J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

In observance of Columbus Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The library will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

 The Friends October Book Sale is on the horizon: The book sale will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending the preview sale.  The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to the special half price extravaganza on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

 Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Ukuleles are available for patrons to borrow and songs are projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This program is open to adults and teens. Residents can register online or in the Information Services Department to borrow a ukulele, or just drop in with your own.

Teen and Tween Advisory Board: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. The Teen (& Tween) Advisory Board is open to Westford students in grades 5-12 who want to share positive ideas, who can listen and work well with others, who will volunteer at programs for children and youths, and who are willing to help the library better serve teens and tweens in the community, and especially to have FUN! If interested, residents can stop by the Youth Services Department, call (978) 399-2307, or email [email protected]

J.V. Fletcher Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Residents can find out in the NEW Adult Nonfiction Book Club. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Exact days and the reading list can be found on the library website and at the Information Desk. The October book is How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson.  Copies of the current selection are available at the Main Desk.  Registration is not required.

Journalism and the First Amendment: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Be part of a fascinating discussion about free speech!  The New England First Amendment Coalition, the region’s leading advocate for the First Amendment, will present a panel discussion with several prominent media and legal experts. Residents can register online or in the Information Services Department.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New members are always welcome.  Registration is not required.

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.