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

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 BookBrowse: Looking for your next great read?  Find it at “BookBrowse” your guide to exceptional books!  Search for book information by theme, read-alikes, book club resources, articles and reviews, and much more!  This exciting new database can be accessed from the library or from home with your Westford Library card number.

Monday Mystery Book Club: 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.

 Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday:  March  25 at 3:30 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 make Duct Tape Creations! This is a Free, drop-in event. Registration not required.

Knitting Group: Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. Do you enjoy knitting? Our 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. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Blanchard Middle School Book Club: Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m.  Library book club open to Blanchard Middle School teens in grades 6 to 8. Students actively participate in book discussion and hands-on activities once a once a month until May 2019 at the Blanchard Middle School Learning Commons. This Month we read The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Sign-up at the Blanchard Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Brandt.

Meet and Greet with the 4H 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: 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.

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.

 Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: April 1 at 3:30 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 are visited by guest artist Sherry Hoffman! This is a Free, drop-in event. Registration not required.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., 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: Thu., 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.

Advanced Snap Circuits and Takeaparts: Fri., April 5 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. We have five exciting Snap Circuits kits to play with: RC Cars, Light, Motion, Arcade, and 3D Illumination. Preregister online. This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.

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.