Tewksbury Library Offers 80 FREE Programs For Adults This July And August

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Tewksbury Library Offers 80 FREE Programs For Adults This July And August


TEWKSBURY, MA – Kids can’t have all the fun at the library this summer!  The Tewksbury Public is offering 80 FREE programs for adults this July and August, including weekly concerts, lectures, plays, author visits, and film screenings.


Summer Outdoor Concert Series: The library is holding outdoor concerts every Monday night, from 7pm to 8pm, on its event lawn.  Featured musical acts include jazz duo Savoir Faire on July 10, folk duo Hungrytown on July 17, folk duo Andy & Judy Daigle on July 24, The Boston Opera Guy on July 31, blues duo Howard Stith & Mike Rogers on August 7, barbershop chorus The Gentlemen Songsters on August 14, Americana trio Cold Chocolate on August 21 and folk duo Sylvan Roots on August 28. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in the library’s Meeting Room.


Summer Lecture Series: The library is organizing interesting lectures every Tuesday night, generally from 7pm to 8pm.  July lectures will highlight the beautiful culture of India, including a classical Indian dance performance (July 11, 7pm), a discussion of the history of Mehndi with free henna tattoos (July 18, 7:30pm), and a slideshow travel presentation through the tea lands of India with a free tea tasting. (July 25, 7pm).  August lectures will focus on outer space, with a preview of the upcoming total solar eclipse (August 1, 8:15pm), a discussion on the search for alien life (August 8, 7pm), a star gazing session with the Northshore Amateur Astronomy Club (August 15, 8pm), a visit from a NASA Solar System Ambassador to discuss findings from recent missions (August 22, 7pm), and a discussion of the history of the telescope from an engineer who worked on the Hubble (August 29, 7pm).


Summer Living History Series: The library is hosting outdoor “living history” performances every Wednesday night, from 7pm to 8pm, on its event lawn.   These popular one-person plays, performed by professional actors and actresses, include portrayals of Henry David Thoreau (Richard Smith) on July 19, Queen Victoria (Sally Mummey) on July 26, Amelia Earhart (Sheryl Faye) on August 2, Isabella Stewart Gardner (Jessica Piaia) on August 9, Vincent Van Gogh (Ted Zalewski) on August 16, the first U.S. female solider Deborah Sampson (Judith Kalora) on August 23, and Louisa May Alcott (Jan Turnquist) on August 30. There is also a special “Evening of Victorian Medicine” performance with actress Janet Parnes set for July 12. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of inclement weather, concerts will take place in the library’s first-floor Fairgrieve Wing.


Summer Author Series: The library is welcoming authors every Thursday night, from 7pm to 8pm. Visiting authors include activist Chuck Collins (“Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality”) on July 6; singer Valerie Giglio (“Singing In My Own Key: A Vocalist’s Triumph Over Stroke”), followed by a 30-minute concert, on July 13; veteran Michael Anthony (“Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir”) on July 20; lawyer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (“The Fact Of A Body: A Murder And A Memoir”) on July 27; green cleaning expert Leslie Reichert (“The Joy of Green Living”) on August 3; comedian Randy Ross (“God Bless Cambodia”) on August 10; Dr. Andrew Budson (“Seven Steps To Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What To Do About It”) on August 17; historian Robert Wilhelm (“Wicked Victorian Boston”) on August 24; and financial adviser Alice Finn (“Smart Women Love Money: 5 Simple, Life-Changing Rules of Investing”) on August 31.  A book selling and signing will follow each event for those interested.  No book purchase is required.


Summer Film Series: The library is screening recently released DVDs every Friday night. Films begin at 8:30pm in July and 8pm in August.  Films include historical drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (July 7), action adventure “The Lost City of Z” (July 14), action adventure “Kong: Skull Island” (July 21), family drama “Gifted” (July 28), crime comedy “Going In Style,” (August 4), sci-fi thriller “The Circle,” (August 11), mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (August 18), and psychological thriller “The Dinner” (August 25). Complimentary candy and bottled water are provided.


The Tewksbury Public Library also hosts weekly workshops for job seekers, weekly ‘Tech Tuesday’ classes on the library’s digital services, monthly fiction and non-fiction book clubs, monthly local news discussion group, monthly poetry circle, monthly crafting club, and monthly receptions for local artists.


Due to limited space at most events, attendees are asked to pre-register and reserve their seats by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing rhayes@tewksburypl.org, or visiting the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org.


All programs are FREE thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library. The library also thanks the Tewksbury Lions Club for co-sponsoring the film screenings, and the Tewksbury Cultural Council for co-sponsoring henna program. 


The Tewksbury Public Library is located at 300 Chandler Street, at the corner of Chandler and Main Street (Route 38).