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What’s Happening at the Library? — Nov. 4 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: Due to increased construction costs, all 12 libraries (including Westford) who are currently on the wait list for construction grants from the MBLC are reaching out to the Governor, State Legislators and the Legislative Library Caucus requesting surplus or state ARPA funds in the October Commonwealth supplemental budget. Click here if you wish to send an email to your state representative and state senator asking them to allocate these funds in the state’s supplemental budget. While the library project passed at Special Town Meeting with a 2/3rds majority, residents must additionally vote at the November 8 local ballot

Holiday Closure: In observance of Veterans Day, the Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 2022. The Library will re-open on Sat., November 12 at 10 a.m. 

Library Adult Book Discussion Club: Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Our meetings take place in the downstairs Meeting Room. Join us on Thursday 11/10 to discuss All the Frequent Trouble of Our Days by Rebecca Donner. Copies are available at the Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Overdrive.  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Candle Making Workshop: Thursday, 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.

Drop-In Button Making: Tuesday, November 8th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Middle and High Schoolers: this election day, stop by the Meeting Room to design and create a button or two using our button maker! No registration required.

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? The Library provides Homebound Delivery Service. Any Westford resident who is unable to come to the Library due to limited mobility, illness or physical disability is eligible for homebound delivery, within the available resources. Homebound status may be permanent or temporary. For more information please contact the Homebound Librarian, Judy Madsen at 978-399-2301 or jmadsen@westfordma.gov

Staff Recommends: The nights are growing colder, warm up with a romance.  Check out staff pick, Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan “Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.”

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