Westwood Public Library: Gallery Exhibit

Apr 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Bridging Memories Through Art - Gallery Reception

Bridging Memories Through Art - Gallery Reception

Bridges by EPOCH residents have collaborated on a new exhibit at the Westwood Public Library. 

Art will be on display at the Library through April 30. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Apr 24

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Apr 24

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters

Bring your hand or machine quilting projects to work on in the friendly company of other local quilters. Show and tell is encouraged! An iron, ironing pad, cutting mat, and cutting tools will be available. No registration required.

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Apr 24

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Main Library Community Room

Apr 25

Tue 10:30 am

Spring Sing-Along

Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us for a special sing along program where we will sing and tell stories that celebrate spring and more!

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Main Library, Community Meeting Room

Apr 25

Tue 4:00 pm

Buzz Around Town

Families are welcomed to come learn about bees from a real beekeeper, meet with Westwood Conservation, and make 'seed bombs'! Simple bumble bee crafts will also be available for our young bee-friends. Westwood DPW will also be there to share in the fun!

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Author Talk: Rabbi Emeritus Henry A. Zoob

For many readers of the Bible, there are two major obstacles to the enjoyment of scripture: comprehension and relevancy. In A Lifetime of Genesis, Rabbi Zoob seeks to help the reader overcome these obstacles. In clear, logical prose, Rabbi Zoob explains the course of the Covenant of Abraham in Genesis and how each major player- Abraham,Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah—has an impact on the development and continuity of the Covenant of Abraham. He solves the relevancy problem by sharing stories from his life that are connected to the patriarchal and matriarchal events and themes in each previous chapter. Rabbi Zoob hopes that his use of this midrashic process to discover personal insights will encourage the reader to do the same Rabbi Zoob served as the rabbi of Temple Beth David of Westwood for thirty-six years. He became the temple’s Rabbi Emeritus in July 2006. This program is generously sponsered by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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Apr 26

Wed 7:00 pm

BULLET JOURNALING

Teens will create and design a journal.  Each month the group will come together and listen to writing/art prompts.  Supplies and snacks will be provided.

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Main Library, Confernece Room

Apr 28

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Discussion

A monthly book group held in the Main Library Conference Room once a month on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. No registration required and all are welcome!  Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk- just ask for the Friday Morning Book Club title.

Friday, April 28, 2017: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi    

Friday, May 19, 2017:  The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

Friday, June 30, 2017: Olive Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout

Friday, July 28, 2017:  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Friday, August 25, 2017:  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Friday, September 29, 2017:  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Friday, October 27, 2017: Laughing all the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Friday, November 17, 2017: Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Friday, December 15, 2017:  Holiday Yankee Book Swap

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Apr 28

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Children's Programming Room

Apr 29

Sat 10:30 am

Saturday Storytime

For children of all ages & their families. Come enjoy listening to stories, songs, rhymes, and more at this fun, Saturday-morning storytime! Perfect for working parents! New storytime-goers are always welcome! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is needed.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 1

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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May 1

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Children's Department, Main Library

May 1

Mon 10:30 pm

Mindfulness for Mamas

For moms and babies 0-6 (Pre-crawlers)

Being a mom can be overwhelming and stressful but take a deep breath, relax, and renew at the library this spring!

Join Jane Signh, local Health Coach and Meditation Guide as she gives moms the tools of mindfulness and meditation to create inner peace, calm, and renewed energy. Bring your snuggly baby to this positive and supportive environment as we spend a little time on you.

            Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, and May 1st @ 10:30am

Registration Required. Call 781-320-1042

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May 2

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

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May 3

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

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May 3

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

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Main Library

May 4

Thu 4:00 pm

Teddy Bear Check-Up (all ages)

Come join us for a stuffed animal storytime! We will read stories, learn about staying healthy and the importance of visiting the doctor. A special visitor from PhysicianOne Urgent Care will be here to give your special fluff-filled friend a check-up. 

All ages, no registration necessary.

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Main Library, Community Room

May 4

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 the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in the library’s Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Registration is open- please call 781-320-1045 to register!

Join us on Thursdays at 7:00 PM on the following dates:

2/9/17- Topic: The Future of Europe

3/9/17- Topic: Trade and Politics

4/6/17- Topic: Conflict in the South China Sea

5/4/17- Topic: Saudi Arabia in Transition


This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library.

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May 5

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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May 5

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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May 8

Mon 4:00 pm

Sensory Storytime

For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays and a parent/caregiver (siblings are also welcome!). We will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs together in this sensory-friendly storytime. This 20-minute storytime will feature a visual schedule, hello & goodbye songs accompanied by American Sign Language, and a sensory-friendly activity at the end – perfect for group or parallel play. This is a drop-in program, and new storytime-goers are always welcome. For more information about Sensory Storytime, please feel free to contact Hannah at hgavalis@minlib.net. 

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 8

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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May 9

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

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May 10

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

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May 10

Wed 1:30 pm

Just for Fun Teen Book Group

For tweens and teens in grades 5 – 8. Take a break from the stresses of class and read a book just for fun! We will do some fun activities, chat about the book, & have some yummy snacks! More information about book selections will be available online, at the Children’s ASK! Desk or in the Teen Room.     

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May 10

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

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Community Room

May 11

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Event and Book Signing:  Dawn Tripp presents Georgia: a novel of Georgia O’Keeffe

The Friends of the Westwood Public Library present
Author Dawn Tripp and her book,
Georgia
A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
A National Bestseller
Finalist for the New England Book Award
Indie Next Pick, American Booksellers Assoc.
USA Today’s #1 “New & Noteworthy” Book
WEDNESDAY
MAY 10 @ 7:00 PM
Dawn Tripp’s fourth novel, Georgia, is a national bestseller
and finalist for the New England Book Award. Dawn
Tripp’s Georgia brings O’Keeffe vividly to life in a riveting
story about her years with Alfred Stieglitz in New York
and the impact of their relationship on her life, her vision,
and her art — the story of how Georgia the girl became
Georgia O’Keeffe, master painter and American icon.
The Annual Meeting of the Friends
of the Westwood Library will follow
the presentation.

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May 12

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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May 12

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 15

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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May 16

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

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May 17

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

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May 17

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

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May 19

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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Main Library, Confernece Room

May 19

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Discussion

A monthly book group held in the Main Library Conference Room once a month on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM. No registration required and all are welcome!  Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk- just ask for the Friday Morning Book Club title.

Friday, April 28, 2017: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi    

Friday, May 19, 2017:  The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

Friday, June 30, 2017: Olive Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout

Friday, July 28, 2017:  The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Friday, August 25, 2017:  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Friday, September 29, 2017:  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn

Friday, October 27, 2017: Laughing all the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Friday, November 17, 2017: Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Friday, December 15, 2017:  Holiday Yankee Book Swap

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May 19

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 22

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

May 22

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters

Bring your hand or machine quilting projects to work on in the friendly company of other local quilters. Show and tell is encouraged! An iron, ironing pad, cutting mat, and cutting tools will be available. No registration required.

Read More

May 23

Tue 10:30 am

Little Listeners Storytime (Registration Required)

For children ages 3-5. Children ages 3-5 & their parent/caregiver will hear stories, songs, rhymes, watch short films, and make a craft.

*Registration required

Email and online registration is not considered complete until the Kids' Department emails you back to confirm

Read More

May 24

Wed 10:30 am

Wondrous Wednesdays Storytime

For children of all ages & a parent/caregiver. Children and their families are welcomed to come listen to books and participate in rhymes and songs together. This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is necessary.   

Read More

May 24

Wed 4:00 pm

Read, Play, Sing Storytime

For children of all ages and a parent/caregiver. Join us as we read, sing, and play in this storytime filled with movement, stories, and craft activities! This is a drop-in storytime and no registration is required.

Read More

May 24

Wed 7:00 pm

BULLET JOURNALING

Teens will create and design a journal.  Each month the group will come together and listen to writing/art prompts.  Supplies and snacks will be provided.

Read More

May 26

Fri 10:30 am

Babies & Books Storytime

Babies (ages birth – 24 months) and their parent/caregiver are welcomed to this fun, low-pressure, lap-sit storytime. We will listen to very short stories, learn new songs and rhymes together. We will have 20 minutes of storytime, followed by some time for babies to play & parents/caregivers to talk. New storytime-goers are ALWAYS welcome, as are older siblings! This is a drop in storytime and no registration is required.

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May 26

Fri 3:00 pm

CASUAL FRIDAYS

For tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come hang out with your friends in a relaxed, informal setting.  Play video or board games, listen to music and catch up on new movies and books.  We need you there to make sure something interesting is always happening.

Read More

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

May 29

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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