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What’s Happening at the Library? — Feb. 24, 2023 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: 10 Massachusetts Libraries slated for Library Construction Grants — representing communities from across the Commonwealth — make an urgent appeal to Legislators and the Board of Library Commissioners for an additional one-time $26 million to assist library projects saying…. “We emphasize that investing in a single library facility does not equal a single community’s benefit; rather, all libraries across the Commonwealth engage in mutual assistance, sharing collections, patrons and buildings. Every new library is a benefit to the citizenry of the entire Commonwealth. We ask you to invest in the future of this citizenry, and in the greater commonwealth.” Appealing libraries are: Amherst, Brewster, Deerfield, Fitchburg, Gloucester, Lynnfield, Orange, Sharon Swansea and Westford.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Developing a Resume – Part I: Wed., March 1, 9:30a.m to 11:30a.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 and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6pm to 8pm, 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.

Pajama Story Time: Mon., February 27 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!

Animanga Club: Thursday, March 2, 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 grades 6 and up. Registration is very helpful but drop-ins are always welcome! Register here.

Lego Club: Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. Do you love to build with Legos®? Come to our Lego® Club each month to create something fun with Library Legos.This program is best for any child who will not eat the Legos and takes place in the Meeting Room. Parents stay and join in the fun or visit with other parents in the room. Drop-in; no registration is necessary.

Adult Non Fiction Book Club: Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.  We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss Energy: a Human History by Richard Rhodes.  Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Adult Book Discussion Club: Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. – Our meetings take place upstairs in the Mary Atwood Room. Join us to discuss Galileo’s Daughter by Dave Sobel. Copies are available at Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Overdrive.  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details! 

Virtual Travels Through Ireland: Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, join us on Zoom for a trip to Ireland. Loaded with exciting pictures, videos, and historical information, Dana Zaiser’s presentation will focus on his 2017 “Castles and Manors” trip to Ireland. Sharing his extensive knowledge, Dana will offer many humorous stories from multiple travels. His plan is to transport attendees, through this presentation, to the Emerald Isle. The visit includes stops at the Rock of Cashel, Ring of Kerry, Kylemoor Abbey, Phoenix Park, and the Irish Potato Famine Museum, among others. And what trip to Ireland would be complete without a tour of the Guinness brewery. Erin go Bragh! Register here.

Mother Goose: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose is an early literacy interactive story time. Children and their caregivers join us in the Meeting Room for this drop in program.


ABC and Me, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. is an early literacy story time for preschoolers aged 2 to 4 years old. Kids attend with their adults.

ABC and Me, Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. is an early literacy story time for older preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Younger kids attend with their adults; you decide for older kids.

Wiggle Words, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. is an early literacy story time for preschoolers aged 2 to 4 years old. Kids attend with their adults.

MBLC and Bruins PJ Drive: The J.V. Fletcher Library has once again teamed up with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect  new pajamas for children and teens in need.   The PJ Drive runs from Feb.1 through March 15, 2023. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas from size 0-3 months through adult size medium. The drop off bin is located next to the Main Desk.

Staff Recommends: The best part of this YA mystery that is sure to pull you in?  It’s part of a series! Check out, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past. Popular Fairview high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. Five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project. She discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent. But someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and her own life might be in danger.”

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