Main Library, 2nd Floor

Sep 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Sep 25

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club:

You’re never too old for YA!
Join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! We’ll have laughs, we’ll have tears, we’ll enjoy all the delicious angst without ever having to step inside a high school.
Please join us for an excellent literary time!

Email Lizzy if you plan on attending or for more information @ ehmcgovern@minlib.net

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Main Library

Sep 26

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Sep 26

Wed 7:00 pm

Dr. Gary Hylander presents World War I

November 11 will mark the centennial of the Armistice.  Honor the passing of time by hearing Dr. Hylander discuss The Great War. A professor of history at Framingham State University, Hylander earned his doctorate from Boston College and specializes as a presidential historian. This is a three part series sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome. 

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Main Library

Sep 28

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club

Join us for a monthly book discussion! No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Islington Branch Library. Call 781-320-1045 or email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net with questions.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

Friday, May 18, 2018: Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Friday, June 22, 2018: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Friday, July 27, 2018: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018: Hillbilly Elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018: News of the World by Paulette Jules

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018: Yankee Book Swap

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Main Library

Oct 2

Tue 7:00 pm

Book Buzz: Librarian’s Favorite Reads

Join us for a night of book talks. The Westwood librarians will share some of their favorite titles. We will have copies of the books to check out. Bring a friend, get a list of books to read and enjoy the company. Don't worry, not all books will be scary (but maybe one or two wink)

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Main Library

Oct 3

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Children's Department

Oct 3

Wed 6:00 pm

VolunTEENS: *Registration Required

For grades 6 -8. Requires application and registration.              

Interested in volunteering at the library? Want to become a member of library Team Reads? Join us on the first Wednesday night of the month for pizza and a library volunteer project. Typical activities may include: Sorting and shelving library materials, adopt a shelf program, assisting with special projects and producing materials for library programs, miscellaneous work, and special event programs (i.e. Westwood Day and Harry Potter Night).

*Registration Required

 

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 4

Thu 7:00 pm

Laura Young & Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, a Company, an Era

As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history. This book is both a memoir of her personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet’s rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today. It is interspersed with ruminations on the history of ballet, stories from the company’s Balanchine-influenced early years under founder E. Virginia Williams, and recollections from noteworthy tours, including those featuring the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, with whom Young was frequently paired. After retiring from the stage, Young has continued her affiliation with Boston Ballet, both as an administrator and a teacher. Working in collaboration with Janine Parker, Young has written a lively, informed, and entertaining memoir.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 8

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Children's Department

Oct 9

Tue 6:30 pm

Mother-Daughter Book Club (Grades 3-5 & female adult)

For girls in grades 3-5 and a female adult.  Share your enthusiasm for reading with other book lovers and join us for a lively discussion, a game of Pictionary, snacks, and fun! Books will be available at the Children’s Department one month prior to the book club! Email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net if you plan to join or for more information.

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Main Library

Oct 10

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 10

Wed 7:00 pm

Dr. Gary Hylander presents World War I

November 11 will mark the centennial of the Armistice.  Honor the passing of time by hearing Dr. Hylander discuss The Great War. A professor of history at Framingham State University, Hylander earned his doctorate from Boston College and specializes as a presidential historian. This is a three part series sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome. 

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 11

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions with Tina McCusker

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading an article about a particular global issue, watching the DVD & meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Copies of articles are available at both the Main Library & the Islington Branch.

Main Library: Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Oct. 11: South Africa's Fragile Democracy

Nov. 8: Global Health: Progress and Challenges

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 15

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Oct 17

Wed 4:00 pm

Preschool StoryCraft

For preschool-aged children and parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome). This drop-in (no registration) storytime, perfect for preschool-aged children and their families, will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft activity.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 17

Wed 7:00 pm

Seekers of the Supernatural- PXP Returns

Back by popular demand, and with new objects. Join Paranormal Xpeditions for an exciting lecture and exhibition of spectral oddities! Learn hands on how to use various ghost hunting equipment and review evidence, followed up by live readings of a portion of our haunted objects. Paranormal Xpeditions, established in 2010, has been been featured on the Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures- Paranormal Challenge", as well as featured on "My Ghost Story" on the Bio channel. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 18

Thu 6:00 pm

Zentangle Pumpkin Workshop:

Pam is back by popular demand! Adults will create a Zentangle pumpkin- perfect for the season! Instructor Pam Lisak has a BS degree in Education from Framingham State University and is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She has taught Zentangle in area libraries, shops and for various groups. Pam’s artwork appears in two publications; ‘The Beauty of Zentangle’ by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard, and ‘500 Tangled Artworks’ by Beckah Krahula. This workshop is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Main Library

Oct 19

Fri 4:00 pm

Books and Bites Book Club (Registration Required)

For kids in 2nd and 3rd grade. Who loves books?! Who loves snacks?! Who loves book-themed snacks?!  Each month 2nd and 3rd graders will read a chosen book and participate in discussion, activities, and themed snacks when possible. Email Kristy @ Kpasquariello@minlib.net for more info.    

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 22

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 23

Tue 10:00 am

Armchair Travel with Photojournalist Barry Pell

No passport required! Enjoy coffee with Barry and travel to India- Tradition and Modernity Collide (10/23), Tibet and Nepal (11/27) and the Ancient Silk Road (12/4). Sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Library and the Westwood Council on Aging.

Main Library: Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

Oct. 23: India- Tradition and Modernity

Nov. 27: Tibet and Nepal

Dec. 4: The Ancient Silk Road

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Chiara Bistro, Westwood

Oct 23

Tue 7:00 pm

YA for Adults Book Club:

You’re never too old for YA!
Join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! We’ll have laughs, we’ll have tears, we’ll enjoy all the delicious angst without ever having to step inside a high school.
Please join us for an excellent literary time!

Email Lizzy if you plan on attending or for more information @ ehmcgovern@minlib.net

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Main Library

Oct 24

Wed 6:00 pm

Mary Poppins Interactive Movie Experience

For all ages. Join us for a night of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun as we sing, play, and “step in time” through this family favorite. Each participant will receive a goody bag of props and other necessities to participate in each song. Get ready to sing along and laugh a lot! Bring a blanket or beach towel, and if you so desire snacks and covered drinks. Forewarning: There will definitely be spoons full of sugar wink (*There will be 20 goody-bags with props that will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 5:30PM).               

Wednesday, October 24, 6PM      

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Main Library, Community Room

Oct 25

Thu 7:00 pm

Audrey Murray & Open Mic Night in Moscow

The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Siberia are not the typical tourist destinations of a twenty-something, nor the places one usually goes to eat, pray, and/or love. But the mix of imperial Russian opulence and Soviet decay, and the allure of emotionally unavailable Russian men proved strangely irresistible to comedian Audrey Murray.

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Sometimes surprising, often disconcerting, and always entertaining, Open Mic Night in Moscow will inspire you to take the leap and embark on your own journey into the unknown. And, if you want to visit Chernobyl by way of an insane-asylum-themed bar in Kiev, Audrey can assure you that there’s no other guidebook out there. (She’s looked.)

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Main Library

Oct 26

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club

Join us for a monthly book discussion! No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Islington Branch Library. Call 781-320-1045 or email Molly at mriportella@minlib.net with questions.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

Friday, May 18, 2018: Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Friday, June 22, 2018: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Friday, July 27, 2018: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018: Hillbilly Elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance.

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018: News of the World by Paulette Jules

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018: Yankee Book Swap

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Oct 26

Fri 3:00 pm

Halloween Movie

Join us for a Halloween PG movie to get in the Halloween spirit!  Call library for movie title.

Oct. 26th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

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Main Library, 2nd Floor

Oct 29

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Come to the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor between 6:00-8:00 PM for help with downloading eBooks, using your smart phone/tablet, or anything else tech related. No appointment is necessary.

Technology help is also available throughout the week by appointment. Please call 781-320-1045, or email wwdmail1@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Oct 30

Tue 10:30 pm

Halloween Singalong & Costume Parade

All ages, no registration. Come listen to Halloween stories, rhymes, and songs! Children and caregivers are welcomed to come in costume and join us in a costume parade around the library after the program. 

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Main Library

Oct 31

Wed 10:30 am

Halloween BooFest

Young kids are welcome to participate in simple festive crafts and watch Curious George Halloween Boofest movie.

                        Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 10:30 AM-11:30AM

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