Library News 

The library is currently unable to accept book donations.  We encourage you to contact other public libraries to determine whether they are able to take your donations at this time.  Thank you for supporting public libraries.

Trick or Treat on Bacon Street!

The  library is accepting donations of candy for the annual Bacon Street Halloween event.

Bags of candy and/or other treats can be dropped off at the library during our normal business hours.

We will be open through October 31st as follows: Tuesday – Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday 10 AM – 6 PM, and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM.  If donations could be brought in by October 28th it would be appreciated.

Please do not put candy in the book drop.

Thank you for supporting this event.  For more information please contact the library at 978-874-7416.

Magic by Scott Jameson – Wednesday, October 25th, 6 PM, All Ages

See the show audiences are calling “Superb, a blast, and heartwarming fun for the whole family.”

Magician Scott Jameson jugglingJoin magician and juggler Scott Jameson on Wednesday, October 25th at 6 PM for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat.

Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities.

Don’t miss it!

For more information about the performer, visit Scott’s website at www.scottjameson.com
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy D. Kuilema, Head of Youth Services, at 978-874-7416.

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.

Location: Eloranta Room


Author Visit – Thursday, October 19th, 7 PM

Join us when author P. G. Smith will be on hand to discuss & sign copies of his new gothic horror novel, “Prayers for Evil.”

Contact: Jason P. Cavanaugh 978-874-7416

Location: Eloranta Room

Know your Antiques – A Survey of American Decorative Arts, Wednesdays, beginning November 1st: 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM

This is an illustrated chronological survey of American interiors, private and public, from the colonial era to the twentieth century, correlated to changing architectural styles. Class meets each Wednesday for 6 weeks. This illustrated lecture/discussion on American decorative arts is sponsored by FSU’s ALFA program.

Registration for this program is required. There is a $30 tuition fee charged by Fitchburg State University.

Registration for this course can be completed at www.fitchburgstate.edu/ALFA

Contact: Nick Langhart, 978-874-7416

Location: Eloranta Room


Wednesday, October 25th, 1 PM: Afternoon at the Movies!

Join us at 1 PM for a free movie screening of the classic film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, and George Sanders.

Contact: Jason P. Cavanaugh 978-874-7416

Location: Eloranta Room

This film is being shown pursuant to an annual movie license held by the Forbush Memorial Library.


Website Updates:

For the most up-to-date information on programs please check the Calendar of Events using the “Calendar” tab on the top menu.


Children’s Room News

Next Scheduled Story Hours: Wednesday, November 1st, 8th, and 15th(10 AM & 11 AM), Thursday, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th (11 AM) No Registration Required!

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

For the first three weeks of November, on Wednesdays we will be having a story hour at 10 AM and at 11 AM. These story hours are for children ages 2 – 5. A snack and craft will be included. Coloring pages will be available for children under age 3.

On Thursdays we have a story hour at 11 AM. This story hour 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 the Thursday program.

Please note that we also have a Baby & Toddler program on Thursdays at 10:15 AM and Circle Time Fun with Jana on most Fridays at 10 AM.  Details below.

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-874-7416.


Baby and Toddler Program, Thursdays at 10:15 AM – No Registration is Required!

Please note: This program will not take place on October 26th due to the Halloween Party (details below)

Please join us for a 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 can socialize prior to the 11 AM story hour and continue in our play area. Siblings are welcome and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-874-7416.



Halloween Party – Spooktacular Fun for Kids!

Thursday, October 26th, 11 AM

Children of all ages are invited to our Halloween Party!

Join us for Halloween themed games and activities.

No registration is required. Costumes are not required, but encouraged.



Circle Fun Time with Jana – Friday, 10 AM, October 13th, 20th & 27th!

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

For more information please contact the Children’s Room at 978-874-7416.


LEGO and Duplo Club – Friday, October 20th, 3:30 PM

Participants can drop-in for as long as they would like, and join in the fun at any time during the program.  Younger children must be accompanied at all times by a parent/caretaker to better assist the child as needed.

Please remember that children under the age  of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver while at the library. The program will take place in the Eloranta Room.



Teen and Tween News 

Teen and Tween Advisory Board Program – Tuesday, October 24th at 3 PM

Meet to chat and then play Wii and eat snacks!

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 3 PM. Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the snacks!  If you have Wii games you want to play, feel free to bring them.

More details about the board are included on the Teen & Tween page.

Questions?  Call or email the YA Librarian, Amy (akuilema@cwmars.org or 978-874-7416).

Location: Multipurpose Room, Lower Level


Ongoing Events


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

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.


 Museum Passes Available!

green bridge with massive sculpture of person seeming to hold it up
Fitchburg Museum of Art

We are very pleased to announce that we have four recent additions to the passes offered to Westminster residents.  The passes are for the Worcester Art Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Museum of Russian Icons, and for a wide range of Trustee’s properties with use of the new Trustees Go Pass.  For details please visit the Museum Passes page.

The purchase of these new passes was made possible by a generous grant from the Westminster Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.