J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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Our summer programs are funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

Mike the Boston Bubble Guy: Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.  Mike brings bubbles to life using music, choreography, and comedy. Explore science and magic through bubbles in this energetic show. FREE tickets are available in the Children’s room for kids ages 4 and up (with their caregivers). This program is funded by the KDK Foundation (in honor of Kurt Kelly).

Teen & Tween Mixed Media Art Program with Sherry Hoffman: Monday, July 30 at 1 p.m.  Create a mixed media collage masterpiece using musical notation and a selection of other items. 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.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party: Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m.: An evening for the whole family celebrating the birthday of a favorite wizard. The Children’s Librarians will host the annual magical Harry Potter birthday party including new events: a sorting and wand ceremony, a quill craft, Quidditch, and other surprises.  Costumes are strongly suggested. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room.

 

Camp Read A-Lot: Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.  Sing and dance around the indoor campfire. The program takes place in the Story Hour Room. This free program is for ages 3-7. Parents can pre-register at the Children’s Desk.

Outdoor Family Concert with “Toddlerbilly” musician Matt Heaton: Thursday, Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Matt’s songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots, and Irish traditional music delivered with a wry sense of humor. Attendees can bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the fun on the back lawn by the parking lot.  If it rains, attendees should eat before they come. The concert will be held in the Meeting Room. This program is for all ages.

Digital Photography & Video with Your Smart Device: Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Participants will learn how to take better photos and video with their smartphone or tablet with this interactive class. During this workshop, they will learn why and how people take photos, and how the type of phone used affects how they are edited and stored. Each student will leave the class with a personal photo management plan. Residents can register through the Meeting Room calendar or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304. Open to all ages.

The Spoon Man: Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.: Stories, music, and mayhem: guaranteed to be a wild and stirring performance by the Spoon Man. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for all ages.

A Royal Reception: Monday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m.: Three favorite princesses will tell their personal princess story, sing favorite songs, and have their pictures taken with you. Participants can come dressed as their favorite character – princesses not required. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for all ages.

Teen & Tween Design-It Challenge, Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Participants can create a musical instrument from art supplies and possibly win a prize. Treats will be served, and Grand Prizes raffled. This free program is for students in grades 5 to 12.  Registration not required.

End of Summer Reading Bash with the Toe Jam Puppet Band: Thursday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. Participants can expect a rollicking, high energy show offering original music filled with laughs and fun. They are asked to bring a blanket and dancing shoes. Cake will be served at 1:30 p.m.; the performance begins at 2 p.m. and takes place outside on the back lawn. This free drop-in program is for all ages. Rain moves the concert inside the library and attendees are asked to eat before arriving.

Unraveling America’s Musical Roots with Craig Harris: Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Enjoy this multimedia, participatory program with musician and author Craig Harris. Combining archival audio/film, well-researched storytelling, and collective music-making, this program runs the gamut from old-time Appalachian fiddlers and bluegrass banjo players to Americana experimenters and beyond. Participants are asked to register through the library’s Meeting Room calendar or to call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304. Open to all ages.

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.