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What’s Happening at the Library? – June 17 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: Pardon Our Appearance as we shift collections to make more room for our most-used collections! We are creating space in both the Young Adult AND the Large Print collections to satisfy two of our high-usage reader groups. Do ask for assistance if you cannot find what you are searching for!

Juneteenth: The Library will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

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 , Teens Summer Reading page and the Adult Summer Reading Page for more information. Please call or email us with any questions on these exciting summer-long programs. 

Young Adult Writers’ Club: Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. A chance to meet up with fellow writers to discuss your latest projects, read your work aloud if you want to, and write in a relaxing and encouraging space. YA Librarian Jess will be present at each meeting with writing prompts, brain exercises, and snacks! 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. Register here.

Teen and Tween Crafting Circle: Wed., June 22 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your creativity and join us in a meeting of crafty minds. We’ll focus on a different crafting skill each meeting, and provide the materials to get you started! All skill levels welcome. Register Here.

Teen and Tween Acting & Improv with Little Spark Theater: Friday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Ali from Little Spark Theater will lead participants in an exploration of the basics of acting and improvisation through games. Get ready for some antics, shenanigans, and a ridiculously fun time! Register here.

Middle Grade Book Club: Monday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. For kids entering grades 5-8. Join YA Librarian Jess in the Meeting Room for a discussion of Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Main Circulation desk. Snacks provided! Register here.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Mon., Jun. 27 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll meet on the library’s back lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll meet on Zoom, and members will receive an email with the link that morning. We’ll be discussing The Survivors by Jane Harper. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Kristina at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details.

Jazzin’ the Blues with The Paul Speidel Band: Tue., Jun. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get ready to rock out to some jazzy beats! The Paul Speidel Band has been playing in the Boston area for over 20 years. They have played with many greats including Jay Geils, Shirley Lewis, and John Lee Hooker, Jr. This concert will take place outside on the library’s back lawn. If the weather does not cooperate, the concert will be in our downstairs Meeting Room. No registration required. Questions? Email kleedberg@westfordma.gov.

YA Book Club: Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. For teens entering grades 8-12. Join YA Librarian Jess for a discussion of The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe. Copies of the book are available at the Main Desk. Snacks provided! Register here.
Family Concert with the Rolie Polie Guacamole Band Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. – Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole offers a seriously rocking show of original tunes and classic covers. Please mark your calendar – you won’t be disappointed. Register here.

Did You Know? The Library provides many options for home entertainment options.  The library offers streaming services and digital collections all available for free with your library card. Whether you are looking for movies, TV shows, e-books, digital audiobooks, music, or comics, we have the collection for you.  Check out Freegal, Hoopla, Kanopy, and Overdrive from the library’s website.

Staff Recommends: If you are looking for middle school or young adult book recommendations, be sure to talk to our Young Adult Librarian, Jess Dyment.  One of her recent young adult favorites is, White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson. “Believing her new home to actually be alive, especially when her brother almost dies, Marigold and her new blended family won’t be safe until she brings the truth to light once and for all.”

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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