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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 News


A big “Thank You” to all of those who donated PJs for needy Children & Teens!

The Forbush Memorial Library participated for the first time in the Boston Bruins’ annual pajama drive. The Bruins’ goal was to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.

The Westminster community donated 29 new pairs of pajamas toward reaching that goal.  This surpassed our own first year goal of gathering 15 pairs, so well done!

 


P.J. Storytime – No registration required!

Wednesday, April 5th: 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.

Due to Special Programming during Spring Vacation this will be the only P.J. Storytime in April!

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!

 


Early Spring Storytime Series –  Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7th!

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 any of 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 March.


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, March  31st, and Friday, April 14th and 28th.  


News for Teens and Tweens!


Teen & Tween Advisory Board!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 4th, 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.  We are currently focused primarily on planning summer reading.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 3 PM.  Bring your ideas, we’ll bring the snacks!  For more information call or email the YA Librarian, Amy (akuilema@cwmars.org or 978-874-7416).


Adult Programming News


 Great Decisions

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.

There is only one more program scheduled for 2017.  You don’t want to miss it!

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.

 


 New 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.