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Sale Items!

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 and blue book bags with our logo for $5.00. Get them before they are gone!


Oakmont Yearbook Donations

Oakmont_SpartanThrough 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.


CHILDREN’S ROOM NEWS!


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Spring Storytimes

Sign up for Spring Storytimes start on March 24th. To sign-up or for more information please call us at 978-874-7416 & ask to speak with a Children’s Librarian.

Printable Children’s Room New April calendar April 2015.


Crochet for Kids

light green yarn ball with crochet needleThe 2nd meeting of Crochet for Kids will be on March 20th at 4:00pm in the Children’s Room. It is for kids 8 years and up and they will learn the basics of crochet. Bring yarn and a hook if you have it but there will also be materials available.

To sign-up, please call us at 978-874-7416 & ask to speak with a Children’s Librarian.


LEGO Club

Lego club resumes on Friday, March 27th after school.


S.T.E.A.M. for Preschoolers

S.T.E.A.M., Science, Technology, Enginering, Art and Math for preschoolers will be held on Friday’s at 10:00. All are welcome. Note: There will be no program on April 3rd or 24th.


BreastfeedingBreastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00am. Monthly meetings will continue through June & meet on the first Tuesday of the month.


Backyard Astronomy: Using the New Library Telescope!

telescopeJoin us on Thursday, April 16th at 6:30pm to learn how to use our new Library Telescope that adults can reserve using their library card! Find out what objects lie within the reach of this amazing telescope and how easy it is to use. Door prizes and outdoor observing will be offered after the one hour presentation (weather permitting).

This telescope was donated in memory of Christina De’Bardeleben and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.


triviaTrivial Pursuit Club!

The Forbush Memorial Library is hosting the monthly meeting of the Trivial Pursuit Club, on the first Tuesday of the month.  This month will be Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm and all are welcome. Game materials are provided. For more information, call 978-874-7416.


Historic Preservation Workshop

ClawThis workshop is an introduction to demolition delay bylaws in Massachusetts and is primarily intended for local historical commissions who are interested in establishing a demolition delay bylaw in their community. However, anyone interested in understanding the basics of a demolition delay bylaw is welcome to attend. This workshop will take place Wednesday April 8th, at 6:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Westminster Planning Department and presented by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.


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Mystery Book Club

On Thursday, March 12th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Thereby Hangs a Tail” by Spencer Quinn. All are welcome to attend.


The House of SilkEclectic Book Club

Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 18th, when The Eclectic Book Club will be reading “The House of Silk” by Anthony Horowitz. All are welcome to attend.


Flicks at Forbush

movie cameraOur next flicks at Forbush will be held on Wednesday, March 11th and 25th. Titles will be determined closer to these dates. Films start at 1:00pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all.


Visit Our Centennial Quilt

4 Quilt - Version 4The Forbush Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the Centennial Quilt is now on display for a year. This beautiful hand-crafted masterpiece was created by 15 local quilters in 2001-02 as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the present library building on Main Street. The cotton appliqued hand-stitched quilt is composed of 35 decorated blocks, 13 of which illustrate various aspects of our library and it’s place in the community, past and present. More information HERE.


Eyeglass Donation

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!

Looking for things to do and places to go this summer? Check out information on library passes and coupons on our Museum Passes page.


‘Evergreen’ Information for Patrons

How to Log into Your Account Basic Search Tips Basic Search in the Evergreen Catalog Placing Holds


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…