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What’s Happening at the Library? — Oct. 21 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, all of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library, Inc.

Director’s Corner: Thank you to everyone who attended Special Town Meeting and voted to approve the Library Building Project.  This could not have happened without the hard work of the Friends of the Library, the Board of Trustees, the Library Building Committee, the Library Staff, and of course, all of you who took the time to show up and express through your vote how important the future of the Library is to the town of Westford.  Town residents must also vote on full project funding at the November 8 local ballot. To learn more about the Library Building Project, please visit the Library’s website.

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!

October 26-31 Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Drop in any day/time we are open from Wednesday, October 26 through Monday, October 31. Kids who read can solve a series of riddles that lead to spooky items located all around the library. Little kids can complete an I SPY sheet and look for Halloweeny items in the Children’s room. Turn in your scavenger hunt and I SPY sheets to the children’s desk and get a special Halloween treat! 

YA Crafternoon: Mon., Oct. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Come to the Meeting Room to hang out, listen to music, and get crafty! We will make pumpkins out of books, as well as create some DIY decorations for our upcoming Halloween party. Register here.

Teen Tween Halloween: Saturday, October 29 at 2:00pm. Costumes encouraged! Come play games, eat snacks, and get in the Halloween spirit. For Grade 6 and Up. No registration required.

Math Club: Wednesdays on 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.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room to discuss, Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker. Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive . Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Interview Preparation and Strategy: Wed., Nov. 2, 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.

Did You Know? The Library has an app! MVLC Mobile is an app that lets you search the library catalog, check your account, see upcoming library events, place holds and more.You can download the app from the following links: Google Play Store  Apple App Store Link.

Staff Recommends: If you enjoy science fiction, check out Jess Dyment recommends the novel, All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Sanders. “When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn’t understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another’s lives. Now they’re both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who’s working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world’s magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will.”

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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