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Happenings at the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford


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The Library’s Holiday Hours: On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Eve, the Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Library will re-open on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

Featured Book Review: One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood; reviewed by Mayleen Kelley This is a story of an 104-year old woman and the sweet strange 11-year old Boy Scout assigned to help her around the house. They develop a friendship with unexpected reverberations for the boy’s unmoored family. The story is full of heartbreaking descriptions of grief in the boy’s house which will definitely make you cry at the end. But don’t fret in-between you’ll laugh and fall in love with all the characters. Woods book is a beautifully written and touching story of atonement and unexpected friendships. It reminds us how the extraordinary can be found in ordinary life. Highly recommended; similar to “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce and “A Man Called Ove” by Frederik Backman.

Monday Mystery Book Club on Monday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. This month’s selection, “The Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett is both and mystery and a thriller. Wake up your week with us; our discussions are as stimulated as your first cup of coffee. Copies of “The Eye of the Needle” are available at Main Desk. Drop in. Newcomers are always welcome.

Knitting Group: Monday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. Do you enjoy knitting? Our informal knitting group meets the fourth Monday of every month from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest knitting project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.

Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday, Nov. 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Imagine, create, and participate! Join us to make a selection of fresh baked mini pastries, edible paper, and microwave cupcakes. All materials at this FREE drop-in program are generously provided by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library. This program takes place in the Library’s Meeting Room.

Create a Festive Pinecone Wreath: Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Crafter, Rita Parisi, will instruct and provide all the supplies to make a beautiful pinecone wreath for your door or home. Ages 14 and up. Free. Registration is required. Please register through the Events Calendar on our website or call the Information Services Department. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Fun with Stem! Friday December 2 at 3:30 p.m. Join our “Fun with STEM!” Club and choose among several activities: build electrical circuits, make tiny robots dance and explore science or math with an activity that is different each time. This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.