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“Go Bananas - READ” - 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program kids off the week of June 26. See events listed below. Registration is ongoing for this Friends’ funded series of programs and prizes. You can sign up for events and shows at the same time that you register. Some events require tickets ($2.00) for children, parents, and/or caregivers while others are drop-in and free. Please call, visit the Youth Services Department, or check out the Children’s Summer Reading Program page on our website for more information on this exciting summer-long FUN spree.
"Get in the Game - Read" is the 2016 Teen & Tween (Grades 5-8) Summer Reading Program theme. Sign up in the Children's Room or in the Young Adult Department. Registration is ongoing for this Friends’ funded series of programs and prizes. You can sign up for individual events when you register. All events require registration with exception of the End of the Summer Party. Please call, visit the Youth Services Department, or check out the Teen & Tween Summer Reading Program page on our website for more information on this exciting program.
"Exercise Your Mind" is the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program theme! Sign up at any public service desk or sign up by calling the Information department at 978-399-2304. Choose any goal for your summer reading. Once you have completed your goal, stop by the Information Desk for a gift certificate for a free kiddie cone at Kimball Farm. Every week during the program, we will give away gift certificates to Willow Books in Acton and a grand prize drawing for a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Summer Reading Programs aren't just for kids! The adult summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Sustainability Quest: Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.: Don Gayla, environmental scientist and author of
Don Galya, environmental scientist and author of~Sustainability Quest: Trying to Live Green, Fight Climate Change, Beat Corporate Brainwashing and Save the Planet, will discuss saving energy, using solar power, consuming less (and reusing and recycling more), walking and biking for transportation, and living green. Open to all ages.
The Library's Monday Mystery Book Club meets on Monday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Drop-in monthly mystery book group meeting, there is no better way to wake up your week than with a rousing book discussion. Copies of each month's selection are available to be checked out at Main Desk for several weeks before each meeting. Our June selection is "Track of the Cat" by Nevada Barr. Newcomers are always welcome!
NEW!-Knitting Group: Monday, June 27 at 3 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Do you enjoy knitting? Our new informal knitting group will meet the fourth Monday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 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.
Camp Read-A-Lot: Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for lots of stories, singing, and dancing! Program takes place in the Story Hour Room. This free drop-in program is for ages 3-7.
"Let's Get Moving" Magic Show with Magician Mike Bent: Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. Our “Go Bananas…READ!” Summer Reading Program kicks off with our favorite magician Mike Bent. This wellness, fitness, and sports themed show uses hilarious comedy, amazing magic, and storytelling to motivate kids to get moving and stay fit. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available by phone or in person. This program is for ages 4 and up.
Caring for Our Own After Death: Reclaiming an Old and Loving Tradition: Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. For thousands of years families have taken care of their loved ones at home after death. ~It is a choice that is still possible. ~Peg Lorenz, a Home Funeral Educator, will explain the legal facts, the logistical details and describe the enormous personal benefits that come with this profound moment in a family's life. Drop-in. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
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.
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 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.
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: 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
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.
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.
Westford Job Seekers Network meets every Wednesday, at the library from 2-4:30pm.
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.
Need Device Advice? Assistant Director, India Nolen and Head of Information Services, Kristina Leedberg offer one-on-one tutorials on how to successfully download free eBooks from an Overdrive App (for tablets or smart phones) or in the case of eReaders, how to wirelessly download eBooks from your PC or Mac to your eReader. Drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. please come to the Information Services/Reference desk to check in. Evening sessions will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., on an “appointment only” basis. Please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2304 to schedule a tutorial.
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.