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Library Sunday Hours- January through April 2017- have resumed. On Sundays the Library is open from 2 to 5 p.m.

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Friends of the Library Needs Your Book and Media Donations
As you are cleaning out your unwanted books and media after the holiday season, please consider donating them to the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library. The Friends will gladly take your unwanted books, audio and video materials for the direct benefit of the library and the community of Westford. These materials can be dropped off at the left-hand door just inside the library’s rear entrance. If the library is closed, drop your donations in the collection box that is located near the back door of the library. Tax deduction forms are available at the library’s main desk. The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library appreciate your support.
RE: Story Time and Book Club Registration --for the first time we are having parents register ONLINE for both Storytimes and Book Clubs. This option offers you the ease of being able to sign up from your homes, offices or even your cell phones (i.e. from anywhere) Don't hesitate to call the Children’s Department (978-399-2302) to find out how to register for programs online. And Yes, you can still pick up the phone and call us at 978-399-2302 and register that way too.
RESCHEDULED TO Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Our cookbook book club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes.  This group meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month.  Our January pick is Healthy Slowcooker Revolution, by the editors of America's Test Kitchen.  Copies are available for checkout at the Main Desk.  If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.
Adult Coloring Party, Weekly: Thursday, January 19 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.
Lego® Club: Saturday, January 21, 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.
Library Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Check our new 2017 Reading List (we have brochures in the Library and you can click on the link in the Club description further down this home page.) Copies of this month’s selection, “Tell No One” by Harlan Coben are available for check out at the Main Desk. This is a drop-in Club. New Members are always welcome.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday : Monday, January 23 & 30 at 3:30 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. Registration not required.
Wicked Pissed:New England's Most Famous Feuds:  Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Ted Reinstein, author and TV reporter for Chronicle, is back to talk about his latest book, Wicked Pissed.  "From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England's feuds have peppered the region's life for centuries."  No registration required.
Chinese New Year Drop in Rooster craft: Saturday, January 28. Drop by the Children’s room any time during the day to make a simple rooster craft in celebration of the Chinese New Year. We will have a coloring page for the younger kids Free drop-in all day.
Indian Film Series with Professor Bruce Browne: Thursday, February 2, Thursday, March 2, and April 6 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening of film and a discussion of the societal and cultural issues depicted in the films; Monsoon Wedding (Feb. 2), Bride and Prejudice (March 2), and Water (April 6).  No registration required.  Appropriate for ages 18 and up.  Come to one, two, or all three!
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. THE CONVERSATION CIRCLE WILL NOT BE MEETING ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27.
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 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: dkanabar@westfordma.gov
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 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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