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What’s Happening at the Library? — May 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: The Apple Blossom Parade is almost here! Look for the J.V. Fletcher Library’s parade entry 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 reveals the theme for our upcoming Children’s Summer Reading Program. We hope to see you there!

Virtual Lioness of Boston: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Author Emily Franklin will discuss her brand new novel, ‘The Lioness of Boston,’ in conversation with author Dawn Tripp, in this ZOOM webinar. ‘The Lioness of Boston’ is a deeply evocative novel of the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a daring visionary who created an inimitable legacy in American art and transformed the city of Boston itself. This program is offered in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library. Register here.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Interview Preparation and Strategy: Wed., May 10, 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 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. 

YA Animanga Club: Thursday, May 11, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room to talk manga, browse the newest selections, watch anime on the library’s Crunchyroll account, eat snacks and draw characters. For Grade 6 and up. Registration is helpful but drop-ins are always welcome! Register here.

Adult Book Discussion Club: Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. Copies are available at the Main Desk and there are downloadable copies (e-copies) available from Overdrive/Libby. No registration required.  New members are always welcome!  Please email Kristina Leedberg with any questions.

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.

Top Book Club Titles of 2022: Another top book club title of 2022 is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. “Alicia’s life is seemingly perfect. Then one evening, she shoots her husband five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Her refusal to talk turns a domestic tragedy into a mystery that captures the public imagination. Theo Faber is captivated by her story and jumps at the opportunity to work with her, which leads him down a path more unexpected, more terrifying than he ever imagined.”

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