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What’s Happening at the Library? – Sept. 9 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.

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.

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.

Preschool Concert with Steve Blunt: Wed., Sept. 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.

Adult Book Discussion Club: Thu., Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Our meetings will take place in the downstairs Meeting Room. Join us. to discuss West with the Night by Beryl Markham. Copies are available at the Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Overdrive and hoopla. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

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.

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. This story time will be limited to 20 participants (not including adults) when held inside. Please consult the web site for more information on how to secure a spot for your child.

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? Out of the almost 25,000 residents of Westford, 19,383 of them have Library cards. The Library has something to offer everyone!

Staff Recommends: A popular title that was published in 2017 is resurging again. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid is reappearing on hold lists. “Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself… Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds, revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love, Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.”

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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