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Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: Monday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m. Each Monday teens will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces. All materials will be provided at the program in the Library’s Meeting Room. This is a Free, drop-in event.
Teen & Tween Advisory Board Meeting: Saturday, December 10 at 3p.m. Teens join the Library’s Teen and Tween Advisory Board and provide input for our Teen and Tween Summer Reading Program and support to the young adult librarian. No experience necessary, but you must be in grades 5-9 and live in Westford, MA or your parent must be a member of the Friends of the Library. The meeting(s) will be held in the Children’s Story Hour Room.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: Monday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. Each Monday teens will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces. All materials will be provided at the program in the Library’s Meeting Room. This is a Free, drop-in event.
Holiday fun for Everyone with Steve Blunt and Marty Kelley: Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. Get in the spirit of all the winter holidays! Musician Steve Blunt has recorded a new holiday album and his friend children's book author and illustrator Marty Kelley has illustrated a new holiday book. We will all be jingling the jingle bells, dancing, and singing along. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available by phone or in person starting Monday, November 28. This program is for all ages and is generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Edwardian Holiday Tea: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer with Mrs. Gordon (with character actress Rita Parisi) who will transport us back to Christmas 1908. Tea and holiday goodies will be served. Free. Ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Register through the Meeting Room Calendar on our website or call the Information Services Department. Thanks to the Friends for funding this holiday program.
Adult Coloring Party: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. EThe adult coloring parties are now held once a month. 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 at this Friends funded event. Drop in
Lego® Club: Saturday, December 17, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet. Free drop-in for ages 5 and up.
2nd Annual 9-Hole Mini Golf in the Library: Wednesday, December 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Yes, mini-golf in the library. Here is something to do with the whole family during the holiday break. This free drop-in program is generously funded by the KDK Memorial Foundation (in honor of Kurt Kelly).
Teen & Tween Holiday Food Party: Wednesday, December 28 at 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the Season at the Library's annual Teen and Tween Holiday Food Party. It's a hands-on cookery program where teens and tweens can learn how to make a variety of simple and a scrumptious treats for family and friends' holiday parties, and sample them too. Registration is required.
New Year’s Concert with Rolie Polie Guacamole Band: Friday, December 30 at 1:30 p.m. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, the Rolie Polie Guacamole Band deliver an energetic and polished show guaranteed to bring in the New Year with some serious kid oriented rock and roll. Really, bring your dancing shoes. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available by phone or in person starting Monday, December 12. This program is for all ages and is generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Weekly English Conversation Circle Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 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 Hall. 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.
PRINT FROM ANYWHERE: would you believe that you can send a print job from your Internet connected PC, smartphone, tablet or laptop from your home, business or anywhere within the Library to our Print Release Station in Reference. To print the document that you sent remotely, come to the Library and find your job in the queue on the Print Release Station. Just remember that you will need remember the password that you chose (from the list in the instructions) to print your job. All jobs will delete after 48 hours.To use this exciting new service go to the library’s website: www.westfordlibrary.org and click on the link Print From Anywhere or enter the following URL on your browser: http://www.printeron.net/jvfletcher/library
The Commonwealth Catalog Replaces the Virtual Catalog: Can't find the item you want in the Merrimack Valley Consortium catalog? In one easy step, you can search through millions of items (at participating Libraries across Massachusetts) to find the books, DVDs, and music you're looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered to our Library for pickup. Link to the Commonwealth Catalog from the search page of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium Catalog or link directly to the Commonwealth Catalog. If you have any questions, please contact the Reference and Information Services Desk at 978-399-2304.
Library Adult Book Discussion Group: Are you looking for a fun and lively book discussion group? Our Adult Book Discussion group meets the second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction titles. Copies of the current month's selection are available at the Main Desk. Check out our 2016 Reading List.
Library Monday Mystery Book Club: Wake up your week with stimulating book discussions. The Mystery Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Copies of the current month's selections are available at the Main Desk. This is a drop-in program. Newcomers are always welcome! Check out our Monthly Reading List.
Westford Job Seekers Network meets every Wednesday, at the library from 2-4:30 p.m. Are you about to start a job search or are you in the midst of looking for a new job? Most people know that the best way to find a job is through networking. We provide guest speakers at many of our meetings who are experts in the job search process or in career development and can provide people with valuable advice that can positively affect their job search. Check the weekly list of guest speakers and program description. For more information call Dina Kanabar at 978-399-2308 or email: email@example.com
Sign up for text notification from the Library. What a time saver! Receive a text (that can be saved for future reference) on your smart phone when materials you have requested are ready to be picked up. To sign up, go to the Library’s website home page, choose Catalog from the horizontal menu, click on Online Catalog and sign in to your library account. Click on “account preferences.” Then put a check mark next to “notify by text by default when a hold is ready to pick up.” Patrons may also sign up by contacting the Main desk staff at 978-399-2301.
J. V. Fletcher Library Mobile App! The Library's free (to our patrons, funded by the Friends Fall Appeal) mobile app is available for use on your smart phone or tablet! Please note: Barnes and Noble will not currently support this app for any Nook tablets. With the Fletcher Library app you can search the online catalog, access your account, place a hold, contact us, reserve a museum pass, and so much more! To download this free app, open the browser on your smart phone or tablet and go to http://fletcher.boopsie.com. If you have any questions, please call the Reference and Information Services Desk at
New Library Titles! Would you like to be among the first to know about the newest books, music, and DVDs added to our collection? Each week there will be a link to our newest titles on the front of our website. Simply scroll down the left hand column until you see the icon that reads “New! @ the Library - Books - Music – Movies”. Next to each title, you can follow the link to “Borrow” (or simply click on the title) which takes
you into our catalog to place a hold on the item. There is also a “More Info” link next to each title. This will take you to the Amazon site since they are the vendor that administers this service. Here you can read a more detailed description and editorial reviews. At the top of the page, there is an option to “Sign Up” to have the newest titles list sent to your e-mail each week. (Please note: New orders for each collection are assigned an ordering week each month. Each week one collection’s numbers will be higher than another due to our ordering calendar.)
Link to Literacy: Link to Literacy is a non-profit, volunteer run organization devoted to enabling adults who have joined us from other cultures to read, write, and speak American English more effectively. Training and materials are provided to tutors. Tutors work with their students at the Library. Click here for student and tutor applications. To pick up a tutor or student application or for
more information, stop by or contact the Information Services department at 978-399-2304. Currently, there is a need for additional tutors.