Tewksbury Public Library Shared Bestselling Authors Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child To Speak On January 29 – Patch.com


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Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will discuss their latest book, The Scorpion’s Tail, in this Zoom webinar.

January 22, 2021

Event Registration

Please register online using our Calendar of Events at 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

Tewksbury Job Seekers Networking Group: Tips For Job Seekers ON ZOOM (*RR)

Monday, January 25, 2pm

Gain valuable insight on how to network, interview, and go through the job search process virtually, with particular attention paid to how to maximize LinkedIn. Led by career coach Deb Raymond, founder of Career-Creations. Deb is an accomplished and successful career development professional with over 15 years of experience demonstrating expertise in career counseling, employer relations, and job development. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Tewksbury Genealogy Group ON ZOOM (*RR)


As Kamala Harris becomes vice president, how do we grow the number of women and women of color in political roles? We teach them young.

Tuesday, January 26, 7pm

The new Tewksbury Genealogy Group, which generally meets the fourth Tuesday evening of every month, is open to everyone who’s interested in genealogy. Each meeting — which will take place via Zoom — consists of a presentation from a guest speaker (typically a professional genealogist), followed by a period where members can briefly share their latest genealogy research, and then the library will share a genealogy resource its patrons can access for free. The presentation for the January 26 meeting is “Working With Your DNA Results” with Sandy Murray. DNA analysis ranges from basic matchlist comparisons to reconstructing part of the genome of deceased ancestors. This talk will utilize some of the intermediate tools available at various sites including color dot sorting, shared matching, chromosome browsers and chromosome painting, the WATO tool, spreadsheets and auto-clustering. It will compare the sorting tools at My Heritage (Theory of Relativity) and Ancestry (ThruLines) – both versions of descendancy research utilizing DNA and trees. If attendees have completed a genealogical DNA test from any company, they should bring a basic list of close DNA matches (sharing down to about 90 centiMorgans/1.40% or 2-3rd cousin level) to be used in an interactive exercise. Led by Dr. Sandy Murray. After a career as a research cell biologist, Murray now works with DNA in a genetic genealogy setting. She is particularly interested in helping genealogists who have received their “DNA results” and “matches” but have no idea how to work with them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: Kilimanjaro – Journey To The Roof Of Africa ON ZOOM (*RR)

Thursday, January 28, 7pm

Peter Christoph will take you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones, from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions, in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. He includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure. Christoph is a well-known speaker and award-winning nature photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has presented to the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), in addition to Mass Audubon, the National Wildlife Refuge System, numerous camera clubs, birding clubs, and libraries. The past president of the Camera Club of Central New England, he has received many prestigious national and international awards and medals. He’s published three nature photography books, including his latest, The Art of Bird Photography. To learn more about Peter, visit his website. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Gratitude Call-In Program (*RR)

Friday, January 29, 9am

Join the Tewksbury Public Library for our brand new Gratitude Call In Program! Every Friday morning at 9am, call in to share something you are grateful for in a welcoming, friendly space. Listening to other callers share what they are grateful for is an uplifting way to start your day! This program will take place completely over the phone. Register below or call librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205 for more information and to register over the phone. Once you register for this program, Robert will send you the information you will need to make the call.

VIRTUAL BESTELLING AUTHOR SERIES: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Discuss “The Scorpion’s Tail” ON ZOOM (*RR)

Friday, January 29, 7pm

Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will discuss their latest book, The Scorpion’s Tail, in this Zoom webinar. The thrillers of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child “stand head and shoulders above their rivals” (Publishers Weekly). Preston and Child’s Relic and The Cabinet of Curiosities were chosen by readers in a National Public Radio poll as being among the one hundred greatest thrillers ever written, and Relic was made into a number-one box office hit movie. They are coauthors of the famed Pendergast series and their recent novels include Crooked River, Old Bones, Verses for the Dead, and City of Endless Night. In addition to his novels, Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for The New Yorker and National Geographic magazines. Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including bestsellers such as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm.

All Ages Events

Intro To Contour Drawing on FACEBOOK

Monday, January 25, 7pm

We do a lot of crafts here at the library, but what about art? Miss Kat loves to dabble in the fine arts, and is starting a series of introductory videos to help you get started with lots of different media. Each week, we’ll take a look at a new technique and try our hand at a new project! Instructional videos will be posted to our YouTube channel and Facebook page. This week, we’re going to learn how to do contour drawing!

Children’s Event

Tiny Tykes Story Time ON FACEBOOK

Monday, January 25, 10:30am

Story time for infants and toddlers with Miss Heather! Join her for stories, songs, movement and more! This program will run on the library’s Facebook page ().


Tuesday, January 26, 9am

Join Miss Kat for songs, movement, and a story or two! This program will run on the library’s Facebook page ().

Kids Cooking ON FACEBOOK

Wednesday, January 27, 2pm

Learning to cook can be fun and delicious! Join Miss Kat to learn how to make a fun, kid-friendly recipe. This program will run on the library’s Facebook page ().

Cursive Writing ON FACEBOOK

Thursday, January 28, 2pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to read and write in fancy script? Miss Heather is going to teach you how! Cursive writing is not often taught in schools anymore, but it is an important skill to have. This program will run on the library’s Facebook page () and YouTube page ().

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