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

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Here are the J.V. Fletcher Library’s upcoming events:

The Friends February Book Sale is this weekend!: Join us on Friday, Feb. 7, Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9. A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending the preview sale.  The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to the special half price extravaganza on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

New Library Web site and Mobile App are Live!  The Library has unveiled a new website that is intuitive and simple to navigate. This initiative was funded in part by gift and grant funds and by the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

The Library also has a new mobile app that makes it easy to digitally browse the library’s collection, view your checkouts, place holds, and renew items. Search for MVLC Mobile in the Apple and Android stores.

Sunday Hours: The Library is open from 2 to 5 p.m. through April 28.

Holiday Closure:  The Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Knitting Group: Monday, Feb. 10 at 3 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 FREE drop-in program that is open to all ages. Those with questions can call Sarah Regan  at 978-399-2309.

Tea from Your Garden: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Gardener Judith Taylor will cover a brief history of tea, how it’s made, and how to make herbal teas at home with ingredients from yards and gardens. Medicinal properties of plants will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to sample some teas and make their own tea blend to try at home. FREE! Register here or call 978-399-2304.

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show: Tuesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. This HILARIOUS show features none other than Vinny Lovegrove from the Toe Jam Puppet Band. This show will appeal to kids and their adults of all ages. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for ages 4 and up.

Frozen Party with Elsa: Tuesday, February 20 at 11 a.m. Elsa from the Disney movies will be here to dance, tell a story with interactive play, sing songs, and play games. Tickets ($2) for children and adults are available by phone or in person. This program is best for ages four and up.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. The February pick is Bigger Bolder Baking by Gemma Stafford. Copies are available at Main Desk. Those whowould like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required), are asked to call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thursday, Feb. 20 (Please note date change)  at 7:30 p.m. The discussion will be about Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Copies are available at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

J.V. Fletcher Library Participating in MBLC and Bruins PJ Drive: The J.V. Fletcher Library has once again teamed up with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need. The PJ Drive runs from Feb.1 through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. The drop off bin is located next to the Main Desk.

Why not visit a museum during February School Vacation? The J.V. Fletcher Library has a wide array of museum passes available. Patrons can visit www.westfordlibrary.org or call (978) 399-2303 for museum pass to make reservations. The museum passes are funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

Database of the Week: Gale in Context: Middle School Geared towards students in grades 6-8, this database covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to this age group. This database is funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. For more information, check out our Databases page.

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.