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What’s Happening at the Library? — April 7, 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: Sunday Hours 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. last through the month of April, with the exception of this Sunday, April 9, 2023, when the Library will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday.

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.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Creating a LinkedIn Profile: Wed., April 12, 6:00 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 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 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

(Cancelled) 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. 

Frozen Party with Elsa: RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. Elsa from one of your favorite Disney movies will be back here in person to dance, tell a story with interactive play, sing your favorite songs. There will also be a photo opportunity with Elsa so dress the kids to meet the queen! This program is best for ages four and up. Register here.

Adult Book Club: Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.: Our meetings take place upstairs in the Mary Atwood Room. Join us to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  Copies are available at the Main Desk and there are downloadable copies (audio and e-copies) available from Overdrive/Libby.  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details.

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show: Wednesday, April 19 at:00 2 p.m. This HILARIOUS show features none other than Vinny Lovegrove from the Toe Jam Puppet Band. This fractured fairy tale show will appeal to kids and their adults of all ages. This free program is for ages 4 and up. 

Library Earth Day Celebration: Thursday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join your favorite children’s librarians for an hour of Earth Day crafting and activities. This family event is a drop-in program. 

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 are having fun. Special thanks to the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library for funding this extra fun event! No registration 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.


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.

Top Book Club Titles of 2022: Over the next few weeks we will highlight the most requested Book Club titles for 2022.  The first one is the novel Ask Again, Yes, by Mary Beth Keane. Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses, the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come. Friendship and love blossoms between Francis’s youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian’s son, Peter, who are born six months apart. In the spring of Kate and Peter’s eighth grade year a violent event divides the neighbors, the Stanhopes are forced to move away, and the children are forbidden to have any further contact. But Kate and Peter find a way back to each other, and their relationship is tested by the echoes from their past.

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