Virtual events scheduled by Tewksbury Public Library
TEWKSBURY – Tewksbury Public Library has several virtual events scheduled this week.
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, a 30-minute mindfulness and meditation class will be led by teacher Lauren Masse. The course, which takes place every Monday in June, will teach participants how to practice mindfulness on a daily basis and how to calm their mind and body. Masse is a Certified Holistic Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and founded Mindful Minis Boston in 2018.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, author David Vermette will give a Zoom presentation, titled The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, based on his latest book, “A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans.” The presentation will explore the history of the so-called “Second Klan” of the 1920s, focusing on the New England chapters of the Klan.
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, there will be a presentation chronicling the life and achievements of renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The event, led by fiveminutemozard.com creator Dan Lupo, will follow the timeline of Bach’s misunderstood life. Attendees will learn how future composer Felix Mendelssohn revived Bach’s reputation and reignited his legacy. Lupo’s program will consist of a spoken lecture and live piano performances.
At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, an event called The Race to Save the World’s Endangered Languages will shine a light on the secret relics of extinct languages that shape the way we speak. Around the world, half of the 6,000 languages spoken today are expected to disappear within the next 30 years. Linguists and volunteers are trying to prevent this from happening. The presentation is based on the latest research, compiled in collaboration with the Endangered Language Association. The event will be led by Eamon McCarthy Earls, the author of several books, including “Cold War New England: How One Region Fought to Keep the Cold War from Getting Hot.”
To register for one of these virtual events, visit the library’s events calendar at tewksburypl.org or call 978-640-4490.
Littleton receives $250,000 grant to improve public safety communications
LITTLETON – The City of Littleton has received a $250,000 state grant that will improve the communications capabilities and cybersecurity of its public safety, electrical and water departments.
The funding will extend the city’s municipal fiber network to the Newtown Road water storage reservoir. This will replace existing cellular connections and improve communication capabilities for the Littleton Police and Fire Departments, as well as Littleton Electric and Water Utilities.
Currently this area of Littleton has no municipal fiber and only cellular communication is used. Cellular communication can be intermittent and does not always provide the good quality of communication required for every public safety service.
Another key aspect of adding this fiber line extender would be to improve cybersecurity.
The project, which is estimated to cost between $300,000 and $350,000, is expected to be completed in about six months. After the grant money, the remaining cost will be borne by Littleton Light as a capital project.
The project is expected to begin in late fall at the earliest and be completed by September 2023.