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Labor Day Hours: In observance of Labor Day the Library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Library will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

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Adult Coloring Party:Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m The 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.
Gilson Gardening Series: Preserving the Bounty of Your Garden: Tuesday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. Jodie Gilson's final program in the Gilson Greenhouses series is a "don't miss it" event.  Learn about freezing, canning, drying, pickling, and making herbal vinegars.  Register in the Information Services Department. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Story Time and Book Club Registration: Monday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. These popular programs fill up fast, so try to register in person for our small group Story Times and for all of our book clubs. Registration takes place in the Meeting Room. Telephone registration will begin Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. (978-399-2302). Our Book clubs are for grades Kindergarten through grade 5; each club meets once a month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Mini Masters Art Book Club is for children in grades three and up and meets one Wednesday afternoon a month from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Evening Adult/Child book clubs meet one evening a month: Four Eyes for children in grades three and four (and their parent or caregiver) meets one Tuesday evening a month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Book Buzz for children in grades five and six (and their parent or caregiver) meets one Thursday a month from 7 to 8 p.m.

Homework Center: Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Dec. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. The J. V. Fletcher Library is opening its ground floor Meeting Room to students looking for a place to work on their homework and school projects.  Tutors are also welcome to use the space to offer their tutoring services to students in upper elementary through and high school.  The Center will be supervised by a Librarian this autumn.  This is a drop-in offering, registration is not required.
Preschool Concert with Eric Clemenzi, Wednesday, September 14 at 11:30 a.m. Now that the kids are back in school, bring the little ones by for fantastic songs for all ages. This free drop-in program is for all ages. Please bring a blanket and a picnic lunch. If it rains, please eat before you come and the show will be in the Meeting Room
Adult Coloring Party:Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m The 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.
NEW!- 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.
NEW! 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: and click on the link Print From Anywhere or enter the following URL on your browser: 
NEW!- 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 Maind Desk. This is a drop-in program. Newcomers are always welcome!
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:
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 If you have any questions, please call the Reference and Information Services Desk at 978-399-2304.
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.

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