J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

When does the Children’s Reading Program Start? While the whole month of June is “sign up” month, time to buy tickets for programs and pick up your logbooks, the week of June 26 – July 1 is the first week of the Program; any time during that week children can bring in their reading logs, get their first prize of the summer and enjoy our first program!

 Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. Residents are invited to join the discussion of Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless and to sample a recipe or two. Copies of the current cookbook selection are available for checkout at the Main Desk. Those interested in bringing a dish from the cookbook (this is not required), are asked to contact Sarah Regan at (978) 399-2309. Free! Drop in.

 Meet Your Muslim Neighbor Series: Celebrating Ramadan: Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Residents are invited to meet their Muslim Neighbors and learn about why Muslims fast for the month of Ramadan. Enjoy a short family friendly video showcasing an American Muslim family’s Ramadan traditions followed by a brief presentation on Ramadan. The evening will end with the breaking of the fast and observation of early evening prayer. Refreshments will be served. Drop in. Free.  

 Monday Murder Mystery Book Club: Monday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Residents can wake up their week with a book discussion. This month’s selection is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Copies are available for checkout at the Main Desk of the Library. Newcomers are  welcome, drop in.

Residents are Invited to Try our new Database, Lynda.Com. Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 5,600 courses that include over 180,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help residents pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. To log into the database from home residents are asked to follow these steps: Step 1. Click on the “Sign In” (not Sign Up) link at the top of the page, Step 2. Click on “Sign In with the organizational portal”, Step 3. Type in westfordlibrary.org, Step 4. Enter your Westford Library card number and pin (the last 4 digits of the resident’s phone number.) Once logged in, residents will be asked to create an account so they can save their lessons.