J.V. Fletcher Library (credit John Phelan)

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

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Lego® Club: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.  Kids will imagine, build, and create. The library will supply the Legos® and display space. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next meeting time. The program is for ages 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Knitting Group: Monday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. This informal Knitting Group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. and on the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please note there will only be one December meeting due to the library’s closing at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Those with questions can call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Christmas Traditions in Boston: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Massachusetts banned the celebration of Christmas in 1659? 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. Admission is free. Patrons can register online or in Information Services.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons will discuss The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.  Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. Patrons need not register. This meeting is also the annual title-picking party. Patrons are asked to bring book suggestions for 2019.

 Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. The group meets on the fourth Monday morning of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The December selection is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. This meeting is a week earlier than usual due to the Christmas holiday. Copies of the current selection are available for check out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required. This meeting is also the annual title-picking party for 2019.

 Holiday Fun for Everyone with Steve Blunt: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the season with musician Steve Blunt by ringing jingle bells, dancing, and singing along. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available in person starting Monday, Dec. 3. This program is for all ages.

 Cookbook Club: Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Members meet on the third Thursday of the month. The November pick is The Chopped Cookbook by The Food Network. Copies are available for check out at the Main Desk. Those who would like 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. No registration required.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Dec. 22 from 2 to 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.