In observance of Memorial Day, the Library will be closed Sat., May 28 through Mon., May 30. Masks continue to be appreciated in Library Spaces serving Young Unvaccinated Users.

Adult Programs

Consult this web site and our social media for any changes to these programs resulting from COVID impact.

Gardening this spring? Borrow seeds from our seed catalog! Details here.

The India Association of Greater Boston has released recordings of its recent “Discover India” Zoom series! Click below to view YouTube recordings of all four installments.

Part 1: India and the Color of Blue

Part 2: Hidden Gems: Ten Beautiful Places in India

Part 3: The Story of Paisley and How to Draw It

Part 4: The Bengal Tiger

Couldn’t attend the recent Virtual Great British Baking Tour program? Download a PDF of all the recipes, courtesy of speaker Claire Evans! This program was hosted and sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents.

Missed our recent Virtual Indian Cuisine Made Easy program? Download PDFs of the recipes, courtesy of Sandhya Jain! Try Onion & Cumin Rice Pilaf, Saag Paneer, or both!

Tuesday 6/7 at 7:00 p.m. – Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We have returned to in-person meetings! We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss The Greater Journey: Americans In Paris by David McCullough. Copies are available at Main Desk, the ebook is on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Thursday 6/9 at 7:30 p.m. Adult Book Club. We have returned to in-person meetings! We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room upstairs. We will discuss The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Copies are available at Main Desk. Please request the book by title when you come to pick it up and tell the staff it is for the Library Adult Book Club. The ebook and audiobook are both available on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Thursday 6/16 at 7:00 p.m. – Hikes Through History with Alison O’Leary. Ever wandered through the woods and wondered who was there before you? Many Massachusetts parks and trails are in historical sites. Author Alison O’Leary, award-winning journalist and coauthor of the AMC’s new guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston, will share her favorites.  Using maps and historic photos, she describes several Massachusetts day trip destinations with historical significance and interesting features. Includes varying levels of difficulty (flat and easy to steep and challenging) and variety of scenery. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. Register here. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Monday 6/27 at 2:00 p.m. – Monday Mystery Book Club. We’ll meet on the library’s back lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll meet on Zoom, and members will receive an email with the link that morning. We’ll be discussing The Survivors by Jane Harper. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive, and the audiobook is on Hoopla. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for details.

Tuesday 6/28 at 6:30 p.m. – Jazzin’ the Blues with The Paul Speidel Band. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get ready to rock out to some jazzy beats! The Paul Speidel Band has been playing in the Boston area for over 20 years. They have played with many greats including Jay Geils, Shirley Lewis, and John Lee Hooker, Jr. This concert will take place outside on the library’s back lawn. If the weather does not cooperate, the concert will be in our downstairs Meeting Room. No registration required. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Tuesday 7/5 at 7:00 p.m. – Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Thursday 7/7 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Visiting Our National Parks. Join John Bunker to learn about his experiences visiting over 25 National Parks in the last two decades. While serving as the Associate Dean, UNH College of Health and Human Services, John originally developed this presentation for an undergrad class, detailing his adventures and misadventures in some of his favorite national parks: Badlands, Bryce, Canyonlands, Glacier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone (pictured), and Zion. You’ll receive a copy of John’s handout, Top Ten Lessons Learned. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Thursday 7/14 at 7:30 p.m. Adult Book Club. We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room upstairs. We will discuss The Hundred-Year Walk by Dawn Anahid MacKeen. Copies are available at Main Desk. Please request the book by title when you come to pick it up and tell the staff it is for the Library Adult Book Club. The ebook and audiobook are both available on Hoopla. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Thursday 7/21 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual American Gilded Age Heiresses. Long before the British Invasion, cash-strapped British aristocrats shifted from hunting foxes to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites willing to trade their family’s money for an ancient title and often a chilly reception in the British aristocracy. Fans of Downton Abbey and The Gilded Age will delight as Anglophile and former U.K. resident Claire Evans recounts the tales of wealthy young Americans who infused the bank accounts of many stately homes, including close relatives of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. She’ll also give travel tips for creating a Gilded Age tour for yourself. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough

Monday 7/25 at 2:00 p.m. – Monday Mystery Book Club. We’ll meet on the library’s back lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll meet on Zoom, and members will receive an email with the link that morning. We’ll be discussing Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for details.

Thursday 7/28 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Armchair Travel to Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon. The small, predominantly Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is between China and India, tucked within the Himalayas and mostly covered with forest. Crimson-robed monks perform centuries-old rituals. No traffic lights, smoking is illegal, and employees must wear traditional clothing while working. Bhutan once called Gross National Happiness more important than Gross National Product. World traveler and photojournalist Barry Pell will discuss his recent travels through Bhutan, examining a fascinating way of life that has only just begun to change after centuries of isolation. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Tuesday 8/2 at 7:00 p.m. – Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. Copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Thursday 8/4 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual History of the Quabbin Reservoir. The Quabbin Reservoir is part of a water supply system that provides drinking water to 43% of Massachusetts. How much do you know about the reservoir, its history and how it is managed today? Join Maria Beiter-Tucker from the Department of Conservation and Recreation Quabbin Visitor Center as we explore the history, answer questions and dispel some of the myths that surround this vital resource of the Commonwealth. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Thursday 8/11 at 7:30 p.m. Adult Book Club. We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room upstairs. We will discuss Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Copies are available at Main Desk. Please request the book by title when you come to pick it up and tell the staff it is for the Library Adult Book Club. The ebook and audiobook are both available on Overdrive and on Hoopla. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Monday 8/22 at 2:00 p.m. – Monday Mystery Book Club. We’ll meet on the library’s back lawn! Please bring your own lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll meet on Zoom, and members will receive an email with the link that morning. We’ll be discussing The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and the ebook and digital audiobook are on Overdrive. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for details.

Virtual Qigong Class. Dvora Eisenstein leads this free recurring Qigong class on Zoom, every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time. Hosted and sponsored by the Sunderland Public Library and made available to all residents. To join, click this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/117278043

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