The Library will be closed on Monday, April 15 in observance of Patriot's Day.

Adult Programs

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Ukulele Sing Along, Play Along

Saturday, April 13, 2:00—3:00 PM, Meeting Room

Ukulele Sing Along, Play Along

Join Julie Stepanek and other players for a ukulele sing & play along! A play along is participatory music at its best. Julie will prepare song sheets (lyrics and chords) of songs and lead participants in playing those songs, offering tips and encouragement as we play, sing and have a good time.

Please note: while this is not a beginner teaching class, Julie will offer tips and all skill levels are welcome!

A limited number of ukuleles are provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own!

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Virtual: Q&A with author C.S. Harris

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00—8:30 PM, Zoom

Virtual: Q&A with author C.S. Harris

C.S. (aka Candice Proctor) is the prolific writer of the Sebastian St. Cyr series. We’re also celebrating the book birthday of the 18th in this series, “Who Cries for the Lost?” – with a title like that, don’t you just want to run out and read every book, starting with “What Angels Fear”?

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A Community Reads on Climate Change

Monday, April 29, 7:00—8:30 PM, Meeting Room

A Community Reads on Climate Change

Concerned about our changing climate and would like to learn more? Want to talk with your friends and neighbors about this important issue?

In celebration of Earth Month, the J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford Climate Action, and the Westford Sustainability Department are hosting a community book discussion on climate change. Choose a book from the curated list from the L.A. Times, and bring your ideas and questions to the Meeting Room at the Library. Talk with fellow community members about the challenges of and possible solutions to this urgent issue.

Click Here for the L.A. Times Curated List

Registration is suggested but drop-ins are welcome.

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Virtual: Coexisting with Coyotes in Suburban Communities

Thursday, May 9, 7:00—8:00 PM, Hosting library Zoom account

Virtual: Coexisting with Coyotes in Suburban Communities

Eastern coyotes are found in nearly every town and city in Massachusetts, and they can thrive close to humans in a variety of habitats.

Join this webinar to learn about eastern coyote biology, how coyotes use suburban areas, and how communities like Andover can take effective steps to coexist with coyotes.

This talk will be presented by MassWildlife’s Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist, Dave Wattles, PhD. Dave has been studying and working with large mammals in Massachusetts since 2006 when he began collaring and studying moose for his graduate work at UMass Amherst. He has 15 years of experience conducting black bear research and has been the Black Bear and Furbearer Biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) since 2016.

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This program is being hosted by Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA.

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Ukulele Sing Along, Play Along

Saturday, May 11, 2:00—3:00 PM, Meeting Room

Ukulele Sing Along, Play Along

Join Julie Stepanek and other players for a ukulele sing & play along! A play along is participatory music at its best. Julie will prepare song sheets (lyrics and chords) of songs and lead participants in playing those songs, offering tips and encouragement as we play, sing and have a good time.

Please note: while this is not a beginner teaching class, Julie will offer tips and all skill levels are welcome!

A limited number of ukuleles are provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own!

Please email any questions to Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Silk Painting Program

Thursday, May 16, 6:00—8:30 PM, Meeting Room

Silk Painting Program

Do you want to explore your creative side? Do you want to experiment with colors without fear of making a mistake? Come join us in this easy, magical, and relaxing adventure into the world of freedom and creativity, after which you will get a masterpiece created by your own hands led by Lidia Mikhaylova of Simple Art Forms.

We aren’t going to learn how to paint or try complex techniques but observe how the paint lives and reacts on the fabric, directing it wherever our imagination wants the paint to go. During this master class, you will tap into your creativity and grow your unique Flower, a symbol of feminine beauty and divine blessing.

All materials will be provided.

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Adult Nonfiction Book Club – Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. – We’ll meet in the downstairs Meeting Room. We’ll discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Copies are available at Main Desk. Email Charles Schweppe at cschweppe@westfordma.gov for details!

Adult Book Club Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. Our meetings take place upstairs in the Mary Atwood Room. Join us to discuss Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell by Sy Montgomery. Copies are available at Main Desk. The e-book and audiobook are both available to download from Libby.  Email Kristina Leedberg at kleedberg@westfordma.gov for details!

Mystery Book ClubMonday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. – Wake up your week with a stimulating book club discussion! We’ll meet in the Mary Atwood Room to discuss The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. Print copies are available at Main Desk. Email Justin Liberti at jliberti@westfordma.gov for details!

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