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In Observance of Memorial Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, May 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Currently, the Friends need donations for their upcomming June ( 9th-11th) Book Sale. Specifically, the Friends need: hardback and paperback books (both fiction and non-fiction); DVD’s; Audiobooks; LP records and audio cassette tapes. Please only donate items that are in good condition. When the Library is open donated items can be left at the Janiece Greenberg Room door; it’s to the left immediately after you enter the library’s back entrance from the parking lot. When the Library is closed, please leave donations in the large, marked container near the rear entrance. Donations to the Friends’ Book Sales are tax deductible; receipts are available from the Librarians at the Main Desk on the first floor of the Library.
A New Service: The next time you visit the Library and you would like to charge your phone or electronic device, look for one of our two new courtesy charging stations; we have one in the Periodicals area and another in the Children’s Room. Each charging station can accommodate up to 8 Android or Apple devices.
Angels in Human Skin: Thursday, May 25: Art Viewing at 6:00 p.m, Program at 7:00 p.m. Westford resident, Rev. Dr. Dirkje Legerstee immigrated with her family with the label, “Nazi War Victims”.  Through her original artwork and a multimedia presentation, she will share the story of her parents’ survival of World War II.  Several pieces of her artwork will be on display and available for viewing in the Meeting Room an hour before the program begins. No registration required.

Quadcopter Drones: How Did We Get Here and Where are We Going?: Tuesday, June 6 at  7 p.m. Looking forward to the day a drone drops down from above to deliver your pizza? Consumer drones, especially quadcopters, are becoming increasingly popular. During this hour-long discussion, Dr. Bernie Malouin will review some of the key technology developments that make drones work. He will even pop the hood on one of today’s most popular quadcopters and explain what’s inside. Finally, he’ll talk a little bit about some of the exciting capabilities that await us. No registration required.
New database- LYNDA.Com!: is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 5,600 courses that include over 180,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. Connect from the Library | Connect from Home  (You will be linked to the website, be sure to follow these steps exactly to log into the database from home. Step 1. Click on the "Sign In" (not Sign Up) link at the top of the page, Step 2. Click on "Sign In with your organizational portal", Step 3. Type in, Step 4. Enter your Westford Library card number and pin) Once logged in, you will be asked to create an account so you can save your lessons.   
English Conversation Circle Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. September through June 13. Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.This program meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall from September through mid-June. The last meeting for this session will be on Tuesday, June 13. The group will start up again in September, date TBD. The group is led by Carol Morse.  Registration is not required for this program. If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Library Adult Book Discussion Group: Are you looking for a fun and lively book discussion group?  Our Adult Book Discussion group meets the second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  We alternate between fiction and non-fiction titles.  Copies of the current month's selection are available at the Main Desk.  Check out our Reading List.
Library Monday Mystery Book Club: Wake up your week with stimulating book discussions. The Mystery Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Copies of the current month's selections are available at the Main Desk. This is a drop-in program. Newcomers are always welcome! Check out our Monthly Reading List.
Westford Job Seekers Network meets weekly on Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
During the month of March the Library - in collaboration with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - is hosting a special “Start Your Own Business” workshop series. Pre-registration is required for these: The schedule of dates and program titles is as follows:   March 8: “Preparing to Finance a New Business” presented in collaboration with ACCION~(an SBA Microlender); March 15: “Starting and Growing a Business – The SBA Advantage” presented by SBA; March 22: “Women’s History Month” – we’ll celebrate the accomplishments of women and their many contributions to our communities; March 29: “Opening Doors to Government Contracting” presented in collaboration with Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and April 5: “Your Business Plan: Soup to Nuts” in collaboration with Salem State Small Business Development Center (SBDC.) For more information visit our website at or call Dina Kanabar at 978-399-2308,
Link to Literacy: Link to Literacy is a non-profit, volunteer run organization devoted to enabling adults who have joined us from other cultures to read, write, and speak American English more effectively. Training and materials are provided to tutors. Tutors work with their students at the Library. Click here for student and tutor applications.  To pick up a tutor or student application or for more information, stop by or contact the Information Services department at 978-399-2304.  Currently, there is a need for additional tutors.
PRINT FROM ANYWHERE: would you believe that you can send a print job from your Internet connected PC, smartphone, tablet or laptop from your home, business or anywhere within the Library to our Print Release Station in Reference. To print the document that you sent remotely, come to the Library and find your job in the queue on the Print Release Station. Just remember that you will need remember the password that you chose (from the list in the instructions) to print your job. All jobs will delete after 48 hours.To use this exciting new service go to the library’s website: and click on the link Print From Anywhere or enter the following URL on your browser: 
The Commonwealth Catalog:Can't find the item you want in the Merrimack Valley Consortium catalog?  In one easy step, you can search through millions of items (at participating Libraries across Massachusetts) to find the books, DVDs, and music you're looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered to our Library for pickup.  Link to the Commonwealth Catalog from the search page of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium Catalog or link directly to the Commonwealth Catalog.  If you have any questions, please contact the Reference and Information Services Desk at 978-399-2304.
Sign up for text notification from the Library. What a time saver! Receive a text (that can be saved for future reference) on your smart phone when materials you have requested are ready to be picked up. To sign up, go to the Library’s website home page, choose Catalog from the horizontal menu, click on Online Catalog and sign in to your library account. Click on “account preferences.” Then put a check mark next to “notify by text by default when a hold is ready to pick up.” Patrons may also sign up by contacting the Main desk staff at 978-399-2301.
New Library Titles! Would you like to be among the first to know about the newest books, music, and DVDs added to our collection?  Each week there will be a link to our newest titles on the front of our website.  Simply scroll down the left hand column until you see the icon that reads “New! @ the Library - Books - Music – Movies”.  Next to each title, you can follow the link to “Borrow” (or simply click on the title) which takes you into our catalog to place a hold on the item.  There is also a “More Info” link next to each title. This will take you to the Amazon site since they are the vendor that administers this service.  Here you can read a more detailed description and editorial reviews. At the top of the page, there is an option to “Sign Up” to have the newest titles list sent to your e-mail each week.  (Please note: New orders for each collection are assigned an ordering week each month. Each week one collection’s numbers will be higher than another due to our ordering calendar.)

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