Monday, April 23, 2012
The Westborough Public Library director answers your questions about upcoming programs, policies and progress at the library.
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Join us for a Patch Chat live blog at noon featuring Westborough Public Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Today at noon, Westborough Patch welcomes Westborough Public Library Director Maureen Ambrosino for a live online chat. Join the discussion and add your questions live during the blog, or you can email your questions ahead of time to email@example.com. 2. Hastings Elementary School will hold its Field Day 2012 on Monday, June 18. Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas. Set up will begin around 7:30 a.m. If interested, contact Ali Rheaume by May 30 at Rheaumea@westborough.k12.ma.us. 3. The Massachusetts Land Court Rules …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Director Maureen Ambrosino has samples in hand and ideas in mind.
In March, Westborough voters approved spending $55,000 on new carpeting at Westborough Public Library, an addition that will likely not be installed for about a year. “The new HVAC system will be installed first,” said Director Maureen Ambrosino. “That project will end in the fall.” Despite the relatively distant timeline, Ambrosino said she has already made some decisions about the carpeting. The new product will be installed in tile-like squares, each with its own padding. “I’m hoping to add some color, which I can do with individual tiles,” she said. “There is a moisture barrier between the top the carpet and padding,” Ambrosino said as she pointed out a black layer in a sample carpet tile. This will make cleaning spills easier than …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As Westborough Reads Together ends its five-month run, organizers are inspired to do it again.
On Tuesday afternoon, April 10, Library Director Maureen Ambrosino excitedly came into the first floor library reading room, took a seat at a table and, with a big sigh, smiled. She said the day had been a huge success so far. Ambrosino had just come from lunch with Amy King, author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz, the featured book in Westborough’s first community-wide reading program. “She spent the morning speaking at high school assemblies. She spoke to ninth and eleventh graders, then to tenth and twelfth grades. She was wonderful,” said Ambrosino. “After lunch, she went to speak at a high school business class.” King ended the day with a book signing at Tatnuck Bookseller. The author was in town as part of Westborough’s first community…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A.S. King, author of the book featured in the community wide reading program, reveals the original title for her book.
Speaking to a group of Westborough High School sophomores on Tuesday, author Amy King praised the town of Westborough and its community reading program featuring her book Please Ignore Vera Dietz. “It’s a strong comment that your town is reading together,” she said. “A town that reads together will become more engaged with other things in the community.” King joined the class of 16 students via Skype from her Pennsylvania kitchen. She was dressed in a casual plaid shirt, propped in front of a counter filled with common kitchen clutter. Her image was projected on a screen in a third floor classroom at the Forbes Municipal Building. The teens were seated in a circle of tables facing the screen that projected King. It created an intimate …
Friday, September 2, 2011
New design unveiled during National Library Card Sign-Up Month.
That blue and white plastic card in your wallet is soon to be a collector's item. The Westborough Public Library unveiled a snazzy new design that includes a photo of the library in both wallet and keychain sizes. “Patrons who wish to replace their old cards can do so for $1 by bringing their old cards to the Circulation Desk,” reported Maureen Ambrosino, library director. The card is free for new patrons. A photo ID with current address is required at the Circulation Desk, where a short form to fill out is provided. Children 12 and under can get a card by taking a parent to the Children’s Room on the lower level of the library. For more information visit the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., call 508-366-3050, or visit the …