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What’s Happening at the Library? – June 24 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: Would you like to learn more about the Library Building Project?  Please watch this informational discussion on WestfordCat  with Ellen Rainville, Library Director, and Alisha Hillam, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees.

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.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., July 5 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Virtual Visiting Our National Parks: Thu., July 7 at 7:00 p.m. Join John Bunker to learn about his experiences visiting over 25 National Parks in the last two decades. While serving as the Associate Dean, UNH College of Health and Human Services, John originally developed this presentation for an undergrad class, detailing his adventures and misadventures in some of his favorite national parks: Badlands, Bryce, Canyonlands, Glacier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone (pictured), and Zion. You’ll receive a copy of John’s handout, Top Ten Lessons Learned. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email kleedberg@westfordma.gov.

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. 

Did You Know? You can borrow an Orion Starblast 4.5 from the Library?  Spend a summer evening gazing at the stars. Check it out!

Staff Recommends: Jeanne Millet, who always has interesting books to recommend, really enjoyed “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus. “Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with–of all things–her mind. True chemistry results. Like science, though, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother but also the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.”

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