JV Fletcher Library
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886-2599
ph: (978) 692-5555
www.westfordlibrary.org
Adult Programs
Winter/Spring 2018
 


Date and Time
Program Description
Monday, Jan. 8 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, Jan. 22 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, Jan. 11
7:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2018
Tuesday, Jan. 16
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Jamie's Food Revolution, by Jamie Oliver are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, Jan. 18
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Tuesday mornings !

10:30-11:30 a.m.
English Conversation Circle- Meets Every Tuesday morning through June, 2018
Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.This program meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood room.  The group is led by Carol Morse.  Registration is not required for this program. If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Monday, Jan. 22
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our January selection is "The Lake House" by Kate Morton. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, Jan. 25
7:00 PM
No Registration Required.
Jordan Marsh: New England's Largest Store
Jordan Marsh opened its first store in Boston in 1851 selling assorted dry goods. By the 1970’s, it had become a regional New England icon and the largest department store chain in the nation.  Author and historian, Anthony Sammarco reveals the fascinating history of Boston’s beloved “Jordan Marsh”.  No registration required.

Saturday, Jan. 27
2:00 PM
Registration Required if borrowing a ukulele.
Ukulele Strum-Along:You Learn to Play by Playing
Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This new program will meet on a monthly basis. Register here to borrow a ukulele or bring your own. Open to adults and teens.

Thursday, Feb. 8
7:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2018
Monday, Feb.12 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, Feb. 26 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, Feb. 15
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Saturday, Feb. 17
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Registration Required
Craft Program- Create a Book Purse!
Crafter Elaine Sousa will lead participants in creating a purse made out of a book cover. Add your personal touch with an array of artistic embellishments. All materials are provided. Participants should bring scissors appropriate for cutting material. Registration required. This program is from 1:00-4:00 PM. Register here or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Jerusalem: a Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, Feb. 22
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
On Silent Wings: The Magic of the Snowy Owl
Wildlife Photographer Peter Christoph shares his rare and intimate photographs of the snowy owls taken in their winter habitat. Several of his snowy owl photos have earned national and international awards. No registration required.        Open to all ages.

Saturday, Feb. 24
2:00 PM
Registration Required if borrowing a ukulele.
Ukulele Strum-Along:You Learn to Play by Playing
Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This new program will meet on a monthly basis. Register here to borrow a ukulele or bring your own. Open to adults and teens.

Monday, Feb. 26
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our February selection is "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, March 8
(Please note date exception.)
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Monday, March 12 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, March 26 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, March 15
(Please note date exception)
7:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Never Caught" by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2018
Tuesday, March 20
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Barefoot Contessa:How Easy is That!, by Ina Garten are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, March 22
6:00 p.m.
Registration Required.
Scarlet Poppies: Pastel Paint Program
In this two-hour workshop you’ll learn the techniques of Georgia O’Keeffe. Everyone takes home their finished version of “Scarlet Poppies.” All materials are provided. Registration is required. Register Here or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Saturday, March 24
2:00 PM
FREE! Registration Required if borrowing a ukulele.
Ukulele Strum-Along:You Learn to Play by Playing
Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This new program will meet on a monthly basis. Register here to borrow a ukulele or bring your own. Open to adults and teens.

Monday, March 26
10:30 a.m.
FREE!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our March selection is "The Cater Street Hangman" by Ann Perry. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, March 29
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Touring a New England Cemetery with Marilyn Day
Observe several different views of the cemetery – how it can be viewed as a garden cemetery, or as an outdoor art gallery, as well as a place rich in history. We’ll look at the artistry and at the symbols carved on the stones. Also we’ll see how attitudes toward death have changed over the years. No registration required.

Monday, April 9 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, April 23 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, April 12
7:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2018
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Arabesque, by Claudia Roden are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, April 19
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Monday, April 23
10:30 a.m.
FREE!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our April selection is "The Bookseller" by Cynthia Swanson. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2018
Thursday, April 26
7:00 PM
FREE! Registration is required.
Life Cycle Gardening: Gardening for a Lifetime with Master Gardener, Betty Sanders
Have you lived with the same plantings for many years and now found they don’t fit the way you want to live anymore?  Reconfiguring your garden for new uses as your family grows and your life and interests change, makes sense and may be less work than you thought. It’s a matter of plant selection and design, and will enhance your garden enjoyment for years. Registration is required.


        





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