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What’s Happening at the Library? — Dec. 30 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, the following programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Director’s Corner: The Board of Trustees, library staff, and I want to wish you all a happy and healthy new year.

  • Open Saturday, December 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday, January 1 [New Year’s Day]
  • Closed Monday, January 2 [New Year’s Day observed]

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7:00 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room to discuss The Book of Hopea Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams, with Gail Hudson . Copies are available at Main Desk or download a copy from Overdrive . Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details.

Animanga Club: Thursday, Jan. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us in the Meeting Room on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30.We will talk manga, browse the newest selections, watch anime on the library’s Crunchyroll account, eat snacks and draw characters.Feel free to bring your favorite Squishie to keep us company!For Grade 6 and up. Registration is very helpful but drop-ins are always welcome! Register here.

Tiny Book Shelf Crafternoon: Monday, January 9, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Do you want to own every book you’ve read but don’t have enough space on your shelves? Make a tiny bookshelf to fill with tiny versions of your favorite books! Jess will need to know what books you’d like to make – so be sure to register ahead of time! Drop-ins and late registrants will not have a choice in what books they make. For grades six and up.  Register here.

Book Club Online Registration: Monday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. Online registration for these popular book club programs opens on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. Book clubs are open to Westford residents and non-resident Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library. Book clubs are for grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, and 4 and 5 (combined) and meet once a month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Non-Fiction Book Club is for kids in grades 3 and 4 and meets once a month on Monday afternoon. The Art Book Club is for kids in grade 3 to 5 and meets once a month on a Thursday afternoon. The Graphic Novel Book Club is for grades 4 and 5 and meets once a month on a Monday afternoon.

Please note that book clubs will happen in the large Meeting Room downstairs for the winter session.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER Self Assessment – What Do I Want To Do – in my next job/career?: Wednesday, January 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., 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.

Encanto story time with Strega Mama: Wednesday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. While we are preparing for the return of our winter/spring story times, try this special story time featuring performer Strega Mama as Mirabel from the movie favorite, Encanto. Enjoy a story and songs, games, a dance party, learn some Spanish, and use the miracle door! This free, drop-in program is best for ages three and up.

Overdrive/Libby Update: As of January 4, 2023, you will need to enter your library PIN to access your OverDrive/Libby account for eBooks, eAudiobooks and other OverDrive resources. All MVLC libraries are implementing this change to improve security and to better protect patron privacy. The PIN is the same password that you use to sign into your account in the library catalog.  If you don’t know your PIN or you have questions, please contact the Information Desk at 978-399-2304.

Staff Recommends: If fantasy/thriller fiction is your preferred genre, Diana recommends Fairy Tale, by Stephen King. “Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher–for that world or ours.”

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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