Welcome to our new website!
We hope that the new menu format will allow you to more quickly find the information you need. You can click on the main topic in the menu bar above or click on any drop-down sub-topic.
We have just added a new “Calendar” menu option. All programming for the library with room location information can be viewed using this option. To return to the home page from the calendar, just click on the Forbush Memorial logo located at the top of every calendar page. We will be adding all community events held at the library to the calendar as well.
The “Search” feature at the top right of the page allows you to search for a specific topic on our website, e.g. e-books, fines, etc.
Your library account is accessible by clicking on the “Online Catalog” or the “My Account” buttons in the right sidebar column.
Should you have any questions or suggestions please let us know.
Children’s Room Programming News
Bruins PJ Drive: Please donate new PJs for Children & Teens. Now thru March 15, 2017
The Forbush Memorial Library is participating for the first time in the Boston Bruins’ annual pajama drive. The Bruins’ goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.
The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2017. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children, and teens.
Please drop off your donations in the Children’s Room or in the collection box on the main floor. Thank you for making this a successful drive!
“Staycation Week” at the Library!
February Vacation Week will have Special Programs every day culminating in an amazing Friday finale featuring the Sciencetellers! No registration required for any program.
Tuesday, February 21, 3 PM – Crafts are designed for ages 3 and older & coloring pages will be available for younger children
Would you like to make a snowman, cute penguin, or a polar bear skating party craft? How about your own pizza, a bookmark, or a bead craft?
This program will feature a variety of crafts from which to choose. Supplies are limited to items on hand, but we are sure you will find a craft just right for you!
Family Movie – HOME (Rated PG)
Wednesday, February 22, 3 PM – 4:30 PM (Please note this is a time change from the printed calendar)
Enjoy this cute, animated adventure as a friendship develops between an alien visitor from space and Tip, a girl on her own quest.
Drop-in for snacks and a big screen showing of the movie. You can also bring your own snacks if you would like.
This movie is rated PG. If you would like more information on the content of the film, please visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org.
A Ski Race!
Thursday, February 23, 11 AM
Make your own ski racer complete with skis and poles.
We will set up a “downhill slope” and you can test your speed and skills. Race your friends and family.
All ages welcome!
Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams!
Friday, February 24, 3 PM
Join us for a fabulous program that combines science and a daring journey to release dragons and save a kingdom!
The Sciencetellers involve the whole audience, with older children helping with experiments and the younger crowd enthusiastically enjoying the show!
Hope you all will join us. All ages welcome!
This program will take place in the Eloranta Room. All ages are welcome.
P.J. Storytime – No registration required!
Wednesday, February 8th & 22nd: 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 –
Thursdays: 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 – Wednesday, February 8th & 15th, and Thursday, February 2nd, 9th & 16th!
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.
CIRCLE FUN TIME WITH JANA
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 be every Friday in February except during the vacation week (2/24). Circle Fun Time will resume the following Friday (March 3rd) and continue each Friday.
DUPLO/LEGO CLUB WITH JANA
Every other Friday: 3:30 – 5 PM
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. This month the program will be held on Friday, February 3rd & 17th.
News for Teens and Tweens!
Teen & Tween Advisory Board!
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 28th, 3 PM
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.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 3 PM. Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the snacks! For more information call or email the YA Librarian, Amy (email@example.com or 978-874-7416).
Adult Programming News
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 23 South China Sea
March 2 Saudi Arabia in Transition
March 9 U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
March 16 Changing Trade Policies
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.
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.