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What’s Happening at the Library? – Sept. 23 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: 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.

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.

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.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tues.,  Oct. 11 (one week later than usual) at 7:00 p.m. –  We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Breathe: the New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive . Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Virtual The Forgotten Nations-Native Tribes of New England: Thu., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Colonization happened early on in the New England area, as early as 1609, so many Native Nations and tribal histories were lost. Learn about the Nations that called this land home, where they are now and the thriving communities keeping their histories alive. Led by Heather Bruegl, an Independent Indigenous Consultant and Historian. Bruegel is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is the former Director of Education at Forge Project and travels frequently to present on Native American history, including policy and activism. Hosted in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library. Register here. 

Friends’ Annual Meeting and Featured Speaker-In Person: Tue., Oct. 18 at 7:00 p/m. Bina Venkataraman is an American journalist, author, and science policy expert. She is currently Editor-at-Large at The Boston Globe and a fellow at New America. Since 2011, she has taught in the program on science, technology, and society at MIT. In The Optimist’s Telescope, she draws on her reporting from around the world and new research in biology, psychology, and economics to explain how we can make decisions that benefit us over time. She highlights the surprising practices each of us can adopt in our own lives—and the ones we must fight for as a society. The Optimist’s Telescope is a book brimming with the ideas and insights all of us need to forge a better future.

YA Writers’ Club: Fri., Oct. 21 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Calling all writers! Get together to support each other through the ultimate writing challenge: National Novel Writing Month! Many successful authors have written their first drafts during NaNoWriMo! We will draft our novels, track our progress online, and meet to share ideas and advice. If you don’t want to participate in NaNoWriMo, you’re welcome to come share ideas and encourage others. Register here.

Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library October Book Sale: Fri., Oct. 21, Sat.., Oct. 22 and Sun., Oct. 23 A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending this sale. The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and for the $5.00 Bag Sale on Sunday, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. So much stock! So little time!

Did You Know?  You can stream the “Great Courses” educational series through Kanopy? Check it out here.

Staff Recommends: Mayleen’s latest recommendation is the novel, The Lies I Tell, by Julie Clark.. “Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She’s a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be. A college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. But nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you want to hear, and by the time she’s done, you’ve likely lost everything. Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat’s long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg’s true target is. The Lies I Tell is a twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.”

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