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What’s Happening at the Library?


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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 Fri., 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 and anti- miscegenation laws to legally marry in New York, 24 years before the 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

Teen and Tween Make & Take Crafternoon: Mon., 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.

Blanchard Middle School Book Club: Nov. 16 and every third Tue. 2:00 -3:00 p.m.: JV Fletcher YA Librarian, Jess, joins the Blanchard Middle School librarian and students after school in the Learning Commons. We’ll discuss a different book each meeting along with related crafts and activities.

Virtual Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Coversation: An Evening with Claudia Fox Tree and Debbie Irving: Thu., Nov. 18th at 7:00 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.

NEW Chess Club: Saturday, Nov. 20 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.: For kids in grades 3 to 5 who are interested in playing chess and who already know the basic moves, or are an advanced player. Drop in and find an opponent (or bring one with you). We provide the game sets, you bring the challenge. Space is limited to 40 players (that is how many sets we have). You are welcome to bring your own pieces if you prefer. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher library. Program takes place in the Meeting Room unless otherwise noted; register through the Library Events Calendar. Caregivers must remain in the building for kids under age 10.

Virtual Pajama Story Time: Mon., Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.: Pajama Time meets once a month on a Monday evening for children ages 3 to 7. Register for each night separately up to 6 pm. Get into those pajamas and grab a favorite stuffed animal or blanket and Zoom in. Please register through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Lynne Reeves in Conversation with Lisa Genova: Mon., Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m.: Author Lynne Reeves will discuss her latest book, Dangers Of An Ordinary Night, in conversation with bestselling author Lisa Genova, via Zoom. The new book is an exploration of the explosive family secrets that are often hidden in plain sight. Hosted and sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. Questions? Email sregan@westfordma.gov.

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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