News Below: • Library Owl • Fall Story Times • November Hours • Benjamin’s Lost Sneeze • Flicks at Forbush • Mystery Book Club • Friendship Book Club • Santa! • Kids Databases • Community Display Case • Evergreen “How To” • eBooks “How To” •
Forbush Owl Gets His Name!
The Great Snowy Owl, displayed on the mantle of the Kendig Room, finally gets a name! Five-year-old Brett Crossman won the owl naming contest with the name “Lucky”. He chose the name because he felt that the owl was lucky to have a home in our library. Lucky was presented to the library by Dr. Alvaro Mossman in 1903 and has recently been returned to the library after being on loan to the Athol Nature Center and other places before that.
The winning name was announced at the reception, on December 5th, honoring the Mossman family for their many contributions to the library over the past 110 years. Brett received a $50 gift certificate to the Westminster Pharmacy (courtesy of Joe Serio of the Pharmacy).
Santa’s coming to Forbush!
The Friends of the Library will once again host Santa’s annual visit on Saturday, December 7th. Visiting with Santa will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Kendig Room. All are welcome, and don’t forget your camera!
The Bake Sale will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Friends are asking for donations of baked goods to sell at Santa’s visit. If you can help by preparing a plate of cookies, cupcakes, fudge or something similar, please let us know at the check-out desk or by calling Marta at 978-874-2083. Please indicate if nuts are among the ingredients. Thank You!
Benjamin’s Lost Sneeze
The staff of the Forbush Memorial Library would like to congratulate Chelsey Patriss on the recent publication of her children’s book, “Benjamin’s Lost Sneeze”. Ms. Patriss read her book to story time children in November but will also be here, signing copies of her book, when Santa visits us on December 7th.
December Hours and Closings
The library will be OPEN on Tuesday, December 24th and 31st, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 25th and January 1st, for Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Flicks at Forbush
Our next movie will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 1:00 pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all. Please call us at 978-874-7416 closer to this date for the title of the film.
Mystery Book Club
The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag” by Alan Bradley on Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Friendship Book Club
The next Friendship Book Club will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 1:30 pm. Bring your favorite book to discuss. All are welcome to attend.
Nations of the World, in print and now online, provides a wealth of comprehensive, up-to-date country data all in one easy-to-use source. We are sure that it will be an important addition to your reference collection. With your free online access, searching through this vast amount of text and finding specific country information has never been faster or easier.
Log on with your Westminster card. Your username is your card number and the password is you last name in all caps or whatever you use to access your Forbush Memorial Library account.
Don’t forget Trueflix! 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.
Community Display Case
The display of Vintage Cars in our community display case, has left for their respective homes to make way for an adorable collection of Rubber Duckies. The collection belongs to Elise, age 4, who has been collecting ducks since the age of one! Come and visit.
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 by email.
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:
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…