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What’s Happening at the Library? – April 1 Edition


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WESTFORD – Assistant Library Director Kristina Leedberg has shared the most recent edition of “What’s Happening at the Library?” with WestfordCAT. 

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

Director’s Corner: The Library supports over thirty-three neighborhood, school and in-library Book Clubs and Book Groups, ordering multiple titles through the Massachusetts Library System daily delivery service. Over 11 million items were delivered statewide in FY21! 

Stony Brook School Book Club: Tues., April 5 at 2 p.m. Join librarians Jess and Ms. Smith after school in the Stony Brook Library. April is National Poetry Month, and we will be discussing our chosen novels-in-verse with a related activity. 

Virtual Discover India Series: Mon. Apr. 4 & Apr. 11, May 2 & 9, all at 7 p.m. Hosted by the India Association of Greater Boston, this series of four virtual programs explores some of India’s exciting facts, places, people, and architecture. For middle schoolers, teens, and adults. Register through the Library Events Calendar to receive a single Zoom link for all four programs. 

Origami Peace Cranes for Teens and Tweens: Wed., April 6 at 3 p.m. Join artist Heather Monahan in making origami cranes in the colors of the Ukranian flag to spread the message of peace. Make some to bring home, hand them out to friends, and help to fill up the library’s crane box. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Adults: Wed. Apr. 6 and Apr. 20, all at 7 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. 

Tween & Teen Crafternoon: Mon., April 11 at 3:30 p.m. Join Jess in the meeting room for a fun and relaxing afternoon of crafting. We will be making key chains with pearler beads! There will be snacks, so please email Jess at jdyment@westfordma.gov if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Passover PJ Story Time with PJ Library: Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. PJ Library and singer songwriter Susan Shane- Linder will present a very special Passover Story time in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Passover with a story and songs. This program is generously presented by PJ Library, an organization that shares Jewish stories and books with families, and their co-sponsors. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

In-Person Adult Book Discussion: Thu., April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room to discuss, Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Copies are available for at the Main Desk. Download an audio or e-book copy from Overdrive. Please contact Kristina Leedberg (kleedberg@westfordma.gov) with any questions. No registration required.

In-Person Story Times: Since space is limited to 20 children, please plan to arrive before the program begins and go to the Children’s Desk (upstairs) and ask for name tags for each child. Once you have your name tags, go down to the Meeting Room and wait at the door.

The doors to the Meeting Room close when the program is full and will remain closed. Latecomers are welcome to visit the children’s room upstairs.

Mini Mother Goose, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. is a weekly story time babies and their caregivers.

Book Bunch, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.is an early literacy story time for preschoolers aged 2 to 4 years old. 

Book Worms, Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. is an early literacy story time for older preschoolers ages 4 and 5. 

Tales and Tunes, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. is a weekly, musical story time for children ages 1 1/2 to 3. 

Mother Goose, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. is a weekly, story time for babies and preschoolers with their parents.

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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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