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Tewksbury Library To Host 3 Virtual Art Lectures & A Teen Paint Night

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 Build A Professional Network ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, July 13, 2pm
Learn the importance and value of building a professional network and its positive impacts on job-seeking. It goes beyond Facebook and LinkedIn. Although we are taught to control what we can control, the stark fact is that much of our success and satisfaction cannot be done alone. Let’s concentrate on what can be controlled in our immediate environment. We need a sphere of influence to get past the potential roadblocks in front of us. Attendees will walk away from this webinar knowing how to make genuine connections, not name gathering or meeting checklist accomplishments that will spur future relationships to advance their careers. Attendees will also discover key concepts of professional networking, including (1) how to influence key decision-makers, (2) how to drive your own career, (3) how to allow the network to do much of the work for you; and (4) how networking doesn't have to be as difficult as you think. Led by Thomas Dowd (aka "Transformation Tom"), a career coach and author of "Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job." Thomas enjoys sharing the lessons he learned on his climb up the corporate ladder to help people creatively find ways to differentiate themselves in the workplace and to find their own individual paths toward success. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Fierce Females -- Women Artists That Have Broken The Mold ON ZOOM (*RR)
Tuesday, July 14, 7pm
Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Jane Oneail, owner of Culturally Curious, holds a Master’s in Art History from Boston University and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a New Hampshire native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

An Examination Of American Art (1776-1900) ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, July 15, 10:30am
The United States was not founded by schooled artists, but by people seeking freedom and adventure. American artists have been like America itself, pioneering, bold, and independent. Early American artists had their roots firmly planted in European traditions but explored their own frontiers and evolved their own unique flavor, forged in the struggles of the birth of a nation. Join us for a look at the roots of American Art from 1776 until 1900 with its pioneering courage, independent drive, and rebellious spirit. Jane Blair founded ArtMatters in 2001 to share her enthusiasm and love of art. She has a BFA from Boston University and a MFA from University of Illinois. She has been an art educator in many fine art studio disciplines as well as Art History, Art Appreciation, Computer Art, Photography, and Graphic Illustration. She is married to fellow art lover and artist, Wilber Blair and they have a daughter Rebekah who is very excited to be joining the ArtMatters team. A miniature black poodle named Emma is the true power behind the throne. Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists and the Friends of the Library.

Laughter Circle ON FACEBOOK
Wednesday, July 15, 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 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.

The Faces Of The American Revolution: John Singelton Copley's Famous Portraits ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, July 16, 7pm
John Singelton Copley, easily considered the finest portrait painter in Colonial America, was born in Boston of Anglo-Irish parents. His prodigious talent appears to have come naturally and without formal training. Copley rose from the son of a tobacco settler to move into Boston's highest social circles. He painted portraits of many of the city's influential men and women, including Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis, and Paul Revere. Come learn about the life and career of his talented artist with art historian Mary Woodward. Mary Woodward is a guide at several Historic New England properties and an art historian. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Mary has a B.A. in Art History from Furman University and a M.A. in Art History from Emory University. She has 40+ years of experience, in museums of all shapes and sizes, from the comprehensive collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art to the one-room log cabin birthplace of President James K. Polk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

TEEN EVENTS
Teen Paint Night ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, July 15, 6pm
Join Pop Up Art School as they guide you through creating your own masterpiece!  During the week of the event, we will schedule a time with all registered participants to pick up the supplies needed.  On July 15th at 6pm, you can open Zoom and access the program.  For purposes of sending the Zoom email and scheduling supply pickup, please register with an email address you have access to.  This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Summer Sprouts Story Time ON FACEBOOK
Monday, July 13, 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 (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib).

Tea Party on FACEBOOK
Monday, July 13, 7pm
Have a tea party with Miss Kat! We will have a story, an easy craft, and enjoy refreshments (please supply your own). This month, our party will be SUMMER themed! This program will run live on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib).

Story Time ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Tuesday, July 14, 11am
Join Miss Kat for songs, movement, and a story or two! This program will run live on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib).

Little Einsteins - The Science of Color! ON FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Wednesday, July 15, 2pm
This week, join us to learn about and explore color! View the video on the library’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TewksburyLib) and YouTube page (www.youtube.com/TewksburyLibrary). Suggested materials: Water, Ice cube trays, Liquid watercolors or food coloring, Coffee filter(s), Markers, Fine table salt, Glue, Paint brush or dropper, Small cups to hold “paint” made from water & food coloring/liquid watercolors, and Paper. Bags of supplies (coffee filters) will be outside the library on Wednesday, 7/15 at 10AM, and are first come, first served. If you aren’t able to get a bag, don’t worry! We try to use materials that you already have or can easily get.

Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell! ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, July 16, 2pm
Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell will be joining us for an awesome performance and song and storytelling! Please register one attendee for the one device that will be streaming this program. You can have as many people as you like watching with you! If you can't make it or the program is full, don't worry! A recording of this performance will be available for two weeks. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Virtual Maker Craft: Egg Submarines! ON FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Friday, July 17, 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 (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib) or YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/TewksburyLibrary) to view the video. This week, we will be learning how to make Egg Submarines! Suggested materials: Plastic Eggs; Electrical Insulation Tape; Blu Tack or sticky clay (to seal holes in eggs and attach the straws); Bendy Straws; Permanent Markers; Small stones or Money for weight; Water in a large bowl or other container; and Scissors. Bags of supplies (plastic eggs, straws, and blu tack) will be outside the library on Friday, 7/17 at 10AM, and are first come, first served. If you aren’t able to get a bag, don’t worry! We try to use materials that you already have or can easily get.

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