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What’s Happening at the Library? — June 9, 2023 Edition


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WESTFORD — Assistant Director of the J.V. Fletcher Library 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:  Friends of the Library June Book Sale- This weekend! The June Book Sale will take place in the Meeting Room, Friday, June 9- Sunday, June 11.  On Friday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m. there will be a Members Only Preview Sale. Memberships will be available to purchase at the door or purchase one online. The sale will be open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  On Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. purchase a bag to fill for $10.00. Please note, you must purchase a bag to participate in the Sunday sale.

Summer Reading – Be a Readosaurus! Now that the theme has been revealed, ask our kids if Nancy and Jess have been to their school yet to talk about the FREE summer reading program at the library. Check out the Kids and the Teens sections of our website for all of the details about charms, raffles, hidden characters, and of course programs. All prizes and programs are fully funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and the KDK Foundation (in honor of Kurt Kelly).

Westford Academy Students – Exam Week Study Hours: Monday, June 12, Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14 from 2:00 to 10:00 pm Drop into the Meeting Room during Exam Week to get together and study! Free pizza will be provided each night at 6:00 p.m. Free snacks, beverages, and coffee will be provided every day. Students must have a ride home promptly at closing time.

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Hiring Employer Event: Wed., June 14, 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

Adult Book Discussion Club: Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. We will meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. 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.

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. 

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, June 26 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 Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. No registration required. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for more information.

Children’s Summer Reading Kick off Magic Show with Mike Bent: Wednesday, June 28 at 1:00 p.m. Our summer reading program kicks off with our favorite magician Mike Bent. This book themed show uses hilarious comedy, amazing magic, music, sound effects, AND storytelling to motivate kids to get reading. This program takes place in the Meeting room. No registration required.

Young Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Party: June 29th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Open to pre-teens and teens in grade 5-12. Stop by the meeting room to celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading at the library! Featuring: A henna artist, raffle, collaborative art, music, games, and refreshments! No registration required.

Staff Recommends: Many of our staff enjoy Harlan Coben.  His latest thriller, I Will Find You, does not disappoint. “David and Cheryl Burroughs were living the dream life when tragedy struck. Now, five years after that terrible night, Cheryl is remarried. And David is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison for the brutal murder of their son. Then Cheryl’s sister, Rachel, arrives unexpectedly during visiting hours and drops a bombshell. She’s come with a photograph that a friend took on vacation at a theme park with a boy in the background who has a familiar, distinctive birthmark … and even though David and Rachel realize it can’t be, they both just know. It’s David’s son, Matthew, and he’s still alive. David plans a harrowing escape from prison, determined to do what seems impossible–save his son, clear his own name, and discover the real story of what happened that devastating night.

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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