J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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Sunday Hours: The Library is open on Sundays through April 29.  Sunday hours are 2 to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closure:  The Library will be closed on Mon. Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

DONATIONS PLEASE! The Friends are asking for donations of: books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks in all formats, LP records, and audio cassette tapes for their upcoming Friends February Book Sale weekend (Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 11).  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 walking through the rear entrance of the Library.

Lego® Club: Saturday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m.  Kids imagine, build and create during this hour of brick fever fun. Participants will meet other Lego® enthusiasts. Legos® and display space will be supplied. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next meeting. Free, drop-in for ages 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Jamie’s Food Revolution, by Jamie Oliver are available for check out at the Main Desk. If participants would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), they should contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.

Adult Coloring Party: Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Participants can explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.  Free.  Drop in.

Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store: Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Jordan Marsh opened its first store in Boston in 1851 selling assorted dry goods. By the 1970’s, it had become a regional New England icon and the largest department store chain in the nation.  Author and historian, Anthony Sammarco reveals the fascinating history of Boston’s beloved “Jordan Marsh”.  No registration required.

Ukulele Strum-Along: Learn to Play by Playing: Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 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. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This new program will meet on a monthly basis. Register to borrow a ukulele or bring your own. Open to adults and teens.

New Year’s Resolution: Residents are invited to register today for a library card and open a world of opportunity. They can stop by to at the Main desk staff, with proof of residency in hand, complete a quick application and let the reading begin. If they have questions, they should feel free to call the staff at Main desk  at 978-399-2301.

The Friends February Book Sale is on the horizon: Residents are asked to take note of the weekend of Friday, Feb. 9, Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb.. 11.  A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending the preview sale.  The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to the special half price extravaganza on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.