Category Archives: Library

Westborough Library’s March Movie for Adults is “Bridge of Spies” Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11 am & 6:30 pm

The Westborough Public Library’s monthly movie for adults will be the Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, “Bridge of Spies”, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

In this historical drama set during the Cold War, a Brooklyn attorney (Tom Hanks) is tasked with negotiating a prisoner exchange between an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR and a Soviet spy serving a 45-year sentence for espionage against the U.S. Bridge of Spies was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050

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?]

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.

Shred Day 2015 – Apr 25 @ Library

The Westborough Public Library is holding a Shred Day, on Saturday, April 25 from 12pm – 2pm in the parking lot between the library and the Congregational Church of Westborough.

The event is being sponsored by Harvey Waste Removal and Recycling and Central One Federal Credit Union.

You can safely get rid of your unwanted personal paperworkold tax statements, bank/investment records, etc.

A mobile shred truck will be on site to shred your documents. They will not take phone books, catalogs, binders, or magazines.

There will be a limit of 3 paper shopping bags per person.

This event is free. Please call the library at 508-366-3050 for more information.

Westborough Library Book Sale – March 2015

The Friends of the Westborough Library are sponsoring a Book Sale on March, 27th , 28th & 29th

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27th;

10am – 5pm on Saturday, March 28th

1 – 5pm on Sunday, March 1st.

The sale will feature a large selection of books for all ages as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Books will be priced at $1 or less.

The sale will be held in the lower level of the library. All proceeds will support the library and library programs.