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January 20, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Find signup information at https://mhl.org/adult-program/2021/50-job-seekers-networking-group-greater-lowell
If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you. Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking!
Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance.
Facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC., an experienced executive career coach.
January 20, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Looking for a creative outlet in the new year? A way to express your thoughts and feelings that goes beyond written journaling? In this interactive class, you will learn techniques on combining your written work with simple art techniques to help you establish an art journaling practice of your own. You will create a “paper bag” journal and several spreads throughout the evening using limited supplies that you should have on hand.
Use only what you have…no need to go and purchase!
A paper bag
A stack of scrap paper/magazine pages
A stack of junk mail
A paper punch
A piece of ribbon or string
Something to add color (paint, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, and/or crayons)
Sharpies/black markers in varying sizes
Embellishments (only if you have them), i.e. decorative tapes, ribbon, stickers, tissue paper, etc.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0cPOrZlnR_m9Em9YLbVFwQ.
Jennessa Durrani is a life coach, artist, wife and mother.
January 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bridges by EPOCH Andover - Virtual Event
Depression can be a common issue among people with dementia, and it can be worse in the winter season when days are colder and darker. Learn potential causes and ways to cope with your loved one's depression.
January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join longtime art educator, Jane Oneail, Founder and President of Culturally Curious, for a Zoom webinar focused on the art of Norman Rockwell. Rockwell is heralded for depicting and defining American life. He often captured bittersweet images of people experiencing universal and relatable feelings of being left out or left behind. Yet, as an artist working in the 20th century, his works are curiously devoid of America’s rich cultural and racial diversity. Toward the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kQtu2FhPTFq3MDtPuw9fvA.
This program is a collaboration of Memorial Hall Library, Stevens Memorial Library, and Tewksbury Public Library, Merrimack Valley Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.
January 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bestselling author Ace Atkins will discuss his latest book, Robert B. Parker's Someone To Watch Over Me: A Spenser Novel, in this Zoom webinar. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9316097752106/WN_RiYijlMnSTyRg4BXHWcx0w.
Legendary Boston PI Spenser is back in Robert B. Parker's Someone To Watch Over Me, the thirty-third installment in the critically acclaimed saga started by the late Parker and the ninth to be written by New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins. Time and time again, fans come back to Spenser: a character as relevant today as he was fifty years ago who has always stood for honor and honesty in a sordid world.
Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven books. Handpicked by the Robert B. Parker Estate nearly a decade ago to continue the Spenser series, he's written nine novels about the iconic private eye. He lives and works in Oxford, Mississippi.
January 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn about the remarkable rescue of 40,000 penguins following the Treasure oil spill (June 23, 2000) in South Africa from someone who was actually there! Dyan deNapoli served as a rehabilitation supervisor during this historic event, which still stands as the largest and most successful animal rescue ever undertaken. Her inspiring and informative talk not only covers this groundbreaking conservation effort – it highlights the importance of teamwork, collaboration, leadership, and community service. This presentation is based on Dyan’s TED talk, The Great Penguin Rescue, which has been viewed nearly 500,000 times on TED.com.
Suitable for ages 10 & up. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4616093423780/WN_b7qLgETOR0qF_t-uXzC_Tg
January 25, 2021, 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Practice clearing your mind, being in the present moment and reducing stress in this 30-minute mindfulness meditation class. You will learn how to practice daily mindfulness and calm your mind and body with meditation. Participants are welcome to find a quiet, comfortable space to relax and join mindfulness teacher, Lauren Masse in this Zoom webinar.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1IOxiCpaSPKnKiTOSHpLHw.
January 26, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pub Trivia is back! We can't see you in person but we can geek out over useless facts via Zoom.
Register through Zoom at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-yrpjkoEtaPicjsxQL5aXIpd7_5cZbL
Attendees can make their own teams, but our usual rules apply so no more than six people per team, please. Also, please arrange for a way for teams to communicate together that is NOT via Zoom or Zoom chat. We recommend a Facebook group message or group text message. Individuals can register for the meeting to see their team members, but we will ask for a team captain to submit answers.
January 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins - Part 1: 1850–1900
Organized chronologically, Currents/Crosscurrents places iconic paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures in dialogue with works by and lesser-known and unknown artists. In the first presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins will explore works created between 1850 and 1900, by artists including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sexILsv7TleRwhzqPgC6tw
This program is a collaboration of Memorial Hall Library and the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy.
January 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual
Organized chronologically, Currents/Crosscurrents places iconic paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures in dialogue with works by and lesser-known and unknown artists. In the first presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins will explore works created between 1850 and 1900, by artists including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. This free program is presented via Zoom in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library?; registration is required.
January 27, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Read Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and engage in a virtual conversation with local educators and students.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o9rjg22sQaibd-1gNe7Xvw.
Reynolds (Look Both Ways) lends his signature flair to remixing Kendi’s award-winning Stamped from the Beginning into a powerful “not a history book” primer on the historical roots and present-day manifestations of antiblack racism in America. In five sections, Reynolds’s conversational text discusses the influential figures, movements, and events that have propagated racist ideas, beginning in 1415 with the publication of the infamous work that laid the groundwork for subsequent religious justifications of enslaving African peoples and continuing through the “war on drugs” and #BlackLivesMatter...Kendi and Reynolds’s volume is essential, meaningfully accessible reading. ---Publishers Weekly
Hosted by Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library.
January 28, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Explore the beauty and grandeur of the Alaskan National Parks in this virtual presentation. Steve Farrar will take us to Glacier Bay, Denali, Katmai and more.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sH-M04QKSa-qUB6DyKwebw.
Steve Farrar grew up in Medfield and experienced his first National Parks as an impressionable 14-year-old on the way to the 1969 National Boy Scout Jamboree in Idaho. The 5-day bus trip from Salt Lake City included stops in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park, which sparked a fascination with natural beauty that has evolved into Steve’s life-long passion for visiting our National Parks. His adventures exploring 61 of the 62 parks include hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, scuba diving the coral reefs of the Virgin Islands, camping among the wolves on Isle Royale, scaling rock faces in Yosemite, and climbing to the summits of Mount Rainier and Denali.
January 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child will discuss their latest book, The Scorpion's Tail, in this Zoom webinar. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1816097759240/WN_OaOensW3TeCt5t5wvKYIOA
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 has published seven novels of his own, including bestsellers such as 'Full Wolf Moon' and 'Deep Storm.'
January 22, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
January 20, 2021, 2:30 PM
January 21, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
January 21, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM @ virtual Web Ex
January 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 25, 2021, 7:00 PM
January 26, 2021, 7:00 PM @ @virtual Web ex
January 27, 2021, 4:00 PM
January 27, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Virtual WebEx
January 28, 2021, All Day
January 28, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
January 28, 2021, 10:00 AM @ virtual Web ex
January 28, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Webex Virtual