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What’s Happening at the Library? — Nov. 18 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 – This deserves a second posting! : Thank you to everyone who attended Special Town Meeting and the November 8 election 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.  We look forward to providing the town of Westford with new services and a state of the art Library!

Holiday Hours:  On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Eve, the Library will close at 3:00 p.m.; we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 25. The Library will be open on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.

Pajama Story Time: Mon., Nov. 28 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!

Monday Mystery Book Club: Mon., Nov. 28 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room. We’ll be discussing Lightning Strike, by William Kent Krueger. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the e-book and digital audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Kristina at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details.

YA Crafternoon: Mon., Nov. 28 at 3:00 p.m. Come to the Meeting Room to hang out, listen to music, and get crafty! Join Jess and our special guest artist Manmeet to learn the art of paper quilling. For Grade 6 and up! Register here.

Virtual Nutcrackers-a Colorful History: Thur., Dec. 1 at 11:00 a.m. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. Our look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them. This program will be led by art historian Mary Woodward, who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Register here.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room to discuss Codebreaker by Walter Isaacson. This will also be our Title Picking party for 2023. Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive . Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Upcoming Drop-in Story Times 

Mother Goose for ages 0 and up: Monday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room

Book Bunch for ages 2-4: Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room

Book Worms for ages 3-5: Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:15 p.m.

Wiggle Words for ages 2-4: Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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.

Staff Recommends: Jess Dyment recommends the powerful memoir, Know My Name, by Chanel Miller. “Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting “Emily Doe” on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators.”

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