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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!



Winter Storytimes

Storytimes begin Wednesday, February 4th. To sign-up or for more information please call us at 978-874-7416 & ask to speak with a Children’s Librarian.

Printable Children’s Room March calendar click Here – mar 2015

Crochet for Kids

light green yarn ball with crochet needleThe first meeting of Crochet for Kids will be on March 6th at 4:00pm in the Children’s Room. It 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.

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


Lego club resumes on Friday, March 13th after school.

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.

BreastfeedingBreastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00am. Monthly meetings will continue through June & meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

Compost – The Science and Art of Making Black Gold

compostJoin us on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30pm to have all your composting questions answered. This presentation is part of the 2015 Backyard Growing Series presented by The Westminster Agricultural Commission. It is free and open to one and all.

Great Decisions

The Forbush Library is proud to host the 2015 session of Great Decisions! Our annual seminar on current foreign policy issues facing the U.S. Meetings will run from Wednesday January 28th – Wednesday March 25th. As space is limited, advanced registration is recommended and can be made by calling the library at 978-874-7416 or in person at the circulation desk.

Great Decisions

March 11: “Syria’s Refugee Crisis”
March 18: “Human Trafficking in the 21st Century”
March 25: “Brazil in Metamorphosis”

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

Drum Away the Blues: The Music of Ireland

Drum away brochure bannerCraig Harris of “Drum Away the Blues” fame will be on hand to present an interactive program of The Music of Ireland. It will be held on Tuesday, March 17th, at 6:30pm. Start your evening of celebrating St Paddy’s Day by attending this event.

triviaTrivial Pursuit Club!

The Forbush Memorial Library is hosting the monthly meeting of the Trivial Pursuit Club, on the first Tuesday of the month.  This month will be Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm and all are welcome. Game materials are provided. For more information, call 978-874-7416.

foodpyramidBalanced Nutrition

Join us at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, March 24th for a program that will help you learn how to eat healthy on ANY budget. This program is being presented by Angela Quinty BS LDN Nutritionist. This event is free and open to one and all.

Historic Preservation Workshop

ClawThis workshop is an introduction to demolition delay bylaws in Massachusetts and is primarily intended for local historical commissions who are interested in establishing a demolition delay bylaw in their community. However, anyone interested in understanding the basics of a demolition delay bylaw is welcome to attend. This workshop will take place Wednesday April 8th, at 6:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Westminster Planning Department and presented by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Thereby Hangs a Tail

Mystery Book Club

On Thursday, March 12th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “Thereby Hangs a Tail” by Spencer Quinn. All are welcome to attend.

The House of SilkEclectic Book Club

Join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 18th, when The Eclectic Book Club will be reading “The House of Silk” by Anthony Horowitz. All are welcome to attend.

Flicks at Forbush

movie cameraOur next flicks at Forbush will be held on Wednesday, March 11th and 25th. Titles will be determined closer to these dates. Films start at 1:00pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all.

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

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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…