March 2017 / Adult

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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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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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

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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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 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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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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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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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 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, 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 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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