J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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In Observance of Memorial Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mon., May 28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

The J. V. Fletcher Library won the Roudenbowl at the Annual Apple Blossom Festival on May 12 for its float entry in the Kiwanis-sponsored 2018 Westford Apple Blossom Parade. The Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. funded the props, costumes, and the candy (tossed to Westford children on the parade sidelines) that made our “Readers Rock!” float possible.

The Friends of the J. V. Library, Inc. June Book Sale is on the horizon: Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. 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 Members Only Sale. The entire public is invited to the all day Saturday sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to the Sunday half-price extravaganza sale from 2 to 4 p.m. The June Book Sale offers the perfect opportunity to stock up on vacation and summer reading.

Open to adults and teens. Drop-in Ramadan Craft: Tuesday, May 22 from 3:30-5 pm. Join us for a fun after school activity and a chance to learn a little about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Make a Ramadan stencil design to hang in a window and decorate a star. The crafts are for ages 4 and up – younger kids can come and color too. No registration required.

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 others will develop a deeper appreciation for the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit this fragile tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the sea. Registration is required. Attendees can register through the Meeting Room calendar or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Registration begins Monday, May 28 for this Friends’ funded program. Some events require tickets for children, parents, and/or caregivers while others are free and drop-in. Residents can call, visit the Youth Services Department, or check out the Children’s Summer Reading Program page on our website for more information on this exciting summer-long FUN spree.

Nancy and Kira from the Youth Services Department will be visiting all of the schools to promote and generate excitement about the Summer Reading Program.
Mystery Book Club: Monday, June 4 (please note date change due to Memorial Day) at 10:30 a.m. The club meets once a month on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The current selection is God in Concord by Jane Langton. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New Members are always welcome. No registration required.

Feasting with your Spiralizer: Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Spiralizers have brought new life to vegetables. Join Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast as she unlocks the secrets to creating spiralized recipes everyone will love. Participants will get a cooking demonstration and sample recipes featuring fresh, healthy ingredients. Residents can register through the Meeting Room calendar or by calling the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

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.