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

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The Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 23 and will re-open on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.

 New in the Children’s room – VOX Books : VOX  books combine picture books with audio recordings to capture children’s attention and make learning and literacy development fun. With these all-in-one read-along titles, no computer, tablet or CD is necessary. Children push a button to listen and read.

 Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m. The book club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The November selection is The Decider by Dick Francis. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome and no registration is required

Knitting Group: Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The informal Knitting Group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. and the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Attendees can bring their latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters. Those with questions re asked to call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Pastel Paint Like the Masters: Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Greg Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint using the techniques of Georgia O’Keefe. Participants will produce their own pastel painting of a selected section of the O’Keefe’s mural, “The Miracle Flower.” Ages 16 and up. Residents can register online or in Information Services. All materials are provided.  The event is free-of-charge and limited to 30 audience members, ages 16 and up.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Participants will learn to play by playing. Focusing on two and three chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Ukuleles are available to borrow. The songs are projected onto a screen so no music stands or books are necessary. This program is open to adults and teens. To borrow a ukulele, participants are asked to register online or in the Information Services Department. Those with their own instrument can drop in.

Christmas Traditions in Boston: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. In 1659 Massachusetts banned the celebration of Christmas. Residents can find out why from author Anthony Sammarco and his book, Christmas Traditions in Boston. He’ll outline the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas over two centuries, from the Puritans to the mid-19th century introduction of the Christmas tree to Jordan Marsh’s Enchanted Village. Residents can register online or in the Information Services Department.

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.