In-House Browsing and Computer Appointments are for 45 minutes and are available on the hour Tue., Thu., and Sat. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wed. evening at 7 and 8 p.m. See the Events Calendar to make a reservation. RETURNS: Patrons wearing masks may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. For CURBSIDE PICKUP Mon - Sat and FREE LIBRARY CARDS see SERVICES. For BOOK THE BROWSE TENT and BUILD A BAG see SERVICES. For VIRTUAL offerings for all ages see KIDS and EVENTS. For free, safe downloadable formats 24/7 see ECOLLECTIONS.

Adult Programs

Virtual Beans, Bestsellers, and Books! : Coffee with Your Favorite Librarians! Beginning in February, join us on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Drink in the aroma, the anticipation of new and old reads perfect for winter nights, and spend time with your favorite librarians talking upcoming books, series releases, new genres and movies! Register on the Adult Programs page or sign up on the Events Calendar.  A Zoom invite will be sent to all registrants.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us on Zoom! Register through our Events Calendar.

UPDATE: Our Friday, April 23rd meeting has been canceled as it falls during school vacation week. We apologize for any inconvenience, and our meetings will resume on Friday, May 14th.

Virtual English Conversation Circle: every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (note new time). Conversation Circles are back, this time on Zoom! Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment! This program meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 p.m.. to 4:30 p.m., and is led by Carol Morse. Registration is required. After you register, you’ll receive the Zoom link via email. Each Zoom link is unique, so you must register for each session you wish to attend. If you don’t receive the emails, please check your spam folders.

UPDATE: Our moderator will be unavailable for two weeks, so our April 13th and April 20th Circles are canceled. The Circle will still meet on April 6th, and it will resume on April 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday 4/21 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Author Talk: History of the Merrimack River with Dyke Hendrickson. Local author and journalist Dyke Hendrickson will discuss his new book, Merrimack: The Resilient River, An Illustrated Narrative of the Most Historic River in New England. Part history and part call to action, Dyke’s well-researched book highlights the dramatic life of the Merrimack River, from the colorful days of the Native Americans to its current status as one of the most scenic recreational waterways in New England. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2516159955257/WN_9qB2ee1TRqytvb0GC1TbCQ Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link via email. This program is hosted and presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library and is made available to Westford residents.

Thursday 4/22 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Alaskan National Parks. Adventurer Steve Farrar will combine a visual smorgasbord of images with insights into the geology, wildlife, history, and climate of the region while showing us each of the great Alaskan parks. Registration is required. Once you register, the Zoom link will be emailed to you. If it doesn’t arrive, please check your spam folder. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Monday 4/26 at 2:30 p.m. – Virtual Monday Mystery Book Club. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for details. We’ll be discussing The Confession by Charles Todd. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and can be picked up through our curbside service! You can also download the ebook and digital audiobook from Hoopla, and the audiobook from Overdrive.

Thursday 4/29 at 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Financial Aid 101 for Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen: What To Do Now? College will be here sooner than you think. Learn the basics of financial aid – what counts, what doesn’t count, when it counts – and what you can do about it to get more aid. We’ll discuss the terms, rules, and strategies. We’ll also review how to tell how generous a college is with aid. And how an effective search with the right questions can help you get more aid later. This workshop will include things that are not included in the high school session. Register here to receive the Zoom invite: https://meeting.zoho.com/meeting/register?sessionId=1078064940  Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Tuesday 5/4 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Adult Nonfiction Book Club. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for Zoom details! We’ll discuss American Ajja by Shankar Hegde. If you would like a copy of the book, email Charles at cschweppe@westfordma.gov. Please specify the book title and club name.

Thursday 5/6 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DIY Kombucha. Many people don’t know that kombucha is healthy as well as trendy. Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban from Grounded Goodwife will teach you how to make this fermented drink yourself, and discuss how its bacteria (the good kind!) supports everything from immune functions to nutrient absorption. Registration using the link above to receive the Zoom invitation via email. If it doesn’t arrive, please check your spam folder. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Thursday 5/13 at 7:30 p.m. – Virtual Adult Book Club. We will discuss Elephant Company by Vicki Croke. Copies are available for Curbside Pickup. 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. There is also an ebook edition on Overdrive.

Thursday 5/20 at 7:00 p.m. –  Virtual Sheet Pan Meals with Liz Barbour. Cooking on a large pan makes your meal crispy, colorful, and intensely flavorful. Chef Liz Barbour will demonstrate two recipes and give you ideas for many more. Liz will host the program on her Zoom account. Click here to register, and you’ll receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Monday 5/24 at 2:30 p.m. – Virtual Monday Mystery Book Club. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for details. We’ll be discussing The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Print copies are available at Main Desk, and can be picked up through our curbside service! You can also download the ebook and digital audiobook from Hoopla and from Overdrive.

Thursday 5/25 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Where Do We Go From Here? Why We Need Reparations for Black Americans. Join Dr. Brandon Crowley as he speaks about the economic injustices that have persisted since slavery and how these injustices have led to a wealth gap between white and Black Americans. How can we as a nation go about righting these wrongs? What role would reparations play and how would eligibility be determined? Brandon Thomas Crowley PhD is a scholar in ecclesiology and theology. He serves as the Senior Pastor of The Historic Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton and as an adjunct instructor at Harvard Divinity School. Advanced registration is required for this Zoom event. Register using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7616172024124/WN_I3H-BV2hQROs4ODbzHTEiQ This program will also be live streamed to Facebook where registration is not required. This program is hosted and presented in partnership with the Burlington Public Library and made available to Westford residents.

For more Events, check out our Event Calendar!

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