News Below: Jazz Piano • Children’s Room • Bird Diversity • NEW Eclectic Book Club • MassParks Pass • Community Display Case • Flicks at Forbush • Mystery Book Club • Friendship Book Club • Kids Databases • Use Evergreen • eBooks
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Traditional Jazz Piano
Join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00pm when, by popular demand, pianist Deborrah Wyndham will be performing. She will be playing traditional jazz and ragtime piano styles that helped shape jazz as we know it today. Piano rags by various composers from the Ragtime Era will be performed as well as boogie woogie, stride, late jazz styles and favorites.
Spring Events for Children!
Join us Wednesday April 23rd when we will be visited by The Blue Star Planetarium! There will be two performances this day.**
• “In my Backyard” for ages 4-7 at 3:00pm.
• “Oasis in Space” for ages 8-10 at 4:00pm.
• Story Times for ages 0-2 and 2-4, will resume Wednesday April 16th and for ages 0-6 on Thursday April 17th.
• Story/Craft Sessions for grades K-2 will be held April 1st, 15th & 29th at 4:00pm.
• Lego Club will meet on April 11th and 25th at 3:30pm.
**Sign up is required for the Planetarium and story times. Please call us at 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian.
Bird Diversity of North Central MA
Join us on Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00pm for a presentation about birds in our area by Tom Pirro. Mr. Pirro has been birding in the North Worcester County area for 25 years. He is a member of several bird organizaitons, such as The Athol Bird and Nature Club, and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with us. Check out his blog for a preview.
Eclectic Book Club – NEW!
On Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30pm, the Forbush Library will be starting an Eclectic Book Club that will be reading and discussing books covering a wide range of topics and genres. The first book will be, “Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory” by Ben Macintyre. BE THERE!
MassParks Pass for Forbush!
We now have three new annual passes for Massachusetts State Parks. They are day passes that provides free parking for one vehicle for the day. Check out www.mass.gov/dcr for a full listing of MassParks locations and recreational activities.
Don’t forget our recent museum passes, the Worcester Art Museum, the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Discovery Museums in Acton. For more information on these and other library passes and coupons visit our Museum Passes page.
Community Display Case
If you’re of that generation that collected Dinky Toys and similar models, be sure to see the new display on the library’s top floor. 86 cars and trucks from the 20s to the present plus a 1936 Lionel freight train now fill the case. If you have a collection you’d like to share, please leave your name at the circulation desk or call the library at 978-874-7416.
Flicks at Forbush
Our next movies will be held on Wednesdays, April 9th and April 30th at 1:00 pm. Movies to be determined. These screenings are free and open to one and all. Please call us at 978-874-7416 closer to this date for the title of the film.
Mystery Book Club
The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Lady Go Die” by Micky Spillane and Max Allan Collins on Thursday, May 8th at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Friendship Book Club
The Friendship Book Club is taking a hiatus. You can check back here if there are any changes.
Nations of the World, in print and now online, provides a wealth of comprehensive, up-to-date country data all in one easy-to-use source. We are sure that it will be an important addition to your reference collection. With your free online access, searching through this vast amount of text and finding specific country information has never been faster or easier.
Log on with your Westminster card. Your username is your card number and the password is you last name in all caps or whatever you use to access your Forbush Memorial Library account.
Don’t forget Trueflix! Scholastic Books have put out a great selection of non-fiction books and they are on Trueflix with videos, the books online and other activities. To access Trueflix outside of the library, please click HERE or on the Trueflix picture. It really helps your child understand complex subjects through these informative videos and the books have read-along capability. Teacher information and lesson plans are also available. Let us know if it works for you and your child.
Evergreen Information for Patrons
Are you struggling to figure out how to use Evergreen to find books in the catalog, place holds online, log on to your account, download e-book and renew your books? Here’s new “Help” pages from C/W Mars to help you to learn to use the new online library catalog:
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…