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Unless otherwise noted, all of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library, Inc.

Please Consult the Library Website and Social Media for any changes to these programs resulting from COVID impact.

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The Library will re-open on Friday, Nov.12 at 1 p.m.

Virtual Friends of the Library Annual Meeting – Featuring Author E. Dolores Johnson: Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.: In “Say I’m Dead,” Dolores Johnson writes about the mixed race experience in America, focused on black-white unions and inspired by her family’s experiences. In 1942 her black father and white mother fled Indiana’s Klan Supreme Court made mixed-race marriage legal. “Say I’m Dead” is a memoir of secrets, separation, and transformation, chronicling four generations who overturned forbidden race-mixing norms amid America’s persistent bigotry. A brief business meeting of Friends members will precede the program. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. A Zoom invite will be emailed to guest when they register and shortly before the program date in a reminder message. For more information, visit: www.westfordlibraryfriends.org

Virtual Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m. (one week early due to the holidays). We’ll be discussing Under Orders by Dick Francis. Print copies will be available at Main Desk. Email Sarah at sregan@westfordma.gov for the Zoom link.

Teen and Tween Make & Take Crafternoon: Monday, Nov. 15 , 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn to make uniquely decorated pouches out of a zip-lock bag, and make your own signature Hot Cocoa recipe! For teens and tweens in grades 5 and up.  No registration required. Dependent upon the weather, this program will take place on the back lawn or in the meeting room.

Virtual Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation: An Evening with Claudia Fox Tree and Debbie Irving: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Courageous Conversations & Libraries Working Towards Social Justice present an evening with Claudia Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) and Debby Irving. They’ll explore how U.S. narratives have shaped their understanding of themselves, one another, and the world we live in. They gather with no agenda, simply modeling the conversations of a cross-racial relationship. Followed by a moderated Q&A session. Register through the Library Events Calendar. Hosted & sponsored by the Memorial Hall Library and made available to Westford residents. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

Virtual Adult Book Club: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (one week later due to Veterans Day). We will discuss A Promised Land by Barack Obama. Copies are available at Main Desk. Please request the book by title when you come to pick it up and tell the staff it is for the Library Adult Book Club. The ebook and digital audiobook are also available on Overdrive. Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for the Zoom details!

Snap Circuits for Grades 3-5: Fri., Nov. 19 3:30-4:30 p.m.in the Meeting Room. Explore and play with our Snap Circuits kits and make connections that whir, spin, light up, move, and buzz! We own a variety of kits: R/C Car, Green Energy, Motion, Light, Arcade, 3-D Illumination, and Snap Circuits Junior for beginners. Please register online through the Library Events Calendar . This program takes place in the Meeting Room.

The J. V. Fletcher Library is located at 50 Main St., Westford. If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at westfordlibrary@westfordma.gov. Visit us at http://www.westfordlibrary.org.

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