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Snowstorm? A Good Book Will Keep You Warm


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News from the J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main St., Westford, MA (1-978-692-5555), http://www.westfordlibrary.org.

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

Due to the uptick in COVID cases, all programming will temporarily take place virtually.  The Library Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the case count and will re-evaluate this decision on a continual basis.

Virtual Pajama Storytime: Mon., Jan. 31 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 Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue. Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll discuss The Pentagon’s Brain by Annie Jacobsen. Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for Zoom details!

Stony Brook Middle School Book Club: Wed., Feb. 2 and every first Wed. 2-3 p.m.: JV Fletcher YA Librarian, Jess, joins the Stony Brook Middle School librarian and students after school in the school library. We’ll discuss a different book each meeting along with related crafts and activities. 

Virtual Mother Goose: Thu., Feb. 3 at 10:30 a.m.: Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers. We do just about everything virtually that we do when you join us outside – just more up close and personal. We have pop up books, songs, a field trip, and Poppy of course! Our large screen studio set up let us interact with you and your children so please join us and help us make those LONG winter weeks a little better.  Please register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. We will move the program outside as soon as weather permits – we will keep you posted!

Virtual Extraordinary Story of the Tuskegee Airmen: Tue., Feb. 8 at 2:00 p.m. Learn how a group of Black men, once considered of little value to the World War II war effort, proved they could take down enemy aircraft abroad and racial barriers at home. Led by Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. Hosted & sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents. Register through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Great British Baking Tour: Wed., Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, and their origins. Translated for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen! Led by Claire Evans, a UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident. Hosted & sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents. Register through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Indian Cuisine Made Easy: Thu., Feb. 10 at 7:00 p.m. Want to learn how to cook popular Indian dishes? Let Sandhya Jain from Sandhya’s Kitchen teach you! She’ll teach you how to make both saag paneer and a rice pilaf infused with aromatic spices. Register through the Library Events Calendar. Questions? Email Sarah Regan at sregan@westfordma.gov.

Virtual Adult Book Club: Thu., Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. We will discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. 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!

If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at westfordlibrary@westfordma.gov.

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