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Unless otherwise noted, all of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library, Inc.

Holiday Closing:  In observance of the President’s day holiday, the Library will be closed on Monday, February 21.

Virtual Visit with Elsa: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 2:00 p.m.: Join Queen Elsa as she takes you on a Frozen journey to Arendelle for winter stories, songs, and dancing. Please feel free to dress up in your favorite costume. This program is for all ages. Please register through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Concert with the Rockabye Beats: Wed., Feb. 23 at 1:00 p.m.: Get a little crazy with the Rockabye Beats; Marcos and Shon deliver hands on learning through music, bouncing, and all kinds of shenanigans. They will inspire your niños (and you!) to sing, dance, and move. We think this live virtual program is good for all ages, but the little ones will really love it. Please register through the Library Events Calendar for the Zoom link to this program.

Painting with Pop-Up Art School: Wednesday, Feb 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Paint along with the amazing artists from Pop Up Art School! Registered attendees will receive a kit with all the supplies needed to create your own painting. Hosted virtually on Zoom for ages 11+, please register through the Library Events Calendar

Let’s Draw Impossible Animals: Virtual Cartooning Class, Thurs., Feb. 24 at 2:00 p.m.: For school age kids, award winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski will teach you how to draw some impossible animals like a platypussy cat and a bengalbunny. You supply the paper, pencil, and maybe an eraser. Rick supplies the expertise and fun. Sign up for this Zoom event through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Monday Mystery Book Club: Mon., Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll be discussing The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves. Please note that we now meet at 2:00. Print copies are available at Main Desk, the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive, and the audiobook is also on Hoopla. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for the Zoom link.

Virtual Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., Mar. 1 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll discuss The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. Copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for Zoom details!

Virtual Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Adults: Wed. Mar 2, Mar. 16, Apr. 6 and Apr. 20, all at 7:00 p.m. Four-part series from the Babson Literacy Financial Project for young adults (17 to 30-year-olds). Hosted & sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library & made available to Westford residents. Visit our Adult Programs page to learn more about this series.  

Virtual Getting Started with Irish Genealogy: Thu., Mar. 10 at 7 p.m. Interested in tracing your Irish family history, but not sure where to begin? Judy Lucey, senior archivist at the N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, will demonstrate the first steps, some of the challenges, and the key strategies and sources for getting started. Lecture and Q&A. Please register for this program through our Library Events Calendar. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Tax Forms: The library has copies of the 2021 tax year 1040 & 1040-SR forms and instructions. We also have the Mass. tax booklets, both resident & nonresident editions. If you need any supplementary forms, we’ll print them on demand. Ask at the Information Services desk!

If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at westfordlibrary@westfordma.gov.

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