First Wednesdays Lecture: Daybreak Express: Duke Ellington’s Train-Inspired Compositions

March 31, 7pm-8:45pm

Reuben Jackson, jazz scholar and former host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz, shares some evocative Ellington recordings and discusses Ellington’s love for trains and the role they played in his orchestra’s work in the then-segregated United States.

Suggested Age Group: 14+

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

First Wednesdays Lecture: Celebrating E.B. White

March 30, 7pm-8:45pm

From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.

Suggested Age Group: 14+

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Happy Hour with Sarah & Josh

Join author Sarah J. Maas and husband Josh as she discusses her new book, "House of Earth and Blood", the first in her new Crescent City series!

From the author's Instagram: "Join Josh and me for a Virtual Happy Hour this Saturday (March 28th) at 8 PM EST!! Bring your cocktails, mocktails, beers, coffees, teas, hot chocolates, or whatever liquid floats your boat!"... "We’ll be talking about Crescent City, upcoming projects, life/being nerds, and much more!"

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Food For Talk Cookbook Book Club: Kaukasis

Award-winning cookbook author Olia Hercules takes a culinary trip through the Caucasus—the vibrant region that bridges Europe and Asia —and share the recipes, stories, and striking images of this rich region. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

FFL Book Discussion Group

Join other readers at this discussion on the 2nd Wednesday each month.

About Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Armenian Language Lesson - NOTE later start time

Have some Armenian Heritage? Served in Peace Corps in Armenia? Travelling soon to Armenia? Missing Armenia? Join Armenian Conversation Group every Saturday 1-2pm to learn new expressions in Armenian and practice your knowledge of Armenian. Come prepared to sing, dance, test your drama skills, and play silly games in Armenian.

Staff setup: 10 chairs, 2 tables.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Booked for Lunch - Damian Costello

Fletcher Free Library's Booked for Lunch program returns with a lineup of inspiring authors and scholars on a variety of subjects. Come hear Damian Costello speak about the life and legacy of Nicolas Black Elk, holy man of the Lakota! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

The Library is closed to the public until we are able to reopen.