlin ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, June 22, 7pm
Dog lovers are invited to a feel-good presentation with New York Times bestselling author Peter Zheutlin. Zheutlin will discuss his recent 9,000-mile, cross-country journey with his beloved rescue dog, inspired by a re-reading of John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley." Dog lovers, baby boomers and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion will enjoy this evening. There will also be information at the end of the presentation on how to adopt rescue dogs in Tewksbury area. Peter Zheutlin is the author of three bestselling books about dogs -- "Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, And A Million Miles On The Last Hope Highway," "Rescued: What Second Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, And Finding Joy In The Little Things," and "The Dog Went Over The Mountain: Travels With Albie, An American Journey." Peter is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor, and previously in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and AARP Magazine. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Learn How Amateur Sleuths Are Using Forensic Genealogy To Solve Crimes From Home ON ZOOM (*RR)
Tuesday, June 23, 7pm
There are currently more than 250,000 unsolved murders in America according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Justice. This startling reality has led to the rise of an online world of amateur sleuthing with everyday Americans trying to solve cold cases from the comfort of their living rooms. Deborah Halber, author of "The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases," will discuss how these armchair sleuths have evolved from the early days of the Internet to genetic and forensic genealogy, which uses results from DNA tests such as 23andMe and to identify suspects or victims by tracing their family trees. Deborah Halber started out as a daily newspaper reporter then turned to the dark side to do public relations for Tufts and other universities. As a science writer at MIT, she chronicled everything from quantum weirdness (that’s the technical term) to snail slime. Deborah's book, "The Skelton Crew," inspired the Netflix crime drama "Ultraviolet". A member of the National Association of Science Writers and president of New England Science Writers, Deborah also writes about true crime or anything involving moldy dead things. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Circle ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Wednesday, June 24, 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.

Celebrate The 400th Anniversary Of The Mayflower ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, June 24, 7pm
Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower with Kathryn Haueisen, author of the forthcoming historical novel "Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures." Learn about the events in Europe that drove the Separatists to the New World and their earliest encounters with the Pokanoket people. Haueisen will pay particular attention to Mary Brewster, one of the women of the Mayflower and one of the few adults to survive to the first Thanksgiving, which she helped prepare. Kathryn Haueisen uses her degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University, combined with decades of freelance writing, to write about navigating life's many transitions. Since becoming a pastor in 1985, she's served in the Lutheran church community as a parish pastor, camp director, and capital campaign consultant. Her published works include articles for magazines and newspapers about family life, travel, history, devotions and fascinating people she meets. Haueisen published five books and number six in under contract and in production. She lives and writes from Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband and spoiled rescue poodle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Learn The 5 Simple Life-Changing Rules Of Investing ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, June 25, 7pm
Discover how to invest in your financial future with five simple rules with Alice Finn, author of "Smart Women Love Money: 5 Simple, Life-Changing Rules of Investing." Learn how to talk about and manage your own investing so that you're in better control of your money and future. Sadly, many studies show that most women have little or no confidence in their investing abilities, and no interest in developing them. Alice Finn is looking to fix that. Alice Finn, a nationally renowned wealth management expert, was featured as "The Giant" by Barron's in its inaugural list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisers. She has appeared as a top financial adviser on CNBC and has repeatedly been named one of the Top 100 Wealth Advisers in the United States by Worth Magazine. Alice is the CEO of PowerHouse Assets LLC, a firm she founded to help women become more engaged in their important financial futures. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Virtual Trivia Night on ZOOM (*RR)
Friday, June 26, 7pm
The Library is excited to host its first ever Virtual Trivia Night!  Join us on Zoom and test your trivia mettle. Play solo or with a team (virtually speaking!). For security purposes, participants' video will be disabled, so no need to worry about having a working webcam to play. The ability to view slides on a screen is all you need for fantastic trivia fun. Please note trivia questions are geared toward adults in content and challenge rating. Registration is required. There is a 30-team limit. (Remember, a 1-person "team" is fine.) Only ONE team member should register. That registration will cover his or her entire team. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and many generous local businesses.

Merrimack Valley Library Con (*RR)
Monday, June 22-Saturday, June 27
Teen librarians in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium worked together to bring you a con experience digitally from Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27! Check out the Con’s Facebook page ( or Instagram account (@MVLibCon) for event details, including how to register for these virtual events on various electronic platforms. Highlights include talks with bestselling author Christopher Golden (Monday, June 22 at 7pm); ‘Fowl Language Comics’ author & artist Brian Gordon (Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm); NOS4A2 Executive Producer Jami O’Brien (Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm); and DC Comics Writer & Artist Jason Badower (Thursday, June 25 at 7pm).

Summer Sprouts Story Time ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Monday, June 22, 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 (

Pajamarama Story Time on FACEBOOK LIVE
Monday June 22, 7pm
Join us live on the library’s Facebook page ( for Pajamarama Storytime! Have early literacy fun with stories, songs, movement and more at this early evening story time. Pajamas are optional but encouraged.

Tuesday, June 23, 11am
Join Miss Kat for songs, movement, and a story or two! This program will run live on the library's Facebook page (

Summer Science: Growing Crystals ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Wednesday, June 24, 2pm
Miss Kat will be posting four cool science projects this summer that you can do at home on the library’s Facebook page ( This week, we will be learning how crystals grow, and making some of our own!

New England Aquarium Tour on ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, June 25, 2pm
Kick off the summer with a virtual visit inside the Giant Ocean Tank at the New England Aquarium! Sign up to watch with us on ZOOM! Registration is required. Please sign up as one participant for the household that will be viewing; you can have as many people watching per screen as you like. If you can't make it, don't worry! A recording of this performance will be available.

Virtual Maker Craft: Rainbow In A Jar ON FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Friday, June 26, noon
Watch a video to show you how to make some really cool crafts! Every week we will post a new fun tutorial.  Visit the library’s Facebook page ( or YouTube channel ( to view the video. This week, we will be learning how to make a Rainbow in a Jar!

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