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9/11 Origami Peace Cranes Outdoor Reception: Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m.

The J. V. Fletcher Library is pleased to exhibit The 9/11 Peace Cranes, an art installation of 3,000 origami peace cranes that honor every civilian, firefighter and police responder killed on 9/11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Created by Westford resident Heather Monahan, the cranes will be on display above the rear entrance for the month of September. A public opening reception for the exhibit will be held on outdoors on Saturday, September 11 at 11am at the library’s rear entrance, following the Town observance ceremony across the street at Town Hall plaza at 10am. Light refreshments will be served.

Mother Goose Story Time: Tuesday, August 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. For kids ages 0 and up. Miss Ellen and Miss Jennifer will be outside, on stage, and socially distanced every Thursday in August at 10:30 a.m. Please preregister so that we know how many to expect and for a zoom link just in case we have to move inside. Tell your friends in other towns to meet you at the library. Please register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. If it rains, we will meet virtually and email you a Zoom link. 

Another Family Concert with the Rockabye Beats: Tuesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. – rain date is Wednesday, August 18 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.

YA Book Club – Prairie Lotus: Wednesday, August 18 at 3 p.m.: Open to young adults in grades 5-12. Join us to discuss Linda Sue Park’s award winning novel, Prairie Lotus. Copies of the book are available at the Main Desk.  Refreshments will be provided. Bring a comfy chair and meet us on the back lawn. Register for this program through the Library Events Calendar

Virtual Introduction to Pronouns & Gender Diversity: Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. Join us for a discussion on gender identity and the importance of pronouns with Dr. Shannon Peters, PhD, of Boston University. Learn about sexual orientation and gender diversity terminology; how sexuality and gender are seen as on a spectrum; and why gender pronouns are becoming more prominently used in society today. Bring your questions as they will be a Q&A afterwards. Please register for this program through the Library Events Calendar. Hosted and sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and made available to Westford residents. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. 

Virtual Qigong Class: every Monday 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

Discovery Museum: There is something for everyone, science, nature, play and a big old tree house. Our Friends funded pass admits up to three people based on availability. Check out our website or call the Library for reservations.

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

Please Consult the Library Website and Social Media for any changes to these programs resulting from COVID impact.

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