Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The library's winning entries are on display at the library.
The Westborough Public Library has earned some reading material for last year's Westborough Reads Together program. The program placed first in Community Reading Programs and Best in Show, and second for its “Can Your Fines” bookmark, in the Massachusetts Library Association's 21st biennial public relations awards contest, Library Director Maureen Ambrosino said in a press release. The association presented the certificates during its recent annual conference. "Winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges from the public relations, press, and library fields," Ambrosino said. "Evaluation criteria included graphic design, originality, and presentation. Entries were submitted for 20 categories, including brochures, community reading …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Farmers' Market are co-sponsoring it.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Farmers' Market are co-sponsoring the outdoor movie series at Bay State Green.
Westborough residents this summer will catch a movie at a popular reading spot. The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Farmers' Market will co-sponsor a free Thursday night outdoor movie series, "Movies on the Green," at Bay State Green from June 20 to July 25. The movies will start at 8:30 p.m. Library Director Maureen Ambrosino said library officials hope the series has five parts. Admission will be free, through sponsorships the library seeks, she said. "This is a perfect location, right near the downtown, for people to come," Ambrosino said. The Farmers' Market's Dave McMahon said that "Thursdays have become a great day in the summer for Westborough." This year's Westborough Farmers' Market will be noon to 6 p.m., including…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Tell us what you're reading right now using this nifty form on Patch!
As part of our ongoing Patch Reads program, we are actively seeking input from you on what you are reading right now. Fill out this form and tell us what you and your book clubs are reading and why. Then we'll share it with others so that we can all benefit from your book club recommendations.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The project will happen this spring.
The Westborough Public Library's main floor will get a new carpet this spring. Town officials have put the roughly $50,000 project out to bid, according to the library's website. The work is expected to be finished by late June. The library areas not being worked on will remain open. The deadline for submitting bids is 2 p.m. April 15.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Westborough woman arrested in this morning's incident.
A Westborough Public Library patron's hair was pulled from behind, her iPhone stolen and then ordered to hand over her wallet and wedding ring this morning, Police Chief Alan Gordon said today. The victim gave the alleged assailant what she had -- her wedding ring -- before her attacker fled, Gordon said in a press release. The suspect was arrested soon after behind the Central One Federal Credit Union on Cottage Street by Officer Charles Dapolite, who arrested her, Gordon said. Dapolite saw that the suspect matched the assailant's description. Police charged Raven Williams, 20, of 61 South St., Westborough with the unarmed robbery and assault and battery on the victim, a 40-year-old North Grafton woman who identified her, Gordon said. The…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Westborough Public Library hosted 'A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein' on Sunday.
Ruth Harcovitz shook Westborough Public Library visitors' hands while she sung there on Sunday. She was singing Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Getting to Know You." Harcovitz sung a variety of the writing team's works during her program, "A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein." The program was supported by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Resident Michele Lung made the quilt for the Friends of the Westborough Public Library's raffle.
The design of the quilt hanging at the Westborough Public Library has two names. The official name is found in “Certifiably Crazy." Resident Michele Lung borrowed that from the library, and has donated the quilt to the Friends of the Westborough Public Library’s raffle. And she has given the design a special name. “The name I would like the quilt to have is 'Circle of Friends,' because it’s really the Friends of the Public Library, and it looks like circles,” Lung says. The raffle drawing is Tuesday, March 26. The library friends are raffling Lung’s donation, as well as a share donated by Heirloom Harvest Community Farm and CSA farmer John Mitchell. Lung says her friend Geralyn “Dee” Kohler, the Mill Pond School librarian, had “mentioned …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Worcester Writers Collaborative sponsored the event.
"The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" and "Arthur's First Sleepover" will entertain new children, thanks to a local writers group. The Worcester Writers Collaborative collected more than 500 books and other materials during its first Warm Hearts Children’s Book Drive, which included an event at the Westborough Public Library on Sunday, group co-founder Cheryl Cory said. The proceeds, which exceeded the club's goal of 500 items, will go to Cradles to Crayons in Massachusetts, as well as Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Haiti. "Most of the items came from the St. Luke's parishioners during the last week or so," Cory said today. "We did have a few people drop off full boxes of books at the library yesterday, though, so that was quite …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Worcester Writers Collaborative's Warm Hearts Children's Book Drive is Sunday at the Westborough Public Library.
Youngsters will leave the Westborough Public Library on Sunday with a gently used children’s book or young adult book, if they donate two of their own. Children in Haiti and in Massachusetts will receive the donated books, and supplies such as crayons and chalk – 500 or more, if a local writers’ group’s first fundraiser has a memorable ending. The Worcester Writers Collaborative’s Warm Hearts Children’s Book Drive is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library. The proceeds will go to Cradles to Crayons in Massachusetts, as well as Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Haiti. The collaborative’s first fundraiser was the idea of member Christina Galeone, a Grafton resident who attends St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Westborough, says…