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Library To Host Three Virtual Talks On Outer Space

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 – Jump Start Your Job Search ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, July 20, 2pm
Are you spending more time avoiding than advancing your job search? If so, you are not alone. In this presentation, you will learn ten simple but effective strategies to get you on track and on the path to your next job. Topics addressed include: the importance of planning ahead; dealing with distractions; conquering procrastination and avoidance; creating structures where there are none; and finding accountability. Job hunting is a full-time job. It requires a solid plan and effective strategies. Led by Linda King, a certified life coach and author of "Jump-Start That Job Search." King has created and facilitated workshops for job seekers at Massachusetts career centers and is a popular speaker at employment networking groups. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Truth About Roswell ON ZOOM (*RR)
Tuesday, July 21, 7pm
It's been over 70 years since the Roswell Daily Record first blared the viral headline "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region" on July 8th, 1947. Join five-time Boston/New England Emmy Award-winning folklorist John Horrigan as he presents a new chronology of the events that lead to speculation of an alleged UFO crash. John will reveal previously undisclosed details of the fantastic tale along with refuted testimonies, culled from his own exploration trips to the region in 1995, 1996 and 1997. John Horrigan is the host and co-creator of “The Folklorist” television series, which offers a captivating look at some of the lesser-known occurrences in history. John has won five Boston/New England Emmy Awards for his role on the show. He is also a prolific professional sports announcer, narrator, historical researcher and lecturer who has performed in over 2,500 venues across North America.  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.

Explore The Solar System with NASA ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, July 22, 10:30am
Amanda Thompson, a NASA Ambassador, will discuss recent discoveries from two of NASA's biggest missions -- the Curiosity rover (Mars) and the New Horizons spacecraft (Pluto). Thompson will talk about the challenges of venturing into deep space and the successes we've been able to celebrate in this popular multimedia presentation. Amanda Thompson is a part of the Solar System Ambassador program through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is also a high school Earth Science teacher and a lover of all things space. 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.

Hubble Scape Telescope & Astronomy ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, July 23, 7pm
Robert A. Gonsalves, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University, will discuss the history of the telescope . Learn about Galileo's two-lens telescope; Newton's curved mirror design; earth-bound telescopes which remove the star-twinkling distortion of the earth's atmosphere; the Hubble Space Telescope; and the James Webb Space telescope. See some breathtaking photos of the universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble telescope. Robert Gonsalves, Ph.D., is a nationally renowned expert in the field of image processing. In 1990, Gonsalves helped NASA fix the Hubble Telescope by calculating a prescription to correct an optics flaw. He more recently served as an optics advisor to NASA for the James Webb Space Telescope. 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
Escape Room ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, July 22, 6pm
Join Puzzle Break Newton for "The Grimm Escape", a virtual escape room.  Work with your team to find clues and solve the puzzles before time runs out!  This event is for grades 6-12. This is an online event via Zoom. An invite will be sent at least an hour prior to the start of the program to the email given at registration. Please do not use a school email address. Be sure to check your clutter/junk/spam boxes if the invite does not appear in your inbox. Please have Zoom downloaded prior to the start of the event.  This event will start promptly at 6 pm.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Summer Sprouts Story Time ON FACEBOOK
Monday, July 20, 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).

Pajamarama Story Time on FACEBOOK
Monday, July 20, 7pm
Join us live on our 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. This program will run live on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib).

Story Time ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, July 21, 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).

Summer Science: Pretty Pennies ON FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Wednesday, July 22, 2pm
Miss Kat will be posting four cool science projects this summer that you can do at home! This week, we will be learning how metal can react with oxygen and change color, and we will be learning how to clean up old pennies to make them shine! View the video on the library’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TewksburyLib) and YouTube page (www.youtube.com/TewksburyLibrary). Materials and instructions will be outside the library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22. This week, we will be supplying oxidized (green) pennies. You will need to supply: white vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice, dish soap, and water.

Jungle Jim! ON ZOOM (*RR)
Thursday, July 23, 2pm
Jungle Jim has moved his high-energy balloon program online! We will be watching it on Zoom, and we hope that you can join us. 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 funded by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.

Virtual Maker Craft: Hang-Around Bats ON FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE
Friday, July 24, 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 Hang-Around Bats! Suggested materials: Cardboard tube; Paint or markers; Construction paper; Pipe cleaners; Scissors; Hole punch; Glue; and Googly eyes. Bags of supplies (tube, construction paper, pipe cleaners, eyes) will be outside the library on Friday, 7/24 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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