March 2017 / History

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 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 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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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 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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