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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., Apr. 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.

Advanced Snap Circuits and Takeaparts: Friday, 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.

Lego® Club: Sat., April 6 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.

Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: Monday, April 8 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: Mon., April 8 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 22 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 3:00 to 5:00 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! Any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Stony Brook Middle School Book Club: Wednesday, April 10 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 read Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thursday, Apr. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.  Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

Big Games for Teens: Tuesday, April 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Play Larger-than-life versions of Jenga, Connect Four, Bowling, and more. Snacks will be served. Register online. Space is limited to 20 participants and is open to teens and tweens in grades 5 and up.

LEGO-Themed Escape Room (without the locked door): Wednesday, April 17. Two sessions at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Working in teams, solve a series of challenging Lego-themed puzzles and riddles to ultimately unlock a sweet treat-filled suitcase. Register online starting Monday, April 1 at 9 a.m. Space is limited to 20 participants per session and is open to kids in grades 3 to 6. This program is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.

Nile the LIFE-SIZED Humpback Whale: Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Visit Nile, the life-sized (really) humpback whale in our Meeting Room during school vacation week. You see, touch, and feel whale artifacts AND you actually get to go inside the whale. Pick up your free tickets for children ages 4 and up and their caregivers in the Youth Services department starting Monday, April 1. Space is limited for this program due to the size of Nile. This program is generously funded by the KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelley.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, April 18 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 April pick is Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden. Copies are 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.

Drive In Movie at the Library: Friday, Apr. 19 at 1:30 p.m. With your help, we are turning the Meeting Room into a Drive in Movie Theater. Kids will decorate a box to create a customized vehicle which they will then sit in while watching a variety of librarian-selected videos. Decorations and popcorn included – bring your own covered beverage. Caregivers can watch from the sidelines and the cars go home with you. Tickets ($2.00) for children ages three and up and adults are available in person starting Monday, April 1. This program is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.

Learn Ukulele: Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. (Note: this is a beginner lesson, and not our monthly ukulele strum along.) Bring your own ukulele or register in advance to borrow one. Ages 14 and up. FREE! Register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

English Conversation Circle: every Wed. at 10:30 a.m. Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. We meet in the Mary Atwood Room. Registration is not required. If you have any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

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.