Children’s Room Programming News

P.J. Storytime – No registration required!

Wednesday, January 25th: 6:30 PM – Children of all ages


Put on your P.J.s, or come as you are, for our drop-in evening storytime! We share stories, songs, and make a craft.  A snack is served too! Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required. For more information please call 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with the children’s room staff.



Baby & Toddler Program –

Begins on Thursday, January 19th, 10:15 AM

Please join us for this 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 will have the opportunity to socialize. Siblings are welcome and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!



Winter Storytime Series – Begins on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th!

Please join us for stories, songs, and a theme related craft.  We have three drop-in storytimes to choose from so that you have maximum flexiblity!

On Wednesdays we will be having a storytime at 10 AM and at 11 AM. These storytimes are for children 2 – 5. A snack and craft will be included. Coloring pages will be available for children under age 3.

On Thursdays we have a storytime at 11 AM. This storytime is for children up to age 6. A craft will be included. Color pages will be available for children under age 3. No snack is served at this storytime.

No registration is required for our storytimes.  For more information contact the children’s room at 978-874-7416.



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

Circle Fun Time will resume a regular Friday schedule on Friday, January 6th.




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, January 6th.  

News for Teens and Tweens!

New Teen & Tween Advisory Board:  Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the snacks!  

Please join the new Teen & Tween Advisory Board.  Why? To give your own unique input on what you would like to have happening at the library.  You can suggest books and movies, design programs you and your friends want to go to, and meet new people to hang-out with. There will also be opportunities to volunteer at the library for those teens and tweens who want to earn community service hours. Come to a meeting and check-it out.

Please check back to find out the date of our next meeting, the first of the New Year!  For more information call or email the YA Librarian, Amy (akuilema@cwmars.org or 978-874-7416).

Adult Programming News



Great Decisions

The library is sponsoring the Great Decisions program series for 2017, beginning Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 pm in the Eloranta Room.  This weekly series of discussions focusing on America’s current international relations will run until March 30 and is free and open to the public.  Discussions on specific topics, introduced by a brief DVD prepared by the Foreign Policy Association, will be led by selected presenters.

While all are welcome, advanced registration is recommended and can be made by calling the library at 978-874-7416 or in person at the circulation desk. A course booklet, covering the eight currant international issues, is available for purchase at the library for $10, cash or check, made out to the Friends of the Forbush Memorial Library.

The schedule for 2017 is:

February 2     The Future of the European Union

February 9     Trade, Jobs and Politics

February 16   Conflict in the South China Sea

March 2          Saudi Arabia in Transition

March 9          U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

March 16        Latin America’s Political Pendulum

March 23        Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

March 30        Nuclear Security 

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Westminster Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information, call 978-874-7416.



2017 Backyard Growing Series

Come to The Forbush Memorial Library Tuesday January 17th at 6:30 pm. when Westminster’s Agricultural Commission will present, Drought in the landscape: Challenges, Yes! (but it’s not all bad!)

Central New England (and Northern Worcester County in particular) has been under extreme drought throughout this past 2016 season. Drought conditions go back for over 18 months. This leaves trees (and shrubs) at the mercy of fickle rain storms and human irrigation. Dave Hatton from Dave’s Tree and Landscaping Company will walk us through why the early stages of drought can be a benefit to trees. He will also discuss what is now happening to your trees and shrubs as the drought deepens, and what you can do to minimize damage and support them through this next growing season.

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

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.