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

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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.

 Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, March 18 from 3:30 p.m. 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 make Air-Dry Clay Sculptures. 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.

Meet and Greet with the 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Club: Wednesday, March 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. The 4-H Club members will be in the Meeting room to answer your questions and you will have the opportunity to meet some very nice bunnies and guinea pigs. Free Drop-In! All ages are welcome.

The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow: Thursday, 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.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. Learn to play by playing! Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This program is open to adults and teens. Register online or in Information Services to borrow a ukulele, or just drop in with your own.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, April 2 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 April 2 book discussion will be Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required.

ClassiGals: Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a potpourri of poems set to music in honor of National Poetry Month! The local trio “ClassiGals” will present an hour-long concert of poems set to music. The group consists of singers Beth Fowler of Rye, NH, and Jeanne Masterman of Westford, accompanied by pianist Rachel Muller of Westford. Hear poems by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Rabindranath Tagore, and Robert Browning.  Composers represented include Amy Beach, Randall Thompson, Ricky Ian Gordon, Vincent   Persichetti, and John Carpenter. FREE. Ages 14 and up. Register online or call Information    Services at 978-399-2304.

PATRON SURVEY – WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!: Library staff recently completed a variety of training sessions to improve Readers’ Advisory Services. Staff learned new methods and resources to highlight and recommend books to our patrons. The training was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in conjunction with an LSTA grant administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  Do you ask Library staff for reading recommendations?  Please provide us with some feedback by taking this short SURVEY between March 1- 31. 

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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.