J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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The Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. Book Sales are held three times a year at the Library. These book sales are an important fundraiser for the Friends who in turn fund almost all programs and events for the adult and youth services departments. Currently, the Friends need donations for their upcoming June ( 8-10) Book Sale. Specifically, the Friends need: hardback and paperback books (both fiction and non-fiction); DVD’s; Audiobooks; LP records and music CDs. Please only donate items that are in good condition. When the Library is open donated items can be left at the Janiece Greenberg Room door; it’s to the left immediately after entering the library’s back entrance from the parking lot. When the library is closed, residents can leave donations in the large, marked container near the rear entrance. Donations to the Friends’ Book Sales are tax deductible; receipts are available from the staff at the Main Desk on the first floor of the Library.

 Look for the Library’s entry in the Apple Blossom Parade on Saturday, May 12. This year, the highly anticipated annual Westford Kiwanis Sponsored Apple Blossom Parade will march along Main Street for the 50th time. Traditionally this is the event where the Library Children’s Department entry in the Parade “announces” the theme for the upcoming Children’s Summer Reading Program. Look for the float as it moves down Main Street.

Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get it! by Ree Drummond 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. No registration required.  Please note that as of July 2018, the club is moving to the third Thursday of the month.

Discover the Birds of Costa Rica with Peter Christoph: Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. More than 600 birds call Costa Rica their home year round. Due to its diverse topography, this tropical nation contains several life zones supporting a wide variety of birds, from tiny iridescent hummingbirds to colorful toucans. Discover Costa Rica’s national treasures with a top wildlife photographer as he travels by boat through mangrove swamps and wetlands, and hikes into lush rainforests on the side of a volcano in search of wildlife. By sharing these  photographs, Christoph said he hopes to imbue a deeper appreciation for the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit this fragile tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the sea. Registration is required. Residents can register through the Meeting Room calendar or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Davis Farmland Passes: Davis Farmland is a discovery farm with 100 breeds of animals. Many of the sanctuary animals are from endangered farm species. Residents may enjoy nature-based play, a water spray park, hay and pony rides, foods and seasonal activities. The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library sponsor a library pass valid for discount admission. Residents can visit www.westfordlibrary.org to link to the museum pass reservation system or call (978) 399-2303 for assistance.

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.