Author Visits & Lectures

Author Visits & Lectures

NOTE: All events are FREE thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.  All events are held in the library’s first-floor Meeting Room.  A book selling and signing will take place after each event.  There is no obligation to purchase a book.  Registration is required for all events.  Register by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing, visiting the library’s online calendar of events at, or stopping by the library’s Front Desk.

2016 Author Visits

Tuesday, January 25, 7pm -- An Evening with Alison O'Leary -- Author of 'Inns and Adventures' -- Author Visit #1

Author Alison O'Leary will discuss her book, Inns and Adventures: A History and Explorer's Guide to Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Berkshires.

Thursday, January 27, 7pm -- An Evening with Seng Ty -- Author of 'The Years of Zero' -- Author Visit #2

Author Seng Ty will discuss his book, The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge.

Thursday, February 4, 7pm -- An Evening with Tzivia Gover -- Author of 'Joy In Every Moment' -- Author Visit #3

Author Tzivia Gover will discuss her book, Joy In Every Moment: Mindful Exercies for Waking to the Wonders of Ordinary Life.

Tuesday, February 9, 7pm -- An Evening with Kate Clifford Larson -- Author of 'Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter' -- Author Visit #4

Author Kate Clifford Larson will discuss her book, Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter.

Thursday, February 11, 7pm -- An Evening with Mitzi Weinman -- Author of 'It's About Time!' -- Author Visit #5

Author Mitzi Weinman will discuss her book, It's About Time!: Transforming Chaos into Calm, A to Z

Tuesday, February 16, 7pm -- An Evening with Joseph Votano -- Author of 'The Shaker Legacies' -- Author Visit #6

Author Joseph Votano will discuss his book, The Shaker Legacies: Hancock and Mount Lebanon.

Thursday, February 18, 7pm -- An Evening with E. Phillip Brown & Tom Vartabedian -- Authors of 'Armenians of the Merrimack Valley' -- Author Visit #7

Author E. Phillip Brown and Tom Vartabedian will discuss their book, Armenians of the Merrimack Valley

Tuesday, February 23, 7pm -- An Evening with Anthony Sammarco -- Author of 'The Sons of Italy in Massachusetts' -- Author Visit #8

Author Anthony Sammarco will discuss his book, The Sons of Italy in Massachusetts.

Thursday, February 25, 7pm -- An Evening with Barbara Berenson -- Author of 'Boston & The Civil War' -- Author Visit #9

Author Barbara Berenson will discuss her book, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution.

Saturday, March 5, 2pm -- An Afternoon with Tammy Rebello & L.F. Blanchard -- Authors of 'Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts' -- Author Visit #10

Authors Tammy Rebello & L.F. Blanchard will discuss their book, Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, March 8, 7pm -- An Evening with J.W. Ocker -- Author of 'Poe-Land' -- Author Visit #11

Author J.W. Ocker will discuss his book, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe.

Thursday, March 10, 7pm -- An Evening with Brady Carlson -- Author of 'Dead Presidents' -- Author Visit #12

Author Brady Carlson will discuss his book, Dead Presidents: An American Adventure Into Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders.

Tuesday, March 15, 7pm -- An Evening with Dr. Peter Grinspoon -- Author of 'Free Refills' -- Author Visit #13

Author Peter Grinspoon will discuss his book, Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction.

Thursday, March 17, 7pm -- An Evening with Peter Zheutlin -- Author of 'Rescue Road' -- Author Visit #14

Author Peter Zheutlin will discuss his book, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway.

Saturday, March 19, 2pm -- An Afternoon with Samuel Redman -- Author of 'Bone Rooms' -- Author Visit #15

Author Samuel Redman will discuss his book, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums.

Tuesday, March 22, 7pm -- An Evening with Pagan Kennedy  -- Author of 'Inventology' -- Author Visit #16

Author Pagan Kennedy will discuss her book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change The World.

Thursday, March 24, 7pm -- An Evening with Dianne Benson Davis -- Author of 'Eagle One' -- Author Visit #17

Author Dianne Benson Davis will discuss her book, Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles -- A Wildlife Memoir.

Tuesday, March 29, 7pm -- An Evening with Bob Halloran -- Author of 'White Devil' -- Author Visit #18

Author Bob Halloran will discuss his book, White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss

Thursday, March 31, 7pm -- An Evening with Terry Greene Clark -- Author of 'Demystifying College Admissions' -- Author Visit #19

Author Terry Greene Clark will discuss her book, Demystifying College Admissions: A Parent-To-Parent Guide To The Reality of the College Process.

Thursday, April 7, 7pm -- An Evening with Ted Reinstein -- Author of 'Wicked Pissed' -- Author Visit #20

Author Ted Reinstein will discuss his book, Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds.

Saturday, April 9, 2pm -- An Evening with Dan Szczesny -- Author of 'The Adventures of Buffalo & Tough Cookie' -- Author Visit #21

Author Dan Szezesny will discuss his book, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie: A Hiking Journey of Discovery Through New Hampshire's '52 With A View' Mountains List

Tuesday, April 12, 7pm -- An Evening with Arlene Weintraub -- Author of 'Heal' -- Author Visit #22

Author Arlene Weintraub will discuss her book, Heal: The Vital Role Of Dogs In The Search For Cancer Cures.

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm -- An Evening with Emerson "Tad" Baker -- Author of 'A Storm of Witchraft' -- Author Visit #23

Author Emerson Baker will discuss his book, A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience

Thursday, April 14, 7pm -- An Evening with David McKean -- Author of 'Lowell Irish' -- Author Visit #24

Author David McKean will discuss his book, Lowell Irish.

Tuesday, April 19, 7pm -- An Evening with Joseph Bagley -- Author of 'A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts' -- Author Visit #25

Author Joseph Bagley will discuss his book, A History of Bostin in 50 Artifacts

Thursday, April 21, 7pm -- An Evening with Anastacia Salcedo -- Author of 'Combat-Ready Kitchen' -- Author Visit #26

Author Anastacia Marx De Salcedo will discuss her book, Combat-Ready Kitchen: How The U.S. Military Shapes The Way You Eat

Tuesday, April 26, 7pm -- An Evening with Michael Paul Smith  -- Author of 'Elgin Park' -- Author Visit #27

Author Michael Paul Smith will discuss his book, Elgin Park: The 1/24th Scale Creation of a Fictional Mid 20th Century American Town.

Thursday, April 28, 7pm -- An Evening with Leo Maloney -- Author of 'Arch Enemy' -- Author Visit #28

Author Leo Maloney will discuss his book, Arch Enemy.

Tuesday, May 3, 7pm -- An Evening with Nathalia Holt -- Author of 'Rise of the Rocket Girls' -- Author Visit #29

Author Nathalia Holt will discuss her book, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Thursday, May 5, 7pm -- An Evening with Jay Atkinson -- Author of 'Massacre on the Merrimack' -- Author Visit #30

Author Jay Atkinson will discuss his book, Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston's Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America.

Tuesday, May 10, 7pm -- An Evening with Noah Wilson-Rich -- Author of 'The Bee: A Natural History' -- Author Visit #31

Author Noah Wilson-Rich will discuss his book, The Bee: A Natural History.

Thursday, May 12, 7pm -- An Evening with Jean Trounstine -- Author of 'Boy With A Knife' -- Author Visit #32

Author Jean Trounstine will discuss her book, Boy With A Knife: A Story Of Murder, Remorse and a Prisoner's Fight For Justice.

Saturday, May 14, 2pm -- An Afternoon with Dianne Benson Davis -- Author of 'Eagle One' -- Author Visit #17 (**Rescheduled From Thursday, March 24**)

Author Dianne Benson Davis will discuss her book, Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles -- A Wildlife Memoir.

Monday, May 16, 2pm -- Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: The Evolution of Work with Katy Tynan -- Author of 'Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap To Self-Employment Success' -- Author Visit #33

Author Katy Tynan will discuss how the nature of work is evolving.

Tuesday, May 17, 7pm -- An Evening with Ted Elliman -- Author of 'Wildflowers of New England' -- Author Visit #34

Author Ted Elliman will discuss his book, Wildflowers of New England.

Thursday, May 19, 7pm -- An Evening with B.A. Shapiro -- Author of 'The Muralist' -- Author Visit #35

Author B.A. Shapiro will discuss her book, The Muralist.

Tuesday, May 24, 7pm -- An Evening with Susan Senator -- Author of 'Autism Adulthood' -- Author Visit #36

Author Susan Senator will discuss her book, Autism Adulthood: Strategies & Insights For A Fulfilling Life.

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30am -- A Conversation With Tom MacDonald -- Author of 'The Charlestown Connection' -- Author Visit #37

Author Tom MacDonald will discuss his book, The Charlestown Connection.

Thursday, May 26, 7pm -- An Evening with Michael Tougias -- Author of 'The Finest Hours' -- Author Visit #38

Author Michael Tougias will discuss his book, The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue.

Monday, June 6, 7pm -- An Evening with Lisa Pearson -- Author of 'Arnold Arboretum' -- Author Visit #39

Author Lisa Pearson will discuss her new book, Arnold Arboretum

Tuesday, June 7, 7pm -- An Evening with Mitchell Zuckoff -- Author of '13 Hours' -- Author Visit #40

Author Mitchell Zuckoff will discuss his book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi.

Wednesday, June 22, 7pm -- An Evening with Paul Clerici -- Author of 'Boston Marathon: History By The Mile' -- Author Visit #41

Author Paul Clerici will discuss his new book, Boston Marathon: History By The Mile

Tuesday, June 28, 7pm -- An Evening with Patricia Bateson -- Author of 'Firewalk: Transcending The Fear, Awakening To Love' -- Author Visit #42

Author Patricia Bateson will discuss her new book, Firewalk: Transcending The Fear, Awakening To Love.  

Tuesday, July 12, 7pm -- An Evening with Bestselling Cookbook Author Terry Walters -- Author of 'Eat Clean, Live Well' -- Author #43

Author Terry Walters will discuss her new cookbook, Eat Clean, Live Well.

Thursday July 21, 7pm -- An Evening with Teresa Mosher -- Author of 'A Year In My Rose Garden' -- Author #44

Author Teresa Mosher will discuss her new book, A Year In My Rose Garden.

Tuesday, July 26, 7pm -- An Evening with John Olivere -- Author of 'We Regret To Inform You' -- Author #45

Author John Olivere will discuss his book, We Regret To Inform You: A Combat Experience In Vietnam.

Thursday, July 28, 7pm -- An Evening with Mary Baures -- Author of 'Love Heals Baby Elephants' -- Author #46

Author Mary Baures will discuss her book, Love Heals Baby Elephants.