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

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Sunday Hours: Resume on Sunday, Jan. 5 through Sunday, April 28. On Sundays the Library is open from 2 to 5 p.m.

Lego® Club: Saturday, Jan. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m.  All creations will be displayed in the library until the next meeting. Free drop-in for ages 5 and up with parent or caregiver.

Teens and Tweens Winter Reading Challenge: Saturday, Dec. 21 to Saturday, Jan. 4. Fill out one raffle ticket for every book you read between Dec. 21 and Jan. 4. All raffle winners will be drawn on Monday, Jan. 6h0. Prizes include books, candy, and more. Grades 5-12. No registration  required.

 J.V. Fletcher Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. The Adult Nonfiction Book 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. Our Jan. 7 book will be Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley. Copies are available at the Main Desk. No registration required. Check out the 2020 Reading List.

 J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 9  at 7:30 p.m. Tara Westover will discuss Educated: A Memoir. Copies are available at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required.

Story Time and Book Club Online Registration: Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Residents can register in person or online for these popular programs. Registration starts Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. (978-399-2302) patrons are welcome to register by telephone. Book clubs are for grades K-5 and meet once a month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Mini Masters Art Book Club is for children in grades 3, 4, and 5 and meets one Thursday afternoon a month. The Non-Fiction Book Club is for kids in grades 3 and 4 and meets once a month on Monday afternoon.

Stony Brook Middle School Book Club: Wednesday, Jan. 15 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. Sign-up at the Stony Brook Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Smith. This month students can choose to read and discuss EITHER Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia OR Front Desk by Kelly Yang (Or both)

Blanchard Middle School Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Library book club open to Blanchard Middle School teens in grades 6 to 8. Students actively participate in book discussion and hands-on activities once a once a month until May 2019 at the Blanchard Middle School Learning Commons. Sign-up at the Blanchard Middle School with the school librarian, Mrs. Brandt. This month Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk will be discussed.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. The January pick is Carla Hall’s Soul Food by Carla Hall. Copies are available at Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required), call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309. No registration required. Check out the 2020 Reading List.

Learn Ukulele: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. Learn  how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, participants will be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. (This is a beginner lesson, and not the monthly ukulele strum along.) Participants can bring their own ukulele or register in advance to borrow one. Register here or call 978-399-2304. Ages 14 and up. FREE!

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.  Back by popular demand. For the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Participants can bring their own ukulele or register here to borrow one. Open to adults and teens. Singing is encouraged. FREE!

Make & Take Mondays: Jan. 27. Imagine, create, and participate. Each Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Westford Job Seekers Network meets weekly on Wednesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit www.westfordlibrary.org or call Dina Kanabar at 978-399-2308, [email protected].

Database of the Week: New York Times. Search the full text of the New York Times from 1980 to the present. This database is funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Check out our Databases page for more information.

Boston Children’s Museum: Our Friends funded pass admits four people at half price. Check out our Museum Passes page 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.