News Below: • Library Owl • Book Sale! • Pumpernickel Puppets • Summer Reading Program • Marion Stoddart • Mystery Book Club • Friendship Book Club • Finnish Music • Librarian Honored • Community Display Case • Trueflix for Children • Evergreen “How To” • eBooks “How To” • Library Survey Report
Forbush Owl of 1902
Yes…1902! Be sure to look for our owl behind the checkout counter. He’s been away visiting, but recently decided to swoop back home.
Forbush Book Sale!
Thanks to all who make our Annual Book Sale and Ice Cream Social a great success! We are continuing the Book Sale through Saturday the 22nd upstairs in the Eloranta Room (top floor).
Join us at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 25th, when we will be visited by Pumpernickel Puppets. This free program is open to children of all ages and will be held upstairs in our Eloranta Room.
Summer Reading Program
Join us for the summer reading program “Dig into Reading.” This program will run from Tuesday June 25th – Friday July 26th. Registration begins on the first day of this program, Tuesday June 25th. To register, please call us at 978-874-7416 on this day. Please check back later as additional information and calendars of events become available.
Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000
The Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA) and the Work of 1000 Civic Engagement Program are offering free educational programs to public libraries and their patrons in the Nashua River watershed. To that end, Marion Stoddart will come to speak about what local citizens can do to aid the NRWA’s Nashua River Greenway Program, which aims to permanently protect a corridor along both banks of the Nashua River, its main tributaries and its smaller streams. This program will be held on Wednesday June 26th at 7:00 pm.
Mystery Book Club
The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Death Warmed Over” by Kevin J. Anderson on Thursday July 11th at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Friendship Book Club
The Friendship Book Club will be reading “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult on Wednesday June 19th at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Music, Story and Instrumentation of the Kalevala
Join us on Wednesday, July 10th at 2:00pm when the Sattuma Karelian Fold Band will come to present a lecture on Finnish music.
Forbush Librarian Honored
Our own Susan Lucier, Technical Services Librarian, has been awarded the Ashburnham/Westminster Rotary Club Vocational Award for excellence. This event is designed to recognize municipal employees for their skills and efforts in the workplace and the community. Sue has gone above and beyond her job description in service of our library and we are happy to honor her.
Our Community Display Case
Do you have a favorite group of objects that others may like to see? The library is seeking collections of interesting items for temporary exhibit in our Community Display Case located on the second floor. All kinds of objects are of interest, appealing to adults or to children.
The case is secure, 6 feet long and 2 feet deep with 2 glass shelves inside. To share your collecting interests with the community for a month or more, leave your name at the circulation desk or contact Nick Langhart at 978-874-7416 or email@example.com.
Trueflix – Children’s Non-Fiction Info
Scholastic Books have put out a great selection of non-fiction books and they are on Trueflix with videos, the books online and other activities. To access Trueflix outside of the library, please click HERE or on the Trueflix picture. It really helps your child understand complex subjects through these informative videos and the books have read-along capability. Teacher information and lesson plans are also available. Let us know if it works for you and your child.
Evergreen Information for Patrons
Are you struggling to figure out how to use Evergreen to find books in the catalog, place holds online, log on to your account, download e-book and renew your books? Here’s new “Help” pages from C/W Mars to help you to learn to use the new online library catalog:
How to Log into Your Account
Basic Search Tips
Basic Search in the Evergreen Catalog
Find e-Books for Your Kindle, Nook, iPad and More!
We have a lot of books, audiobooks and videos that can be downloaded to your electronic reading, listening or watching devices through the C/W Mars Digital Catalog. Read More…
Results of our Library Survey and the Long-Range Planning Report
Thanks to all who completed the Library Survey and those who attended the Focus Group. We now have the results and long term plans to improve our library. The following Table of Contents gives you a shortcut to areas of the report: Forbush Long-Range Plan