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Adult Programs

Mystery Book Club: Wake up your week with a stimulating book club discussion! Our next meeting will be Monday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Lighthouse by P.D. James. Print copies are available at Main Desk. There are also e-copies and digital audiobook copies available to download from Overdrive.

Tuesday 10/11 (one week later than usual) at 7:00 p.m.Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Breathe: the New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. . Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Virtual The Forgotten Nations-Native Tribes of New England: Thu., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Colonization happened early on in the New England area, as early as 1609, so many Native Nations and tribal histories were lost. Learn about the Nations that called this land home, where they are now and the thriving communities keeping their histories alive. Led by Heather Bruegl, an Independent Indigenous Consultant and Historian. Bruegel is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is the former Director of Education at Forge Project and travels frequently to present on Native American history, including policy and activism. Hosted in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library. Register here.

Adult Book Club –Thursday 10/13 at 7:30 p.m. – Our meetings will take place in the downstairs Meeting Room. Join us on Thursday 10/13 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. Copies are available at the Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Overdrive  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details! 

Friends’ Annual Meeting and Featured Speaker-In Person: Tue., Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Bina Venkataraman is an American journalist, author, and science policy expert. She is currently Editor-at-Large at The Boston Globe and a fellow at New America. Since 2011, she has taught in the program on science, technology, and society at MIT. In The Optimist’s Telescope, she draws on her reporting from around the world and new research in biology, psychology, and economics to explain how we can make decisions that benefit us over time. She highlights the surprising practices each of us can adopt in our own lives—and the ones we must fight for as a society. The Optimist’s Telescope is a book brimming with the ideas and insights all of us need to forge a better future. No registration required.

Virtual Wives, Lovers, and Spies – Women of the Civil War: Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 PM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Explore the lives of some noteworthy women from both the Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War. Learn the fascinating stories of women who broke barriers and made bold and courageous efforts to support their individual causes. In the process, the ladies would find themselves in circumstances they never could have imagined. Led by historian Jo Ann Tufo, a writer, lecturer, and performer, her realistic and haunting portrayals of various historic figures have delighted audiences for more than thirty years. Register here.

Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library October Book Sale: Fri., Oct. 21, Sat.., Oct. 22 and Sun., Oct. 23 A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending this sale. The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and for the $5.00 Bag Sale on Sunday, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. So much stock! So little time!

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