HomeReader SubmissionsWhat’s Happening at the Library? — Sept. 1, 2023 Edition

What’s Happening at the Library? — Sept. 1, 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:  If you find yourself in need of a book, a movie to watch, or music to play over Labor Day weekend, do check out our e-collections.  Access e-books, magazines, music, movies, comics, tv programs and more, all available 24-7!

Labor Day Hours: In observance of Labor Day, the Library will be closed Sat., Sept. 2 through Mon., Sept. 4. The Library will re-open on Tues., Sept. 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. – We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room to discuss Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.  Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

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. 

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Artificial Intelligence, Applications & Cover Letters: Wednesday, September 6, 9:30 -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 to 11:30 a.m. and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:00 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

YA Animanga Club: Thursday, September 7, 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.

Online Registration – Book Clubs for Kids in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. Book clubs meet IN PERSON in the large Meeting Room from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Please visit the Kids Book Club page for registration links, details, and schedules.

Virtual Find More Birds: Wednesday, September 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  This one is for our bird and nature lovers! Author Heather Wolf will be with us discussing her new book “Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are”. It will be a fascinating conversation about being in the moment and noticing the wonderful and varied birds around us. And, apparently, this is a high migration time, so perfect to see even more birds in your backyards! This program is offered in conjunction with the Ashland Public Library.  Register here.

Staff Recommends: This isn’t a new title but if you haven’t read it and you are looking for a sweet story that involves books, take out a copy of The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George. “Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.”

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