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

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Lego® Club: Sat., Dec. 7 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.

Knitting Group: Mon., Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 23 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.

 Make & Take Mondays: Dec. 9 – Beanbag Snowfolks. Imagine, create, and participate! Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop – in event for Teens and Tweens in Grades 5 to 12, registration is NOT required.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thu., Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Please join us to discuss The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. December is also our title-picking party! Bring your book suggestions for 2020. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

Victorian Christmas Traditions with Anne Barrett: Thu., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. “Victoria Yule,” as portrayed by Anne Barrett, welcomes you into her parlor and shares her plans for the 1895 Christmas season. Learn the history of many Christmas traditions, passed down from “Grandmama and Grandpapa.” She’ll read Dickens, display toys and handmade gifts that her family will be exchanging around the Christmas tree, and in her clear soprano, sing songs of the season. Travel back in time to Christmas 1895 with this fun, creative and engaging performance! FREE! Register here or call 978-399-2304.

 Advanced Snap Circuits and Takeaparts: Fri., Dec. 13 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.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Mon., Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. We meet on the fourth Monday morning of the month @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Please note that we are meeting early this month. Our Dec.  selection is The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen. Copies are available at Main Desk. New members welcome! FREE! Drop in. December is also our title-picking party! Bring your book ideas for 2020.

Make & Take Mondays: Dec.16 – Star Wars Magnets. Imagine, create, and participate! Each Monday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Teens and Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activities. This is a FREE drop – in event for Teens and Tweens in Grades 5 to 12, registration is NOT required.

Holiday Sing Along with Steve Blunt, Wed., Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the season with musician Steve Blunt – we’ll be ringing jingle bells, dancing, and singing along. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available in person starting Monday, December 2. This program is for all ages.

New Service – Author Alerts! :  Fill out this simple form to receive a text or email anytime an MVLC library orders a new title by one of your favorite authors or performers.

Peabody Essex Museum Pass: Explore this museum’s new 40,000 square foot expansion! Our Friends funded pass admits 2 patrons with $12 co-pay per person for general admission (Tue.-Sun.). Check out the museum passes page on our website or call the Library for reservations.

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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.