Mar 25

Sat 2:00 pm

Middle School Author Panel

For kids in grades 4 and up & adults. Westwood Public Library will welcome middle grade authors Victoria J. Coe (Fenway and Hattie), Bridget Hodder (The Rat Prince), Lee Gjersten Malone (The Last Boy at St. Edith’s), Erin Petti (The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee), Elly Swartz (Finding Perfect), and Monica Tesler (Bounders)! This exciting panel will talk about writing, the inspiration behind their books, and so much more! There will be a Q & A and a chance to get your books signed by the author. Books will also be available to purchase at the event. 

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Main Library

Apr 2

Sun 2:00 pm

Poetry Reading: Lynne Viti & Heather Bryant

Celebrate National Poetry Month by listening to local poets Lynne Viti and Heather Bryant read from their recent publications. Viti's first collection of poems, Baltimore Girls was recently released by Finishing Line Press. She is a senior lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. Heather Bryant is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. My Wedding Dress is Bryant's new poetry collection.

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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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