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Adult Programs
Spring 2019


 


Date and Time
Program Description
June 24 through August 9th

Adult Summer Reading Program

Register now for the Adult Summer Reading Program, which starts on June 24th!  This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”  Your summer reading goal is up to you: choose to read 1, 3, or 5 books this summer, to read a particular title, or to join a book club.  By signing up you are automatically entered into our weekly raffle where you can win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. You will also be entered into the August 9th Grand Prize Drawing for a Westford-themed gift basket! Fill out an entry form and raffle ticket at the Information Services Desk, or you can call us at 978-399-2304, or register here and we’ll fill out your paper form and ticket for you.  Once you complete your self-appointed reading goal, come to the Information Services desk to pick up your coupon for a free ice cream cone at Kimball Farm. Check out some new titles and join a Universe of Stories!
The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the J. V.  Fletcher Library, Inc. and is for Westford residents and non-resident members of the Friends. A Universe of Stories is also sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Tuesday, July 16
7:00 p.m.

Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join musician Craig Harris for his multimedia and participatory program, Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy rare recordings, archival video, captivating storytelling, group singing, and guided music-making. The August 1969 Woodstock Exposition of Music and Art continues to reverberate and this program will not only stir memories, but provide new perspectives on the famed concert. FREE! Ages 14 and up. Register here or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Thursday, July 18
(note date change!)
7:30 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Club
Join us to discuss Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. Please note that in July we will be meeting one week later, on Thursday, July 18th. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New members are always welcome! Check out our reading list for 2019.

Thursday, July 18
7:00 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our July choice is Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimball. Copies are available for check out at the Main Desk.  If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List


Monday, July 22
10:30 a.m.
FREE!  Drop in!

Monday Mystery Book Club

Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet on the fourth Monday morning of the month @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Our July selection is The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott.  Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk. New members are always welcome! FREE! Drop in. Reading List

Monday, July 22
6:30 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

Knitting Group

Do you enjoy knitting? Our informal knitting group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. AND the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.

Thursday, July 25
6:00 p.m.
Limited to 30 people.

Pastel Paint Workshop: Dandelions
Greg Maichack demonstrates how anyone from beginners to accomplished artists can paint using the techniques of Jean-Francois Millet. Participants will produce their own pastel painting of a selected section of Millet’s painting, “Dandelions.” Limited to 30 people. Ages 14 and up. FREE! All materials are provided. Register here or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.  
Thursday, August 1
7:00 p.m.

Breaking Science: Renewable Energy
Learn about the science and technologies in the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on them! With the threat of catastrophic climate change, it's all the more important that we minimize our global carbon emissions. Come hear mechanical engineer Christian Irwin talk about what we mean by "renewable energy," technology from past to present that will help reduce our carbon footprint, and a quick run-down of the Green New Deal and how it plans to incorporate sustainable sources of energy to power our future! Ages 14 and up. FREE! Register here or call 978-399-2304.

Tuesday, August 6
7:00 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

J.V.Fletcher Adult Nonfiction Book Club

Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Find out in the Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Dates and book titles can be found on the website and at the Information Desk. Our August 6th book discussion will be American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. Reading List for 2019

Thursday, August 8
7:30 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Club
Join us to discuss Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New members are always welcome! Check out our reading list for 2019.

Monday, August 12
3:00 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

Knitting Group

Do you enjoy knitting? Our informal knitting group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. AND the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.


        





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