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Let's nominate our librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

Nominate a librarian for the 2015 I Love My Librarian Award

ilml2015-hires-finalLibrarians in our nation’s 120,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.  If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations will be open until September 28.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award-winner’s library. Winners will be announced in December 2015.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

[Here is the link to Nominate a Public Librarian -- webmaster]

The award is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, and The New York Times.

It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world.

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[webmaster note:  The info pages mention this point: "If you have a group of people who want to send in a nomination for the same librarian, please consider pooling your thoughts into a single nomination, if possible."   What say you, Westborough people?]

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Westborough Community Band outdoor concert cancelled due to bad weather - Sun Jul 26

Due to bad weather today, Sun Jul 26, the #Westborough Community Band outdoor concert at the Bay State Commons bandstand has been cancelled.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Westborough until 11 PM - Sun Jul 19, 2015

2 products issued by NWS for: Westborough MA
(from forecast.weather.gov)


Severe Thunderstorm Watch
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 442
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
245 PM EDT SUN JUL 19 2015

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 442 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MAC003-009-011-013-015-017-027-200300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0442.150719T1845Z-150720T0300Z/

MA
. MASSACHUSETTS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BERKSHIRE ESSEX FRANKLIN
HAMPDEN HAMPSHIRE MIDDLESEX
WORCESTER
$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
253 PM EDT SUN JUL 19 2015

MAZ002>009-012-014-026-201900-
WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
253 PM EDT SUN JUL 19 2015

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 442 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL
MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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Westborough Community Band 2015 - upcoming concerts July 19 and 26

Celebrating its seventh season!

Westborough Community Band's 2015 summer season continues with concerts on Sunday July 19 and 26 at 5:30 PM at the Bay State Commons bandstand.

The band is conducted by Mattthew Lefebvre and consists of adult and student musicians from Westborough and the surrounding area.

Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, to hear both traditional band classics and popular modern-day selections.

Recent pieces performed at the July 4th Community Block Party included Sousa marches, America the Beautiful and other patriotic tunes. They also played Elmer Bernstein's movie theme from The Great Escape!

The Westborough Community Band is supported by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Interested in joining?  Members practice at the Westborough High School band room on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 PM.  Check in and set up is at 5:30 PM weekly; enter the high school from the back parking lot entrance. Future rehearsals will be held on July 16, 23 and 30. For more information contact Kathy at klcincotta@gmail.com.

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Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks performance @ Library, Tue Jul 14, 7PM

Come and Escape the Ordinary!

The Delvena Theatre Company will be presenting Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks by Fran Baron at the Westborough Public Library on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm, as part of the adult summer reading program.

On a scorching hot day in Fall River, back in August of 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious ax murders of her father and stepmother. This true unsolved mystery has fascinated people for over 100 years. Two people died on that day in 1892, but Lizzie continues to live on in American folklore.

An edutainment production, the show will feature Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli, Jr. in multiple roles. The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie and deciding her guilt or innocence. Did she or didn’t she? You be the judge at the Westborough Public Library on July 14.

Lynne Moulton has performed several roles for Delvena Theatre including her IRNE nominated Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Sissy in Piece of My Heart and also for numerous other theatre companies in the New England area. She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art under the direction of Sir Robert Palmer and at Trinity Rep Conservatory.

Joseph Zamparelli, Jr., is an actor, director and producer. A graduate of Boston College (Psychology/Theater Arts), he went on to the professional training program at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. In addition to commercial film and television work, he is Producing/Artistic Director of BostonAlive.

The Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.~ The company was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.~ Its production of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' was on Theatre Mirror's Best List for acting, directing and production.~ Presentations of 'Anna Weiss' and 'Beyond Therapy' were included on Theatre Mirror's best play list and 'Blue Heart' was placed on Aisle Say's best list.

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Escape the Ordinary is sponsored by the Westborough Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Friends of the Westborough Library. For more information, contact the Library at (508) 366-3050.

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