Children’s Room News!
Sign-up for spring story time begins on Tuesday March 22nd. For more information and to sign-up, please call 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian.
The Duplo Club will be meeting Friday May 13th & 27th at 3:30 PM. This event is for pre K children.
S.T.E.A.M. for preschoolers is now known as Circle Fun Time with Jana. Meetings will be held Friday May 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 10:00 AM.
- 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 Saturday June 4th at 11:00 AM to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 60’s Batman television series starring Adam West. This presentation will also explore Batman’s history before the iconic series, as well as his development in the years that followed. Join us for what is sure to be a Battastic program!
Join us on Wednesday June 8th at 7:00 PM when author and star of television’s “Chronicle,” Ted Reinstein, will join us to discuss his new book “Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds.” After his talk, there will be a question and answer period, as well as a book signing.
Join us Wednesday May 25th 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.
Join us on Tuesday May 24th at 6:30 PM when the library will be hosting a reception to recognize area descendants of Westminster men who were called up to serve in World War I. There will also be a screening of a classic movie honoring a hero from the Great War.
On Saturday, May 21st, the library is hosting a gardening party from 9-1! Help us rearrange the front garden plants, add loam to one of our great Beech trees and do some wood chip spreading, weeding, and watering. Participants will learn about vital soil nutrients and take home some as gifts. Surplus perennials will also be available to volunteers. As part of the library’s Landscape Improvement Program, now is the time to implement our new garden design and to care for the 100 year old Beech trees. Contributions to help defray material costs will also be appreciated.
Percussionist, educator, and author of the recently published Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music, Craig Harris will be leading a celebration of Native North America’s vast musical tapestry at the Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main St. Westminster, on Wednesday, May 18th at 7PM. Copies of Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music will be available for purchase.
A big thank you to the students and faculty of Cushing Academy for the excellent job they did raking our lawn.
Join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM, when author Brenda Dion will be on hand to discuss her book “1,364 Days, A World War II Veteran’s Story.” After her talk, there will be a question and answer period, as well as a book signing.
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, February 2nd 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, May 12th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Spy” by Clive Cussler. 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…