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What’s Happening at the Library? — Jan. 6 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: Library Sunday Hours return in 2023, beginning on January 8! The Library will be open on Sundays from 2-5pm, through April 30, 2023 – with the exception of April 9 (Easter).

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. 

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. 

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.

Exam Week Study Hours: Tuesday, January 17, Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 from 2:00 to 10:00 pm and Monday, January 23 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Drop in to the Meeting Room during Exam Week to get together and study! Free pizza will be provided each night at 6:00 p.m. Free snacks, beverages, and coffee will be provided every day. Students must have a ride home promptly at closing time. EXAM WEEK is made possible by the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library and a Generous Gift from Darryl and Ann Greenwood.

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie story time with Strega Mama: Wednesday, January 18 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 and her version of the beloved Laura Numeroff story. Enjoy a story and songs, games, learn some new sign language, and feed the cookie monster! This free, drop-in program is best for ages three and up.

Open Gameplay with One Up Games: Thursday, January 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come to the Meeting Room for an afternoon of video games and virtual reality! The crew from One Up Games will bring an Xbox, Switch, Playstation, and Occulus Quest with a wide variety of game choices. For Grade 6 and up. Registration required.

Staff Recommends: Looking for ways to feel more fulfilled in 2023?  Check out –Wonder Drug: 7 scientifically proven ways that serving others is the best medicine for yourself, by Stephen Trzeciak, M.D. and Anthony Mazarelli, M.D. “A pair of doctors team up to illuminate, through neuroscience and captivating stories from their clinical practice, how serving others-and pitching in to the world in general-is a secret superpower. If a doctor’s prescription could bring you: – Longer life – Better health – More energy and resilience – Less burnout, depression and anxiety – More happiness, fulfillment and well-being – More personal and professional success (including higher income) – And, no harmful side effects Would you take it? In Wonder Drug, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak, M.D., and Anthony Mazzarelli, M.D., illuminate, through neuroscience and captivating stories from their clinical practices, how being a giving, other-focused person is a secret superpower.”

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