J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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In observance of Columbus Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 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: Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. 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 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 sale on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. The Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The October book is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Residents can drop in and need not register.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. This month’s choice is Gran Cocina Latina by Maricel E. Presilla. Those wishing to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), are asked to contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. Residents need not register.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. This month’s selection is The Alienist by Caleb Carr. New members are always welcome and can drop in.

Paying for Your Own Health Insurance: Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Licensed insurance agent and broker Bob Gaughan will advise on the enrollment process and answer questions related to who can enroll and when, deadlines, information needed, and how to ensure that  doctors/hospitals accept a plan. Gaughan can also advise about supplemental insurance plans in the face of lost wages or out-of-pocket medical costs. Residents can register online or call Information Services.

English Conversation Circle meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Participants can practice English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment led by Carol Morse. Residents need not register. Residents can call Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309 with questions.

Museum of Science passes: The Museum of Science and 22 other passes may be reserved online at www.westfordlibrary.org or by phoning (978) 399-2303. Museum passes are funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

The Annual Magazine Giveaway is underway. Librarians are discarding 2017 magazines to make room for 2019. Residents can request whichever titles they like, and will be contacted when they’re ready for pickup on a first come, first served basis. To place a request, residents are asked to email Charles Schweppe at [email protected], call Information Services at 978-399-2304, or just drop by in person.

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.