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

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

Kanopy – New Streaming Movie Service!: Westford patrons now have access to Kanopy, a streaming movie service that offers thousands of classic films, documentaries, independent films, and The Great Courses.  Kanopy Kids offers award winning family-friendly movies, TV series, documentaries, and classic films.  Westford patrons can stream 10 films per month. Once a film is checked out, you will have access to it for three days. Stream Kanopy on your computer, or download the app to your smart TV or mobile device.

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show: Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. This  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) for children and adults are available in the Children’s room. This program is for ages 4 and up.

For Tweens and Teens – SUPER SMASH BROS. TOURNAMENT: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 to 5 p.m.: presented by One Up Games. Participants can eat snacks and compete for prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. All equipment provided. Kids in grades 5-9, please register here.

Frozen Party with Elsa: Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Elsa from one of the favorite 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.

For Teens and Tweens – RUBBER DUCKIE SOAPS: Thursday, February 20, 4 to 5 p.m.: Participants will make soapy creation with guest artist Gariné Arakelian using colors, glitter, and scents. Kids in grades 5-9, are asked to register here.

Cookbook Club: Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. We explore cookbooks and sample new recipes. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Our February pick is Bigger Bolder Baking by Gemma Stafford. Copies are available at Main Desk. Those who would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required), call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

Lego® Club: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.  Participants will create with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time the group meets. Free drop-in for ages 5 and up with parent or caregiver.

Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The group meets on the fourth Monday morning of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. The February selection is Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly. Copies are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members always welcome! FREE! Drop in. Check out the Reading List.

How to Pay the College Bill: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Financial advisor T. Jack Wang will review different payment options, including federal loans, private loans, payment plans and more. What’s best for different families, and for retirement. Intended for parents of high school seniors. FREE. Register here or call 978-399-2304.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Feb. 29 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 or call the Information Dept. at 978-399-2304) to borrow one. Open to adults and teens. Singing is encouraged. FREE!

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.