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Westford Reads - Civil War Book Clubs for Kids Registration
Sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford Reads is a community read initiative commemorating the Civil War. As part of this program, we are offering two book discussion clubs for kids in grades 4 and up. Register at the YS desk beginning Monday, January 14 and pick up a FREE copy of the book. Sign up is limited to 15 participants.
Our fiction selection:
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick meets Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m.
In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?
Our non-fiction selection:
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson meets Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m.
Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
More About J.V. Fletcher Library
The J.V. Fletcher Library has offered free educational resources to the residents of Westford since 1797. Its motto is "Widening Westford's World." In addition to a wide array of printed and online reference materials, the museum other opportunities like job search help, free Internet training classes, and museum passes. The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library supports the library.