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What’s Happening at the Library? — Nov. 25 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: Thanks to the Board of Health and Health Department, the Library has free COVID tests available for pickup at the Library Reference Desk. Families that traveled or gathered together for the holiday, and are low on tests are welcome to take some before a return to work or school. The Library is closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, but is open Saturday,11/26 from 10am – 5pm.

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.

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.

Snap Circuits: Friday, Dec. 2 at 3:30 p.m. For kids in grades 3 through 5, we have different types of snap circuit kits to work with: RC cars, light, 3D illumination, motion, arcade, and green energy. We also have starter kits for anyone new to snap circuits. 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!

Holiday Sing Along with Steve Blunt, Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the season with musician Steve Blunt – we will be ringing jingle bells, dancing, singing along, and covering as many December holidays as we can. Registration for this free program opens on Nov. 28. This program is for all ages.

Staff Recommends: Our Thursday night book club recently read, All the Frequent Trouble of Our Days: the true story of the American woman at the heart of the German resistance to Hitler, by Rebecca Donner.  Kristina and members of the club highly recommend it! “Part biography, part political thriller, part scholarly detective story that draws on letters, diary entries, notes smuggled out of a Berlin prison, and other documents, this true story chronicles the life and brutal death of Mildred Harnack, the American leader of one of the largest underground resistance groups in Germany.”

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