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What’s Happening at the Library? – Sept. 16 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.

Director’s Corner: Thank you to all who made it to the Strategic Planning Retreat and had the opportunity to hear our presentation on the Library Building Project.  If you missed it, we strongly encourage you to take a moment to read about all of the exciting details here.

Library Design Open House: Wed., Sept. 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Library Trustees, Library Director, Building Sub-Committee and Sustainability representatives, as they present the future Library Building design, plans, renderings and schematics in a give- and take- public forum in the Library Meeting Room. Attendees and drop-ins may join a tour of the current library on the half-hour starting at 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Crafternoon: Mon., Sept. 19 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Tweens & Teens – Join Jess for an afternoon of crafting and creating. Please e-mail jdyment@westfordma.gov if you have any questions. Register here.

Blanchard Middle School Book Club: Every third Tuesday 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Join Jess and Mrs. Brandt after school in the Learning Commons. We’ll discuss a different book each meeting – please have your J.V. Fletcher Library card info on hand at the first meeting on 9/20.

Math Club: Wednesdays on 9/21, 10/26, 11/23, and 12/28 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Join YA Librarian Jess and library volunteer Patrick for a meeting of mathematical minds. Each meeting we will learn theories, solve problems, and build upon your math knowledge with fun activities and games. For Grades 6-8. Register here.

Mother Goose Story Time: Monday AND Thursday Mornings Starting Sept. 26 at 10:30 -11:15 a.m. Twice a week in the Meeting Room! 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. If the weather cooperates, we may hold some sessions outside. Drop-in.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Mon., September 26 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the Meeting Room. We’ll be discussing The Lighthouse by P.D. James. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Kristina at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details.

Pajama Story Time: Mon., Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Pajama Time meets once a month on a Monday evening in the Meeting Room for children ages 3 to 7. Get into those pajamas and grab a favorite stuffed animal or blanket and come on in! Drop-in.

Library Design Open House: Wed., Sept. 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Library Trustees, Library Director, Building Sub-Committee and Sustainability representatives, as they present the future Library Building design, plans, renderings and schematics in a give- and take- public forum in the Library Meeting Room. Attendees may join a tour of the current library.

Did You Know?  In 2022 the Library hosted 1,374 programs with 7,607 attendees.

Staff Recommends: Jess Dyment, our Young Adult Librarian, recommends the award-winning, The Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley. “Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug. Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.Now, as the deceptions―and deaths―keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.”

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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