Library News 


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 

The library will be closing on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5 PM and will remained closed until Saturday, November 25th.

The library will be open for normal business hours (9 AM – 1 PM) on Saturday, November 25th.

We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!


Santa’s Annual Visit to the Library – Saturday, December 9th, 11 AM to 1 PM

Trains, candy canes, a holiday book and bake sale!  Please join us for our annual visit with Santa and snap a picture at no charge.

We will be handing out numbers this year beginning at 10:30 AM,  to allow patrons to browse the library, participate in activities, and take advantage of the fabulous bake and book sale while they wait to see Santa.  We will be calling patrons in numeric groups so they do not lose their place “in-line” to visit Santa.

The Friends of the Westminster Library sponsor this event.  All funds from the bake and book sale support the library.  Money raised allows the library to provide professional performers, summer reading materials and prizes, and so much more.

Information on becoming a Friends member can be found on our Friends page.



The library is currently unable to accept book donations.

We encourage you to contact other public libraries to determine whether they are able to take your donations at this time.  Thank you for supporting public libraries.

The Friends of the Westminster Library are recruiting new members to help organize book sales and other Friends’ events.  You can find information about joining the Friends by clicking here; membership forms are available at the library.


Know your Antiques – A Survey of American Decorative Arts, Wednesdays, beginning November 1st: 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM

This is an illustrated chronological survey of American interiors, private and public, from the colonial era to the twentieth century, correlated to changing architectural styles. Class meets on Wednesdays for 5 sessions; there is no meeting on Wednesday, November 22nd. This illustrated lecture/discussion on American decorative arts is sponsored by FSU’s ALFA program.

Registration for this program is required. There is a $30 tuition fee charged by Fitchburg State University.

Registration for this course can be completed at www.fitchburgstate.edu/ALFA

Contact: Nick Langhart, 978-874-7416

Location: Eloranta Room


 Children’s Room News


Baby and Toddler Program, Thursdays at 10:15 AM – No Registration is Required!

Please join us for a program for our youngest patrons. The program includes songs, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. The program is 30 minutes in length.

Following the program, children and caregivers can socialize prior to the 11 AM story hour and continue in our play area. Siblings are welcome and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-874-7416.


Circle Fun Time with Jana – Friday, 10 AM, December 1st, 8th & 15th

 Please join Jana for a fun-filled program of play, songs, stories, and activities.  This program is for children aged 0-5.

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-874-7416.

LEGO and Duplo Club – Friday, 3:30 PM: December 1st & 15th

Participants can drop-in for as long as they would like, and join in the fun at any time during the program.  Younger children must be accompanied at all times by a parent/caretaker to better assist the child as needed.

Please remember that children under the age  of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver while at the library. The program will take place in the Eloranta Room.


Teen and Tween News 


Potential New Programs: Are you or is someone you know interested in joining a monthly club?

The Teen and Tween Advisory Board is trying to determine if there are interested teens/tweens (ages 10 and older) who would want to participate in a club around a particular interest.

The suggested clubs are: a Drawing/Art Club; Yu-Gi-Oh Club; Pokemon Club; a General Collectible Card Club; a Dungeons and Dragons Club; and/or a Hand-Held Gaming Club.  Other suggestions are welcome.

Any teen/tween interested in attending a club or clubs, should contact Amy D. Kuilema, the Youth Services Librarian (978-874-7416) or come to the next Teen/Tween Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 3 pm (lower level multipurpose room).

Teen and Tween Advisory Board Program – Tuesday, November 28th at 3 PM

Meet to chat and then play Wii and eat snacks!

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at 3 PM. Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the snacks!  If you have Wii games you want to play, feel free to bring them.

More details about the board are included on the Teen & Tween page.

Questions?  Call or email the YA Librarian, Amy (akuilema@cwmars.org or 978-874-7416).

Location: Multipurpose Room, Lower Level


Ongoing Events


Trivial Pursuit Club! – First Tuesday of each Month, 7 PM

The Trivial Pursuit Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month
at 7:00 pm. All game materials are provided, and this program is open to one and all.



 Museum Passes Available!

green bridge with massive sculpture of person seeming to hold it up
Fitchburg Museum of Art

We are very pleased to announce that we have four recent additions to the passes offered to Westminster residents.  The passes are for the Worcester Art Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Museum of Russian Icons, and for a wide range of Trustee’s properties with use of the new Trustees Go Pass.  For details please visit the Museum Passes page.

The purchase of these new passes was made possible by a generous grant from the Westminster Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.