Learn the benefits of using sign language with your hearing children. Licensed Advanced Signing Time Instructor Jillian Berlinski will explain when and how to get started with signing and the benefits of sign language for different age groups.
J.V. Fletcher Library
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Westford's town engineer was on hand at the J.V. Fletcher Library last week to help answer resident questions on a variety of ongoing construction projects in town.
What’s being built around Westford? The League of Women Voters invited Town Engineer Paul Starratt to ask that question as part of a presentation at the J.V. Fletcher Library last week entitled "What's Being Built Around Us?" There he talked about a variety of ongoing projects the town working on to improve the quality of life in town, most notably the failed Keyes Brook Culvert Project just off Groton Road near the Stony Brook School and the continuing Route 110 Reconstruction Project to help mitigate traffic along the road and Minot’s Corner in particular due to the nearby addition of Cornerstone Square. Starratt added that Minot’s Corner drew two to three times the number of traffic accidents an intersection of its size should receive…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Looking for a list of books to give as holiday gifts? Here are some ideas from the J.V. Fletcher Library.
Just in time for holiday shopping, Westford Patch has received a list of ideas on what books to give to your loved ones for this season from the staff at the J.V. Fletcher Library. FICTION: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. "Flight Behavior" transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence.” Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. “Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The following is an announcement
The Youth Services Section of the Massachusetts Library Association has a new fundraiser: the Tattooed Youth Librarian Calendar. Sixteen models from libraries all over Massachusetts participated in the photo shoot on September 16, 2012. A local photographer volunteered his time and talent for this great cause. Why a calendar? The Youth Services Section wanted to showcase the diverse group of men and women who make up the children’s and teen librarians in the state in a fresh way. The Youth Services Section promotes library services to teens and children and strives to attract excellent librarians to work with this fun and challenging population. Often, a child’s first experience with literacy is at the local library, through story times …
Monday, July 23, 2012
A packed house of kids and parents at the J.V. Fletcher Library took part in a Scooby Doo mystery last week hosted by the library's children's librarians.
Sold out well in advance, the hot ticket last week for parents of young children in Westford was at the J.V. Fletcher Library's Scooby Doo Adventure at the Library, part of their Summer Reading Event Series.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The J.V. Fletcher Library is normally a zoo on kids' program days, but on Saturday it literally became a zoo.
Local children were able to meet and touch various exotic animals brought by Animal World Experience of Stoughton on Saturday morning at the J.V. Fletcher Library. The program was part of the library's Summer reading program. More information on Animal World Experience is available on their website.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The J.V. Fletcher Library's children's librarians held a big part to kick of the summer reading program a few weeks ago.
There's plenty going on at the library this summer, and the J.V. Fletcher's librarians wanted to celebrate.
Monday, June 25, 2012
All young readers from preschool to soon-to-be fourth graders can get prizes from the library for reading.
Hey Moms and Dads, Today marks the beginning of the J.V. Fletcher Library's Summer Reading Program! Your son or daughter can win prizes from the library each week as well as a grand prize on August 17 by meeting pre-set reading goals. The contest runs along with the following series of events happening at the library from here to August. More information on the J.V. Fletcher website. Jackson's Wild Journey w/Animal World Experience Exotic Night Animals with the Creature Teachers
Thursday, June 21, 2012
In the past three years, the Westford Job Seekers Network has evolved, but at a recent reunion, participants say it still has a role to play.
Unemployment rates are particularly low in Westford, but local residents still looking for work gathered with formerly unemployed colleagues late last month at the J.V. Fletcher Library in a reunion event held by the Westford Job Seekers Network. The Job Seekers Network, hosted by J.V. Fletcher Technical Services director Dina Kanabar, seeks to aid residents from throughout the area with tips on job hunting from various speakers along with opportunities to network and practice job hunting skills. Over the past three years, the group has changed in its makeup due to shifts in the economy, but Kanabar believes that the vibrancy of the reunion proves that the project still has value regardless of unemployment rates. “We see fewer unemployed …
Monday, November 14, 2011
The J.V. Fletcher Library hosted a drop in event Thursday, Nov. 10 featuring Westford Knight Author, David Goudsward.
On Thursday, the J.V Fletcher Library featured author David Goudsward and his latest book, “The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair.” "The story of the Westford Knight is a mix of history, archaeology, sociology, and Knights Templar Lore.” David Goudsward's newest book, “unravels the threads of the knight’s history, separating fact from fantasy.” It is believed that the stone, referred to as the "Westford Knight," is a carving of a Knight from the Gunn Clan in Scotland who were allies with the Sinclair Clan who commissioned the voyage to Greenland and then onto New England. The stone is largely overlooked due to the fact that most of the detail on the carving has been worn by time and the elements. In the 1950s, a full-size figure could be…