The Library reopened to the public on Tuesday, June 1! Regular hours are reinstated and limited Curbside Service remains available. Please mask in light of the Delta variant, Summer travel and our high usage by not-yet-vaccinated children.

Adult Programs

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

Thursday 7/29 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Galapagos Adventure. The Galapagos are one of the world’s most isolated archipelagos. Approximately 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this collection of volcanic islands are a nature lover’s dream. Through the process of natural selection, the Galapagos are teaming with endemic species found nowhere else on earth. From MA Audubon, Scott Santino, Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, will lead a virtual tour across many of the larger islands and feature giant tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Darwin’s finches, and penguins swimming in Pacific waters along the equator. Register to receive the Zoom invitation via email. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Tuesday 8/3 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We’ll discuss We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Please specify the book title and club name. The ebook and audiobook editions are also available on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for Zoom details!

Thursday 8/5 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual “Life at Sea: A Voyage in Song” with David Coffin. Explore the life of a sailor, a whaler, a fisherman, and hear the songs that illustrate the life they pursued at sea! Sing along with musician David Coffin on a shanty (work song) as we ‘hoist’ the sails, ‘haul’ on the lines, and stamp around the capstan. And just what is a press-gang, a belaying pin, a fo’c’sle, a baggywrinkle, or a shellback? Learn what it takes to cross the line and double the horn. David transports you, his crew, back to 18th century Nantucket, to the days of his ancestors who settled there in 1659. Register here to receive the Zoom link. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Thursday, 8/12 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Holistic Health for Your Kids. Westford Academy student and Girl Scout Troop 85009 member Niharika Chawla presents a summary of her Gold Award health program. It was featured in The Kids’ League of Westford’s after-school programming this past spring. Niharika will discuss how she and her team used a holistic approach to teach children good, healthy habits about nutrition, mindfulness, hygiene, and physical fitness. Register here to get the Zoom link. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Thursday 8/12 at 7:30 p.m. – Adult Book Club. We will discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. 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 editions are on Hoopla and Overdrive. For the summer we will be meeting outside. Bring your bug spray and a comfy chair and meet us on the back lawn of the Library!

Monday 8/16 (a week early!) at 2:30 p.m. – Virtual Monday Mystery Book Club. We’ll be discussing The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. Print copies will be available at Main Desk. You can also download copies from Hoopla and from Overdrive. During the summer months, we’ll meet on the back lawn! Bring a lawn chair and wear your bug spray. If it rains that day, we’ll pivot back to Zoom, so email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for the backup Zoom link. 

Tuesday 8/24 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Introduction to Pronouns & Gender Diversity with Dr. Shannon Peters. Join us for a discussion on gender identity and the importance of pronouns with Dr. Shannon Peters, PhD, of Boston University. Learn about sexual orientation and gender diversity terminology; how sexuality and gender are seen as on a spectrum; and why gender pronouns are becoming more prominently used in society today. Bring your questions as they’ll be a Q&A afterwards. Hosted and sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. Register here to get the Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016248995832/WN_PHb1MmEORP6urnRBVBD0Og

Tuesday 9/7 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We’ll discuss Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Please specify the book title and club name. The ebook and audiobook editions are also available on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for Zoom details!

For more Events, check out our Event Calendar!

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