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

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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 titles on Tumble Books for kids. The Tumble Books Library is an online collection of animated picture books, narrated read along chapter books, e-books, graphic novels, puzzles and games, and includes content for pre-school age children through middle school. Check out the curated list of “Books Celebrating Black History Month” including “When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat” and “Just Like Josh Gibson”. Log on through the “Kids Page” on our website. You will need your Westford library card number.

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 blanket. Register here.

Westford Job Seekers Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.: Join us for “Sharing My Story And Important Life Lessons Learned!” with Ed Caron. 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.

Cooking with Julie for Teens and Tweens – Chicken and Dumplings: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. Explore new recipes in these FREE virtual events for participants entering Grades 5 to 12. We will provide you with a full recipe (ingredients and instructions) to review and have ready before each program starts. You will be using your home oven and stove. Register here and view the complete schedule and recipes. Every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. – February through April!

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.

Virtual Beans, Books, & Bestsellers – Coffee with Your Favorite Librarians!: Friday, Feb. 26 at 2 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! A Zoom invite will be sent to all registrants. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us on Zoom! Register here .

Virtual St. Patrick and the Rise of Christianity in Ireland: Thursday, March 4 at 3 p.m. Historian Sean Murphy explores St. Patrick’s mission in Ireland in the context of the rise of Christianity within the declining Roman Empire, and the impact of the huge migration of peoples from the Germanic regions of Europe into Western Europe. Learn about St. Patrick’s achievements and the role that Irish missionaries had in the growth of Christianity in Ireland. Register here.

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!

Virtual English Conversation Circle: every Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Conversation Circles are back, this time on Zoom! Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment! This program meets every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30. to 4:30 p.m. and is led by Carol Morse. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. Registration is required. After you register, you’ll receive the Zoom link via email. Each Zoom link is unique, so you must register for each session you wish to attend.

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.

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.

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