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

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Michael Menes’ Cosmic Juggling Show: Monday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m To celebrate the 50 Year Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, Michael defies gravity by swinging Chinese meteors, juggles the rings of Saturn, and takes everyone on a journey out of this world with his amazing Flying Saucers. The show will encourage kids to learn about space while sharing the fun and amazing world of juggling arts. This FREE program is funded by the KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelley. For ages 5 and up.

 Galaxy Art with guest artist Sherry Hoffman: Monday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. What amazing space-themed creation will you make? 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.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday., Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Find out in the Adult Nonfiction Book Club. Dates and book titles can be found on the website and at the Information Desk. The Aug. 6 book discussion will be American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Camp Read A-Lot: Wednesday, Aug. 7 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.

End of Summer Reading Bash with the Toe Jam Puppet Band: Thu., Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Get ready for original music crammed with laughs and overflowing with fun. – expect a rollicking, high energy show. Bring a blanket and your dancing shoes. Cupcakes will be served at 1:30 p.m.; the performance begins at 2 p.m. and takes place outside on the back lawn. (If it rains, please eat before you come. The concert will then be held in the Meeting Room.) Free drop-in for all ages and sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.

Teen and Tween Summer Finale – Mystery Night at the Library: Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner theater: feast on pizza while you and your team figure out Who-Done-It! Door Prizes and Grand Prize Raffle will be drawn. 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.

Adult Book Club: Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Join us to discuss Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III. 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 for 2019.

Knitting Group: Mon., Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The 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. Those with questions are asked to call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The Cookbook Club explores cookbooks and samples new recipes. Our August choice is The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. Copies are available for check out at the Main Desk.  Those who would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), are asked to contact Information Services at 978-399-2309. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Feasting with Your Instant Pot: Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The instant pot craze is here, are you on board? Join Chef Liz Barbour for a cooking program that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time-saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home, and then offer samples for everyone to enjoy! Limited to 50 people.  Ages 14 and up. FREE! Register here or call 978-399-2304.

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Peabody Essex Museum: Come visit this 5 star museum and experience the art and culture of the world. Our Friends funded pass admits up to 2 people based on availability. Check out the museum passes page on our website or call the Library for reservations.

Roger Williams Park Zoo: Tigers, lions and bears O My! 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.

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.