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2019 Spring Programs


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS & EVENTS

(For a listing of all of our drop-in and sign-up Preschool Story Times,
click on "Story Times" on the menu on the left hand side of this page.)

These events and programs are offered to Westford residents and non-resident Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. Your membership in the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. makes these programs possible. Have you joined the Friends yet?


Date and Time
Program Description
Shows will be held in the ground floor Meeting Room.
Saturday, January 5
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free drop-in.
Lego® Club
Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet.
Friday, February 1
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register online starting Monday, January 14 or call the Children’s Desk at 978-399-2302  This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.
Advanced Snap Ciruits and Take Aparts
We have five new exciting Snap Circuits kits to play with: RC Cars, Light, Motion, Arcade, and 3D Illumination.
Sign up here: Register here
Saturday, February 2
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free drop-in.
Lego® Club
Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet.
Thursday, February 7
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Move around at your own pace, drop in any time between 4 and 8 p.m.
This program is for the whole family and is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Harry Potter Book Night: Celebrating Hogwarts
It’s all things Hogwarts at the library. The staff of the J.V. Fletcher Library will be on hand to provide a spellbinding experience celebrating the magic of J.K. Rowling’s amazing books – there will be plenty of picture opportunities, magical games, and enchanting activities throughout the library.
Wednesday, February 20
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available for pick up starting Monday, February 4.
This program is for kids in grades K to 4. Please note that space is limited to 100 people in the room – adults are encouraged to participate with their school age children.
Playful Engineers Travelling Makerspace
This is a hands on STEM focused workshop where kids can design, build, test, and play with mechanical doodads, ping pong catapults, exploding popsicle stick snakes, and domino pyramids, just to name a few.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Friday, February 22
1:30 p.m.
Tickets ($2.00) for children and adults are available for pick up starting Monday, February 4. This program is for all ages.
Library Party for Gerald and Piggie
You are officially invited to an awesome library party for our favorite twosome, Gerald and Piggie. There will be games (can you walk with a bird nest on your head?), crafts, photo ops, and just maybe a dramatic reading of one of our favorite Elephant and Piggie books.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Friday, March 1
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register online using the Meeting Room Calendar or call the Children’s Desk at 978-399-2302  This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.
Advanced Snap Ciruits and Take Aparts
We have five new exciting Snap Circuits kits to play with: RC Cars, Light, Motion, Arcade, and 3D Illumination.
Sign up here: Register here
Saturday, March 2
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free drop-in.
Lego® Club
Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet.
Wednesday date in March TBA
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free drop-in for all ages.
Pet a Bunny: Meet and Greet with the 4H Rabbit and Cavy Club
The 4H Carrot Crusaders club members will be in the Meeting room to answer your questions, and you will have the opportunity to meet some very nice bunnies and guinea pigs. Free rrop-in!
Friday, April 5
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register online using the Meeting Room Calendar or call the Children’s Desk at 978-399-2302  This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5.
Advanced Snap Ciruits and Take Aparts
We have five new exciting Snap Circuits kits to play with: RC Cars, Light, Motion, Arcade, and 3D Illumination.
Sign up here: Register here
Saturday, April 6
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free drop-in for ages 5 and up.
Lego® Club
Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet.
Wednesday, April 17
Two sessions at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 20 participants per session and is open to kids in grades 3 to 6. This program is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.

Register online here starting Monday, April 8 at 9 a.m.
For 1:00 register here
For 2:30 register here
LEGO-Themed Escape Room (without the locked door)
Working in teams, solve a series of challenging Lego-themed puzzles and riddles to ultimately unlock a sweet treat-filled suitcase.
Friday, April 19
1:30 p.m.
Tickets ($2.00) for children ages 3 and up and adults are available in person starting Monday, April 8.
This program is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Drive In Movie at the Library
With your help, we are turning the Meeting Room into a Drive in Movie Theater. Kids will decorate a box to create a customized vehicle which they will then sit in while watching a variety of librarian-selected videos. Decorations and popcorn included – bring your own covered beverage and caregivers can watch from the sidelines.
And, the cars go home with you.

J.V. Fletcher Library | 50 Main Street | Westford, MA 01886-2599
978-692-5555 | www.westfordlibrary.org