Thursday, February 7, 2013
Northbridge resident Ken Amidon spoke at the Westborough Public Library.
A local author engaged an audience in Westborough on Wednesday night with tales from his new book. The writing of it. Northbridge resident Ken Amidon presented a workshop on self-publishing at the Westborough Public Library. Amidon recently self-published a novel, "Stray Threads," copies of which were available for purchase at his talk.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Friends will hold their first mini-golf tournament.
Being open on Saturday is par for the course at the Westborough Public Library. And this Saturday, the Friends of the Westborough Public Library will provide the golf clubs. Miniature golf twosomes and foursomes will play “through the stacks and down the stairs,” avoiding obstacles – while patrons check out books, member Judith Tully says. The Friends hope to raise $2,500 and draw 150 to $200 people during their first Masters of Literacy Mini-Golf Tournament, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., she says. Tickets are $7 at the door, with a $25 family cap. Tickets previously were available online for $5. However, library patrons shouldn’t worry about getting hit by a wayward shot, Tully says. “The nice thing about the greens is that you can walk on them…
Monday, January 14, 2013
The board's chairman encourages residents to step forward.
Monday, January 14
To the Westborough Community: The deadline for submitting paperwork to be on the local election ballot has come and gone, and there are two vacancies to be filled for the Westborough Public Library Trustees. The board is comprised of nine trustees who each serve a three-year term. The library trustees are an independent town board whose duties include determining policy and ensuring that the library is adequately funded in order to provide excellent service to the Westborough community. We would like to encourage any eligible Westborough resident who is interested in the future of the public library to consider placing his or her name on the ballot as a write-in candidate. It is an exciting time to serve as a trustee as we continue …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
A Barnes & Noble representative visited the library on Friday.
Lori Belton of Barnes & Noble's Millbury store demonstrated a variety of Nook eReaders at the Westborough Public Library on Friday. Belton showed patrons how to use the Nooks with the library's eBooks, Library Director Maureen Ambrosino said.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Voters will get the plan at the March 16 annual town meeting.
Some Westborough Public Library windows installed 105 years ago would be replaced this year under the capital plan Town Manager Jim Malloy presented Tuesday night. At $160,000, the window project is the second most expensive item on the list. A $215,000 Mill Pond School gym floor replacement project tops that list. The 10-year-old floor has “reached its useful life expectancy” and constantly bubbles and tears, Director of Finance and Administration Irene Oliver told the school committee on Nov. 28. Voters will get the capital plan at the March 16 annual town meeting. A committee rated department heads’ capital requests using the same criteria as during the past three years, Malloy said: public safety and health, infrastructure needs, …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A Chromebox has been loaned to the library by a Westborough business.
The Westborough Public Library’s teen room now has a computer with Internet access, thanks to a local business. The public’s response to this Chromebox that Cumulus Global loaned to the library will shape computer purchases there, Library Director Maureen Ambrosino said today. The desktop computers the library purchases through the state cost around $800, she said. A Chromebook, the laptop version, can cost about half of that, she estimated. “We would like to add some additional computers to this space. That could be a way that we would be able to afford to do that,” Ambrosino said. “For most of the places where we have computers for the public, we could replace the actual CPU with one of these, (and) keep the existing monitor.” Ambrosino …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A number of people and groups have improved patrons' library experience.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
To the Editor: At this season of the year when thankfulness and gratitude prevail, the trustees of the Westborough Public Library extend their appreciation to several citizens whose recent efforts have improved the library experience for the town. Garden Club members and other hard workers, including Beverly Linnane, Nancy De Wolfe, Lisa Carlson, Ann Matson, Maureen Johnson, Kris Allen, Bill Linnane and Earl Storey, have enhanced the appearance of the front lawn of the library with new shrubbery and plants. Assistance was provided by Storey Landscaping when it came time to dig and plant. Library employees have watered the new plants faithfully. The Friends of the Library have been kind and generous as well, donating many of the 23 museum …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Here is the upcoming schedule.
Friday, November 2, 2012
To the Editor: Work is continuing on the heating/air conditioning system replacement at the Westborough Public Library, but construction work is causing a few short closures. The Adult area on the main floor, which was scheduled to re-open on Nov. 3 will not re-open until Nov. 13. Delays due to this week’s storms for the workers and suppliers have caused the work to continue for another week. The staff and trustees realize the closure is extremely inconvenient, especially for library patrons who need computer access. They appreciate the patience of everyone who is affected. The Children’s Room will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8 so ceiling tiles can be re-installed. It will re-open on Friday, Nov. 9. On Thursday, No. 8…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wondering what's happening in Westborough today? Here are some ideas.
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. Looking to participate in Westborough town government? Selectmen say they have these vacancies: 2. Support Westborough High School athletics: 3. Meanwhile, Westborough High School juniors and their parents, take note: junior parent information night is from 7 to 8:30 tonight. 4. And the Westborough Public Library's Children's Room and main floor Adult area are off-limits until Oct. 19, according to the library's website. The closing is due to the library's heating and ventilation project. 5. But, the Tatnuck Bookseller is holding a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking for Westborough happenings? Consider these ideas.
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. The Westborough Finance Committee meets at 7 p.m. at Westborough Town Hall. 2. Support Westborough High School athletics: 3. Join the Armstrong Elementary School Parent Group, which meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the school library. 4. Meanwhile, the Westborough Public Library hosts a Two-Time storytime for ages 2 and 3, at 10:30 a.m. 5. And the Central Mass. Mindful Eaters Book Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tatnuck Bookseller.