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What’s Happening at the Library? — Dec. 2 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: Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and family-filled holiday season throughout December! The Library Holiday hours are:

  • Closed Saturday, December 24 [Christmas Eve]
  • Closed Sunday, December 25 [Christmas Day]
  • Closed Monday, December 26 [Christmas Day observed]
  • Open Saturday, December 31 from 10am – 5pm. 

Look for our fun-filled holiday programs for the entire family!

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!

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Hiring Employer Event: Wednesday, December 7, 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.

Stony Brook School Book Club: Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting is held after school and end in time for students to catch the late bus. Reach out to our YA Librarian, Jess Dyment, or your school librarian to sign up and be added to the Google classroom. Check out our Events Calendar for future dates and details.

Adult Book Club -Thursday, 12/8 at 7:30 p.m. – Our meetings take place in the downstairs Meeting Room. Join us on Thursday 12/8 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umigrar. Copies are available at Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from or Hoopla and  Overdrive . The December meeting will also be our Title Picking Party for 2023.  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details! 

VIRTUAL Holiday Favorites – The Most Wonderful Songs of The Year: Wednesday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. Hearing holiday music can instantly fill our minds with the smell of pine, the taste of eggnog, and the warmth of a bright burning fire, but did you know that Jingle Bells was originally meant to be a Thanksgiving song? Discover the story behind some of your holiday favorites while we learn why they truly are the most wonderful songs of the year. Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com, a music education platform with over 2 million views and 20k+ subscribers, will present a fascinating music education program that consists of a spoken lecture as well as live performances. Register here.

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: Looking for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat?  Lauren recommends, The It Girl, by Ruth Ware. “April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they developed a group of devoted and inseparable friends-Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily-during their first term. By the end of the second, April was dead. Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Relieved to have finally put the past behind her, Hannah’s world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April’s death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide…including a murder.”

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