Tewksbury Library News: Monsters of New England On Oct. 15, Fraud Prevention with the BBB On Oct.18

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

Truth About Vaping

Monday, October 15, 11am

In recognition of National Substance Abuse Awareness Month, the Tewksbury Public Library and the Tewksbury Police Department have partnered to present this community awareness event. No registration is required. For more information, contact Tewksbury's Substance Abuse Prevention Program Director Maria Ruggiero at mruggiero@tewksbury-ma.gov or 978-851-7373 x 352. This is a drop-in event.

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Handle Stress During The Search (*RR)

Monday, October 15, 2pm

When we’re laid off from a job or leave on our own, it’s stressful. Add to that the hunt for another job, which can be a full-time job in itself, and the tension builds. The longer we’re searching, the more stressful we become. We begin to wonder whether something is wrong with us, and the guilt and shame we manufacture propels us into more anxiety. All of this affects our health and our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues. And, if left unchecked, it can affect our success in finding a job. Learn how to take care of yourself during those challenging journeys to the next job. Discover tips on how to detect when your stress begins to come into your life and how to stop it before it grows out of control. Led by Cheryl Landes, founder of Tabby Cat Communications. There will be plenty of time for networking after the presentation.

Fright Night: Monsters & Legends of New England (*RR)

Monday, October 15, 7pm

Mike Girard, founder of Strange New England, will discuss the region’s legends, folklore, curious history, and weird destinations, with a focus on monsters. Girard is a professional explorer/historian that has been traveling across the Northeast for the past 25+ years, documenting the most wild and mysterious locations in New England.

Author Visit: A Woman’s Guide To Life After 60 (*RR)

Tuesday, October 16, 7pm

Author Jan Cannon ("Maturing with Moxie: A Woman’s Guide to Life After 60" and "Now What Do I Do? The Woman’s Guide to a New Career") will take a close look at personal and professional circumstances affecting women over sixty, explore the decisions women often must make as they age; and offer sensible, helpful advice on everyday questions surrounding employment, Medicare, changing family dynamics, health, social networks, housing choices, and money management. Jan has spent more than twenty-five years helping clients find new jobs, start new businesses, or plan for their retirement.  Q&A and book selling/signing to follow.

Morning Concert: Prateek Poddar (*RR)

Wednesday, October 17, 10:30am

Enjoy a concert with Prateek Poddar, a New England Music Awards "Songwriter of the Year" Nominee. The Boston Globe raves, "Prateek's honest, elegant song-craft & luminous voice capture the ear & heart immediately."  Coffee & munchkins to be served.


Wednesday, October 17, 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.

Lunchtime Lecture: Fraud Prevention with the Better Business Bureau (*RR)

Thursday, October 18, 12:30pm

Discover the most common scams circulating in Tewksbury, the major "red flags" to watch for, & precautionary steps you can take to protect yourself from falling victim. Led by Amy Schram, Senior Community Relations Specialist for the Better Business Bureau.

Author Visit: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction (*RR)

Thursday, October 18, 7pm

Author Susan Mara Bregman ("New England Neon") will celebrate the golden age of neon signs in New England (Great Depression through the 1960s) and reveal where you can visit today if you're nostalgic for these glowing works of art. Susan has been photographing old neon signs in the region since 2012 and now finds herself on a mission to document New England’s neon landscape before it completely disappears. Q&A and book selling/signing to follow.

Film Screening: Ocean’s Eight (*RR)

Friday, October 19, 12:30pm & 7pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Ocean's Eight, an action crime comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett & Anne Hathaway. Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Doors will open 30 minutes early. Candy & bottled water will be served in the afternoon. Pizza & bottled water will be served at night. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes Story Time

Monday, October 15, 10:15am & 11am

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. Please note, we have 2 sessions that are the same, one is at 10:15am and the other is at 11:00am. There is no registration, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to check to see if there is still room available in the session.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, October 16, 11am

For ages 3 to 6. Younger siblings are always welcome! Join us for a story time of music, books, movement and more! Early literacy skills will set your child up for a successful school career and here's the place to begin. No registration required.

Little Einsteins (*RR)

Wednesday, October 17, 11am

For ages 3 to 6. Each month, preschoolers can explore different science themes with Miss Heather by moving through a variety of stations. Early STEM skills are explored in topics like, water, floating and sinking, colors, light and much more. This program is limited to 15 children. Registration is required by calling 978-640-4490 x 204.

Wiggle Time

Thursday, October 18, 10:15am & 11am

For 2 year olds (ages 18 months and up). Get your early literacy skills on with stories, songs, movement, instruments, dancing and more! No registration required, HOWEVER, there is limited space in the room. Please check in at the Children's desk upon arrival to grab a token and ensure there is space in the story time.

Drop-In Preschool Craft

Friday, October 19, 11am-noon

For ages 3-6. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Come make a craft with us today! No registration required. Please, only one craft per child.

Teen Events

Tough Topics: Me Too Movement (*RR)

Tuesday, October 16, 5:30pm

A group where teens from any political party or belief system can come to have a civil discussion about current topics in the news or our community. We will look at different articles, videos or other sources to gain knowledge prior to our discussion. We will be discussing the Me Too Movement at this meeting. Teens who participate will receive an hour of community service. Snacks will be provided. 

Jackbox Games (*RR)

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30pm

Hang out and play Jackbox Games! Play as a team or individually. Just make sure your phone is charged. An iPad will be available for teens without a smartphone or device to play on. These games are rated T for Teens and may not be appropriate for everyone. Learn more about these games at Jackboxgames.com. Snacks will be provided.

Board & Card Games (*RR)

Wednesday, October 17, 3pm

Hang out in the Teen Space and play board games and card games. We have many games including Apples to Apples, Bears Vs. Babies, Monopoly, The Game of Phones, Uno, and more. This program is open to those in grades 6-12.

Bake Monster Brownies & Halloween Treats (*RR)

Wednesday, October 17, 5:30pm

Come to a night of baking! We will be making monster brownies and other Halloween themed treats! Registration is recommended so we have enough supplies for everyone. This event is open to those in grades 6 through 12.

AniManga Club (*RR)

Saturday, October 20, 2pm

Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to explore Japanese anime and manga? Want to share your latest anime and manga discoveries? Then join us at Animanga Club! This club meets every other Saturday from 2-3 pm. Activities may include play games, kawaii crafts, watching anime, discussing manga, drawing anime, cosplay, or other random activities. All levels of anime and manga fandom welcome!

Musical Bingo (*RR)

Saturday, October 20, 3pm

Join us for an hour of musical bingo! Instead of a bingo card with letters and numbers, you will get a paper with song names. If your song is played then you mark it off on your sheet. The first person to get bingo will get a small prize. This is a friendly game and we try to make the songs easy to identify. Singing along is optional. Open to grades 6-12.