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

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Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?, by Ina Garten are available for check out at the Main Desk. Participants who would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), are asked to 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.

Teen and Tween Money Savvy Teens: Saturday, March 24 at 12 p.m.  Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 will learn how to budget their money, identify wants vs. needs, and much more with Jorge Flores from Trilogy Financial. This free program is designed for teens (and parents may attend as well). Registration required. Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 can register online, by phone, or in person.

Ukulele Strum-Along: You Learn to Play by Playing: Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Focusing on 2 and 3 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. Open to adults and teens.

Murder Mystery Book Club: Monday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. The group meets once a month on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The March selection is “The Cater Street Hangman” by Anne Perry. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New Members are always welcome. No registration required.

Touring a New England Cemetery with Marilyn Day: Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Observe several different views of the cemetery – how it can be viewed as a garden cemetery, or as an outdoor art gallery, as well as a place rich in history. Participants will  look at the artistry and  symbols carved on the stones. They will also examine how attitudes toward death have changed over the years. No registration required

J.V. Fletcher Library Participating in MBLC and Bruins PJ Drive: The J.V. Fletcher Library has teamed up with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins to participate in the annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need. The PJ Drive runs through March 15, 2018. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. The drop off bin is located across from the Main Desk.

Planning for April School Vacation? The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library provide residents with the ability to reserve museum passes to 23 venues. So residents are aasked to book early to get discount or free admission to great, kid friendly sites. Many seasonal venues will be open and special programs are provided during school vacation week. Reservations are now being accepted and may be secured by visiting westfordlibrary.org, museum passes or calling the Fine Arts department at 978-399-2303.

The J.V. Fletcher Library is located at 50 Main St., Westford.  For more information or to register for a program, visit  http://www.westfordlibrary.org or call 978-692-5555.