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YMCA Camp Sign-up!

On Saturday, May 2nd, Lennie Rivera will be at the library to accept reservations for the YMCA Summer Camp. Lennie will be here from 10:30 to 12:30 PM near the Young Adults area. Sponsored by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. For more information, call 978-424-1941.



Spring Storytimes

To sign up for Spring Storytimes 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 needleCrochet 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. Friday May 1st, May 15th and May 29th.

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


The Lego Club will be meeting on May 8th and 22nd at 3:30pm.

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.

Community Reads Event

1 AStormToSoonJoin us on Tuesday, May 5th and Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00pm for the kick-off of the Community Reads event. This is an opportunity to have readers of all ages come together to read one book and discuss it as a community.

We’ll be reading “A Storm Too Soon” by Michael Tougias who will be joining us to lead the May kick-off and June wrap-up sessions. He will also have autographed books for sale.
For reader’s middle school age and up who would like to join the discussions, we also have available “The Finest Hours”, a comparable book they would enjoy. The library has multiple copies of both books to loan.

Pick up a copy of either, or both, books at the library, and then join in on what promises to be two lively discussions with an important local author.

This program is partially underwritten with a grant from the Westminster Cultural Council.

Walt Whitman, LIVE!

Walt-WhitmanOn Thursday, May 28th, the library will host Walt Whitman reading from his works; it promises to be an entertaining evening. Free and open to all, the program begins at 7:00pm. For more information, call 978-874-7416.

BreastfeedingBreastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00am. Monthly meetings will continue through June & meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

**Call for May meeting info.

Trivial Pursuit Club!

Call the library, 978-874-7416, for information on the change for the May meeting of the Trivial Pursuit Club.  All are welcome and materials are provided.

Birds of Prey

1 ricardi-eagle_2959Tom Ricardi will bring his large raptors to the Forbush Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00pm for an exciting evening with his feathered friends. Mr. Ricardi, an acknowledged authority on birds has rescued many large but injured specimens over the years and established a sanctuary for their care in the Brookfields. This event is free and all are welcome! For more information, call 978-874-7416.

Library Book Sale and Ice Cream Social1 Book-Sale

Get ready for our Library Book Sale and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 20th starting at 9:00am. Stay tuned for more information.

thFB7X6IO9Mystery Book Club

On Thursday, April 9th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Heist” by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg. All are welcome to attend.

The Adventures of Tom SawyerEclectic Book Club

Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 15th, when The Eclectic Book Club will be reading “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” by Mark Twain. All are welcome to attend.

Flicks at Forbush

movie cameraOur next flicks at Forbush will be held on Wednesday, April 8th and 22nd. Titles will be determined closer to these dates. Films start at 1:00pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all.

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.

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…