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What’s Happening at the Library? — Oct. 28 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: In order for the Library Building Expansion Project to move forward, town residents must also vote on full project funding at the November 8 local ballot.  Thank you to everyone who voted to approve the Library Building Project at Special Town Meeting on October 17.  We appreciate your continued support!

October 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! 

Teen Tween Halloween: Sat., Oct. 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.

Candle Making Workshop: Thu., Nov.17 at 6:30 p.m.  You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know about candles! This workshop is an introduction to your choice of fragrance candle making. We will discuss types of candles and which waxes are best suited for which type of candle, wick, and heat resistant container sizes, the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils and complete instructions on how to burn a candle. Each participant will make one container candle using soy wax and can choose from a variety of seasonally inspired fragrance oils. Once the wax has cooled undisturbed for approximately 24 hours, the participants will take their candle home and may burn it after a 2 week curing period. Approximate size is: net weight 2.50 oz. (2.5”h x 2.5”w). The wax is hot and fragrance oils can be strongly scented. The program is only for ages 18 and up. Program starts promptly, no admission is allowed after instructions are given. For ages 18 and up. Register here for this one hour adult program.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tues., 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.

Math Club: Wednesdays on 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.

Annual Magazine Giveaway Signup now underway! Each fall we discard our oldest magazine issues to make room for the incoming year, and we offer them to our patrons first before recycling them. We are now taking requests for our 2021 issues! If you want any particular titles, contact Charles Schweppe at 978-399-2304 or at cschweppe@westfordma.gov. This is a “first come, first serve” service. You’ll be notified in December when your titles are ready.

Did You Know? In 1797, the Westford Library originated as a subscription “Social Library,” an institution founded by 25 citizens “willing to promote literature and useful knowledge among ourselves and our families.” The Library was contracted on February 14, 1797.

Staff Recommends: If you are looking for some new ideas to update your space, Bari Pender recommends, Remodelista in Maine: a design lover’s guide to inspired, down-to-earth style by Annie P. Quiggley.With its elegant simplicity and rugged DIY sensibility, the Maine aesthetic is both evergreen and timely. In this one-of-a-kind book, the Remodelista team offers readers both a guide for the design-minded traveler and a master class in re-creating the Maine look in one’s own home. Author Annie Quigley takes readers into 10 exceptional homes, ranging from a renovated farmhouse to a sophisticated artists’ retreat, offering invaluable design lessons along the way.”

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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