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What’s Happening at the Library? — April 21, 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: Summer will be here before we know it! Look for the Library’s float in the Kiwanis-sponsored Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. This is the event where the Library Children’s Dept. entry in the Parade “announces” the theme for their upcoming Children’s Summer Reading Program. We hope to see you there!

Young Adult Tiny Art On Display: Twenty-Eight artists submitted artwork for the YA Tiny Art Show and over 40 attended the opening night reception.  See their beautiful and creative works of art displayed across from the Main Desk.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – LinkedIn – Personal Branding: Wed., April 26, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.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 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

Mystery Book Club: Monday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. – Wake up your week with a stimulating book club discussion! We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly. No registration is required. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for details!

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. 

Animal Craze Traveling Farm on the Common: Saturday, April 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. As part of the Westford Earth Day Celebration hosted by Westford Climate Action and the town Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee, the J.V. Fletcher Library is excited to once again host Animal Craze petting zoo as our contribution to the event. The traveling farm features a lamb, baby goats, a piglet, chicks, ducklings, AND baby bunnies. A knowledgeable farmer will introduce kids to the animals and help them to feed, brush, and hold them. They are also there to answer questions and make sure everyone including the animals is having fun. Special thanks to the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library for funding this extra fun event! No registration is necessary.

Pajama Story Time: Monday, April 24 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.  Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket! No registration is required.

MIT Haystack Observatory Visit: Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Join us for part of our Earth Month celebration as we host the MIT Haystack Observatory, a radio science & technology research center located right in our hometown of Westford! A representative from the Observatory will be on hand to discuss what the Observatory does and what exciting projects they are working on. This program does not require registration and will be offered in a hybrid format. Attend in person or virtually. Please contact Justin Liberti for the Zoom link at jliberti@westfordma.gov. This program is hosted in conjunction with Westford Climate Action.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.  We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End  by Atul Gawande.  Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration is required. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Top Book Club Titles of 2022: Over the next few weeks we will highlight the most requested Book Club titles for 2022.  This week we are highlighting The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave. “Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers- Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity- and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future- one neither of them could have anticipated.”

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