70 Free Library Programs For Adults, Teens & Kids This June

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70 Free Library Programs For Adults, Teens & Kids This June

Postby PaperBoy on Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:13 pm

Event Registration
Please register online using our Calendar of Events at http://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

Monday Morning Concert: A Celebration of Song with Too Human (*RR)
Monday, June 5, 10:30am

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with Too Human, performing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, along with jazzy “bluesy” originals. They will be accompanied by Keala Kaumaheiwa on upright bass. Whether performing breezy, jazzy, toe tapping swing; a bluesy, heartfelt ballad; or a familiar standard, Too Human will move you with their music. Munchkins and coffee will be served. This program is sponsored, in part, by the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Build Relationships That Will Help You Career (*RR)
Monday, June 5, 2pm

Learn how to build beneficial relationships that will assist your career without being perceived as a potential predator. Discover effective communication techniques and explore calendar management and research tools. Led by Ray Mascola, owner of Targeting Sales Growth, who believes they every job seeker, regardless of the position being sought, must think of themselves as being in marketing and sales. Come learn how to better market and sell yourself.

Tech Tuesdays: How To Download Free Magazines with Zinio (*RR)
Tuesdsay, June 6, 2pm

Become a library power user! Learn how to download free magazines via Zinio, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Boston Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Zinio on their own.

Learn How To Play Chess with Glenn Davison (*RR)
Tuesday, June 6, 7pm

Have you always wanted to learn to play chess? Now's your chance! Glenn Davison, an accomplished player and instructor, will teach the fundamentals of chess, the world's most popular game of strategy. In the first hour, participants will learn the basics of playing chess. In the second hour, players will then have a chance to practice what they've learned by playing other beginners. The program is intended for adults, teens and children 8 and up. Children 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult. All chess supplies will be provided. Limited to 40 seats.

Community Puzzle
Wednesday, June 7, 10am-8pm

Help us complete a 500-piece puzzle in one day! Every patron who visits today is invited to take as many turns as they'd like in placing the pieces. The puzzle table is located in the first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. No registration required.

Foreign Film Series: The Salesman (*RR)
Wednesday, June 7, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of The Salesman, which won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. (The subtitles are in English.) While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections. Rated PG-13. 124 minutes. 97% positive critics rating. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Adult Non-Fiction Book Group: Book Club Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 10:30am

Join us on the second Thursday of each month in the Trustees Room for stimulating discussion of a variety of non-fiction books. Meetings are from 10:30am-12:30pm. This month, we will hold a special meeting to select the book group's titles for the next year.

Author Visit: Surviving Human Trafficking with Jasmine Grace Marino (*RR)
Thursday, June 8, 7pm

Author Jasmine Grace Marino will discuss her new book, The Diary of Jasmine Grace: Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed. Speaking candidly about her years as a prostitute and heroin addict, Jasmine discusses how faith influenced her, and she sheds light on the road to recovery, relapse and redemption. Learn about the manipulation and mental programming in commercial sex; the role of the brain in addictive behaviors; and recovery obstacles after exiting the sex trade. Q&A and book selling and signing afterwards for those interested.

Friday Night Film: Beauty & The Beast (*RR)
Friday, June 9, 8:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Beauty and the Beast, a fantasy film starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Rated PG. 129 minutes. 71% positive critics rating. Doors will open at 8:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at night? The film will also be screened at 10:30am on Friday morning.

Monday Morning Concert: An Acoustic Morning with Joe Leary (*RR)
Monday, June 12, 10:30am

Enjoy a 60-minute concert of popular country and acoustic rock classics with singer/guitarist Joe Leary. Leary will channel the likes of John Fogarty, Charlie Rich, Bobby Darin, Elvis and more for a toe tapping morning of musical memories. Munchkins and coffee will be served.

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Use Social Media & Online Tools In Your Job Search (*RR)
Monday, June 12, 2pm

Learn how to use social media and the web for job hunting and for building a personal brand. In the online job market of today, knowing the ins and outs of social media and keeping your personal brand sharp is essential. Led by Susu Wong, Principle and Chief Connector of Tomo360, an online marketing firm.

Tech Tuesdays: How To Download Free Music with Freegal (*RR)
Tuesday, June 13, 2pm

Become a library power user! Learn how to download free music via Freegal, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Tewksbury Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Freegal on their own.

Foreign Film Series: Land of Mine (*RR)
Wednesday, June 14, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of Land of Mine, which was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. (The subtitles are in English.) In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. Rated R. 100 minutes. 7.8/10 positive critics rating. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Poetry Circle (*RR)
Wednesday, June 14, 1:30pm

Join us as we appreciate and discuss a few poems each month! Poems will be available one week before the meeting so that there will be time to look them over.

Town Topics: Tewksbury News Discussion Group with Town Crier’s Paige Impink (*RR)
Thursday, June 15, 12:30pm

Do you enjoy talking about town topics? Want to learn more about what’s going on in Tewksbury? Attend these monthly meetings to review the month's major local news stories. Paige Impink, reporter for the Town Crier, will be this month's guest speaker. All attendees will receive a free issue of the latest Town Crier.

Author Visit: Who Was Francis Cabot Lowell? with Nina Sankovitch (*RR)
Thursday, June 15, 7pm

Author Nina Sankovitch will discuss her new book, The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family, with a focus on Francis Cabot Lowell, for whom neighboring Lowell was named after. Q&A and book selling and signing afterwards for those interested.

Friday Night Film: Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them (*RR)
Friday, June 16, 8:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, a fantasy adventure starring Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterson. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes. 73% positive critics rating. Doors will open at 8:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at night? The film will also be screened at 12:30pm on Friday afternoon.

Monday Morning Concert: Harpist Rebecca Swett (*RR)
Monday, June 19, 10:30am

Enjoy a 60-minute concert with harpist Rebecca Swett, who will perform pop and classical songs, including well-known pieces ranging from Debussy to Gershwin. A short harp demonstration will also be a part of the program. Munchkins and coffee will be served.

Tewksbury Job Seekers: How To Create Business Cards For The Job Search (*RR)
Monday, June 19, 2pm

The business card remains the simplest, fastest, and most convenient way to distribute your contact information. And, more importantly, the business card is the easiest way for your contacts to receive and store your information. This presentation discusses how to design this key tool in your job search and how to get the business card to serve you effectively. Please bring your business cards to the meeting. Led by Michael Taylor, who has been a hiring manager, job candidate, and speaker on a number of technical and business topics.

Go Inside The World Of Beekeeping with Tewksbury Honey (*RR)
Monday, June 19, 7pm

Join Julie Kelley, local beekeeper and co-owner of Tewksbury Honey, to learn all about the beekeeping and the Honey Bee! The Kelley family -- Julie, her husband Mike and children Kathryn and Sean -- own and maintain 40 hives around Tewksbury, including two on the grounds of the Tewksbury Public Library. The honey generated from the hives at the library are donated to the Tewksbury Community Pantry.

Tech Tuesdays: How To Download Free Movies (and More) with Hoopla (*RR)
Tuesday, June 20, 2pm

Become a library power user! Learn how to download free movies via Hoopla, a free online service offered to Tewksbury residents through the Boston Public Library. Demonstrations, videos, handouts and Q&A will be included. Please note this is NOT a hands-on session, but participants will leave ready to set up an account and start using Hoopla on their own.

‘Meet The Artists’ Monthly Reception
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Meet the artists behind this month's art exhibit at the library! Members of the Tewksbury Community of Artists will be on hand to answer questions about their "Red, White and Blue"-themed show. This is an informal, drop-in event in the library's first-floor Fairgrieve Wing. No registration required.

Foreign Film Series: A Man Called Ove (*RR)
Wednesday, June 21, 10:30am

Enjoy a screening of A Man Called Ove, which was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. (The subtitles are in English.) Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes. 91% positive critics rating. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

Adult Crafternoon (*RR)
Wednesday, June 21, 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.

Flower Arranging 101 Workshop with The Power of Flowers Project (*RR)
Thursday, June 22, 2pm

Bring some spring color into your life by learning about the basics of flower arranging! The Power of Flowers Project volunteers will lead this hands-on workshop, guiding you through simple steps to create a beautiful arrangement that you can bring home. All supplies are provided. Limited to 20 seats.

Pastel Painting Workshop with Gregory Maichack (*RR)
Thursday, June 22, 6pm

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack will present his popular hands-on workshop, “You Can Pastel Paint The 45-Million-Dollar Flower.” Participants will experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun workshop. Participants will enjoy producing their own still life pastel painting to take home with them. Limited to 25 seats.

Friday Night Film: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (*RR)
Friday, June 23, 8:30pm

Enjoy a screening of one of Hollywood's newest DVD releases -- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a sci-fi action adventure starring Felicity Jones. The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Rated PG-13. 133 minutes. 85% positive critics rating. Doors will open at 8:15pm. Candy and water will be served. $1 donation is suggested. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library and Tewksbury Lions Club. Can’t make it at night? The film will also be screened at 12:30pm on Friday afternoon.

Evening Book Group Meeting: The Aviator’s Wife
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30pm

The library's Evening Book Group is reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin this month. Books and discussion guides will be available at the Front Desk. New readers are always welcome!

Kids Events

Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, June 5, 10:15m AND 11am

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more! There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time. There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session. For babies ages 0 months through 18 months.

Drop In Toddler Craft
Thursday, June 8, 10:30am-11:30am

Come make a fun craft with us today! Drop in any time during the hour to create a craft project. No registration required. Please, only one craft per child. For 2 year olds (ages 18 and up).

Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, June 12, 10:15m AND 11am

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more! There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time. There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session. For babies ages 0 months through 18 months.

Bubble Boogie
Wednesday, June 14, 10:30am

Join us for a dancing good time! We'll play plenty of fun dance songs and have our bubble machines going so the kids can boogie down with the bubbles. No registration, just drop in! For all ages.

Wacky Words Writer’s Workshop (*RR)
Wednesday, June 14, 3:30pm

Join Miss Heather in our new writer's club. Held once per month, this club will explore words, play games, and do fun creative writing activities. This program is limited to 10 participants. Register by calling the Children’s Room at 978-640-4496. For children in grades 3 to 5, ages 8 to 11.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, June 15, 10:15 AND 11am

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more! There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time. There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session. For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months.

Drop In Preschool Craft
Friday, June 16, 11am-noon

Drop in any time during the session today to make a fun craft with us! Limit of one craft per child. For ages 3 to 6 (older and younger siblings are always welcome).

Tiny Tykes Story Time
Monday, June 19, 10:15m AND 11am

Join Miss Heather for some early literacy fun, including stories, songs, fingerplays, lap bounces and more! There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time. There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session. For babies ages 0 months through 18 months.

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, June 20, 11am

Join Miss Noelle for stories, songs, dancing, instruments and more in this early literacy session. For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome.

Movie Matinee: Beauty & The Beast
Wednesday, June 21, 2pm

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and sack out on the floor to enjoy a showing of 2017's live action version of Beauty and the Beast. You may bring snacks, too! Some chairs will be available. Runtime for the film is 2 hours, 9 minutes. For all ages.

Wiggle Time
Thursday, June 22, 10:15 AND 11am

Join Miss Noelle for some early literacy fun, including stories, movement, songs, fingerplays, instruments, and more! There is no registration required, however, space is limited in the room. Please stop by the Children's Room desk to pick up a token for entry into the story time. There are two sessions: 10:15am and 11:00am. Please note that the 11am session is a repeat of the earlier session. For toddlers ages 18 months through 35 months.

Story Time with Elmo
Friday, June 23, 10:30am

Join the StartU Reading program as they share and act out a fun story with us. At the end, special guest ELMO will come join us and take photos with whomever wants one! Don't forget your cameras or phones. For ages 2 to 6 (older and younger siblings are always welcome).

Summer Sprouts Story Time
Monday, June 26, 10:15m AND 11am

Join Miss Heather for a fun early literacy story time with books, music, dancing, instruments, fingerplays and more! No registration required, but please check in a the desk when you arrive to receive a chip as space is limited in the room. The program is held at 10:15am and repeated at 11:00am. For infants and toddlers, up to 36 months. Older siblings are always welcome!

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, June 27, 11am

Join Miss Noelle for stories, songs, dancing, instruments and more in this early literacy session. For ages 3 to 6. Older or younger siblings are always welcome.

Little Einsteins (*RR)
Tuesday, June 27, 2pm

Want your preschooler to have fun with science? Math? Engineering? Then come to this hands on program where each time we meet we focus on a different subject to explore. You never know what you'll learn next! Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required by calling the Children’s Room at 978-640-4496. For ages 3 to 6.

Story Time at the Farmer’s Market
Tuesday, June 27, 6pm

Join us tonight at the Farmer's Market by Town Hall for a fun outdoor story time! We'll have stories, music, dancing and more! No registration required. Inclement weather will cancel the program. This event is NOT held at the library. For GPS, use 1009 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876. For ages 3 to 7.

Art Adventures
Wednesday, June 28, 11am

Every art project is an adventure! We might play with clay or paint or chalk or origami or paper and more. No registration required. Drop in any time during the hour to make the project. For ages 5 to 11.

Movie Matinee: LEGO Batman Movie
Thursday, June 29, 2pm

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and pillows and sack out on the floor to enjoy a showing of 2017's The LEGO Batman Movie. You may bring snacks, too! Some chairs will be available. Runtime for the film is 1 hour, 44 minutes. For all ages.

Family Fun Fridays: Building Challenge
Friday, June 30, 11am-noon

This week's Family Fun Friday is the Builders Challenge! Come by today to attempt 5 challenges around the theme of BUILDING. Pick up your challenge sheet at the children's desk and then head off for the challenges (held in different locations, inside and outside!). Once your sheet has been stamped with all 5 challenge stamps, come back to the Children's desk for a prize! No registration required. For all ages.

Teen Events

Teen Rainbow Community Club (*RR)
Tuesday, June 6, 5:30pm

Celebrate diversity in a bully-free space! Come for crafts, stories, health and wellness, and fun! All LGBTQIA teens, friends and allies are welcome. Bring friends. Snacks provided.

Teen Screen: A Monster Calls (*RR)
Wednesday, June 7, 5:30pm

Teens! Join us for a movie and snacks in our meeting room. June’s movie is A Monster Calls. Rated PG-13.

Teen Garden Club Planning Meeting (*RR)
Monday, June 12, 4pm

Interested in gardening? Looking for community service hours? If you answered yes to both questions then come help us create a plan for the teen plot in the Community Garden. Open to teens in grades 6-12.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting (*RR)
Wednesday, June 14, 5:30pm

Teens! Do you want to get involved at your library? Help plan fun events? Help build the teen collection? Want to meet new friends? Need to earn community service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Tewksbury Library! Bring friends. New members welcome. For teens in grades 6-12.

Teen Game Time Hang Time (*RR)
Friday, June 16, 3pm

Stop by the Library & hang out. Enjoy Wii U, PS4 and Xbox games, as well as board games, fun activities, and snacks!

Teen Create It Club (*RR)
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30pm

Teens are you: into creative writing, art, music, or other crafty activities? Meet new friends and enjoy fun projects and explore your creative side! Feel free to bring any work you have to share or just come and enjoy creating something that night!

Teen Chocolate Party (*RR)
Wednesday, June 21, 5:30pm

Attention all teens who love chocolate: Join us for a night celebrating chocolate by covering different foods in chocolate while watching "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"! Gummies, pretzels and more will be available to make delicious chocolate creations. Open to those in grades 6-12.

Teen Book Club (*RR)
Tuesday, June 27, 5:30pm

A monthly book group just for teens. Come share your thoughts about each month's book. Haven't finished the book or didn't like it? No worries, come share your honest opinion. The last 30ish minutes of the group will be chatting about other books and selecting future titles to discuss. June's book is "What We Left Behind" by Robin Talley. Copies are available in the Teen Space. For grades 6 to 12.

Teen Friday Art – Kindness Rocks (*RR)
Friday, June 30, 3pm

Drop in and make a craft while hanging out and listening to music. For grades 6 to 12.
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