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

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Unless otherwise noted, all of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Family Concert with Steve Blunt: Tuesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. There are good reasons why we keep having Steve back to our library – he is a lot fun and a great time! Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in front of our stage for an outside, socially distanced view. Wear your PJs and pack some snacks and enjoy the show. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

 Paint a Puppy Portrait with Raquel: Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. – All supplies will be provided. Choose one session, sessions are offered at 11:00 or 1:00. Open to Tweens and Teens in grades 5-12. Space is limited. Open to Westford residents and out of town members of the Friends of the Library. Register through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Galápagos Adventure: Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. The Galápagos are one of the world’s most isolated archipelagos. Approximately 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this collection of volcanic islands are a nature lover’s dream. Through the process of natural selection, the Galapagos are teaming with endemic species found nowhere else on earth. Scott Santino from MA Audubon will lead a virtual tour across many of the larger islands and feature giant tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, Darwin’s finches, and penguins swimming in Pacific waters along the equator. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Virtual Wicked Good Harry Potter Challenge Trivia with the Trivia Brothers Saturday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. This was such an amazing experience last summer that the KDK Foundation is sponsoring it again for us this year in honor of Kurt Kelly. The Trivia Brothers turn this virtual event into an amusement park-like experience that you won’t forget. Using a Choose your Own Adventure type format, the audience decides what Hogwarts locations we visit and what we do while there. There will be tough trivia questions based on where we choose to go along with theme music, movie clips, sound effects, and FLYING. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Another Family Concert with the Rockabye Beats :Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. – rain date is Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. The only thing better than a July show with the Rockabye Beats, is an August show with the Rockabye Beats. Trust us – mark your calendars for this energetic, hilarious, and very musical show. Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass in front of our stage for an outside, socially distanced view. Wear your PJs and pack some snacks and enjoy the show. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Adult Nonfiction Book Club: Tue., August 3 at 7 p.m. We’ll discuss We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Please specify the book title and club name. The ebook and audiobook editions are also available on Overdrive. Email Charles Schweppe at [email protected] for Zoom details!

Tips for Training, Understanding, and Speaking Dog with Bonnie Ober from Bark Busters: Wed., August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Bonnie and her dog will demonstrate some training tips and provide insight for understanding our dogs and their behavior. Geared to kids aged 10 and up.  Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar.

Virtual Life at Sea: A Voyage in Song with David Coffin: Thu., August 5 at 7 p.m. Explore the life of a sailor, a whaler, a fisherman, and hear the songs that illustrate the life they pursued at sea! Sing along with musician David Coffin on a shanty (work song) as we ‘hoist’ the sails, ‘haul’ on the lines, and stamp around the capstan. And just what is a press-gang, a belaying pin, a fo’c’sle, a baggywrinkle, or a shellback? Learn what it takes to cross the line and double the horn. David transports you, his crew, back to 18th century Nantucket, to the days of his ancestors who settled there in 1659. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. Questions? Email [email protected]

Virtual Qigong Class: every Mon. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dvora Eisenstein leads this free recurring Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. Suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join at any time. Hosted and sponsored by the Sunderland Public Library and made available to all Westford residents. To join, use this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Museum of Science: Set sail for the stars and see science at work. Our Friends funded pass admits up to 4 people based on availability. Check out our website or call the Library for reservations.

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