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: LIBRARY BUILDING PROJECT HIGHLIGHTED AT TOWN STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT: Register for the free Town Strategic Planning Retreat on Thursday, September 8 from 5-8pm and get a free Kimball’s dinner and ice cream while discussing the latest topics and issues of Westford town interest! This includes a major presentation on the Library Building Project and its $8 million library grant which must be approved and funded in two steps by town voters this fall. Everyone is welcome – join us under the big tent at Kimball’s on Rt. 110 — Register Here.
Labor Day Hours: In observance of Labor Day, the Library will be closed Sat., Sept. 3 through Mon., Sept. 5. The Library will re-open on Tues., Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Young Adult Writers’ Club: Tue., August 30 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.
Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss The Dead Are Rising: the Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne. Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive or hoopla. Email Charles Schweppe at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Develop Your Resume – Part I: Wed., Sept. 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is perfect for you! Register here.
Story Time and Book Club Online Registration: Mon., Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Online registration for these programs starts Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. Please see the website for descriptions of our selection of story times. Book clubs are open to Westford residents and non-resident Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library. Book clubs are for grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, and 4 and 5 (combined) and meet once a month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Non-Fiction Book Club is for kids in grades 3 and 4 and meets once a month on Monday afternoon. The Art Book club is for kids in grade 3 to 5 and meets once a month on a Thursday afternoon.
Preschool Concert with Steve Blunt, Wednesday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m. The big kids are back to school so that means the younger kids get a energetic show just right for preschoolers with dancing, singing, and playing along with Steve. If it rains, we will move the show inside to the Meeting Room. No registration required.
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!
Did You Know? You can search the Heritagehub database for death notices and obituaries from 1704-present. Get started by logging in with your Westford Library card number.
Staff Recommends: If you haven’t read it yet, Heather Nevits recommends The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. “The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet–unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson–sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. “
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