News Below: Facebook! • Children’s Room Info • Community Reads Event • Walt Whitman Live! • Breastfeeding Support • Trivial Pursuits • Birds of Prey • Eclectic Book Club • Mystery Book Club • Flicks at Forbush • Sale Items • Oakmont Yearbook Donations • Centennial Quilt • Eyeglass Donation • Museum Passes • Use Evergreen • eBooks
The library WILL be open Friday July 3rd! We will be closed Saturday the 4th for the holiday.
Library Book Sale Continues!
The library book sale continues on our top floor in The Eloranta Room.
101 Essential Oils Class
Come join Staci & Jessica in a fun way of learning the ins & outs of essential oils. This presentation will be held on Tuesday June 30th at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
CHILDREN’S ROOM NEWS!
To sign up for Summer Reading please call us at 978-874-7416 starting June 30th & ask to speak with a Children’s Librarian. In addition to Summer Reading there are a slew of additional activities taking place.
- Wed. July 8th “Jungle Jim” Superhero Training ages 3-10.
- Tuesday July 14th “Todd The Magician” all ages.
- Tuesday July 21st Puppet Show “Sir George and the Dragon” ages 3-10.
All three programs start at 6:00pm, and are funded by The Ryan Patrick Jones Heart of a Hero Fund.
Click on the printable July calendar. July Calendar
Crochet for Kids
Crochet for Kids 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. Tuesday July 14th at 10am.
To sign-up, please call us at 978-874-7416 & ask to speak with a Children’s Librarian.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, July 7th at 10:00am. Monthly meetings will continue on the first Tuesday of the month.
Trivial Pursuit Club!
The Trivial Pursuit Club will be meeting at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday July 7th. All are welcome and materials are provided.
On Thursday, July 9th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose” by Susan Wittig Albert. All are welcome to attend.
Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 15th, when The Eclectic Book Club will be reading “Superman : The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero” by Larry Tye. All are welcome to attend.
Flicks at Forbush
Our next flicks at Forbush will be held on Wed. June 10th & 24th. Titles will be determined closer to these dates. Films start at 1:00pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all.
You’ve seen the movies, but have you ever wondered about the comic book origins of your favorite Marvel heroes? If you have, then this is the program for you. All your favorite heroes secret origins will be revealed on Saturday September 19th at 11:00am. This event is free, and all are welcome to attend.
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!
Visit Our Centennial Quilt
The 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.
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!
Looking for things to do and places to go this spring and summer? 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…