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

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Labor Day Hours: In observance of Labor Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m.

Unraveling America’s Musical Roots with Craig Harris: Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Musician and Author Craig Harris presents a multimedia, participatory program. 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. Register online or in the Information Services Department.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. the book club meets once a month on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. This month’s selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. New members are always welcome to drop in.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club (NEW): Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Participants will find out in the NEW Adult Nonfiction Book Club. They will meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Dates and book titles can be found on the website and at the Information Desk. The first book discussion on Sept. 4 will be American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse. Copies of the current selection are at Main Desk. No registration is required.

College Financial Aid Workshop: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. If you don’t know the rules, you can’t win the game. Financial coach T. Jack Wang will go over common questions such as how to save for college, options for paying, how to get more aid, and what factors are truly important. He will also discuss how to avoid the unintentional mistakes that ruin the chances for aid. This is not the same information presented in the guidance/MEFA financial aid session. FREE! Particpants can register online or in the Information Services Department.

English Conversation Circle is starting up again! The group will resume its weekly meetings starting Tuesday, Sept. 11.  They meet every Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment led by Carol Morse. FREE! Registration is not required.  Those with questions are asked to call Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309.

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.