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

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Labor Day Hours: In observance of Labor Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Library will re-open on Tues., Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.

 Dementia Friendly Library Kits: The J. V. Fletcher Library realizes the importance of meaningful, personal interactions for those struggling with memory loss and recognizes the value of those living with dementia and the importance of remaining and engaging in the community. The six kits are designed for caregivers, friends, and family members living with persons experiencing memory loss. Each kit contains the following variety of products: dementia friendly puzzle, images SNAP dementia cards, reminiscent cards, period music, reminiscent book. As a support resource, a J. V. Fletcher Library designee serves on Dementia Friendly Westford.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. The club meets 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. The Sept. 3rd book discussion will be The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. .  Check out our Reading List.

Bay Circuit Trail: Thu., Sep. 5 at 7 p.m. The 200 mile Bay Circuit Trail through natural open spaces extends all the way from Newburyport north of Boston to Duxbury south of Boston, and passes through Westford. Dan and Marilyn Brielmann will present music and pictures while describing the many sights along the trail, as well as its history, accomplishments and current conditions. For ages 14 and up. FREE.  Register here or call 978-399-2304.

The popular Story Time and Book Club online registration for children opens Monday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic with Music by Sarah Gardner: Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Pack up your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal) and a picnic lunch and party with us on the grass in back of the library. FREE for all ages. If it rains, participants are asked to eat before arriving; the concert will then be held in the Meeting Room.

KonMari Tidying Workshop: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Those who need to declutter are invited to come learn the basic principles of the KonMari Method. Certified KonMari consultant Cristin Condon will discuss the method’s myths and misconceptions, how to set up oneself for success before starting, how to maintain success, and the effects of KonMari on life. Participants can bring a “tough to fold” item for a folding demonstration! Ages 14 and up. FREE. Register here or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Adult Book Club: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Readers are welcome to come and discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 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 the Reading List for 2019.

Worcester Art Museum: Art and armor await at this museum that is a true gem.  The library’s Friends funded pass admits up to two people based on availability. More information can be found on the library’s website or by calling the Library for reservations.

Zoo New England: With two zoos (Franklin Park or Stone Zoo) to choose from residents are bound to make special family memories. The Friends funded pass admits up to six people based on availability. Residents are encouraged to check out the museum passes page on our website or call the Library for reservations.

Database of the Week: Culturegrams provides up to date reports on more than 200 countries, every U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Access information on history, culture, population, politics, and more. The database is organized into four sections “World Edition”, “Kids Edition” (kid’s eye-view of daily life in countries around the world), “States Edition”, and a “Provinces Edition”. Check out our Databases page to learn more.

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.