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.
Fall Story Times: We offer a variety of small group (under 25 kids) story times for children this fall that take place in the Meeting Room. To accommodate a wider variety of participants there will be no registrations or reservations. Plan to arrive early – before the start of small group Story time. Go to the Children’s Desk and ask for a Story time ticket for each child to claim your spots in the story time. Your options for story time are Book Bunch for kids ages 2-4 on Tuesdays at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.; Book Worms for kids ages 3-5 on Tuesdays at 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.; and Wiggle Words for ages 2-4 on Wednesdays at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Please see the website for descriptions of our book clubs and story times.
Youth Services 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. 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. Please see the website for descriptions of our book clubs and story times.
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.
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!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? Westford resident, Heather Monahan, made over 3,000 peace cranes to memorialize the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The cranes were on display at the Library for many months and are now available for people to take home. The next time you are at the Main Desk, please also take home a peace crane.
Staff Recommends: If you like autobiographies and fashion, Holly Sheridan-Pritchard recommends D.V. by Diane Vreeland. “Fashion enthusiasts, fashionistas, culture mavens, style savants and loyal admirers will adore Diana Vreeland’s autobiography, D.V. (2011). Vreeland a French-American fashion columnist and Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue editor provides a snapshot of celebrity life replete with social climbers and name-droppers. The large cast of characters, always changing spotlight and Vreeland’s adept style and originality lace her unique narrative with candor and humor.”
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