News Below: Closings • Backyard Growing • Winter Storytime • Museum Passes • Great Decisions • Community Display Case • Alive! • Flicks at Forbush • Mystery Book Club • Friendship Book Club • Jazz Piano • Railroad Talk • Kids Databases • Evergreen “How To” • eBooks “How To”
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2014 Backyard Growing Series
This is a four part series answering some of the many questions asked at the 2013 Westminster Farmers’ Market. They will be held in the Eloranta Room from 6:30-7:30pm and are free and open to the public. Come find some answers!
- Tuesday, March 18th – Home Dairies: Growing Your Own Clean, Fresh Milk
- Tuesday, April 15th – Saving Seed: A Living Tradition
Winter Storytime and other Children’s Room Activities
- Story and Craft for Kindergarten to 2nd grade will be on Tuesday, March 11th and the 25th at 4:00pm.
- Lego Club is on Friday at 3:30 on March 14th and 28th.
- Wednesday Storytimes for preschoolers will be for ages 0-2 years old at 10:00am and for ages 2-4 years old at 11:00am.
- Thursday Storytimes for preschoolers will be at 10:00am for 0-6 years old.
Space is extremely limited so signups are required!
Three New Museum Passes for Forbush!
The Forbush Memorial Library thanks the Westminster Cultural Council, an agency of the State, for underwriting the cost of patron museum passes to the following Museums:
For more information on these and other library passes and coupons visit our Museum Passes page.
Great Decisions 2014
Forbush Library will again be hosting the Great Decisions Seminars on current foreign policy issues facing our Country. Meetings run on Wednesdays from February 5th to April 2nd. All meetings will start promptly at 6:30 pm.
Sign up at the main floor checkout desk. There is no charge for the sessions but if you would like the companion book with pro’s and con’s for each week’s topic, they are $10. There will be a library copy at the front desk for you to review.
March 12th “Energy Independence”
March 19th “Food & Climate”
March 26th “China’s Foreign Policy”
April 2nd “U.S. Trade Policy”
This program is partially underwritten with a grant from the Westminster Cultural Council.
Community Display Case
If you’re of that generation that collected Dinky Toys and similar models, be sure to see the new display on the library’s top floor. 86 cars and trucks from the 20s to the present plus a 1936 Lionel freight train now fill the case. If you have a collection you’d like to share, please leave your name at the circulation desk or call the library at 978-874-7416.
Join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 27th when Ms. Kathleen Downy will present her program, “Alive”! This is an interactive musical experience that will inspire you to move and express yourself through the power of music. Ms. Downey’s many talents include author, composer, dancer and Reiki practitioner. Space is limited so registration is required starting on Tuesday, March 4th. Call at 978-874-1476.
Flicks at Forbush
Our next movies will be held on Wednesday, March 12th and the 26th at 1:00 pm. Movies to be determined. 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 “Hard Knocks” by Howie Carr on Thursday, March 13th, 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Friendship Book Club
Join us on Wednesday, March 19th at 1:30pm for a special Friendship Book Club meeting. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite book to share with the group. All are welcome to attend.
Traditional Jazz Piano
Join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00pm when, by popular demand, pianist Deborrah Wyndham will be performing. She will be playing traditional jazz and ragtime piano styles that helped shape jazz as we know it today. Piano rags by various composers from the Ragtime Era will be performed as well as boogie woogie, stride, late jazz styles and favorites.
The Railroad Comes to WestminsterAlmost
On Tuesday, April 15th, Nick Langhart will lead a discussion on the failed effort to bring railroad service to Westminster in the days before the Civil War and how that impacted the town’s growth for the following century. Photos, artifacts and maps will be shown. This talk will be held at the Westminster Historical Society, 110 Main Street, at 7:00pm.
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.
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…