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New DAYTIME Programs For Seniors @ Tewksbury Library

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New Daytime Program For Seniors!

The library now has more than a dozen daytime programs each month for adults of all ages, including senior citizens, to enjoy.  Every other Monday, the library hosts “Monday Morning Movie Matinees,” screenings of classic films that were first released 50 years ago to the month.  The next “Monday Morning Movie Matinee” will be held on Monday, March 4 at 10:30am with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Birds.”  (The library is closed on Monday, February 18 due to Presidents Day.)  Every other Friday, the library hosts “Lifelong Learning Lectures,” interesting talks on topics of particular interest to seniors.  The next “Lifelong Learning Lecture” will be held on Friday, February 15 at 10:30am, with a presentation on the “History of Air Force One” from Jerry Selissen.  Additional new daytime programming includes the library’s “Great Decisions” Foreign Policy Discussions (every other Thursday morning); Technology Trainings (every other Thursday afternoon); Author Visits (many on Saturday morning or afternoon); and the “Reader’s Choice” Book Discussion Group (second Wednesday afternoon of every month).  For more information and to register, please visit the library’s online calendar of events (www.tewksburypl.org) or contact librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205.

Best-Selling Authors Visiting

New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Palmer is visiting the Tewksbury Public Library on Monday, February 11 at 7pm to discuss his new book – Political Suicide, while New York Times Bestselling Author William Martin is visiting the Tewksbury Public Library on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm to discuss his new book – The Lincoln Letter.

Event Registration

Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.tewksburypl.org or by calling (978) 640-4490 (for Adult) or (978) 640-4496 (for Children).  Events that require registration are marked (RR).  Events that require tickets are marked (TK).  Drop-in programs are marked (DI).  All events are free.  

Adult & Teen Events

Thursday, February 7, 10:30am-1:30pm -- Device Advice: 1-on-1 Help With Your eReader (RR)

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with a library staff member to learn how to download free eBooks to your eReader (e.g., Kindle, nook) from the library’s Overdrive digital collection.  Participants should bring their own e-readers.  Limited to 1 seat per 30-minute session.

Thursday, February 7, 2pm-3:30pm -- Technology Trainings: Twitter 101 (RR)

Learn the basics of Twitter in this hands-on workshop for beginners.  Each participant will leave the class having set-up their very own Twitter account while developing an appreciation for the ways in which this popular social network can be useful in their everyday life!  Participants should come to class with their email address written down on a piece of paper.  Limited to 10 seats.

Friday, February 8, 7pm -- Dinner & A Movie: Alex Cross (RR)

Enjoy a free dinner and a movie on Friday nights at the Tewksbury Public Library!  This week’s movie is “Alex Cross,” an R-rated police drama starring Tyler Perry, based on the blockbuster book series from James Patterson.  Limited to 75 seats.

Monday, February 11, 7pm -- Author Visit: Political Suicide with Michael Palmer (RR)

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Palmer as he discusses his new book: Political Suicide, a page-turning thriller set at the crossroads of American politics, military and medical science.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Tuesday, February 12, 7pm -- Community Conversations: Screening of “Bully” (RR)

The library addresses the topic of bullying with a screening of the new PG-13 rated documentary: “Bully.”  Parents are encouraged to bring their middle school and high school-aged children.  Limited to 100 seats.

Wednesday, February 13, 12:30pm -- Reader’s Choice Book Discussion Group (RR)

Participate in the library’s newest book club!  Come prepared to briefly discuss a book you’ve recently enjoyed reading.  After all members have shared their recommended titles, library staff will highlight some of its newest books, plus discuss useful readers’ advisory tools.  (At this meeting, staff will demonstrate “Novelist.”)  The library will provide beverages; members are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.  Limited to 25 seats.

Thursday, February 14, 10:30am -- Great Decisions Discussion Group (RR)

In this introductory meeting, learn more about Tewksbury’s new “Great Decisions Discussion Group,” America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, organized by the Foreign Policy Association.  This group will meet every-other-week over a five-month period to discuss the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing American today.  At this meeting, participants will receive their free briefing book ($20 value) featuring impartial analyses on issues of concern to U.S. policymakers.  The group’s first full discussion will be held on Friday, February 28 at 10:30am to discuss Egypt.  Limited to 20 seats.

Friday, February 15, 10:30am -- Friday Morning Lecture: The History of Air Force One (RR)

Join Jerry Selissen, Hanscom Air Force Base retiree and former Tewksbury Selectman, as he explores the history of Air Force One in a slideshow just in time for Presidents Day!  Doors open at 10am for coffee and socializing.  Limited to 100 seats.

Saturday, February 16, 2pm -- Author Visit: The Pilots’ Guide to the Airports of Historic Massachusetts with John Fiske (RR)

Meet author John Fiske as he discusses his latest book: The Pilot’s Guide to the Airports of Historic Massachusetts, including some talk about Tewksbury’s very own Tew-Mac airport.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Tuesday, February 19, 7pm -- Author Visit: The Lincoln Letter with William Martin (RR)

Meet New York Times Bestselling Author William Martin as he discusses his new book: The Lincoln Letter, a suspenseful tale of a modern-day treasure hunt for a piece of America’s history – the diary of Abraham Lincoln.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Wednesday, February 20, 2pm -- Job Seekers Seminar: Get Motivated! with Steve Gamlin (RR)

Unemployed or underemployed?  Join Steve Gamlin, award-winning motivational speaker, for his popular presentation “Attitude + Action for a Lifetime of Traction.”  Steve will help get your professional life in gear with some easy tips to remember!  Limited to 25 seats.

Thursday, February 21, 10:30am-1:30pm -- Device Advice: 1-on-1 Help With Your eReader (RR)

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with a library staff member to learn how to download free eBooks to your eReader (e.g., Kindle, nook) from the library’s Overdrive digital collection.  Participants should bring their own e-readers.  Limited to 1 seat per 30-minute session.

Thursday, February 21, 2pm-3:30pm -- Technology Trainings: Facebook 101 (RR)

Learn the basics of Facebook in this hands-on workshop for beginners.  Each participant will leave the class having set-up their very own Facebook account while developing an appreciation for the ways in which this popular social network can be useful in their everyday life!  Participants should come to class with their email address written down on a piece of paper.  Limited to 10 seats.

Friday, February 22, 7pm -- Dinner & A Movie: Argo (RR)

Enjoy a free dinner and a movie on Friday nights at the Tewksbury Public Library!  This week’s movie is “Argo,” an R-rated suspenseful CIA drama starring Ben Affleck.  Limited to 75 seats.

Monday, February 25, 7pm -- Author Visit: Your Natural Medicine Cabinet with Burke Lennihan (RR)

Meet author Burke Lennihan as she discusses her new book: Your Natural Medicine Cabinet: A Practical Guide To Drug-Free Remedies For Common ailments, focusing in particular on natural remedies for colds and flus.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Tuesday, February 26, 7pm -- Community Conversations: Using Books To Discuss Loss & Grief with Children with Cheryl Amari (RR)

The library addresses the topic of talking to children about loss and grief with a presentation from Cheryl Amari, founder and owner of the Tewksbury-based GriefTeach.  Learn what to say to a child when a personal (e.g., death of a family member) or public (e.g., Sandy Hook Shooting) tragedy occurs.  Limited to 100 seats.

Wednesday, February 27, 6:30pm -- Evening Book Discussion Group (RR)

Take part in a book discussion about Night Road by Kristin Hannah.  Pick up your copy of the book and register at the Circulation Desk beginning January 30.

Thursday, February 28, 10:30am -- Great Decisions Discussion Group (RR)

Tewksbury’s new “Great Decisions Discussion Group” will explore the topic – The Future of the Euro.  The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy.  How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis?  How can EU leaders prevent the collapse of their common currency?

Friday, March 1, 10:30am -- Friday Morning Lecture: The Master Class with Peter Spiers (RR)

Join Peter Spiers as he discusses his new book: Master Class – Living Longer, Stronger and Happier, a how-to on building an enriching lifestyle on the foundation of your favorite activities.  Peter is the Senior Vice President of Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel).  Doors open at 10am for coffee and socializing.  Limited to 100 seats.

Saturday, March 2, 10am -- Author Visit: The Rising At Roxbury Crossing with James Redfeam (RR)

Meet author James Redfeam as he discusses his latest book: The Rising At Roxbury Crossing, a historical novel focusing on the Irish Rebellion, America’s Red Scare, and the Boston Police Strike.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Monday, March 4, 10:30am -- Monday Morning Matinee: Birds (RR)

Enjoy a screening of a classic film that was released 50 years ago this month – “Birds,” a PG-13-rated suspenseful horror movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.  Limited to 100 seats.

Tuesday, March 5, 7pm -- Author Visit: Drinking Boston - A History of The City & Its Spirits with Stephanie Schorow (RR)

Meet author Stephanie Schorow as she discusses her latest book: Drinking Boston: A History of The City & Its Spirits, a tribute to the fascinating role alcohol has played throughout Boston’s history.  Book signing held after talk.  Limited to 100 seats.

Wednesday, March 6, 2pm -- Job Seekers Seminar: LinkedIn Basics with Arnie Fertig (RR)

Unemployed or underemployed?  Join Arnie Fertig, head coach at jobhuntercoach.com, as he returns to run his popular LinkedIn workshop for beginners.  Limited to 25 seats.

Children’s Events

Wednesday, February 6, 6:30pm -- Twilight Tykes (DI)

Come get your early literacy skills on!  Stories, songs, finger plays, and simple movement make this the perfect class for fostering an early love for learning and reading, as well as early socialization skills.  Plus grownups get to meet other parents in the area.  For children ages 0 to 18 months.  Older siblings are always welcome!

Thursday, February 7, 10:15am AND 11am -- Wiggle Time (DI)

Come on down to our 30 minutes session of songs, stories, instruments, dancing and more.  Get those early literacy skills working now!  For 2 years olds.  Children ages 18 to 23 months are also welcome to join us.  Older and younger siblings are also always welcome.

Friday, February 8, 10:30am-11:30am -- Drop-In Toddler Valentine Craft (DI)

Drop in any time during the hour to make a Valentine craft that is especially suited for 2 year olds!  (18 months and older are also welcome.)

Saturday, February 9, 10:30am -- Dads & Donuts (DI)

Children age 3 to 6, accompanied by their favorite guy, are welcome to join us for Dads & Donuts Story Time in the Story Time Room!  Munch on some donuts, listen to stories and sing songs.  There will be juice for the kids and coffee for the grown-ups.  Moms are also welcome!

Monday, February 11, 10:15am AND 11am -- Tiny Tykes (DI)

Come get your early literacy skills on!  Stories, songs, finger plays, and simple movement make this the perfect class for fostering an early love for learning and reading, as well as early socialization skills.  Plus grownups get to meet other parents in the area.  For children ages 0 to 18 months.  Older siblings are always welcome!

Wednesday, February 13, 7pm -- Pajamarama (DI)

Drop in to hear stories, sing songs and play some games.  Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!  For kids 3 to 7, along with their parents/caregivers!

Thursday, February 14, 10;15am AND 11am -- Wiggle Time (DI)

Come on down to our 30 minutes session of songs, stories, instruments, dancing and more.  Get those early literacy skills working now!  For 2 years olds.  Children ages 18 to 23 months are also welcome to join us.  Older and younger siblings are also always welcome.

Thursday, February 14, 3:45pm -- Read To Me Book & Craft Club (RR)

Come have fun while making a craft and eating snacks at the Read To Me Book & Craft Club!  We all read the same book before we meet and then we talk about it while snacking.  Afterwards, we make a craft based on the book.  Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Desk to read before the meeting.  Limited to 15.  Registration is required and begins on February 5.  For students in K to Grade 3. 

Friday, February 15, 11am-noon -- Drop-In Preschool Craft (DI)

Come make a craft to take home!  One child per craft.  Drop-in anytime during the hour.  For ages 3 to 6.  

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