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What’s Happening at the Library? – July 29 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.

Mother Goose Story Time: Every Monday in August from 10:30 -11:15 a.m. We are OUTSIDE for the summer! This is a great early literacy program for you and your littlest ones. Get them started with reading fundamentals like rhymes, finger plays, and stories. No registration required!

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. Copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Pirates: Lost at Sea with Talewise! (formerly Sciencetellers): Wed, Aug. 3 at 1:00 p.m. Set sail on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost. Throughout the story, Talewise will explore the incredible science behind clouds, physical and chemical changes, air pressure, and more! If it rains, this program will take place in the Meeting room. This program is for ages 5 and up. Register here.

Virtual History of the Quabbin Reservoir: Thu., Aug. 4 at 7:00 p.m. The Quabbin Reservoir is part of a water supply system that provides drinking water to 43% of Massachusetts. How much do you know about the reservoir, its history and how it is managed today? Join Maria Beiter-Tucker from the Department of Conservation and Recreation Quabbin Visitor Center as we explore the history, answer questions and dispel some of the myths that surround this vital resource of the Commonwealth. Register here. 

Grand Finale with the amazing Toe Jam Puppet Band Tuesday, Aug 9 at 2:30 p.m. The grand finale to summer reading just would not be the same without the Toe Jam Puppet Band! Put it on your calendars – this rocking high-energy show is packed with original music, crammed with laughs, and overflowing with fun. Bring a blanket and enjoy the fun outside in the grass behind the library and celebrate all of the great reading you did this summer. If it rains, we will be in the Meeting Room. Register here.

Adult Book Club: Thu., Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the downstairs meeting room. We will discuss Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Copies are available at Main Desk. Please request the book by title when you come to pick it up and tell the staff it is for the Library Adult Book Club. The ebook and audiobook are both available on Overdrive and on Hoopla. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Did You Know? Tumblebooks is a curated database of e-books for children. “The collection has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non fiction books and videos, curated playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! Check it out here!

Staff Recommends: Jess Dyment, our Young Adult Librarian, recommends the YA graphic Novel, The Girl from the Sea”, by Molly Knox Ostertag. “Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface…whether Morgan is ready or not.”

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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