Children’s Room News!
New Baby Boppers Program: 10:15 a.m on Thursdays. No registration required!
Please join us for this new program for our youngest patrons. Every Thursday at 10:15 a.m., children and their caregivers will be fully engaged together in this program which is especially designed for ages birth to 24 months.
The program includes songs, stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. The program is 30 minutes in length. Following the program, babies and caregivers will have the opportunity to socialize. Siblings are welcome and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!
WEEKLY STORYTIMES !
Please join us on Thursdays or Fridays for storytimes. No registration is required.
We hope you will drop-in on Thursdays, a 11 a.m. or Fridays at 10 a.m. to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Thursday programs are for children up to age 6. On Fridays children up to age 5 can join Jana for Circle Fun Time at 10 a.m. (please see below).
Better yet – you can come to both!
A general description of storytimes can be found on the Children’s page. For more information, or to register for the Wednesday storytimes, please call 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with the children’s room staff.
Please join Jana for a fun-filled program of play, songs, stories, and activities. This program is for children aged 0-5. Jana’s program is held every Friday, at 10 A.M.
Duplo/Lego Club with Jana
3:30 – 5 p.m., every other Friday this Fall!
All ages are welcome to come and build their own Duplo/Lego creations from our huge collection. Participants can drop-in for as long as they would like, and join in the fun at any time during the program. The Duplo/Lego club meets in the Eloranta Room on the top floor. The next program will be held on Friday, October 7th and again on Friday October 21st. The program will continue every other Friday throughout the fall.
We all have STUFF! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? What happens when our stuff starts to own us? Why can’t we just throw things away?
With his upbeat and unique approach, Dave Downs explores the many reasons that our drawers, closets and garages get filled with STUFF. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. Dave uses colorful stories throughout the talk to engage as well as inform the audience. You may recognize a part of your…self in these stories.
Participants will leave knowing that if we are thoughtful about what we acquire; what we keep and what we discard, we will start to reverse the tendency to bury ourselves in “treasures!”
So please join us Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM for this enlightening program. This event is free and open to all.
Please Note: Dave does not talk about hoarding disorders.
- Library passes to area attractions and museums shall be limited to residents of the town of Westminster effective September 1, 2015.
- Our pass to Magic Wings now only admits adults. People using this pass will have to pay for any children attending.
Join us Wednesday October 19th at 7:00 PM, for our new adult coloring club. Adults are discovering that coloring isn’t just for kids anymore, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. This event is free, and all materials are provided.
A thank-you to all the volunteers who came to the library Saturday, May 21, and helped restore the library’s front gardens by weeding and spreading wood chips and also for the work of grading soil around the two historic Beech trees as well as fertilizing them.
We hope you have noticed the library’s two new fencing projects just completed – the new fence behind the parking lot and the black metal fence along Bacon Street enclosing the small lawn which we can now use safely for children’s programs and activities in good weather. We used some of the recent Van Saun bequest to finance this work; it was installed by Builtwell Fence Co., of Fitchburg.
In order to reduce incorrect fines and lost material charges on patron accounts, the library staff will be requiring your library card when checking out materials. This policy will be effective January 2nd, 2016. Please be prepared to show your card prior to check out. If you are checking out materials for other borrowers, you will be required to present his/her card as well.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Forbush Memorial Library sent a digital image of the 1878 watercolor of Miles City, MT. to that city recently for enlargement as part of their revitalization of a downtown park. The small watercolor was painted by Hermann Syieffel, a soldier serving under Gen. Nelson A. Miles, a native of Westminster, during the Indian wars in the West.
The image, showing the first houses and stores at a ferry crossing, has been enlarged to 8’ by 14’ and is now displayed in Riverside Park, the exact site where the watercolor was done 137 years ago.
The library is pleased to announce that a display commemorating the centennial of the First World War is open in the Eloranta Room of the library. Accompanying the exhibit of items from the library’s collection is a free handout listing the names of Westminster men who participated in that war.
The library’s high-powered telescope is now available for loan to any interested Westminster resident. Reservations for a week’s borrowing can be made at the main circulation desk or by calling 978-874-7416 during library hours.
The library has acquired a print magnification device to assist the visually impaired, useful when any printed matter needs to be substantially enlarged. A book or paper can be placed under the reader and an enlargement is displayed on a TV screen. The degree of enlargement is adjustable and the image can be focused. The magnifier is available whenever the library is open.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 4th at 10:00 am. Monthly meetings will continue on the first Tuesday of the month.
Trivial Pursuit Club!
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 13th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Dead Until Dark” by Charlaine Harris. All are welcome to attend.
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.
The Friends of the Library are currently offering quality sepia-toned reproduction prints of the 1892 bird’s eye view of Westminster 18” x 24” for $20.00. Get them before they are gone!
Through the generosity of the Oakmont School Librarian, we’ve received a gift of over a dozen Oakmont Regional High School yearbooks to add to our collection. While we do not have every year, 36 of the last 50 yearbooks are available for reference and copy here at the library.
If you have an Oakmont yearbook that you’d like to donate, we still need issues from these years: ’64, ’65, ’67, ’84, ‘86 thru ’88, ’91 thru ’93, ‘97, ’98, ’01, ’03, and 2012.
The Westminster Lions Club is taking donations of used eyeglasses for those in need. The donation box is located at the side of the main check out desk. So far, there are over 75 pairs that have come in. The Lions Club thanks everyone for their donations.
Passes for Museums and Other Great Places!
Are you looking for things to do and places to go? Check out information on library passes and coupons on our Museum Passes page.
‘Evergreen’ Information for Patrons
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…