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At Your Library: Armchair Travel Series Begins; Help For Job Seekers

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
s2 Science Squared Book Discussion ON ZOOM (*RR)
Monday, January 4, 7pm
Enjoy this new reading a discussion group for adult (or mature teen) readers who enjoy reading about science and/or science fiction. Each month we will alternate reading and discussing a science title or a science fiction title. January’s selection is Finches of Mars by Brian Aldiss. Books are available at the Front Desk. Please contact Diane Giarrusso at dgiarrusso@tewksbury-ma.gov if you are interested in participating. 

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL -- National Parks Of The Colorado Plateau ON ZOOM (*RR)
Tuesday, January 5, 7pm
Roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the Southwestern US, the Colorado Plateau is mainly composed of high desert lands that are home to 7 National Parks. Our presenter Steve Farrar will recount stories of his travels in the area as he takes us on a tour of “Red Rock Country” that includes a wide variety of amazing natural images: from fantastic rock formations to ancient cliff dwellings, from expansive canyon vistas to soaring arches and tight slot canyons!  Steve's stories, photos and videos are sure to inspire you to explore some America's most treasured places. Steve has visited 61 of our country's 62 National Parks, including hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, scuba diving the coral reefs of the Virgin Islands, camping among the wolves on Isle Royale, scaling rock faces in Yosemite, and climbing to the summits of Mount Rainier and Denali.  To learn more about Steve, visit his website. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group of Greater Lowell ON ZOOM (*RR)
Wednesday, January 6, 9:30am-11:30am
The 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you. Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.   Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC., an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  This week's topic (January 6) is "So Tell Me A Little Bit About Yourself." The meeting will focus on creating your "career story." The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Chelmsford, Dracut, North Andover and Tyngsborough to sponsor this group. 

Laughter Circle on FACEBOOK
Wednesday, January 6, 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. There is no registration required, but please arrive on time. Session will last about 30 minutes. Open to all ages. 

The Armchair Detectives Mystery Book Group -- The Stranger Diaries (*RR)
Wednesday, January 6, 1:30pm
Do you love a good mystery? Join the library's Book Club, "The Armchair Detectives!" This month, the Group is discussing The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern Gothic mystery.  Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk.  This discussion will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Please email Jeanne at jswartz@tewksburypl.org and she will send you the link to the meeting. 

Gratitude Call-In Program (*RR)
Friday, January 8, 9am
Join the Tewksbury Public Library for our brand new Gratitude Call In Program! Every Friday morning at 9am, call in to share something you are grateful for in a welcoming, friendly space. Listening to other callers share what they are grateful for is an uplifting way to start your day! This program will take place completely over the phone. Register below or call librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205 for more information and to register over the phone. Once you register for this program, Robert will send you the information you will need to make the call. 

CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Story Time ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, January 5, 9am
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).

Polar Bear Tea Party ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, January 5, 7pm
Brrrrr, it's cold outside!  What better time to celebrate our favorite arctic animals! Join Miss Kat for a story, an easy craft, and refreshments (please supply your own). This month, our party will be polar bear themed! This program will run on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib)

Virtual Maker Craft ON FACEBOOK
Wednesday, January 6, 2pm
Watch a video to show you how to make some really cool crafts! Every week we will post a new fun tutorial aimed at ages 5-11. This program will run on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib) and YouTube page (www.youtube.com/user/TewksburyLibrary). Bags of supplies will be outside the library on the morning of the event, 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. 

Cursive Writing ON FACEBOOK
Thursday, January 7, 2pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to read and write in fancy script? Miss Heather is going to teach you how! Cursive writing is not often taught in schools anymore, but it is an important skill to have. This program will run on the c's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TewksburyLib) and YouTube page (www.youtube.com/user/TewksburyLibrary).

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