March 2017

Mar 1

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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Main Library

Mar 1

Wed 7:00 pm

JFK: A Three Part Series with Dr. Gary Hylander

Professor Gary Hylander will present a seriesof historical lectures about John F. Kennedy to celebrate the centennial anniversary of his birth. A professor of history at Framingham State University, Hylander earned his Ph.D.from Boston College and specializes as a presidential historian. He is a frequent presenter and is often featured as a commentator on local cable news and radio. No registration is required and all are welcome! Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library. Feel free to attend any and all of these lectures!

February 1: The Bay of Pigs

March 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis

April 5: Civil Rights & JFK's Legacy

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Mar 3

Fri 10:30 am

Womens’ Film Series

Get informed! Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching movies and documentaries depicting noteworthy women. All are welcome- bring snacks and friends.

  • March 3- Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mother (PBS, 2011, 60 mins.)
  • March 10- Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures, rated PG-13, 2016)
  • March 17 - Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (PBS, 2013)
  • March 31 - Suffragette (Focus Features, PG-13, 2015)

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Mar 3

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

Mar 5

Sun 3:00 pm

*March Mindfulness (*PROGRAM IS FULL)

For parents and children ages 5 – 8. Join Sheryl White as she leads parents and children in this four-part mindfulness and meditation series. We will have fun engaging in the senses through play and other activities. Make your March full of mindfulness! This program is brought to you by the Westwood Public Library, Westwood Early Childhood, and Westwood Youth and Families Services.

 (Please register for waiting list through Janet Lucey of the Westwood Early Childhood Office @ jlucey@westwood.k12.ma.us )

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Mar 6

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Mysteries

Monday Mysteries

For fans of mysteries and thrillers! Copies of the book are available at both the Main Library and the Islington Branch Library.

March's selection: Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O"Connor

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Mar 6

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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Children's Programming Room

Mar 6

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

Mar 6

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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Mar 6

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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Mar 7

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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Children's Programming Room

Mar 7

Tue 6:30 pm

Mother/Daughter Book Club

For girls in grades 3 -5 and a female adult. Share your enthusiasm for reading with other book lovers and join us for lively discussion, a game of Pictionary, snacks, and fun! Check the library website for a listing of the book to be read. Books will be available at the Kids’ Department ASK! Desk the month before. Interested in coming? Please email Lizzy at ehmcgovern@minlib.net to let her know you’re coming and to receive scheduling updates.

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Mar 8

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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Mar 8

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, Community Room

Mar 9

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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Mar 10

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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Mar 10

Fri 10:30 am

Womens’ Film Series

Get informed! Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching movies and documentaries depicting noteworthy women. All are welcome- bring snacks and friends.

  • March 3- Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mother (PBS, 2011, 60 mins.)
  • March 10- Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures, rated PG-13, 2016)
  • March 17 - Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (PBS, 2013)
  • March 31 - Suffragette (Focus Features, PG-13, 2015)

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Mar 10

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

Mar 12

Sun 3:00 pm

*March Mindfulness (*PROGRAM IS FULL)

For parents and children ages 5 – 8. Join Sheryl White as she leads parents and children in this four-part mindfulness and meditation series. We will have fun engaging in the senses through play and other activities. Make your March full of mindfulness! This program is brought to you by the Westwood Public Library, Westwood Early Childhood, and Westwood Youth and Families Services.

 (Please register for waiting list through Janet Lucey of the Westwood Early Childhood Office @ jlucey@westwood.k12.ma.us )

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Mar 13

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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Mar 13

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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Mar 14

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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Mar 15

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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Mar 15

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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Mar 16

Thu 1:00 pm

Friends of the Westwood Public Library Spring Book Sale


2nd Floor of the Main Library
Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Spring Book Sale!  
The shelves are overflowing with hundreds of wonderful titles.  Favorite categories include biographies, business, cookbooks, diet-health-fitness, and history.  Not to mention lots and lots of new fiction, bestsellers and classic novels.  Your children will find many treasures among the children and teen literature.  There will be something for the whole family and don't forget...books make great gifts!  
Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Mar 17

Fri 10:00 am

Friends of the Westwood Public Library Spring Book Sale


2nd Floor of the Main Library
Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Spring Book Sale!  
The shelves are overflowing with hundreds of wonderful titles.  Favorite categories include biographies, business, cookbooks, diet-health-fitness, and history.  Not to mention lots and lots of new fiction, bestsellers and classic novels.  Your children will find many treasures among the children and teen literature.  There will be something for the whole family and don't forget...books make great gifts!  
Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Mar 17

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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Mar 17

Fri 10:30 am

Womens’ Film Series

Get informed! Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching movies and documentaries depicting noteworthy women. All are welcome- bring snacks and friends.

  • March 3- Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mother (PBS, 2011, 60 mins.)
  • March 10- Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures, rated PG-13, 2016)
  • March 17 - Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (PBS, 2013)
  • March 31 - Suffragette (Focus Features, PG-13, 2015)

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Mar 17

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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Mar 18

Sat 10:00 am

Friends of the Westwood Public Library Spring Book Sale


2nd Floor of the Main Library
Support your Library by shopping at the Friends of the Westwood Library Spring Book Sale!  
The shelves are overflowing with hundreds of wonderful titles.  Favorite categories include biographies, business, cookbooks, diet-health-fitness, and history.  Not to mention lots and lots of new fiction, bestsellers and classic novels.  Your children will find many treasures among the children and teen literature.  There will be something for the whole family and don't forget...books make great gifts!  
Funds raised through the book sale supports Library programs and services, including museum passes, lectures, author talks, technology upgrades and children's programs.

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Children's Programming Room

Mar 18

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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Children's Programming Room

Mar 19

Sun 3:00 pm

*March Mindfulness (*PROGRAM IS FULL)

For parents and children ages 5 – 8. Join Sheryl White as she leads parents and children in this four-part mindfulness and meditation series. We will have fun engaging in the senses through play and other activities. Make your March full of mindfulness! This program is brought to you by the Westwood Public Library, Westwood Early Childhood, and Westwood Youth and Families Services.

 (Please register for waiting list through Janet Lucey of the Westwood Early Childhood Office @ jlucey@westwood.k12.ma.us )

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Mar 20

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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Mar 20

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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Mar 21

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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Community Room

Mar 21

Tue 7:00 pm

An evening with Janet Singer Applefield

All are invited to join us to hear the incredible story and journey of Janet Singer Applefield. Janet will share her perspective on what it means to be a Holocaust survivor and the wonderful blessings and heavy burdens that accompany this legacy.  Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Westwood Public Library

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Mar 22

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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Mar 22

Wed 3:15 pm

Character Building

Join Joe Lawlor, 6th grade TMS teacher and author of Bully.com as he discusses the process of creating the characters in his novel.  Mr. Lawlor will also lead participants through several writing activities designed to create unforgettable characters.  Snacks provided.

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Mar 22

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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Mar 24

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

Mar 24

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.

January's title Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

February's title The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg

March's title The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

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Mar 24

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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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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Children's Programming Room

Mar 26

Sun 3:00 pm

*March Mindfulness (*PROGRAM IS FULL)

For parents and children ages 5 – 8. Join Sheryl White as she leads parents and children in this four-part mindfulness and meditation series. We will have fun engaging in the senses through play and other activities. Make your March full of mindfulness! This program is brought to you by the Westwood Public Library, Westwood Early Childhood, and Westwood Youth and Families Services.

 (Please register for waiting list through Janet Lucey of the Westwood Early Childhood Office @ jlucey@westwood.k12.ma.us )

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Mar 27

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

Mar 27

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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Mar 27

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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Mar 28

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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Mar 29

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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Mar 29

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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Mar 29

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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Mar 31

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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Mar 31

Fri 10:30 am

Womens’ Film Series

Get informed! Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching movies and documentaries depicting noteworthy women. All are welcome- bring snacks and friends.

  • March 3- Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mother (PBS, 2011, 60 mins.)
  • March 10- Florence Foster Jenkins (Paramount Pictures, rated PG-13, 2016)
  • March 17 - Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War (PBS, 2013)
  • March 31 - Suffragette (Focus Features, PG-13, 2015)

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Mar 31

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