Register online using the Calendar of Events at www.tewksburypl.org or by calling 978-640-4490. Registration is strongly recommended for programs that are marked RR.
Tewksbury Job Seekers Network - Tips From A Corporate Recruiter (RR): 2 p.m. June 17. How are you viewed from the perspective of the corporate recruiter and hiring manager? Betsy Sheldon, executive talent acquisition consultant (translation: corporate recruiter) with Fidelity Investments in Boston with over 20 years of recruiting experience, will share her thoughts on how to best present your successes, skills and experience. Topics for discussion will include networking, use of LinkedIn, resume preparation, behavioral-based interviewing, video interviewing, and more. Betsy loves an interactive discussion with lots of questions!
The History Of Silver Lake (RR): 7 p.m. June 17, Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington. Learn more about Silver Lake and its history, known in various eras to be a vacation hot spot, a scene of commercial ice harvesting, a vibrant local neighborhood and more. Panelists will be past and present residents of the area and will discuss life in the neighborhood, local legends and myths surrounding Silver Lake, and how this district fits into the larger Wilmington and Tewksbury communities. This event is a collaboration of the Wilmington Memorial Library and Tewksbury Public Library, with the support of the Wilmington Historical Commission, Wilmington Town Museum and Tewksbury Historical Society. This event is taking place at the Wilmington Memorial Library. Register using their calendar of events at http://wilmlibrary.org.
PUBLIC SAFETY WEEK - Coffee With A Cop: 10 a.m. June 18. Drop in, grab a complimentary tea or coffee, and chat with officers from the Tewksbury Police Department. Learn about their roles and responsibilities in a relaxed and open setting. This informal event also serves as an opportunity to ask officers any pertinent questions or concerns you may have. No registration required.
Red Cross Blood Drive: 2-7 p.m. June 18. The Tewksbury Public Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. The need for blood is constant, and your donation can help save up to three lives. Drop-ins are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time on the Red Cross website.
Tewksbury Community Market: 4-7 p.m. June 18. The Tewksbury Community Market, located on the library’s front lawn, is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 24. Shop for food, crafts, flowers and more from local vendors and artisans.
Laughter Yoga: noon June 19. Laughter yoga combines simulated laughter exercises with gentle breathing techniques to teach the body how to laugh without relying on jokes or humor. This is a participatory program where we will create moments to laugh in through guided actions. No need to bring a yoga mat — most of the program is seated, with options for standing or gentle movement. What are the benefits of laughter yoga? Mood elevates. Stress, depression and tension decrease. Immunity improves. Lung capacity increases through deep breathing, enhancing oxygen delivery to all parts of the body. Endorphin and serotonin levels rise. Laughter provides an excellent internal massage to digestive tract as well as improving blood supply to the internal organs. People who laugh don’t worry as much as people who don’t laugh. There is no registration required, but please arrive on time. Session will last about 30 minutes.
Crafternoon: 1:30 p.m. June 19. 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 (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.
PUBLIC SAFETY WEEK - Fire Safety For Senior Citizens (RR): 12:30 p.m. June 20. Things change as we age. In the 1970s, we had about 15 minutes to escape the typical home fire; today we have less than three. Learn about the fire risks older adults face and some strategies for protecting ourselves, our aging parents and our grandchildren from fire. Jennifer Mieth who has worked for the Office of the State Fire Marshal since 1984 will talk about Massachusetts fire data, fire prevention and fire survival strategies. You will leave with a clear understanding of your role in the safety of your own community, because fire is everyone’s fight. Mieth will be joined by members of the Tewksbury Fire Department.
History of the Tuskegee Airmen (RR): 7 p.m. June 20. Members of the Col. Charles McGee Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen from Hanscom Air Force Base will present a program on the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, flying with distinction during World War II. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. The highly publicized successes of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces under President Harry Truman in 1948.
Film Screening - ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ (RR): 2 p.m. June 21. Enjoy a screening of one of this year’s Academy Award-nominated documentaries — “Hale County This Morning, This Evening.” A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama. Rated PG-13. 76 minutes. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Candy and water will be served. A $1 donation is suggested.
PUBLIC SAFETY WEEK - Stop The Bleed Training (RR): 10 a.m.-noon June 22. Stop The Bleed is a national initiative designed to teach bleeding control techniques in response to a mass casualty or active shooter event. This training seeks to empower the public to provide emergency care as immediate responders. Attendees will learn the proper use of tourniquets, direct pressure and wound packing for life threatening bleeding. This program includes both a didactic as well as a hands-on practical application of the bleeding control tools. Led by Sandi Mackey, MSN, RN, TCRN, Trauma Program Manager at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Limited to 25 seats.
Story Time With A Police Officer: 11 a.m. June 18. Meet one of Tewksbury’s very own police officers, and enjoy stories and songs, while learning about someone with a really cool job! No registration. Drop in. This program is designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome.
Nighttime Craft: 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 18. The Community Market will be out on the lawn every Tuesday night! Make a whole evening of it by stopping into the library! Every week, the library will alternate between a Pajamarama Storytime and a fun do-it-yourself craft.
Pirate Tea Party: 7 p.m. June 19. Yo ho ho, and a cup of tea! Join Miss Kat for a tea party celebrating pirates! There will be a craft, story, tea, and a snack. No need to sign up; drop in. This program is for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers.
Drop In Sprouts Craft: 2:30 p.m. June 20. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome. No registration required. Only one craft per child.
Summer Reading Blastoff Party: 11 a.m.-noon June 21. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and BLAST OFF the summer the right way! This year, the theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Glitter tattoos will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Teen Talk - Grades 6-12 (RR): 4-6 p.m. June 18. This group provides a safe place for teens to talk about challenges they may be facing, including topics like relationships, drug prevention, depression, anxiety, etc. This program is only for teens; parents who are interested in attending are invited to register for Let’s Be Honest. Two people must be registered by 4 p.m. Monday, June 17, or else the June meeting will be canceled. Registering will be used to reserve your spot at the program or to notify you if a date needs to be canceled or rescheduled. Circle Health has partnered with the Tewksbury Public Library to bring this program to the community. A staff member who specializes in teens will facilitate Teen Talk programs Tuesdays, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 13.
Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party (RR): 4:30-7 p.m. June 19. The kickoff event for the library’s Teen Summer Challenge. Dunk library staff outside and get Henna inside the library. This is a free event open to those entering grades 6-12.