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What’s Happening at the Library? – May 27 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, all of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library, Inc.

Director’s Corner: Congratulations to our imaginative Youth Services staff for creating our award winning “Into the Woods” float for the Apple Blossom Parade. The coveted Roudenbowl is on display in the Library Browsing Room where the “goose that laid the golden egg” stands watch. 

Friends of the Library June Book Sale: The June Book Sale will take place in the Meeting Room, Friday, June 3- Sunday, June 5.  On Friday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m. there will be a Members Only Preview Sale. Memberships will be available to purchase at the door or purchase one online. The sale will be open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  On Sunday, June 5, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. purchase a bag to fill for $5.00.

Holiday Closing: The Library will be closed Sat., May 28 and Mon., May 30 in observance of Memorial day.

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages! : This summer we have exciting programs and prizes lined up for children, young adults, and adults.  The majority of our program offerings will take place outside on the back lawn. Check out the Children’s Summer Reading page and the Teens Summer Reading page for more information. Please call or email us with any questions on thes exciting summer-long programs. 

Adult Nonfiction Book Club:  Tues., June 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss The Greater Journey: Americans In Paris by David McCullough. Copies are available at Main Desk, the ebook is on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Adult Book Discussion Club: Thu., June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Join us to discuss The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Copies are available at Main Desk. E-book and audiobook copies are also available for download from Overdrive. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Hikes Through History: Thu., June 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room Ever wandered through the woods and wondered who was there before you? Many Massachusetts parks and trails are in historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, award-winning journalist and coauthor of the AMC’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites. Using maps and historic photos, she describes several Massachusetts day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features. Includes varying levels of difficulty (flat and easy to steep and challenging) and variety of scenery. Register here.

Adventure is Out There Magic Show with Mike Bent: Wed., June 22 at 1:00 p.m. on the Back Lawn The Summer reading program kicks off with our favorite magician Mike Bent. This is Mike’s 11th summer reading show with us! This book themed show uses hilarious comedy, amazing magic, music, sound effects, AND storytelling to motivate kids to get reading. Registration opens Mon., June 6.

Did You Know? The Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library fund over 24 passes to Museums and places of interest throughout New England?  Explore all the different passes available and reserve your passes online.

Staff Recommends: Office Manager, Amy Spadano, thinks everyone can benefit from reading Brene Brown’s, Atlas of the Heart.“ Brené Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances, a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.”

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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