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

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In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15. The Library will re-open on Tue., Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. for Curbside service.

 Black History Month – E-Collection Resources: Each week of Black History month we will highlight the variety of resources available from our e-collections celebrating this theme.  This week the spotlight is on Black History Films on Kanopy.  Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service with thousands of titles.  Create an account with your library card number and pin. Stream the PBS documentary “Eyes on the Prize”, the film “Roots”, “American Masters – Still I Rise with Maya Angelou”, “Jazz: a Film By Ken Burns”, and many other films and documentaries.

Love Letters for the Library: What do you love about the Library? This past year has been challenging for all of us. We love our patrons and have tried new and creative ways to reach out with innovative programs and services. If you love us too, please consider visiting the site below and uploading a picture or video telling us what you love about the library! https://www.lovemasslibraries.com/

February Vacation Fun! – The following Youth Services programs are for Westford residents and made possible by the Friends of the Library, COVID funding secured by Senator Edward J. Kennedy, First Middlesex District, and the KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelly.

Virtual Sun catcher Mosaic for grades 3 and 4: Tue., Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. In this Zoom instructional program presented by Ways of Color, kids in grades 3 and 4 will make a rectangle sun catcher from a prepackaged kit that will be available for curbside pickup before the program. Each kit includes real glass pieces from which young artists can create many color combinations and patterns, a Plexiglas base, non-toxic water soluble glue, and string. Register here.

Virtual Sculpt a Miniature Chocolate Box: Tuesday, Feb. 16 at either 2:30 or 4 p.m. During February vacation week teens and tweens in grades five and up are invited to sign up to make a cute miniature chocolate box filled with clay bonbons. Pop-Up Art school will teach a pinching technique to make the box and roll small balls of clay to make the animal bonbons. After the class, the library will send you a video from Pop Up Art School that shows you how to paint your miniature chocolate box after it dries. Register here for ONE of the two sessions. Registrants need to come to the library to pick up the supply kit before the program (you can do that using our curbside service).

Virtual Mosaic Picture Frame: Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m.  In this Zoom instructional program presented by Ways of Color, kids in grades 5 and up will make a beautiful picture frame from a prepackaged kit that will be available for curbside pickup before the program. Each kit includes everything necessary to create a real art piece – a wooden frame, plenty of multicolored stained glass pieces to cover the surface of the frame, glue, a wooden stick, and grout. Register here.

Virtual Cartooning Class: Monday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. Open to kids in grades 3 and 4. In this monthly series, award winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator, Rick Stromoski will teach you how to create your own cartoon characters, draw facial expressions, draw a variety of furry, hoofed, and feathered friends, and some pretty awesome monsters. Register here.

Virtual Pajama Time! : Monday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. : Pajama Time is held once a month on a Monday evening for children ages 3 to 7. Children can watch in real time – register for each night separately up to 6 pm, you will be emailed a meeting link to log into. Get into those pajamas and grab a favorite stuffed animal or blanketRegister here.

Westford Job Seekers Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.: Join us for  “Legal Rights During the Interview and Application Process” with Melissa A. Pomfred, Esq.    To attend a WJS Meeting, please email Dina Kanabar at [email protected]  Attendees will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Weekly topics may be found on our job seekers web page.

Virtual “What’s It Worth?” Appraisal: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Author, auctioneer, appraiser and radio host Mike Ivankovich will assess what your personal treasures are really worth! Each attendee may bring one item for Mike to appraise. A Zoom invite will be sent to all registrants. Mike will begin with a discussion on ten factors that will always impact the value of your treasures. Then we’ll start the appraisals, at about 2-3 minutes per person. Registration is required & space is limited to 30 people. Tips for displaying your item are listed on the registration page.  Register here.

Device Advice comes to Zoom! : Do you want to download items from our e-collections but you aren’t sure where to begin?  If you need help navigating Hoopla, Kanopy, Libby, OverDrive, Freegal or O’Reilly for Libraries, book a Zoom appointment with a librarian.  Fill out our form and we will contact you to schedule a session. If you prefer phone support, or need assistance with the form, call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Virtual Beans, Books, & Bestsellers – Coffee with Your Favorite Librarians!: Friday, Feb. 12 at 2:00 p.m.  Drink in the aroma, the anticipation of new and old reads perfect for winter nights, and spend time with your favorite librarians talking upcoming books, series releases, new genres and movies! Register on the Adult Programs page or sign up on the Events Calendar.  A Zoom invite will be sent to all registrants.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us on Zoom!  Register here .

Quick Links to Our Most Popular Services!

Book Bundles for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Book the Browsing Tent

Curbside Pickup Service

Programs – Adults

Programs – Kids

Programs – Young Adults

The J. V. Fletcher Library is located at 50 Main St., Westford. If you have questions or need assistance, please call us at 978-399-2300 or send us an email at [email protected]. Visit us at http://www.westfordlibrary.org.