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What’s Happening at the Library? — March 17, 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: All Town expenditures, including the Library Budget will be approved at the Annual Town Meeting, Saturday March 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Westford Academy Gym. Your Vote at Annual Town Meeting Creates our Community! The Library Department comprises 1.4% of the Town Budget, OR $.21 cents on the tax rate.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Developing a Resume –Part 2 – Experience/STARS: Wed., March 22,from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. The Massachusetts Library Collaborative 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 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.

YAAB Meeting: Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Members of the Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) will serve the library as representatives of teen library users. They will work together with the YA Librarian to make improvements to the YA space, suggest additions to the collection, plan events, and provide service to the community. The YAAB meets once a month. If you couldn’t make our initial meeting in February, you can still register for this one. E-mail jdyment@westfordma.gov with any questions. Register here.

YA Crafternoon: Monday, March 20 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tweens & Teens: Join Jess for an afternoon of crafting and creating.  You can make whatever you want! Bring something from home that you’ve been working on, or use our supplies and let your creativity lead the way. Please e-mail jdyment@westfordma.gov if you have any questions. Register here.

Pajama Story Time: Mon., March 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! No registration required.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs. Print copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required.  Please contact Justin Liberti with any questions.

Teen Tiny Art Show: Submissions due by March 29th. Calling all teen artists: The Tiny Art Show is open to art in any medium, as long as it is smaller than your hand. Registrants can receive a kit with a tiny canvas, or they can use any of their own supplies. Stop by the Childrens’ Room to pick up a tiny canvas. Submissions must be turned in on or before Wednesday, March 29 to be displayed. An all-ages, in-person reception for the artists, their guests, and any Tiny Art aficionados will be held on the evening of Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. 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.

Staff Recommends: Check out Dark Matter a “science fiction thriller” by Blake Crouch. “Are you happy with your life? Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”  In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. Hiswife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.”

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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