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What’s Happening at the Library? — May 12, 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.

News from the J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main St., Westford, MA (1-978-692-5555), http://www.westfordlibrary.org

Director’s Corner: The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library June Book Sale will take place Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 10.  Doing some spring cleaning? The Friends will gladly take your unwanted books, audio and video materials for the direct benefit of the library and the community of Westford. These materials can be dropped off at the left-hand door just inside the library’s rear entrance. If the library is closed, drop your donations in the collection box that is located near the back door of the library. Tax deduction forms are available at the library’s main desk. Please visit the Friends web page for more information.

Look for the J.V. Fletcher Library’s entry in the Apple Blossom Parade on Sat., May 13. The highly anticipated annual Westford Kiwanis Sponsored Apple Blossom Parade will march along Main Street and down to the Abbot School. This is the event where the Library Children’s Dept. entry in the Parade “announces” the theme for our upcoming Children’s Summer Reading Program. We hope to see you there.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Interview Practice: Wed., May 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 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

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. 

Teen Library Lounge: Thursday, May 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room For teens in grade 7 and up. Come to the Meeting Room to play board games, listen to music and enjoy some boba! Registration is optional. drop-ins are welcome.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, May 22 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 Maid by Nita Prose. No registration required. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for more information.

Virtual 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts: Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. Just in time for summer! We are looking forward to chatting with author Madeline Bilis about her book “50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts”. Hopefully, we’ll all feel motivated to dust off our hiking shoes and hit the road! From the rocky ledges of the Blue Hills Reservation to the sandy stretches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, incredible trails and vistas abound in this varied region. In addition to stunning natural views, you’ll delight in discovering dozens of small towns, cultural attractions, and historical sites during your adventures around Boston and the Cape. Please register for this event and you’ll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails – make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. This program is in partnership with the Ashland Public Library.

YA Crafternoon – Sharpie Art: Monday, May 22 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This program is open to preteens and teens. Join Jess for an afternoon of crafting and creating in the Meeting Room. Please e-mail jdyment@westfordma.gov if you have any questions. Register Here.

Top Book Club Titles of 2022: The last in our series of top book club titles of 2022 is Writers and Lovers by Lily King. Casey has arrived in Mass. in the summer of 1997 without a plan. A former child prodigy, she now waits tables and rents a tiny room where she is still clutching onto the determination to live a creative life. Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.

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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