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Planning Your Spring Garden with Jodie Gilson!: Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Do you have a case of the winter blues? Dreaming of your spring garden? Jodi Gilson from Gilson Greenhouses will provide advice and tips for getting a jump on growing your vegetables and flowers and planning the ideal garden. All ages are welcome. No registration required.
Sing, Laugh, Jump, Clap: Friday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. Something for the younger kids during February vacation, folksinger and Storyteller Tim Van Egmond will engage the audience in a playful mix of song, movement, and story activities, drawing from a rich repertoire of material from many cultures which reflect the joy of play and celebration. Tickets ($2.00).for children and adults are available by phone or in person. This program is for ages 2 and up with their caregivers.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop off: Friday February 24 1:00-5:00m, Pick up: Saturday February 25 10:00-5:00. Drop off your favorite (or second favorite) stuffed toy with the Children’s Librarians for the Stuffed Animal Sleepover. What happens at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover does not stay at the library – photos of all the fun will be posted to the library’s Facebook.
Monday Mystery Book Club: Monday, February 27 at 10 a.m. Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion. We meet the fourth Monday of the Month. Copies of this month's book selection, "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon are available at the Main Desk. Please join us, newcomers are always welcome! This is a drop-in program.
Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, February 27 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 STEM/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. This Monday: Celebrate Chocolate!!!!
Indian Film Series with Professor Bruce Browne: 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!
Teen and Tween Make & Take Mondays: Monday, March 6, 13, 20, & 27 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. Registration not required. This Month: 3/6 Crayon Candles, 3/13 St. Patty's Pi Day, 3/20 Peep Catapults and Chocolate Mice, and 3/27
Waterslides and Vinegar Rockets.
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.
Teens and Tween Make & Take Monday: Monday, April 3 & 10 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. This Month: 4/3 Lava Lamps and Taste Test Challenge and 4/13 Easter STEM Challenges.
Teen & Tween Zentangle Club: Thursday, April 6 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. Click Here To Register
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.
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: 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.)