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Programs at the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford

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Lego Club: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids ages 5 and up are invited to make Lego creations at the library using the library Legos. Parents and caregivers need to stay and play too. All creations will stay on display in the Children’s Room through the month. Free. No registration required.

Library Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Check our new 2017 Reading List (we have brochures in the Library and you can click on the link in the Club description on the Library’s home page.) Copies of this month’s selection, “Tell No One” by Harlan Coben are available for check out at the Main Desk. This is a drop-in Club. New Members are always welcome.

Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: Mondays, Jan. 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.  Imagine, explore, create and participate with Make and Take hand-crafted activities. Suited for teens and tweens, each activity incorporates STEAM characteristics. All materials will be provided at the program due to the generosity of our Library Friends. Thank you Friends! This is a free, drop-in event. Registration not required.

Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds: Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Ted Reinstein, author and TV reporter for Chronicle, is back to talk about his latest book, Wicked Pissed.  “From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries.” No registration required. Generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Chinese New Year Drop in Rooster craft: Saturday, Jan. 28 all day. Drop by the Children’s room any time during the day to make a simple rooster craft in celebration of the Chinese New Year. We will have a coloring page for the younger kids.

Fun with STEM! Club. Registration for three session starts on Monday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.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. Please call 978-399-2302 with any questions.

Pajama Time: Monday Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Children are invited to come in their pajamas and even bring a favorite animal or blanket. Parents and younger siblings can enjoy the Children’s Room while Pajama Time is in session in the Story Hour Room.  A free drop-in program.

Indian Film Series with Professor Bruce Browne: Thursdays: Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6 at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of film and a discussion afterwards (of the cultural and political issues depicted in the film.) The following films will be presented: “Monsoon Wedding” (Feb. 2), “Bride and Prejudice” (March 2), and “To Be Announced” (April 6).  No registration required. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Thank you Friends!

The Friends February Book Sale – Feb.10 through Feb. 12 – is on the Horizon. Mark your calendars for: Friday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-9 p.m. (the Friends Members Only Sale where memberships can be purchased at the door;) Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (the entire public all day sale) and Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. (the ½ price sale extravaganza.) Beat the winter blues and feel good about recycling!