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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Animal Show For Kids & Teens On June 28; How To Be A LGBTQ+ Ally June 30; Kids Chalk Party On July 1

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

VIRTUAL: JOB SEARCH HELP -- Franchising & Self-Employment As A Career Option (*RR)

Monday, June 27, 2pm

Thinking about business ownership, but not willing to take on the risk of starting your own business from scratch? It may be time to consider franchising. From consulting to restaurants, from gyms to service-based businesses, from home based to personal services, franchising offers a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurs.  In this workshop, you will learn: (1) What is franchising?; (2) What's the difference between owning a franchise and starting my own business?; (3) Types of franchises available; (4) Where to find out about franchise opportunities; (5) Initial investment requirements; (6) How COVID affected small businesses and franchises; and (7) Is business ownership in general, right for you? You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the pros and cons of independent business ownership and franchises. Led by franchise ownership coach Suzanne Gray.

 

IN PERSON: Adult Craft Night (*RR)

Monday, June 27, 7pm

Enjoy making a craft while socializing with other adults!   This month's craft is "succulents." All craft supplies provided. Led by longtime crafter Rachelle Toth, host of the local access TV show "Crafts 'n' Stuff." Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

VIRTUAL: Mindfulness & Meditation Class -- Meditation To Help Your Energy (*RR)
 Monday, June 27, 7:30pm 

Practice clearing your mind, being in the present moment and reducing stress in this 30-minute class. Participants are welcome to find a quiet, comfortable space to relax and join mindfulness teacher, Lauren Masse. Learn how to practice daily mindfulness and calm your mind and body. Lauren will focus on a different type of meditation for each session. 

 

VIRTUAL: John F. Kennedy and World War II (*RR)

Tuesday, June 28, 2pm

Come hear the story of John F. Kennedy's patrol torpedo boat collision with a Japanese destroyer during World War II, and the crew's six-day struggle for survival. This program includes photographs and artifacts from the Kennedy Library archives, live commentary, and a question and answer period. Led by Daniel Boudreau, a docent at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

 

IN PERSON: Micro-Adventures In Massachusetts with Alison O'Leary (*RR)

Tuesday, June 28, 7pm

Looking for some fun day trips that are out of the ordinary, or opportunities to introduce younger family members to short experiences to test the waters? Experienced hiker and outdoorswoman Alison O’Leary, author of Best Day Hikes Near Boston and Inns and Adventures, will provide a tour of more than a dozen day trip options in Massachusetts that are sure to excite and provide memories for years to come. Learn about: Hikes with great views; Kayak & canoe trips; Waterfalls; Wildlife tracking/spotting; Dunes hikes; “Island” adventures; and Abandoned towns. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

 

VIRTUAL: Space Travel’s Effects on Health (*RR)

Wednesday, June 29, 11am

As humans dream of pushing the frontier of space, the question remains: “how do we protect the universe’s only (known) sentient life?” Space travel and its effects on astronauts have been studied since the earliest days of NASA, and there are many risks for which to prepare. Join this presentation about space’s effects on the human body and mind and consider: how far can we really go? Led by Amanda Thompson, a volunteer for the Solar System Ambassador program through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is also a local high school Earth Science teacher and a lover of all things space.

 

IN PERSON: The Page-Turners Fiction Book Group -- Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop

Wednesday, June 29, 6:30pm

This month, join us for a discussion of Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim. Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people’s fortunes—or misfortunes—in tealeaves. Ever since she can remember, Vanessa has been able to see people’s fortunes at the bottom of their teacups. When her eccentric Aunt whisks her away to Paris, Vanessa learns more about herself and the root of her gifts. New members are always welcome! Copies of the book are available at the Front Desk one month prior to meeting.

 

VIRTUAL: The Woman In The Library -- A Murder Mystery Set In The Boston Public Library (*RR)

Wednesday, June 29, 7pm

Australian award-winning author Sulari Gentill will discuss her new mystery, The Woman In The Library, in this Zoom webinar. The tranquility of the Boston Public Library's reading room is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer. Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with The Woman in the Library, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all. Sponsored by the Corning Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

 

VIRTUAL: Explore The National Parks Of The Southern United States (*RR)

Thursday, June 30, 11am

The entire southern section of the US was at one time under a great inland sea. In this edition of our National Parks series, our tour guide Steve Farrar will be showing the myriad of ways that earlier submersion has resulted in the fantastic geographic features on display in our Southern National Parks. The largest marine fossil reef on earth makes up two of our Parks, one above ground and one below. We will visit the largest gypsum field on the planet, examine the densest concentration of petrified logs found anywhere, and go climbing in the only National Park to entirely contain a complete mountain range. Steve has visited all 63 of our country's 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

IN PERSON: Tewksbury Community Market

Thursday, June 30, 4pm-7pm

The Tewksbury Community Market takes place on Thursdays, from 4pm to 7pm, from June 16, 2022 from September 30, 2022, in the parking lot behind the Tewksbury Recreation Center at Livingston St. Park (288 Livingston Street). Each market features 35-40 vendors selling food and non-food products. Each week's vendors are listed on the Market's website. Follow the Tewksbury Community Market’s Facebook (@TewksburyMarket), Twitter (@TewksburyMarket), and Instagram (@TewksburyCommunityMarket) for regular updates. The Tewksbury Community Market is organized through the Library and the office of the Community/Economic Development Planner, in cooperation with the Health Department and Town Manager’s Office. Have a question about the market? Contact Community Outreach Librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x or rhayes@tewksburypl.org. 

 

VIRTUAL: Understanding LGBTQ+ Basics & How To Be An Ally (*RR)
 Thursday, June 30, 7pm

Curious about some part of the LGBTQ+ acronym? Want to support transgender people but not sure where to start? This presentation will equip participants with up-to-date vocabulary, answers to frequently asked (and frequently awkward!) questions, and basic tools for effective allyship. This is a great session for those learning about LGBTQ+ issues for the first time and for those who already have some knowledge of LGBTQ+ topics. Presented by OUT Metrowest. This virtual event is a collaboration between the libraries in Tewksbury and Wilmington.

 

IN PERSON: FILM SCREENING AT SENIOR CENTER – The Contractor (*RR)

Friday, July 1, 2pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's latest films – “The Contractor.” A discharged U.S. Special Forces sergeant, James Harper, risks everything for his family when he joins a private contracting organization. Action thriller starring Chris Pine, Gillian Jacobs, and Sander Thomas. Rated R. 103 minutes. Doors will open at 10:15am. Candy & water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. 

 

Teen Events

IN PERSON: Animal Adventures For Teens (*RR)

Tuesday, June 28, 4pm

Animal Adventures is coming to visit us at TPL! Meet some amazing animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guide. This program is designed for teens in grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

VIRTUAL: Intro To Gender (*RR)

Wednesday, June 29, 6pm

Come join us and speaker Álvaro Gamio Cuervo to talk about gender diversity and how to support your transgender and nonbinary friends! This workshop will review introductory gender information, give tips on how to be an accomplice, and include a chat about how to keep learning more.

 

VIRTUAL: Among Us For Grades 5-7 (*RR)

Friday, July 1, 3:30pm

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom. Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library. This event is for teens in grades 5-7.

 

Children’s Events

IN PERSON: Tiny Tykes Story Time 

Monday, June 27, 11am

Tiny Tykes Storytime is designed for young children ages 0 to 18 months. Older siblings are always welcome to join in. Join us for a fun session of stories, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and gentle movement that help build early literacy skills. Babies experience the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, rhyme and repetition.

 

IN PERSON: Sprouts Story Time 

Tuesday, June 28, 11am

Sprouts Storytime is designed for is designed for little ones 18 months through 4 years. Get your early literacy skills on with stories, songs, movement, instruments, dancing and more!

 

IN PERSON: Animal Adventures 

Tuesday, June 28, 2pm

Every Tuesday, we will have a different performer, just for you! This week, we will have a visitor from Animal Adventures! Meet some amazing animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guide. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all! This program is designed for children ages 5 to 12 and their families. This program is supported by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. This program is also supported by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library.

 

IN PERSON: Sprouts Craft 

Wednesday, June 29, 2pm

Sprouts Crafts are fun for everyone! Come make a fun summer craft with Miss Kat. This craft is designed for kids aged 2-6.

 

IN PERSON: Maker Craft 

Thursday, June 30, 1pm

Maker Crafts are here! Come make a fun summer craft with Miss Haley before we screen a movie with the same theme. This craft is designed for kids aged 7-11.

 

IN PERSON: Movie Afternoon

Thursday, June 30, 2pm

Calling all older kids! These movies were chosen just for you! Every week, we will have a showing of a different movie. Bring your own popcorn! This week, we will be watching “Jungle Cruise.” This movie is rated PG-13.

 

IN PERSON: Family Fun Day – Chalk Party

Friday, July 1, 11am

Family Fun Fridays are back every week during the Summer Reading Program! Come visit us on our back lawn, do a fun activity, and play some games! This week, we will have a CHALK PARTY!

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