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TODAY! Drop-in Halloween Craft: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. A spooky mummy, a friendly witch, and a bobble head black cat for the more adventurous. Free drop-in with parent or caregiver. Best for ages 4 and up.
Lego® Club: Saturday, October 29, 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.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, October 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Imagine, create, and participate! 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.
Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life: Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. How can a parent of an autistic child help them prepare for and transition into adulthood? Through thirty interviews with autistic adults and their parents, and her own experiences with her autistic twenty-five year old son, author Susan Senator provides hope and insight for struggling families. Free! No registration required. Generously funded by the Friends of the Library.
FRIENDS OF THE J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY INC. Presents Featured Speaker JOSEPH M. BAGLEY, Boston City Archaeologist and Author of “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts” AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 7:30 P.M.
The Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library Inc. will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the ground floor meeting room of the J. V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street, Westford. Featured speaker is Joseph M. Bagley, Boston City Archaeologist and author of “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts”. Bagley’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., Friends members will enjoy refreshments and have the opportunity to vote on next year’s officers and directors.
Joe Bagley joined the City Archaeology Program in 2011 as Boston’s fourth City Archaeologist. Bagley curates a growing repository of archaeological collections currently housed at the City Archaeology Laboratory in West Roxbury, acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the city, educates the public in archaeology through a number of city programs, manages Rainsford Island and manages the Archaeology Programs’ social media platforms. “A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts” offers a unique and accessible introduction to Boston’s history and physical culture while revealing the ways objects can offer a tantalizing entrée into our past.
Teen & Tween Zentangle Club: Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Create your own whimsical art designs with certified Zentangle Specialist, Wendy Brown. Parents or caregivers and other interested adults are welcome to attend too. Registration is required.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, November 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Imagine, create, and participate! 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.
Adult Book Discussion Group: Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. The adult book discussion group will meet to discuss American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, by Hannah Nordhaus. Copies are available for check out at the Main Desk. No registration required. New members are always welcome!
Teen and Tween Painting Workshop with Sherry Hoffman: Saturday, November 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local artist, Sherry Hoffman, will lead an inspiring acrylic and chalk painting on black canvas workshop for teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12. Registration is required for this FREE event.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Mondays: November 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Imagine, create, and participate! 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.
Cookbook Book Club: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: a Year of Holidays:Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Our cookbook book club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Copies of the November book are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.
Adult Coloring Party: Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. Are you looking for a fun and 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! No registration required.
Knitting Group: Monday, November 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Hall. Do you enjoy knitting? Our informal knitting group meets 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 lates knittting project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
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.