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

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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. Residents are encouraged to stream Kanopy on a computer, or download the app to a smart TV or mobile device.

Lego® Club: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.  All Lego creations will be displayed in the library until the next meeting. 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 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 are always welcome. Drop in. Check out our Reading List.

How to Pay the College Bill: Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. That college bill will be here soon. Financial advisor T. Jack Wang will review different options, including federal loans, private loans, payment plans and more. Residents can decide what’s best for their family, and their retirement. Intended for parents of high school seniors. Register here or call 978-399-2304.

Ukulele Strum Along: Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Back by popular demand. This offering is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Residents can bring their own ukulele or register here or call the Information Department at 978-399-2304) to borrow one. Open to adults and teens. Singing is encouraged.

Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Find out in the Adult Nonfiction Book Club. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Dates and book titles are on the website and at the Information Desk. The March 3 book will be The Unwinding by George Packer. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. Check out the Reading List.

Dublin in Song and Story: Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Dublin-born humorist and folksinger Tom O’Carroll tells the tales and sings the songs of his native city. This capital city on the River Liffey has an abundance of history and colorful characters and Tom will introduce patrons to some of them. This is an ideal program for anyone interested in Irish literature. Register here or call 978-399-2304.

Booktalk with Mayleen and Kristina: Friday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. Are you looking for some new reading recommendations?  Growing tired of the same authors?  Patrons can join Mayleen and Kristina for an informal Booktalk. During this hour the group will talk about books both old and new. No registration required.

 J.V. Fletcher Adult Book Club: Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Readers will discuss Red Notice (nonfiction) by Bill Browder. Copies are available at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome. No registration required. Check out our Reading List.

An Evening with Susan B. Anthony: Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Meet Susan B. Anthony. Brought to life by performer Sheryl Faye, Anthony was a women’s rights activist who played a prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement, which led to the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In 2020 the country will celebrate not only 100 years since the 19th Amendment’s ratification, but also Anthony’s 200th birthday. Includes a Q&A. FREE! Register here or call 978-399-2304.

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.