GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland and Langley-Adams Public Library Director Darcy Lepore are pleased to share scheduled programming for children, teens, and adults throughout the month of March.
Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Tom Young, author of “Red Burning Sky”
Join author and Air National Guard veteran, Tom Young, who will discuss his writing career and his new book, “Red Burning Sky.” Those who participate will have a chance to win a copy of one of Young’s books. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — “Mighty Storms of New England” with WBZ Meteorologist Eric Fisher
The Burlington Public Library is partnering with Tewksbury Library to bring residents this special program with WBZ Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher. Fisher will discuss his new book, “Mighty Storms of New England: The Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, and Floods that Shaped the Region.”
The New England landscape has long been battered by some of the most intense weather in U.S. history. Discover the legendary storms that have devastated New England, including: the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 that killed 564 people; the Worcester Tornado of 1953; the Snow Hurricane of 1804 that demolished orchards and killed dozens of sailors off the coast; and the Blizzard of 1978 that brought Boston to a standstill for weeks. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Living in Tough Times, presented by the Museum of Bad Art
Join for a fun evening with the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving a collection, exhibiting and celebrating bad art in all of its forms. MOBA has put together a program that explores how art helps us through the global pandemic, climate change and political upheaval. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Max Gladstone, author of “Last Exit”
Bestselling author Max Gladstone will discuss his latest fantasy novel, “Last Exit.” Fresh from winning the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Max Gladstone weaves elements of American myth — the muscle car, the open road, the white-hatted cowboy — into “Last Exit,” a deeply emotional tale where his characters must find their own truths to survive.
Gladstone is an American fantasy author best known for “Three Parts Dead” — a part of the Craft Sequence, his urban fantasy serial “Bookburners” — and for co-writing “This is How You Lose the Time War.”
The Tewksbury Public Library will be the host of this virtual program, in collaboration with the Groveland Public Library. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Lorena Hughes, author of “The Spanish Daughter”
This program will feature historical author Lorena Hughes, author of “The Spanish Daughter.” Set in the 1920s of the coastal region of Ecuador, the book explores deception, heritage, family secrets, and the cocoa boom of the 1920s.
After her father’s death, a young woman must pretend to be a man in order to claim the cacao estate as her birthright. Based on the little known Maria Purification Garcia, who invented the bean roaster in 1847 (which allowed chocolate to be introduced the world), Hughes portrays Maria as the character Puri, the protagonist’s grandmother. A lucky participant will win an advanced reader copy of “The Spanish Daughter.” Registration is required. To register, click here.
Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Classic Restaurants of Boston
The Burlington and Tewksbury Public Libraries are partnering to organize this event featuring author Zachary Lamothe. Lamothe will discuss his new book, “Classic Restaurants of Boston.”
The story of Boston is inextricably linked to food, hence its nickname Beantown. Given the city’s geography, its cuisine is understandably tied to the sea, with popular dishes such as lobster, oysters, and clam chowder. These are still served today at classic restaurants like Union Oyster House, Parker’s Restaurant and Legal Sea Foods. There are also neighborhood favorites such as Cantina Italiana in the North End and Sullivan’s in Southie. In addition to Boston proper, the surrounding areas have their own specialties, including fried clams, the world’s best roast beef sandwich and bar pizza. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — Alan Hlad, historical fiction author of “A Light Beyond the Trenches”
Alan Hlad, author of “Churchill’s Secret Messenger” and “The Long Flight Home,” returns to the library to talk about his latest book “A Light Beyond the Trenches.”
Did you know that the concept of using dogs to assist those who are blind was developed during WWI to assist soldiers who had been blinded? Hlad has taken this historical fact and weaved it into an interesting and gripping new novel. Participants will learn more about this story, the first guide dog training school for the blind, and Hlad. A lucky participant will win an advanced reader copy of “A Light Beyond the Trenches.” Registration is required. To register, click here.
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. — Virtual/Zoom Program — The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty
The Burlington Public Library has partnered with the Tewksbury Public Library, the zoom host, to bring residents a program featuring author Neal Thompson.
Thompson will discuss his book, which explores the inspiring story of the poor Irish refugee couple (the first American Kennedys) who escaped famine, created a life together in a city hostile to the Irish, immigrants, and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America. Their Irish ancestry was a hallmark of the Kennedys’ initial political profile, as JFK leveraged his working-class roots to connect with blue-collar voters. Today, people remember this iconic American family as the vanguard of wealth, power, and style rather than as the descendants of poor immigrants.
Meet Patrick and Bridget — who arrived as many thousands of others did following the Great Famine — penniless and hungry. Less than a decade after their marriage in Boston, Patrick’s sudden death left Bridget to raise their children single-handedly. Her rise from housemaid to shop owner in the face of rampant poverty and discrimination kept her family intact, allowing her only son P.J. to become a successful saloon owner and businessman. P.J. went on to become the first American Kennedy elected to public office.
Thompson is a journalist and the author of five highly acclaimed books and has appeared on NPR, PBS, The Daily Show, CNN, Fox, TNT, The History Channel, and ESPN. He lives in Seattle with his family. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm — Virtual/Zoom Program — WBZ’s Jordan Rich and Diane Godfrey Discuss Their Podcast on Massachusetts True Crime
The Tewksbury Public Library will be the host of this virtual program, in collaboration with Groveland Public Library. Court reporter Diane Godfrey and co-host Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio will discuss their new true-crime podcast “All Rise.” Learn what goes into making a successful podcast and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our state’s craziest and most compelling cases.
As a court reporter, Godfrey takes podcast listeners on a wild ride through her 30-year career in courthouses throughout the Massachusetts Judicial System. She offers a unique perspective as a fly on the wall for thousands of cases — she felt it, she saw it, she heard it, she lived it, she typed it. Rich has been a staple in the Boston broadcasting industry for decades. As the host of WBZ AM 1030 Radio’s “The Jordan Rich Show,” his warm style and comforting voice has reached listeners across the nation and beyond. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Friday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. — Teen Craft: Making Jiggly Soap
Those aged 12 to 18 are invited to use gelatin, hand soap and shape molds, to create squishy squiggly soaps. Masks will be required.
For questions, please contact Youth Services Librarian Jenny Usovicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-372-1732. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Thursday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m. — Kids Craft: Tissue Paper Stained Glass Jars
Children aged 5 to 12 are invited to use tissue paper and glue to make jars that can be used as tea light holders or desk organizers. Attendees may bring a clean glass jar or use one provided. This is a great opportunity to recycle old pasta, pickle or baby food jars. Masks will be required.
For questions, please contact Youth Services Librarian Usovicz at email@example.com or 978-372-1732. Registration is required. To register, click here.
Spring Story Time Series
Librarians will host storytime for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in March and April. In addition to stories, there will be songs, crafts, and other fun activities based on age group.
- Baby Story Time — Tuesdays at 1 p.m., from March 15 to April 19
- Toddler Story Time — Thursdays at 11 a.m., from March 17 to April 21
- Preschool Story Time — Fridays at 1 p.m., from March 18th to April 22
Registration is required for each session due to limited space. To register, click here.