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What’s Happening at the J.V. Fletcher Library


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Sunday Hours: Resumed on Sunday, Jan. 6, and run through Sunday, April 28. On Sundays the library is open from 2 to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closure:  The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Story Time and Book Club Online Registration is ongoing. Register on line for our variety of story times and books clubs.

DONATIONS PLEASE! The Friends are asking for donations of: books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and LP records for their upcoming Friends February Book Sale weekend (Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 10.)  If the library is closed there is a large gray container outside the rear entrance of the library for donations, otherwise residents can leave them next to the first door (on the left-hand side) when they walk through the rear entrance of the library.

Perfume Making with Essential Oils: Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Holistic nurse Nora Zinan will talk about the historical use of essential oils for both health and perfume making. Participants will learn the properties of the (hypoallergenic) oils and their blending companions, and then blend the oils that are most appealing to them, making their own personal perfume. Limited to 15 people. Ages 14 and up. The  program is free-of-charge. Residents can register online or by calling Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. Focusing on two and three chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Ukuleles are available to borrow, and songs are projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This program is open to adults and teens. Residents can register online or in Information Services to borrow a ukulele, or just drop in with their own.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month in the Mary Atwood Room. The January selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. Residents need not register and can feel free to drop in.

Knitting Group: Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. This informal Knitting Group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. AND the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Knitters can bring their latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters. Knitters with questions are asked to call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

An Evening with President James Madison: Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Meet President James Madison. Brought to life by performer Bil Lewis, Madison will speak about his experiences, from the Constitution to the first few presidents, to the friendship and challenges of the Federalists. Hear about the struggle to build a country whose government is based on the consent of the governed. The President will talk about almost any issue and any of his colleagues. The audience is encouraged to question, comment, and debate. See how many of the issues confronted then — slavery, money, power, and more — remain relevant today. FREE! Ages 14 and up. Residents can register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Advanced Snap Circuits and Takeaparts: Friday, Feb. 1 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. There are five Snap Circuits kits to play with: RC Cars, Light, Motion, Arcade, and 3D Illumination. Residents can preregister online. This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.

English Conversation Circle: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Non-native speakers can practice their English conversational skills and meet new friends in a relaxed environment led by Carol Morse. They meet every Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  FREE! Registration is not required.  Residents with questions are asked to call Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309.

Westford Job Seekers: Are you about to start a job search or are you in the midst of looking for a new job? One of the most effective ways to find a job is through networking. The Westford Job Seekers Network meets from 2-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the library. For more information, contact Dina Kanabar at dkanabar@westfordma.gov or consult our website for the weekly meeting topics.

The J.V. Fletcher Library is located at 50 Main St., Westford.  For more information or to register for a program, visit http://www.westfordlibrary.org or call 978-692-5555.