April Events

Don’t miss any of our April Events starting with the 3rd – 5th grade students Battle of the Books competition in Worcester School on Saturday April 5th.  10:00 – 1:00  Come and support the children who have been reading for months.

Next Weekend we will be having an Alternative Healing Workshop featuring Meta Watts explaining Healing Touch, Pamela Kurst sharing Reiki, Barbara Hamil demonstrating Accupuncture, Kathleen O’Hanlon demonstrating Massage Therapy and Cheryl DeDecker is a consulting hypnotist.   Join us on April 12th at 2:00 – 5:00 for this very informative workshop.  Please register for this workshop.  We’ll see you then.

School Break activities

April 15th Story hour and scavenger hunt 10:15

April 16th  Lego Day  1:30 – 4:00  Bring your creativity and enjoy building.

April 19th  Movie at 2:10  Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2                           Join us for an afternoon of fun and popcorn.

Don’t forget to complete the survey below to assist us in identifying how we can serve you better!!



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We want your input!!

If you can’t make one of our Community Meetings, Please fill out our survey so we have your input. If you have questions, ask at the library.



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Saturday,  March 8th Author Vanessa Roam will be in our library reading and discussing her childrens book “A Remnant Surprise” .  The reading will be from 1:30 to 2:00 pm.  There will be activities for the kids 2:00 to 2:30  with a book signing from 2:30 to 3:00.  We will also provide refreshments

Community meetings— come to the Schenevus School Library on March 13th at 7:00 to help us discuss the future of the Worcester Free Library.  We want to know how to serve you better!!

We will also be holding a Community Meeting at the Worcester School Library on March 27th.  Please come to one of these meetings or stop by the library to complete a survey if you can’t attend.  Your input is important to us.

Two Movies this month!!!

The Thursday noght Book club read Sarah’s Key in January and plan to watch the movie on Thursday March 20th at 6:00.  You are welcome to join us for this showing, please call and sign up.

We are also showing the movie Frozen on Saturday March 22nd.  Join us for popcorn and a movie!



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Author Visit – Mary Ashwood

On February 12th, Worcester Central Schools teachers Ms. Nealis and Ms. Gould visited at the Worcester Library with their 3rd graders to meet Children’s writer Mary Ashwood, a native of Worcester.  Ms. Ashwood read to the students her story “Night Ski”, which is appearing in this month’s issue of Highlights for Children.

She spoke to the children about the “writing process” which entails re-reading your material, making changes where needed, re-writing and then sending it onto the publisher.  Many times even after you think your product is complete, it is sent back to you with other revisions to be made.

The teachers as well as the children enjoyed her presentation.

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We want your input!!

The Worcester Free library is proposing a name change due to our significant outreach to neighboring communities.  It will reflect the intent of our mission Statement:      The Library’s primary target population includes schools and families in the towns of Worcester, Maryland, Decatur and Westford.       The name change should also be perceived as an acknowledgement of our expanding services and technologies, and a larger and more diverse membership.

Give us your feedback by letting us know in a response to our post on our webpage, on our Facebook page or in an email to wo.djcody@4cls.org .  We value your thoughts as we continue to provide the services you rely on us for.

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Look what finally arrived!!!

2013-10-12 09.04.55    2013-10-12 08.49.25    2013-10-12 08.31.56     We want to thank the Friends of the Library for their donation of the new DropBox at the library.  After a long wait, the drop box was installed by Glenn Jaquish and Mike Van Etten from MVC Construction.  Thanks guys for a great job, our newly repaired sidewalk and the dropbox installation.

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October Events

We are fast entering into fall and wish to thank everyone who has donated books this summer to the library.  We have entered many new books and also have sent many to the bookstore.  We are pleased to see so many people enjoying these new materials.

UPCOMING EVENTS      Ask for more details at the Library

On October 26th, we are offering an opportunity for patrons to check out our Resources center.  Donna Jo will show you around the Resource site and demonstrate how to make the most of this resource.  Sign up so we know how many people will be attending.  Bring your own device or use ours.  If you don’t have a library card see us before Saturday October 26th so you will be ready to go.  Homework helper hotline also available.

Halloween event  Wednesday October 30th  4:00 to 5:30   Come make Halloween decorations with us.

Saturday, November 9;  2:15 – 4 pm  Monthly Lecture: Pamela Cooley – “Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the Firstt American Cookbook”

Thursday  November 14    Overdrive demonstration   Learn how to download e-books and audio books.  You must register for this event.

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Summer is almost over

Thank you to everyone who assisted with Summer Reading program this year.  We shared 19 programs over the summer to provide children with opportunities to listen to stories and explore new topics.   Children read over 8,000 pages this summer and enjoyed learning about nature and made butterflies, worm farms and rock candy.   Great job to everyone who participated this summer!!  Make sure you check out all our pictures on the summer reading link.

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June already

June is almost over, we have Summer Reading program in full swing and are getting ready on June 29th for Native American Storytelling.   Enjoy listening to the unique stories of the Iroquois people shared by Mike and Amanda.  Registration is requested for all our lecture programs and we provide a lite refreshment after the lecture to allow further discussion with our guest lecturers.

In July we welcome author Cheryl Pula who will share her 8th Airforce series books which you can find in the libraries collection.

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Poetry Month

Thank you to Jason Martin and Ejaz Hussain who shared their poetry with us on April 20th.   Cynthia Keever and Sean Hanus read some of their poetry on Friday April 12th.  Check out our programming page for more photos and information on upcoming lectures.

 poetry lecture 2            poetry slam

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