The Five Minute Read
Upcoming events at Tewksbury Public Library
TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Library has several exciting in-person and virtual events coming up next week.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, Clinton Presidential Library Education Specialist Kathleen Pate will give a virtual tour of the library and museum, located in Little Rock, Ark. Exhibits include archival documents, photographs and videos from the administration of President Bill Clinton.
At 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, NASA Solar System Ambassador Pat Monteith will give a virtual presentation on the women of NASA. The presentation will include Katherine Johnson, a Black mathematician who worked on the first space expeditions and whose story was told in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” as well as female astronauts and the women currently training for a three-year mission to Mars.
At 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart, will give a virtual talk on the life and work of composer Frederic Chopin. The presentation will include both a spoken lecture and live piano performances.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, author and poet Jeffrey Zygmont will host an in-person reading of poetry by Robert Frost in honor of National Poetry Month. Zygmont will read a selection of Frost’s poems about nature and give context about the poet’s life. Refreshments will be served.
Registration is recommended for all events. For more information on upcoming events at the library or to register, visit tewksburypl.org or call 978-640-4490.
Tyngsboro to collect donations for scholarship fund
TYNGSBORO — The Tyngsboro Scholarship Trust is raising money in a door-to-door fundraising drive this month. Proceeds from the trust support Tyngsboro High School graduates and their path to higher education.
The trust is entirely volunteer-run nonprofit that has awarded more than $200,000 to 245 students over the past six years.
Donations via check can be made payable to the Tyngsboro Scholarship Trust, PO Box 547, Tyngsboro, MA 01879.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State organization recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
LOWELL — The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers will host a series of events with sexual assault survivors to promote individual healing while spreading awareness about digital sexual harassment, violence and other forms of abuse.
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault team at MAPS is inviting community members to two private events, where participants can share personal, cultural food and discuss the impact that those traditional dishes have in their self-care journey.
The organization will also instruct participants how to prepare a Brazilian green tea and green smoothie at 4 p.m. Thursday at its Cambridge office, as well as traditional Cape Verdean couscous at 4:30 p.m. on April 29 at its Dorchester office. MAPS hopes to create a comfortable environment and collective for participants at both events.
“We want to offer participants a safe space to be in community with others and reminisce about shared cultural practices and traditions,” said Dulce Ferreira, director of the MAPS DVSA Program.
Together with local religious organizations and barbershops, MAPS will also discuss how to spot signs of abuse in communities and tools with which to address those threats, in person and online.
MAPS has offices in Lowell, Somerville, Framingham and other Boston-area cities. Besides events, MAPS assists domestic and sexual assault survivors with individuals’ cultural and linguistic needs at the forefront. To learn more about the group, visit maps-inc.org.