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Camp Read-A-Lot: Wednesday, July 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.
Teen & Tween Design – It Challenge: Thursday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. Design and compete using a bag of mystery items. Prizes awarded for the most creative use of the materials.  Free event funded by the Friends of the Library and open to Teens & Tweens. Registration is required.
Alan Emmet-Author Book Talk and Signing: Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. Local author, Alan Emmet, will discuss her memoir, Our Side of the River. "Part memoir, part history, this is the story of a twentieth-century family and their summer home in Minnesota.  Drop-in.  Open to all ages.
Adult Coloring Party: Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. The adult coloring parties are held once a month on the fourth Thursday of the month. Are you looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trends 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. Free.  Drop-in.  For ages 18 and up.
Teen & Tween Coding for Minecraft: Monday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. Summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code!  Free event funded by the Friends of the Library and open to Teens & Tweens. Registration is required.
Coding for Minecraft with the RI Computer Museum Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m.
Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code! This workshop introduces coding concepts by showing students how to build or change the game using the Javascript or Python programming language. Tickets ($2.00) for children are available by phone or in person. Space is very limited - for kids in grades 3 and 4 only. Parents or caregivers must stay in the library during the program.
Teen & Tween Raspberry Pi Robots with the Rhode Island Computer Museum: Monday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m. Program mini robots in Scratch to run autonomously on a course and in remote control mode. Free event funded by the Friends of the Library and open to Teens & Tweens. Registration is required.
Gilson Gardening Series: Planting Ideas for Problem Areas: Tuesday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. Too dry, sunny, shady, wet or poor soil?  No problem!  Jodie Gilson from Gilson Greenhouses will show us which plants to choose and provide handouts to take home.  Drop-in.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.
Hula Hooping with Pinto Bella, Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m. Play and hoop around with Pinto Bella - enjoy a story along with hula hooping instruction, practice, demonstration, and even games. Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available by phone or in person. This program is for ages 5 and up.
Teen & Tween Hula Hoop Yoga with Pinto Bella: Thursday, August 4 at 4 p.m.  Explore the movement arts with this combination of dance, hula hoop, and yoga.  Free event funded by the Friends of the Library and open to Teens & Tweens. Registration is required.
Gilson Gardening Series: Fruit Desserts Featuring Seasonal Fruits, August 9 at 7 p.m.  Jodie Gilson from Gilson Greenhouses will show us how to make fruit desserts featuring seasonal fruits, flowers, and herbs.  Recipes and samples will be provided.  Register in the Information Services Department, 978-399-2304.  Funded by the Friends of the Library.
End of Summer Reading Bash with the Toe Jam Puppet Band, Wednesday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m. Cake at 1:30 p.m.; the performance begins at 2 p.m. and takes place outside on the back lawn by the parking lot. This will be a rollicking high energy show that you will not want to miss. Get ready for a bash of original music crammed with laughs and overflowing with fun. Bring a blanket and your dancing shoes and enjoy the fun outside at the side of the library. This free drop-in program is for all ages. (If it rains, please eat before you come. The Concert will then be held in the Meeting Room.)
Teen & Tween End of the Summer Party featuring Todd Brodeur: Thursday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. Toss a frisbee with two-time World Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur.  Grand Prizes will be drawn and refreshments will be served.  Free drop-in event funded by the Friends of the Library and open to Teens & Tweens.  
Cookbook Book Club: Back to Basics: Barefoot Contessa: Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. The cookbook book club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the cookbook are available for checkout at the Main Desk.  If you are interested in bringing a dish from the cookbook (this is not required), please contact Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.  Drop-in.
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!
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.
Check the weekly list of guest speakers and program description. For more information call Dina Kanabar at 978-399-2308 or email: dkanabar@westfordma.gov
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 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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