Author! Author! Tewksbury Public Library to Host 100 Authors!

The Tewksbury Public Library has a special authors program on the 2013 calendar. The Libray will host 100 authors for discussions and book signings. The events take place in the Community Room. Here’s a sample of the next few events:

100 Authors to Visit the TPL this Year!

What a coup! Explore fiction, history and learn from experts in their fields. Expect great reading, book signings and discussion time with the authors of 100 books. For these wonderful programs we extend thanks to the remarkable and diligent work of Robert Hayes, our Technical Services Librarian.

Here are a just a few upcoming visits.

Author #3–February 11, Meet author Michael Palmer whose newest thriller is “Political Suicide“.

Author #4 – Feb. 17. Meet author John Fiske as he discusses “The Pilots’ Guide to the Airports of Historic Massachusetts,” including talk about our very own Tew-Mac airport.

Author #9 – March 5, ”Drinking Boston – A History of The City & Its Spirits” by Stephanie Schorow.

Author #17 – April 2, ”Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls” by Kevin Gardner.

Please register using our online Calendar of Eventsor by calling the Library at 978-640-4490.


AUTHOR VISIT #15 ~ On March 25 at 7pm

Legendary Locals of Lowell by Richard Howe & Chaim Rosenberg

Contact: Robert Hayes   978-640-4490 x 205     Details coming soon… Location: Meeting Room

In The Merrimack Valley: Dan Rivera to Challenge Lantigua in Mayoral Primary

 Dan Rivera, At-Large  Lawrence City Councilor 

The Eagle Tribune is reporting that At-Large Lawrence City Councilor Dan Rivera plans to challenge incumbent Mayor William Lantigua in the September primary. Rivera currently serves as the Vice-President of the City Council. Citing the scandals and indictments surrounding the Lantigua administration Rivera tells the Eagle Tribune:

“He’s embarrassed us in a big way,” Rivera said. “I think people are prepared to go to the polls and vote against him, specifically the Hispanic community.”

A Facebook campaign posting gives us some insight about Rivera , his backround and his approach to Lawrence politics:

Like many Lawrence residents, Dan Rivera is the type of person who never had anything handed to him. He has worked hard his entire life and now wants to work hard for you as your next City Councilor At Large. Dan has the right experience and educational background for the job, and shares our common values of a strong work ethic and meaningful community involvement. 

Dan grew up in Lawrence, attended our public schools, and he served our country in Iraq and Kuwait during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. When he returned home, Dan worked his way through college on the GI Bill and later went to night school to attain his Masters degree in business. His professional experiences as a marketing manger and his government involvement at the local and federal level will provide him a solid foundation to hit the ground running as your next City Councilor At Large. Dan Rivera is qualified and prepared to work for Lawrence!

His educational background includes:  1989 graduate of Lawrence High School; 1996 University of Massachusetts at Amherst /BA; 2002 Suffolk University / Masters in Public Administration.

Rivera plans to make a formal announcement  tomorrow February 5 at the Everett Mills, 15 Union Street, at 6:30 p.m. It should be an interesting run-up to the primary. Stay tuned.

Read the full Keith Eddings Eagle Tribune article here: