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What’s Happening at the Library? — March 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: All Town expenditures, including the Library Budget will be approved at the Annual Town Meeting, Saturday March 25 at 10:00AM 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. Annual Town Meeting funds Town Departments and Town business for an entire fiscal year (FY24) through the passage of warrant articles and budgets. Should the meeting extend past Saturday, it will re-convene on Monday, 3/27 at 7PM.

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.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard.  Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required.  Email Charles Schweppe for details!

Animanga Club: Thursday, April 6, 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, April 8 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.

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.

WCAT News Office Hours: Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Managing Editor Ben Domaingue will host drop-in office hours in an effort to increase accessibility and availability for residents. Drop by and say hi, or bring your story ideas, questions, comments or concerns with how news is reported in Westford. No registration necessary. Changes and cancellations will be announced the prior Friday and posted on our Studio Calendar. 


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: It’s not too early to start day dreaming about summer days at the beach.  Check out, Endless Summer: Stories by best-selling author, Elin Hilderbrand.” Collected in a single volume for the first time, Endless Summer ranges from fan favorites to original, never-before-seen works. In “The Surfing Lesson,” the marriage at the heart of Beautiful Day crosses uncertain territory when Margot Carmichael encourages her husband to reunite with his ex-girlfriend. The legendary weekend of a Harvard-Yale football game in “The Tailgate” recharts the course of Matchmaker Dabney Kimball’s first—and abiding—true love. And in a brand-new novella, “Summer of ’89,” we reconnect with the Levin sisters, whose distant adult lives collide once again at a tumultuous family reunion on Nantucket. With exclusive, behind-the-scenes introductions to each story, this page-turning volume blends Hilderbrand’s irresistible love of Nantucket with her longtime affection for short stories. Endless Summer answers the prayers of both new and seasoned readers everywhere who “would rather be living in an Elin Hilderbrand nove.l

MBLC and Bruins PJ Drive – Thank you!: Thanks to your generosity, the Library collected 58 new pairs of children’s pajamas which have been donated to DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons.

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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