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

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All of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

 Rockets: There and Back Again with the Museum of Science: Monday, July 8 at 1 p.m. OR 2 p.m. Explore the science behind rockets and space exploration as you launch an air rocket and return a payload safely back to earth. Please sign up for only one session. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program. Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 can register here, by phone or in person.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, July 9 (note date change) at 7 p.m. The July book discussion will be Nixon and Mao by Margaret MacMillan. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Family concert with Steve Blunt: Wednesday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m.  Library favorite Steve Blunt is back for a family summer concert. Steve delivers a high energy show featuring catchy tunes and bouncy beats. Pack a picnic lunch and rock with us in the grass in back of the library. FREE for all ages. (If it rains, please eat before you come. The Concert will then be held in the Meeting Room.)

Camp Read A-Lot: Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for lots of singing and dancing around our indoor campfire. Program takes place in the Story Hour Room. This free registration program is for ages 3-7. Pre-register at the Children’s Desk.

 Cupcake WARS: Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Test your decorating skills and create the winning cupcake based on a secret theme. Then be prepared to Eat. Those. Cupcakes! Space is limited and registration required for this FREE program. Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 can register here, by phone or in person.

 Mastermind Adventures: Monday, July 15 STAR WARS from 12p.m. to 2p.m.

HUNGER GAMES from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Two action-packed role-playing programs full of games and mystery. Sign up for one or both! Space is limited and registration required for this FREE program. Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 can register here, by phone or in person.

Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration: Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Join musician Craig Harris for his multimedia and participatory program, Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy rare recordings, archival video, captivating storytelling, group singing, and guided music-making. FREE! Ages 14 and up. Register here or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Playful Engineers Traveling Makerspace, Wednesday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t worry if you missed this great program in February because Jay returns with his amazing hands-on STEM focused workshop where kids can design, build, test, and play with mechanical doodads, ping pong catapults, exploding popsicle stick snakes, and domino pyramids, just to name a few. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available in person. This program is for kids in grades K to 4. Please note that space is limited – adults are encouraged to participate with their school age children.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thursday, July 18 (note date change) at 7:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Club explores cookbooks and samples new recipes. Our July choice is Milk Street by Christopher Kimball. 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 Information Services at 978-399-2309. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Mary Poppins, IN PERSON:  Friday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. Mary Poppins will float into the library to dance, tell a story with interactive play, and sing some familiar songs. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available in person. This program is for all ages.

Boston Harbor Island Discount Ferry Passes: Just minutes from downtown Boston, awaits your island experience. Our Friends funded pass admits up to two people based on availability.  Check out the museum passes page on our website or call the Library for reservations.

Boston Children’s Museum: Your children and your inner child will love this museum and science playground. Our Friends funded pass admits up to 4 people based on availability. Check out the museum passes page on our website or call the Library for reservations.

Westford Job Seekers:  The Job Seekers will not be meeting during the months of July and August.  We look forward to seeing you in September.

Database of the Week: Come explore your lineage with Ancestry.com.  Search billions of records including census and voter lists; birth, marriage and death records; immigration documents; and military records. Create your own family tree! Note: this database is only available at the Library.

Free Mueller Report eBook: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has made “The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In the 2016 Presidential Election,” or the Mueller Report, freely available in ebook format, in the redacted form. Look for the link on the Library web site.

Displays of the Month – July: Throughout the library you will see themed displays to inspire new reading selections.  This month we will be highlighting stargazing, beach books, space opera, and staycations.  Our displays change monthly so be sure to take a look.

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.