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What’s Happening at the Library? — Nov. 10, 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:  The Library is losing a dedicated Maintenance Worker to retirement! Please see the details below, or visit Westford Job Opportunities.

Building Maintenance Worker I —Town of Westford Public Library. Cleaning, facility, systems and equipment repair and maintenance, snow removal on walks, meeting room set-up and assorted projects.   

Duties — 37.5 hours per week including occasional evening or weekend snow removal, as required. 

Qualifications  —  Two or more years in the custodial or maintenance field, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Salary – beginning at $29.13 per hour [top step]; 10% differential for evening hours (after 6PM). AA/EEO. 

Available — December 1, 2023 and open until filled. 

Complete  — Please submit application to Human Resources, Town Hall, 55 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886. Or email to: HR@westfordma.gov 

VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – JOB SEARCH HELP FOR 50 & OVER – Interview Strategies & Preparation: Wed., Nov. 15, 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 6pm to 8pm, 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 Lounge: Thursday, November 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For teens in grades 8 through 12. Come to the Meeting Room to enjoy a build-your-own hot chocolate bar, snacks, music, and games. Feel free to bring your own puzzles, board games, or card games to share. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are always welcome. Register here.

YA Crafternoon: Monday, November 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us in the Meeting Room for a relaxing afternoon of crafting! For Grade 6 and up. Registration is helpful but drop-ins are always welcome. Register here.

Porcupines Don’t Shoot Their Quills! Facts with Newhouse Wildlife Rescue: Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Come join Jane Seeker (Newhouse), founder of Newhouse Wildlife Rescue, as she shares interesting facts about our local wildlife. Learn how you can help injured and orphaned wild animals in an emergency.Newhouse Wildlife Rescue is located in Chelmsford, MA. Each year they help numerous sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals heal and grow until they can be released back into the wild. Bigger, stronger, and free! This program is a collaboration between our Young Adult Department and our Adult Services Department. Anyone age 11 and up is welcome to attend. Register here.

Staff Recommends: If you are looking for some new dishes for your Thanksgiving feast, check out My Vermont Table: Recipes for All (six) Seasons by Gesine Bullock-Prado. “In My Vermont Table, Bullock-Prado takes readers on a sweet and savory journey through each of these special seasons. Recipes like Blackberry Cornmeal Cake, Vermont Cheddar Soup, Shaved Asparagus Toasts, and Maple Pulled Pork Sliders utilize local produce, dairy, wine, and flour. And quintessential Vermont flavors are updated with ingredients and spices from Bullock-Prado’s own backyard. With stunning photography, Vermonters and visitors alike will revel in a seat at this table.”

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