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

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Lego® Club: Sat., March 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.  Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet. Free drop-in for ages 5 and up with parent or caregiver.

Teen Tech Week – Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, March 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Imagine, create, and participate. Each Monday teens will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  All materials will be provided at the program in the Library’s Meeting Room. To kick off Teen Tech Week we will make Wearable Tech! This is a free, drop-in event.  Registration not required.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Find out in the Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We 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. Our March 5 book discussion will be My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required.

Votes for Women: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women’s rights. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other Mass. abolitionists launched the organized movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association and Woman’s Journal to lead campaigns across the country. Their activities laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Author Barbara Berenson will discuss her book, which gives these revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve. FREE. Ages 14 and up. Register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Teen Tech Week – Ozobots: Friday, March 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ozobots are teeny tiny robots with BIG opportunities. Use our iPads to code, explore, and create Ozobot challenges of speed, skill, and imagination. Open to Teens and Tweens in grades 5-12. Registration required for this free program. Teens and tweens can register ONLINE.

Adventures in Seed Saving: Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. There’s nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables! The options and varieties of produce are endless when you start your plants from seed. Whether you’re new to gardening or a vegetable growing veteran, join gardener and teacher Judith Taylor for an interactive session of seed starting tips and tricks. Attendees will have the opportunity to plant some seeds and take them home. FREE! Ages 14 and up. Register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, March 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Imagine, create, and participate!  Each Monday teens will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.  All materials will be provided at the program in the Library’s Meeting Room. This week we will be making Stained Glass Window Stars: Paper Stars that turn your window into art! This is a free, drop-in event. Registration not required.

Stony Brook Middle School Book Club: Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Library book club open to Stony Brook Middle School teens in grades 6 to 8.  Students actively participate in book discussion and hands-on activities once a month until May 2019 at the Stony Brook Middle School. This month we will be reading Thornhill by Pam Smy. Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith.

 Breaking Science: Vaccines: Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Do vaccines cause autism? Does the childhood vaccine schedule overwhelm my child’s immune system? Should adults get vaccines, and can vaccines cause diseases they’re meant to prevent? Researcher James Sampson will answer all of the above questions and more! Come learn the story of one of the greatest successes in modern medicine that has reduced or even eliminated diseases that devastated the world not long ago. Enjoy a fact-based discussion of the history, state of the field, and future developments in this exciting area! Ages 14 and up. FREE! Register online or in Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Adult Book Discussion Group: Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss A Revolution in Color by Jane Kamensky. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

Teen & Tween Advisory Board Meeting: Saturday., March 16 at 3 p.m. Food! Fun! And most importantly a voice! Join the Library’s Teen and Tween Advisory Board and provide input for this year’s Summer Reading Program! No experience necessary, but you must be in grades 6-10 and live in Westford, MA or your parent must be a member of the Friends of the Library. The meeting(s) will be held in the Children’s Story Hour Room. This is a free, drop-in event. Registration not required.

Cookbook Club: Thu., March 21 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our March pick is Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott. Copies will be available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309. No registration required.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion! We meet on the fourth Monday morning of each month @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Our March selection is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow: Thu., March 28 at 7 p.m. Growing up as the son of a drummer in a bagpipe band, Jeff developed a love for the music of Scotland, England and Ireland. His concerts have been described as quiet and relaxing, and much of it is, but sometimes he’ll break out and the foot stomping begins! The instruments, vocals and Jeff’s love and knowledge of his Scottish heritage create a delightful program of traditional and original songs. Hear those stories along with the songs that educate as well as entertain. Ages 14 and up. FREE! Register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

MBLC and Bruins PJ Drive: The J.V. Fletcher Library has once again teamed up with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.   The PJ Drive runs from Feb.1 through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. The drop off bin is located next to the Main Desk.

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.