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What’s Happening at the Library? — July 21, 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

If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at westfordlibrary@westfordma.gov.

Director’s Corner: We have been busy reorganizing and rearranging the collections. If you are looking for biographies, they are now on the ground floor at the end of the nonfiction collection.  The Young Adult nonfiction and biographies now together the rest of the Young Adult collection. Over the next few weeks, we will be spreading out the Adult fiction section where the biographies used to live.  Thank you for your patience and as always, please ask us if we can help you find something.

Mystery Book Club: Monday, July 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 It Girl by Ruth Ware. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for details!

Talewise, Saving the Earth Together: Tuesday, Jul. 25 at 1:00 p.m. In this action-packed story, two unlikely heroes work together to save their town (and the planet) from a super-polluting mastermind. Throughout the adventure, volunteers will help the performer conduct several exciting science experiments that bring this story to life and explore Newton’s Laws of Motion, air pressure, chemical reactions, and more. For ages 5 and up. Register here.

Let’s Draw Pets with Rick Stromoski: Virtual Cartooning Class, Thursday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. For kids going into grades 1 and up, award winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski will teach you how to draw a variety of household pets. We supply the paper, pencil – Rick supplies the expertise and fun. Register here.

Harry Potter’s Birthday: Monday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m. We are hosting our annual Harry Potter birthday celebration. We are planning the party games and crafts, which are sure to spill out of the Meeting Room and all over the library. Remember to dress up as your favorite witch or wizard or wear your house colors. Register here.

YA Improv with Little Spark Theater: Tuesday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for Improv with Ali from Little Spark Theater! Perfect for the theater pro or newbie. We’ll explore the basics of improvisation and acting through high-energy games, so get ready for some antics, shenanigans, and a ridiculously fun time! Improv promotes creativity, quick thinking, problem-solving, and confidence! Open to grade 5 and up. Registration is required.

Toddlerbilly Concert with Matt Heaton Thursday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. Toddlerbilly artist Matt Heaton delivers a fun and upbeat show for all ages. Matt says call it children’s music, family music, kindie, or toddlerbilly but no matter what, it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. This program takes place outside, weather permitting. If it rains, we will be in the Meeting Room. No registration required.

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. 

Mother Goose Story Time, Thursdays in July at 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers. We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing! Hang out for a few minutes afterwards and make some new friends or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. We will do the program outside when weather permits – we will keep you posted!

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages! There is still plenty of time to sign up and participate! This summer we have exciting programs and prizes lined up for children, young adults, and adults. Check out the Children’s Summer Reading page , Teens Summer Reading page and the Adult Summer Reading Page for more information. Please call or email us with any questions on these exciting summer-long programs. 

Staff Recommends: If you are looking for a good “beach read”, Lisa recommends Happy Place by Emily Henry. Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college. Except they broke up five months ago and still haven’t told their best friends. Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blissful week they leave behind their daily lives. Only this year, the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll play their parts. After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week?”

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