J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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HOLIDAY HOURS: The Library will be open on Tuesday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In honor of Independence Day the Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Library will re-open Thursday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

Story Garden Walk: The J.V. Fletcher library is featuring our first ever Story Walk at the Westford Community Garden. Participants can walk around the outside garden fence and enjoy a children’s book and some exercise. The walkers will follow the signs around the Community Garden. They are asked to use the QR code to leave comments or to sign the guest book and take a book mark.  P.S. Only Garden members can go inside the Garden gate.

Mystery of the Golden Piano with the Science tellers: Friday, July 6 at 2 p.m. In this Wild West adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for ages 5 and older.

Teen & Tween Star Wars Role Play with Mastermind Adventures: Monday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. This action-packed program is full of Star Wars games and mystery.  This free registration program is for students in grades 5 to 12.  Residents are asked to pre-register on the YA Zone web page or call the Youth Services department at 978-399-2302.

Teen & Tween Percy Jackson Role Play with Mastermind Adventures: Monday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m.  Residents are invited to participate in the action-packed program full of Percy Jackson games and mystery.  This free registration program is for students in grades 5 to 12.  Residents can pre-register on the YA Zone web page or call the Youth Services department at 978-399-2302.

Lindsay and her Puppet Pals: Tuesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. Lindsay, with giant hand puppets and marionettes, brings a show filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters. This is a series of positive short stories. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for ages 3 and older.

Teen & Tween Intro to Amateur Radio: Wednesday July 11 at 1 p.m. Residents can connect with people in faraway places using Hamm Radio Technology. This free registration program is for students in grades 5 to 12. Residents can pre-register on the YA Zone web page or call the Youth Services department at 978-399-2302.

Camp Read A-Lot: Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. This program offers singing and dancing around the indoor campfire. Program takes place in the Story Hour Room. This free registration program is for ages 3-7. Residents can pre-register at the Children’s Desk.

Gray Seals and Great White Sharks of Cape Cod: Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Join photographer Robert Michelson for a narrated slideshow.  Through exclusive underwater photographs, viewers will be able to follow seal researchers as they capture and sample newborn Gray seal pups on the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area south of Chatham. Learn how great white sharks have been returning in ever increasing numbers to hunt their favorite snack — gray seals. Open to all ages.   Register through the meeting room calendar or call 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.